Medical Device Assembler (Former Employee) – Keene, NH – May 28, 2018
Smiths Medical is of its utmost value to provide competitive and knowledgeable employees to create and distribute quality medical device products. The number one value about Smiths Medical is safety is the key factor in making sure their colleagues are working efficiently and putting full consideration into making the device.
Creative, learning experience with a new division, new product and an aspiring manager.
Sales Training Materials Coordinator (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – April 26, 2018
This felt like a collaborative effort with the division managers (sales training, nurse clinicians, sales reps, call center) that challenged me to bring together text and images to create sales tools, training books and marketing worksheets. I was appreciated and challenged. The culture surrounded diabetes treatment with a new cutting edge insulin pump that helped people around the world. Once the training was implemented, the pace slowed down and allowed to look more closely at such things as translation projects and diabetes events for the public.
challenging, creative, fast paced
uncertainty of the future success of their product over time
This company strives to do great in the industry and tries to keep employees happy, but falls short putting good managers in place and in having good systems in place. Turnover is high, morale is lower than average.
Grew up in this organization and wouldn't change a thing. This organization does some amazing work in medical manufacturing that contributes to saving many lives. Proud to have been a part of such an important organization.
As a contractor Smiths Medical (SMASD) in Plymouth is the type of assignment a contractor would like every time. While the tasks at hand are highly regulated by the FDA which demands an increased level of knowledge SMASD also is cognisant of the need for quality down time even at work. Hence the foosball, table hockey, a fabulous cafeteria that augment a work culture and physical environment (brand new facility!) that makes SMASD very appealing and rewarding.
Positive culture, minimal politics, very focused on collaboration.
Product Surveillance Complaint Coordinator II (Current Employee) – Plymouth, MN – February 5, 2018
My dept manager is a great manager to have. Very understanding and understands the importance of work- life balance. Easy to talk to and I work with a great group of people that are not afraid to lend a helping hand when needed.
Software Development Engineer in Test /Lead (Former Employee) – Plymouth, MN – February 3, 2018
Here they treat you really good very nice people, great collaboration very little politics, again Awesome people, Managers will respect you, understand you, will give all the tools required for getting your job done.
The job for me was temporary and part-time. I worked as a machine operator 12 hours a day on the weekends. The job itself was very individualistic, you would go throughout the entire day hardly talking to anyone. You had your list of machines you needed to inspect regularly as well as doing quality inspections of the products.
U.S. Marketing Management responsibilities are heavily weighted toward U.S. Sales support in Promotion and Pricing for capital equipment acquisition through an RFP process and Clinical Evaluation.
Senior Leadership is committed to New Product Development while at the same time raising Employee Satisfaction Scores. Because we are publicly traded on the British stock exchange, financial metrics are critical, both quarterly and annually. The Smiths Group (parent company) is U.K. based.
The most enjoyable part of the job is bringing major initiatives to completion - whether that be a product launch or a Field Safety Corrective Action. The hardest part of the job is managing multiple product lines, handled by two different sales groups.
Positive, fast paced / collaborate culture and beautiful new building (Plymouth, Mn).
a typical day at work was doing as much production as possible (had fun) but took my job seriously the hardest part of the job was being trained they expected me to know things right from the start but they were understanding most of the time the most enjoyable part is if you were working beside people you can relate to if not your going to end up getting yelled at most of the time (EOE) yeah the company itself is but not some of the people you work with
nice pay, nice cafe area and most people are nice if you don't move up in the job chain
had to go to the HR dept. and before me 2 people quit because of the guy i had to work with
Data Management Analyst Adecco (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – November 21, 2017
Program Management Role: in charge with multiple Customers and Products in different stages if implementation from Initiation through Closeout. Responsible for leading project teams and managing all Product changes activities in a project life-cycle for New Customer and New Product introduction, Transition New Product from development to production launch and continuous changes till the end of life: initiation planning, launching implementation processes till to final implementation into product
Engineer (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – October 24, 2017
- Expect schedules to shrink and no incentive to motivate additional work - Managers are hit or miss - Have not seen a project completed on time - You will work more than 40 hrs per week on average, so adjust your starting salary accordingly. - Benefits are lacking
Account Manager (Medical Devices Sales) (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 9, 2017
regardless what company I work for, I love my job. I sell life changing products and I am proud of the way I take responsibility. I have the opportunity to work in the company and it will be very unfair if I don't recognize how much I learned on the medical field during the past 6 years.
With the old supervisor gone, the shift manages well, maybe even better, without one. The third shift interim supervisor does a great job managing the shift, but like others doesn't get enough recognition for what he does.