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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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3.1 60 reviews

59% Approve of the CEO

Biomet President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey R. Binder

Jeffrey R. Binder

(27 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity to learn different areas of opperations and business practices(in 3 reviews)

  • The work atmosphere and culture are top notch(in 4 reviews)


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

  • Management is very unorganized and upper management is always changing(in 3 reviews)

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    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    Proscompensation, flexible schedule at times, looks good on resume

    Conswork-life balance, poor management, poor coverage on products

    Advice to Senior Managementwork on your management skills

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Don't Bother Selling Bone Stims

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsI think if you are selling anything other than bone stimulators, Biomet may be a decent company to work for. Everyone is nice and happy and people generally go around smiling with positive attitudes at the National Sales Meetings. In other words, the company culture is pretty decent.

    ConsIt is like pulling teeth to get insurance companies to cover bone stimulators (the payors are experts at looking for loopholes to find reasons to deny claims) and Obamacare is making it nearly impossible, so unless you are unethical and "creative" and don't mind risking going to prison for Medicare fraud like some of the competitors, you will find yourself putting most of your patients through the patient assistance program and getting paid ZIP for those orders (big waste of time and gas money having to go fit those patients. It's nice to take care of people but not getting paid gets real old, real fast). Also, Biomet will give you a HUGE territory and then only pay mileage for 800 miles (when, in reality, you are driving 1600+ miles and having to eat the rest of the gas costs). They don't offer a compant car, so you'd better get used to paying a lot of wear and tear related car repairs. Oh, and the Health Insurance is LAUGHABLE. Have fun with that $3,000 deductible and, whatever you do, don't get sick!

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on getting fresh fracture indication for trauma stim and the cervical study for the Spinal Pak everyone has been begging for.

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    IT Positions at Biomet

    IT Colleague (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsInteresting integration work as different divisions combine and acquisitions are made (e.g. purchase of additional Spine company in Colorado by the Biomet Spine division)
    good co-workers. Initiated conversion from legacy midrange ERP to SAP

    ConsCurrently IT is being consolidated in Indiana so there are fewer positions in e.g. N.J. , Fla.
    as changes are made IT for one division is being consolidated in Colorado, and even then not sure how long it will be before most of the key management positions go to Indiana

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider a more decentralized IT structure - with the benefit of a better geographic area where to look for talent

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

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    OK company but an "Old boys club" feel

    Process Engineer (Former Employee) Warsaw, IN

    ProsFamily oriented and paid well

    ConsIn Warsaw, IN. No confidence in CEO. Management made terrible decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at other successful large medical companies to see how they work. I.E. better work/life balance, hire smarter people, etc

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Structure is needed

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsBiomet has great products to market and sell.

    ConsThe possibility of gaining manager support is unlikely. Hard to succeed with out proper leadership and support.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot a chance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Associate

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Scranton, PA

    ProsI have a large territory that I am my own boss with decision making

    ConsManagement is very unorganized and upper management is always changing.

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

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    One of Few Professional Opportunities in Warsaw, IN

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Warsaw, IN

    ProsDRESS CODE (or lack of). There are a lot of very talented co-workers who really care about one another. Provides much needed professional opportunity is a very rural area.

    ConsThe other reviews I read here mirror my own. Managment is chosen not for experience and skill level and this results in uncertaintly, poor training, and errors. The company tries to run on a very shoe string budget and will not put money forth for absolute essentials to performing the job well. Managment expects employees to run at 120% at all times while they wave to you on their way out to go spend time with their children at 4:00 pm. In 2012, HSA only health benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicaton during the reorganization was TERRIBLE. Your employees are talented people with skills and "like it or lump it" leaves little choice but for your real talent to lump it and work for competitors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Define Company Vision, Remember Credo

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    Prosdown to earth coworkers
    friendly and diverse networking environment
    good recruitment and intital salary incentive

    Constoo many silos
    poor org structure
    poor internal promotions
    too many non-value added junior and senior level management positions
    poor senior management- skills not aligned to satisfy company goals and industry standards
    no clear vision communicated about the companys 3-5yr plan
    actual plans change every 6-12mons,planned outcomes inconsistent with actuals

    Advice to Senior Managementreview company vision and quality statement
    enure managment training and skills are both earned and practiced to satisfy quality statement and visiion

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

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    Casual dress but inept management

    Finance Department (Former Employee) Warsaw, IN

    ProsVery casual dress code, good pay for the location, decent benefits package, interesting company to work for and the field is growing.

    ConsDefinitely a "good old boys" club of senior management. The finance dept. has definite communication problems and very little feedback is given as to your job performance until your review. Upper management in finance difficult to work for, communication amongst the department is terrible and there is a lot of gossip behind peoples backs. Warsaw itself is a very religious, small conservative town and if you aren't conservative and religious it can be tough to take.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication needs to be improved. There are different standards for upper management and other employees as far as expectations for time in the office, etc. This should be addressed.

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    Good place to get your foot in the door for medical device industry, but not a place to stay long term.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    Pros- Good opportunity to break into the industry
    - Good place to develop basic job knowledge for your next big career move... it's a good building block for the next step.

    Cons- Cynical management
    - Limited opportunities for advancement if you're not in Marketing or Engineering
    - Very uncompetitive pay, well below the industry standards
    - Virtually no company culture
    - No communication between departments
    - Inconsistent policies with their hourly vs. salary team members (i.e. a point system that penalizes hourly people for being literally 5 minutes late to work, yet absolutely no attendance standard for salaried team members. Or a disability policy that covers practically nothing for an hourly team member, but 100% for salaried)

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on developing the people within the organization in order to prevent people from leaving. A lot of good people leave the company because they don't see any opportunity for growth. There are no development plans for regular team members, the focus of the company is primarily for succession of management.

    The policies need to be less punitive for hourly team members, and more balanced with the entire company in mind. The existing policies tend to be primarily negative for hourly team members, with little to no effect on salaried team members. Regardless of pay grade or employment status, we should all be held to the same standards.

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