Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Connecticut – October 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.
Medical Device Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Oregon – October 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.
Work-Life balance for Reconstruction reps. Only
Reconstruction reps are 1099 means NO BENEFITS...ZERO! No heath, vacation, you pay taxes, gas, everything.
Sales Analyst (Former Employee) – Andover, MA – October 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
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Austin, TX 78744 – October 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.
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.
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
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 Memphis – October 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 . .
PROCUREMENT ANALYST I, (Contractor) (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – October 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.
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.
Vice President (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – September 13, 2018
Despite company efforts to become a "Great Place to Work" there were significant challenges in Operations:
* Aggressive targets and a lack of capable resources which overstretched the organization * Flip-flopping strategies as senior management changed * A culture which likes to make things more complicated than they need to be
I work 12 hours 3 days 1 week and 12 hours 4 days the next week every other weekend. the company is trying to save money. I do have the opportunity to go back to school but can't because of hours and shift. something i would love to finish doing. Don't get enough vacation time.