Biomet Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Opportunity to learn different areas of opperations and business practices (in 3 reviews)

  • Very casual dress code, good pay for the location, decent benefits package, interesting company to work for and the field is growing (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Management is very unorganized and upper management is always changing (in 4 reviews)

  • Warsaw is a small town, with little going for it in terms of entertainment or general interest (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Deceiving Standards (Applies to Microfixation, Jacksonville, Fl)

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    Former Employee - Product Development in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Product Development in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Biomet full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, Microfix location is a dream place.

    Cons

    Pretty motto, emotional stories based on attractive core values, but its all a lie top to bottom. No differents from other sharks in the tank, if not even worse. Politics rule and your succcess there depends very little on performance, experience or embracing the mission statement. Salary stands between lower to standard in industry. Depends where you land (huge mismatch between levels in terms of salary and bonus) i guess this is good for some folks. If you deal with the Gen Manager things may go better (super nice guy), but if your luck rests on the VP level, i wont bet on you. Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Think of the so much advertised tenants, particularly "what if it were me?" Terrorizing your subordinates wont last forever and ultimately thise who stand strong by you are the ones with better nerves to survive and wait for the chance to break your legs.


  2. If you don't want to advance in your career, work at Biomet.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Biomet full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, good bonuses, great city. Has lots of employee get-togethers after work.

    Cons

    No promotions in company. HR has no plan for employee advancement. Not experienced with getting new products to market.


  3. Disorganized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biomet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has positive work environment and family oriented.

    Cons

    Disorganized due to company merger with Zimmer. Need better management organization.

    Advice to Management

    Need skilled management who are able to handle merger transitions.


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  5. Complaint Investigator - Contract

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was hardly above satisfactory for an engineer. Casual dress code (although there people looking like slobs somedays)

    Cons

    Terrible upper management. Supervisors provided no guidance, unclear goals, and boring repetitive work. This is not a job for an engineer, maybe for someone with an associates who has no idea what to do in life. Work is trivial and you will get bored as soon as the 2nd day of working there. Not worth living in Warsaw, IN.

    Advice to Management

    Please figure out better ways of managing your entire complaints department. It seems as if this department is falling down the drain due to lack of direction. Also find the time to actually train your employees instead of them scheduling training times for you.


  6. Employees are undervalued and treated as disposable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Biomet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great products, knowledgeable reps, corporate support, casual office environment

    Cons

    Rampant nepotism, incredibly unprofessional work environment, terrible benefits, disorganized and inefficient processes that they refuse to change, no policies or procedures, lawsuits waiting to happen (sexual harassment, hr violations, etc.),

    Advice to Management

    Manage you people and recognize talent before they run the distributorship into the ground


  7. Helpful (1)

    Mediocre

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary matches it's market value. This is how they try to compensate high turnover for the last couple of years.

    Cons

    The place is a showcase of all elements working together to achieve failure. Failure seems to be the ONLY defined goal. They have HUGE FDA compliance issues. Managers lack basic skills like delegating, resource allocation and task assignment. Hostile and tense environment. Lack of communication and motivation.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Get out from your area and start gathering feedback about actual situation.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Biomet’s revised earnings show much wider losses than previously reported

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be an alright company

    Cons

    "Biomet’s revised earnings show much wider losses than previously reported" Great job this team has done turjning the place around. At least the old management grew the business. These guys are busy lining their own pockets. Loss, loss, loss. Thats all you hear about with Biomet anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of this management and bring back Miller, England, Niemeir, and others who knew how to run this business


  9. Helpful (1)

    Salary not equitable

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    Former Employee - Compliance in Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - Compliance in Warsaw, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Biomet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can really learn about the hip and knee group

    Cons

    too many people are related and given preferential treatment if they were born there. I was paid $20k less and I had the credentials and the other person was paid the equivalent of a Manager or Director and only had a high school diploma. Cannot enforce compliance as too many people know each other and go to the bar together so the rules are made to be broken. I think it could be a good company if it wasn't so inbred and there was some integrity. They should learn how to pay people of their worth and not cheat folks.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to evaluate your practices but somehow I think you have lost all the folks with integrity and kept your inbred children to control and party with. Stop being friends and run your business with integrity. Empty promises and back stabbing and failure to put controls like I told you will get you more government scrutiny. Do it right the first time instead of waiting for the government to tell you to fix it


  10. Long way to go...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Biomet full-time

    Pros

    Salary matches industry range, good benefits, good co-workers many backgrounds to learn from diverse network of employees

    Cons

    outdated systems and methods poor project management and poor time management too many managerial and non-value added positions can't break silos in department Very low increases, no incentives or recongnitions Use to be very family- oriented and fun, now low company morale prevails with uncertainty about future company making profit, but still having layoffs of much needed non-manager/exec resources...poor resource management

    Advice to Management

    revisit company mission and quality policy, review vision and goals...review org chart, cut the fat and get back to quality policy.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Biomet is a very political company consisting of the good ole boys club. You are either in the club or you are not.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job. You can wear shorts to work. Only 2 reasons that I can think of.

    Cons

    Very political company. Good ole boys club - females are paid considerably less than males. Stock options are given to some, but not all in similiar positions. Biomet has alot of very arrogant people that work there. It's like there is a club and you are in it or not in it. Upper management runs the company like a ma & pa sweat shop with very little interaction, direction, or feedback. For the companies I have worked for since graduating from college, I truely have to say Biomet is lacking good management, low benefits, little respect for people, integrity and a genuine caring attitude. I have never been associated with a company that is so lacking of consistency in rules and regulations from one employee to the next. It is ok for some to do things a certain way...but others not in the club it is not ok. It is very tough to work in an environment where the rules aren't consistent for everyone. There is also an attitude within Biomet that knowledge is power.....so if you have the information no one will share it with you. There is a constant fear and intimidation factor that plays into some employees within the company where they do not want others to be successful out of fear of loosing their own position. It is a very tough environment to be in. If you are up for the challenge then go for it...but my personal advice is stay as far away from this company as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Show an attitude of appreciation and care that is genuine to your employees. Talk the talk and walk the walk. Mnay employees in the Management, Director, Vice President level need to change. There are truely many individuals that are over their heads in positions they have no idea what they are doing. Someone needs to come into this company and sweep house and move in leaders that lead with Integrity and Respect. Their is an arrogance of protection among those who have never signed non-competes that their jobs are protected. There is also an arrogance among many employees of constant dis-respect in the work place. There is never a place for this in any business environment. To make the record strait I am not referring to Mr. Binder in any of these comments I have made.



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