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Great people, tough workplace
Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Andover, MADecember 10, 2018
I have spent 10 years at Smith & Nephew in the IT department. There was no work/life balance and you were expected to be available 24 hours per day/7 days per week. They are in the process of outsourcing 95% of IT.
Pros
Fantastic co-workers
Cons
Long hours & working on holidays
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Nice place to work
Safety Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNDecember 5, 2018
This is a nice place to work, but like all places it needs some improvements. Opportunities for growth are not known and you never get a call back to let you know if you are considered for a position or if they decided to move on.
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Overworked and underpaid
Inventory Specialists (Former Employee) –  MarylandNovember 12, 2018
Decent company with terrible managers. Workplace culture is designed for the minions to work the hardest while upper management does nothing but gets paid generously.
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good company
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXNovember 11, 2018
Constant change, and good management. There is a ton of growth and development in this company, allows great medical experience and can connect with many distributors.
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Good company
ICNC Machinists (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNNovember 8, 2018
Pay rate should be more but good company. They do buddy buddy systems in stead of hired first. They move you on a position but you have to fight for your raise
Pros
Off 15 days a month
Cons
12 hour shift will wear you out
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Good company for someone early in their career
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  ConnecticutOctober 29, 2018
Not bad company to work for. Some good products however slow to innovate and create new products. Needs more M&A activity. 90% of a rep's time is spent on maintaining business at accounts/fending off competitors, however you are paid primarily on growth, so compensation doesn't align with actual activities.
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Associate Sales Rep
Medical Device Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  OregonOctober 22, 2018
Hired as an ASR or Associate Sales Representative. These positions by title are a temporary or Two year "learning period".Then after two years it is to be converted or promoted to a Full sales position. Be very aware of how the particular territory you are applying for as an ASR. So often the Area manager (boss) does not have a clear plan of succession and the ASR model is smoke and mirrors. PUT IT IN WRITING! IF not don't take the ASR position! If the position is outside a major market i.e. Portland or Seattle don't take it. They will not support business enough for you to expand or nurture any new business.
Pros
Work-Life balance for Reconstruction reps. Only
Cons
Reconstruction reps are 1099 means NO BENEFITS...ZERO! No heath, vacation, you pay taxes, gas, everything.
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Not a company to workfor now
Vice President, Head (Current Employee) –  Andover, MAOctober 20, 2018
Company and management conducts like a distressed company. if you are a young graduate, do not consider this company as it will leave a very bad taste of work world to you.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Constant change of leadership in/out. 5 COO in 5 years! 2 CEOs in 5 years, 3 CFOs in 5 years
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terrible management
Sales Analyst (Former Employee) –  Andover, MAOctober 19, 2018
terrible company
no work life balance
terrible untrained management
unrealistic expectations
no training
public ridicule
benefits are not that great
no promotions from within
you have to kiss butt to get anywhere
Pros
cafe chefs are good
Cons
everything
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Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX 78744October 18, 2018
Corporate culture refers to the beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company's employees and management interact and handle outside business transactions. Often, corporate culture is implied, not expressly defined, and develops organically over time from the cumulative traits of the people the company hires.
Pros
Pay raise every year
Cons
Noe
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Depends on Department / Management
Validation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNOctober 16, 2018
Current department and management is a non-stressful but stimulating environment. Current position gives broad overview of many company / industrial practices. Some employees are ridiculously lazy and others are ridiculously overworked, seems to be very dependent on which department and/or manager one has. Unfortunately, job opportunities seem to pigeon-hole people from within when it comes to hiring and promotions. Not much inter-departmental communications.
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we have this sign all over the building see something say something but in reality if you say something there is retaliation
Packager Trainer (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNOctober 11, 2018
I like work for the company i enjoy working there but sometime upper
management take advantage of there position as well as supervisor you have some who really care about what that do and others just there for a pay check
Pros
benefits
Cons
its not what you know who you know
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My review on being a employee at SMITH&NEPHEW is a growing experience i have learned a lot bout surgical instruments.
DISTRIBUTION ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  3303 East Holmes Rd MemphisOctober 9, 2018
The most enjoyable part of my job is my co-workers, how we work as a family. The company its self is a a superb place of employment,most of all management listen to feed back an take immediate action on any situations rather its a good one or or bad.I actually would recommend any one that is pursing a position in distribution. I am currently in school for Medical Lab Tech i have one more year before i get my degree i am 46 years of age and in the process of bettering myself and i would love a career in the hospice community, I think i would be a positive vibe . .
Pros
family oriented
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nobody wants to train new employees
Machinist 1 (Former Employee) –  memphis,tennesseeOctober 7, 2018
it was a good company with self centered employees the older employees did not want to train new employees and it seemed like everyone was out for theirself
Pros
decent money
Cons
little free time
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Good Company
PROCUREMENT ANALYST I, (Contractor) (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNOctober 2, 2018
In comparison to other companies I've worked for Smith and Nephew is a good place to work. Once you are assigned your tasks you are not micro managed and there is always someone you can go do to answers when needed.
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Finisher (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNSeptember 30, 2018
The hardest part of the job is trying not to get tired from standing up all day. The breaks are good and they feed us on most days. I have no complaints about this job.
Pros
Good Pay
Cons
Not Enough Work Days
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fin place to work fro
Principal Engineer (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXSeptember 25, 2018
Smith & Nephew offers great opportunities for advancement in Florida and Texas. The benefits are excellent. The work hours are long within the Negative Pressure Wound Therapy cases.
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Good Work Life Balance
Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXSeptember 21, 2018
Flexible work hours and great vacation package. 401K is 6% matching plus an additional 4.5% they contribute on your behalf. Insurance is comparable to industry standards.
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Great Products, Good People, Poor Management
Group Director (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNSeptember 20, 2018
Smith & Nephew is a good company with some great people. It is a sales driven company that needs to invest in it's supporting infrastructure and systems.
Pros
Mostly great people that are very dedicated
Cons
Poor Management
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All flash no substance
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNSeptember 16, 2018
Lots of waste with poor leadership. Employees are very unhappy and churn is high. Verbally Abusive managers create toxic environments. Smith & Nephew is a stepping stone to a better medical device career if you get a bad manager.
Pros
Experience
Cons
Toxic managers
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