Biomet Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
67 Reviews
3.6
67 Reviews
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Biomet President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey R. Binder
Jeffrey R. Binder
30 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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  1.  

    A Good time while it lasted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA

    I worked at Biomet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    During the early days pay was great people were great and the play was so much fun

    Cons

    The new healthcare policy has a great affect on medical devices and working in the industry may not be as exciting as it once was

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company but limited advancement opportunities for female employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biomet

    Pros

    Relaxed dresscode and many still work as a team. Opportunity to learn different areas of opperations and business practices.

    Cons

    Big corporate environment. Some positions assume you are available 24/7 and penalize if you are not (during vacation or medical leave). Pay is ok for the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring and advancement opportunities of females needs to improve. Corporate culture still maintains a glass ceiling and only has a couple of females in top-level positions as well as all through-out the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biomet

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers that work hard to achieve goals.

    Cons

    Not a good place for clinical research. It is not a priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inability to make key decisions in a timely manner really slows your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Difficult industry to survive in, Biomet neither helps nor hurts your chances with the competition.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Biomet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly corporate staff and the training can be helpful.

    Cons

    Corporate dealings with independent distributors are disguised as being amicable, however it seems that they are truly hostile and the future structure of the company is unknown. Price pressure in the industry is not handled well within the organization and results in an 'every man for himself' mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unite your distributors and align incentives with the corporation, then get back on the offensive with competition. R&D is very offensive and bright, but this culture doesn't flow through to the execution in the field. Lots of traveling corporate staff will fly in to town, make promises to doctors, then never follow through with said promises. This hurts everyone in the organization. Perhaps the best way to describe the problem would be to simply point out who actually owns Biomet, PE firms who do not manage the business with the salesman in mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Biomet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Biomet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to Sell a full bag

    Cons

    Bad support, poor communication from top down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    coop engineer experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coop Engineer  in  Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - Coop Engineer in Warsaw, IN

    I worked at Biomet as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good culture, increasing market shares and introduction of lean manufacturing suggest good things in future for company

    Cons

    top heavy structure, still somewhat confused after moving from public to private held company. Losing some of the family owned feel with buyout and adoption of lean manufacturing as the company grows.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Biomet Orthopedics values innovation in design

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Director in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Biomet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work challenges with innovative products

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to changing healthcare environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to supporting and motivating staff.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A complete roller coaster ride

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager  in  Bridgend, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Bridgend, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Biomet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The salary is higher on average than most companies in the area. You really can make a difference and suggest new ideas which will be considered!

    Cons

    Due to the nature of medical companies there are lots of restrictions from the legal sectors, Bomet tends to be more cautious then other similar companies in the same sector! There are areas/departments that tend to have there own click! And the company as a whole does not have a uniform structure - To many chiefs and too much politics!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open be willing to change and let areas go that you don't have professional experience in and embrace the change!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Project Management @ Biomet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biomet full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You will never get bored; informal enviroment and competent people

    Cons

    Organization and strategy not enough planned and communicated. Last in firs out attitude in facing priorities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Customer focussed, but that's not enough

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager  in  Dordrecht (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Dordrecht (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Biomet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Extremely motivated sales force that spends about 70% of their time in the OR theatre. That is the place where the sales is done. Biomet is trusted by the majority of orthopedic surgeons and OR staff for it;s knowledge and skills in the sterile field. You can say that Biomet people really fit in in their customers teams at the workfloor. That is where thet create an extra, unique value over competitors like Zimmer, Stryker,etc. Surgeons sometimes send us x-rays just with written at the bottom "help". That proves how close customer relations are.

    Cons

    The Pros are also the cons. Because we like it so much "to be there" we forget to really act as accountmanagers, focussing on sales, the hospital, insurance companies, looking for opportunities, defining strategies, analyse our competitors, analyze sales and losses and enhance growth. Not only in hips and knees ( regarded as core-business by at least 60% of the salespeople) but also in areas as Biologics, spine, trauma, extremities, microfixation, sportsmedicine. Main problem is that all accountmanagers act like small independant companies within Biomet. This is almost impossible to manage, to control and to improve. Although the inter- collegue communcication on a personal level is excellent, communication about sales, opportunities, other products is almost not present. Al above is not a threat right now, but is a very unstable basis for the near future. If people want to be OR assistants, they should sign up at a hospital and exceed there.
    And I am convinced they will !

    There is no marketing, no campaigns, very bad customer management documentation, hardly any information about competitors.

    There is some training, but the quality varies. Cementing training in Malmo, Sweden is excellent, but the knee training in Swindon last year really sucked. Training should be done by sales people, not by senior high level marketeers. Don't tell me that it is a good product. I know it is. Help me how to convince my customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You do talk to hospital boards and insurance companies, but this information is not shared. Not any information is used or shared to make the accountplans. Structure information about customers, sales and losses. Don't accept that salesmeetings are canceled because everyone wants to go to assist in the OR. Force the different silo's to work together. Take people out of their comfort zone and put them right there where long term money can be made. Promote growth, not stability in the first place. Hire people in management positions who are qualified, experince in sales is not enough. Train Your people. I mean, they are performing/ assisting the surgeons. Test people frequently. And ask them what they really do out there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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