CONMED Corporation

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CONMED Corporation Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
41 Reviews
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CONMED Corporation President, CEO, and Director; Interim President, Linvatec Joe Corasanti
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    "Good for resume building. Stay a year but don't stay longer."

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Utica, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Utica, NY

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good exposure for what not to do. It's a job when there are not many jobs in Utica.

    Cons

    Nepotism and sexism are rampant. It is like going back to the 1950's...it's like the land where time stood still. Pay as an engineer is less than HR. No new thinking, the only way the company grows is by buying new companies. No ingenuity and dated devices. Work is slow and boring, yet people find nonsense to look busy or act busy. No opportunity for career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring your friends. Develop your talent. Provide a mentor program for new employees and create an actual training program. Provide incentives. Also, importantly, create outlines for career growth so employees want to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant in Largo, FL

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good commute time from where I live

    Cons

    This company makes you sign a health waiver in order to be hired. Essentially saying you will not sue the company if you end up having a brain tumor, or something similar. Scary. There is very little support from the top (Utica), and most of the VPs and Directors seem to be power hungry and therefore work within a hierarchal framework. If you're low-man on the totem poll, forget it. If you have complaints, forget about it. HR department is inept. This used to be a great company- over the past 5 years things have really changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget your title, and roll up your sleeves. Also, focus on Linvatec instead of Utica.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst sales job I've ever had. Bar None.

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    Former Employee - Sales in North Amityville, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in North Amityville, NY

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

    Pros

    Only for building resume. Get the contacts you need at hospitals then get the heck out.

    Cons

    Terrible management team: bullying, micromanagement, controlling. It's like a little boy's club with gossip and bashing behind your back when you don't kiss their butts or bend over and take it up the tailpipe. To anyone considering working here - think again. The only division I'd consider is the Endo division. Don't say you weren't warned!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign. Or if you're too stubborn, take some management courses for a change. Stop controlling and manipulating your hard-working employees. And to the new CEO? Try digging in to the real reasons for such terribly high turnover. Hint - Area Sales Directors but it doesn't stop there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Dysfunctional Management in Colorado

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation

    Pros

    Lots of variety in the work for engineers.
    My boss is very supportive of my work.
    Pay is fair for the job description.

    Cons

    Senior Management is more worried about who to blame than solving problems.
    Zero cross functional team work.
    Management treats employees with distain and distrust. No interest in employee input.
    Management is very focused on how many hours are spent in the building, not on work results.
    Very little consideration of customer satisfaction or patient safety.
    No comprehension of regulatory expectations for a medical device manufacturer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to get rid of all the VP level managers in Colorado. They serve no purpose and manage poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Electrosurgery Rep

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people passed through the landscape for short periods of time.

    Cons

    Poor Divisional Management hyperfocused on Micromanagement and looking for reasons to constantly turn over representatives as a means to demonstrate they are "doing something" . The atmosphere was toxic and new representatives lost hope and became afraid quickly. Excessive levels of management for a company as small as it is. There was also a sense that Corporate management was unaware or unwilling to change divisional leadership and improve morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate management get rid of ES Divisional Management and Regional Management

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

    Very Unprofessional Management. Cheap salaries and very micromanagement old managers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Utica, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Utica, NY

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only pros is to find a work in that cheap town. No other options

    Cons

    Family business environment, very cheap and old mentality managers. Always on top of your head with micromanagement notes. Failure to bring new products to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stay home and bring some professional leaders from the medical device market to lead the company. No couples in the same work location. Educate people and don't be cheap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    ConMed

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    Former Employee - Superintendent in Utica, NY
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Utica, NY

    I worked at CONMED Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a job in a depressed area

    Cons

    Do not care at all about employees. The attitude is if you blink wrong, your gone. They opened a plant in Mexico and assured everyone that no jobs would be lost in Utica NY. After Mexico operation opened,2 plants were shut down and about 1,500 employees were let go after 3 years of guarantees that all Utica jobs were safe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to treating employees with respect as you did before going lean.

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

    Poor organization. Management has little understanding of the various buisness units.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Good benefits. If there was a greater focus in innovation, the company might actually experience some growth.

    Cons

    Cost driven bureaucracy. Upper management is ineffective and makes poor long term decisions. Does not value the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place a significant emphasis on innovation and provide your employees with long term support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Needs Organizational Overhaul

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    Former Employee - Sale Representative
    Former Employee - Sale Representative

    I worked at CONMED Corporation

    Pros

    Linvatec does have a competitive portfolio of products, and most of my coworkers were friendly and interested in working together.

    Cons

    Linvatec is disorganized, there is ultimately very little meaningful direction or assistance from corporate and especially from management. One other sales rep described this thought as "feeling like half of our day is spent trying to cover up incompetence at the corporate level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more teamwork between sales reps, their managers, and upper level management. Linvatec would be as competitive as a company as it is with it's products if it harnessed it's collective skills and abilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    very poor, no incentive for employees, money money money for owners

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation

    Pros

    not much to say. can't do an effective job when restrictions are in place. no one listens to the employees

    Cons

    would not recommend this company for anyone to work at. all ownership cares about is the money in their pockets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sit down and work with the employees at all the divisions to see what they go through just to get the job done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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