Biomet Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
68 Reviews
3.7
68 Reviews
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Biomet President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey R. Binder
Jeffrey R. Binder
30 Ratings

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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)

  • poor senior management- skills not aligned to satisfy company goals and industry standards (in 3 reviews)

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    Complaint Investigator - Contract

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biomet

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biomet

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Salary not equitable

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    Former Employee - Compliance in Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - Compliance in Warsaw, IN

    I worked at Biomet full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    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

    I have been working at Biomet

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Unprofessional, unethical and the culture is toxic.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Biomet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are no pros for Biomet Australia

    Cons

    Management is highly unethical, dishonest and disrespects employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the acquisition by Zimmer Holdings, management needs to be put on notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not nice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

    I worked at Biomet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Got paid, developed some skills. Some nice co-workers

    Cons

    Far too man., Working your socks off and then being reorganised out of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask yourself why you got rid of some of the best most skilled, talented and hard working people? Happy staff work better. People who have the most time to tell you how wonderful they are actually do the least work.
    Stressed staff do not work well either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    What a Joke, worst place to work by far

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    Former Employee - Peeon
    Former Employee - Peeon

    I worked at Biomet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    they had a decent 401K plan

    Cons

    Aside from HR being completely incompetent and the IT dept completely clueless, the company is run by an iron fist in Warsaw. Do as they say or you will be let go. This company has lost more good talent just out of clear disrespect for talent and your geographical location will be your demise. They downsized every one of their offices while they increased staff in Warsaw. The management in 3i and Biomet Spine and Trauma are just puppets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advise to Management, GET NEW MANAGEMENT!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgend, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgend, Wales (UK)

    I worked at Biomet

    Pros

    Travel (for some)
    Good if you're pro active and don't wait to be told what to do
    If you like minimal management involvement ith your work or projects, this place will suit Lyon just fine.

    Cons

    Since the Blackstone takeover, management have become cut throat and see employees as a commodity.
    Draconian and unprofessional HR department (particularly in the UK)
    High levels of cronyism and nepotism among senior management.
    Long hours with very little appreciation for the effort you put in.
    Big blame culture and character assassination rife
    Your face has to fit; it can be very difficult to work here if you don't make the right connections
    Lots of sales people who feel they rule the world because they make a lot of money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to the bottom of all sides of disputes (although I don't think will be unlikely).
    Treat staff equally and fairly
    Stop conducting witch hunts.
    Employ competent managers who are not just thinking about themselves
    Equal out the pay and provide transparent guidelines to the structure and pay grades

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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