ArthroCare

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Updated May 12, 2014

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2.9 19 reviews

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    No leadership or room for advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGreat health benefits, vacation and sick leave. Great people to work with.

    ConsMonthly happy hours were for the click groups. Upper management in one dept was very hard to get along with and very arrogant. Treated others as if below him. Pay raises were very low. Middle management did not enforce practices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining was a joke. Need to check background references better before hiring management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lost its amazing work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsConvenient location , amazing team effort and coworkers

    ConsNot much room for upward mobility

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCoworkers are fun to be around. Great experience in learning about the medical device manufacturing. Quarterly happy hours are always fun.

    Consif you are not in with the right group, you will not get anywhere. a lot of red tape that keeps the company from moving forward,

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    Decent place to work even with the upper management issues.

    R&D Manager (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsInteresting technology to get to work on with decent group of people. Promotions were not a rare occurrence. Company did make attempts to have various fun get-togethers.

    ConsTechnology, while initially interesting, is repackaged over and over. Once you've worked on one of the ablative devices, you've worked (to some degree) on them all. Engineering group is worked fairly hard with significant schedule pressure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Depends on What You're Looking For

    Marketing (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsLiving in Austin, the people who work there are really nice, the offices are nice and have a gym so it makes it convenient. Depending on what division you work in, there is a fair amount of teamwork present so you are constantly interacting with different people.

    ConsFor being a relatively small company, product development is really slow and bureacratic. The company is struggling to find a culture since they have moved to Austin and is stuck in this weird limbo. Executives have somehow managed to create a weird division between the 3 groups with ArthroCare so sometimes you feel unnecessary tension. Career development is non-existent which is dissapointing for anyone hoping to learn on the company's discretion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so disconnected from your lower level employees. It's incredible the amount of desicions that are made with absolutely no input from those who truly know. People work really hard to have the right information to make a good decision and they are even kept in the same room. Some of the biggest mishaps could be avoided if you were better listeners.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company caught in some bad decisions.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsArthrocare has the ability to launch new products at a rapid pace. As with all companies in the medical device industry, the changing compliance requirements from the FDA is keeping us on our toes. There are some good leaders and some not so good managers.

    ConsThe closure of the Sunnyvale California site will separate the company from the medical device talent that is needed to sustain long term innovation, but it was a business decision that management is willing to endure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop promoting people that just can talk louder and focus on the real leaders of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Day late and a dollar short

    Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsImaginative products and procedures available to doctors. Far reaching implications for surgical health care.

    ConsNot responsive to physician requests for upgrades, product improvements, special designs or modifications to promote ease of use. Not responsive to recommendations of sales force. Slow to get products to market fully tested and glitch-free. No plans to support Orthopedic Residency programs and recruit younger physicians. No adequate Physician training venues in an easily accessed facility. No Nationally ranked physician champions to recruit other physicians. No long term follow up studies available for highly sold products. No adequate failure hot-line or reporting system. Under-Trained, Non-Responsive and Incompetent customer service reps.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf failure or design problems are known to management, why not share them with field sales so as to prepare them for the worst. Corporate support needed at the University level for entry Physician/ Surgeons.

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