CONMED Corporation

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CONMED Corporation Reviews

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CONMED Corporation President, CEO, and Director; Interim President, Linvatec Joe Corasanti
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  1.  

    Lack of support

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Several skilled, professional, positive coworkers

    Cons

    Nepotism at the corporate level. Make decision based on stock price- i.e. short term thinking. R&D budgets get slashed every year and there are such gaps in the product line that it is diffcult to sell. In addition there are no corporate contracts and our competitors have sole source agreements which shut the door on the possibility of selling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave

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

    No professional respect

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    Current Employee - RN As Licensed Practical Nurse
    Current Employee - RN As Licensed Practical Nurse

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you truly love correctional nursing

    Cons

    Very low rate of pay: I am an RN,BSN working at an LPN rate. All employees have no received a rise in 4 years. No professional respect or professionalism in the workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perform evaluations as stated in employee handbook. Do what you say you are going to do. Pay attention to your employees concerns, we are the only reason your company will be successful!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Losing strategy and outmatched by competition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent salary and benefits, a few decent products. Conmed is a good place to work if your happy coming in 6th place in the market.

    Cons

    Too small to compete in market, poor growth strategy, lack of forward vision, treats employees as an expense instead of an asset, upper management lacks business compass, they are never first to market with anything and they always come out with a subpar product compared to competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step down and allow for someone with proper business knowledge to take over and pull this company out of the gutter or sell ConMed to a larger company that can actually compete in this industry.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    ConMed is a stable work invironment that often unfairly deals with it's professional staff.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Largo, FL

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation

    Pros

    Interesting work, Good Salary, Good Benefits

    Cons

    Less than honest appraisals
    Perceptions from years ago linger and may hinder your upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct and honest performance feedback would avoid leading folks to believe that there are career opportunities for them that do not exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good for a paycheck, bad for career advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Largo, FL

    I worked at CONMED Corporation

    Pros

    Open to family work life balance
    Vacation time off is good as well
    Salary is decent for the general area

    Cons

    Management is not open to change.
    Company literature is full of fluff and no substance.
    Fresh ideas are not encouraged or accepted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to listen to employees and not berate them openly in meetings.
    Reward good ideas from sales and marketing

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

    Limited Pay with the expectation to excell.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation

    Pros

    The people are excellent and the job is challenging. The medical field does not get hit that hard by the economic downturn.

    Cons

    Lack of mid-level management. More upper level jobs are being created with too few support for those positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis is needed on people and salary increases.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Company..... insufficient investment in people, systems and technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Utica, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Utica, NY

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation

    Pros

    ConMed has significant challenges, and being able to handle major and minor tasks to completion is highly valued. The staff is friendly, and there is very little distance to reach upper management. Management is receptive to ideas, and are keen to fund projects.

    Cons

    Upper management is short sighted, and does not understand the path to organic organization development. There is rampant nepotism (fam & friends) and this is disheartening to most employees. There is no strategy (at least communicated to anyone), and the company seems to lurch from minor problem to major incident.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a strategy, map out the plan to get there & invest in the systems and people to get there.

    End the nepotism, please. This is shameful!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Be prepared to have someone take credit for your work and to sabotage any promotion you deserve.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL

    I worked at CONMED Corporation

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and lots of time off. Hourly employees receive 2 weeks vacation, plus 48 hours PTO. And 13 holidays!

    Cons

    Everyone is out to save their jobs. Lots of backstabbing and gossiping. All of the executives still receive HUGE bonuses even as people are escorted out the door. Gotta make the numbers! How can you keep office emplyees who do not know how to use computers??? While escorting hardworking contributors out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out executive row!! Notice they remodeled that area to keep the riff raff out! Upgrades to landscaping while hard workers lose their jobs. Come on Joe!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Messed up management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL

    I worked at CONMED Corporation

    Pros

    Pockets of competence and excellence

    Cons

    Best employees get discouraged by the "buddy" favoritism and leave. Very low annual increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget about long-term goals when going for the short-term profits.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    They can do better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at CONMED Corporation

    Pros

    It is a medical device manufacturer and the products that they make and distribute are intended and do help people. Generally nice employees who work hard to get what they perceive to be their job done. You are only expected to work 40 hour per week - engineers or managers are not expected to work overtime. Very effective sales force. Products generally well received in the marketplace.

    Cons

    Inept management. They continue to struggle to install and maintain an adequate quality management system (21 CFR 820 and ISO 13485:2003). The many "483" observations made by the FDA is and the too numerous product recalls are evidence of this. Not a great place to be an engineer or of a manager with any ambition - innovation with regards to both product and processes is discouraged. It also seems that you are always cleaning-up someone else's mess. Compared to other medical device manufacturer, like JnJ, working at ConMed is like going back in time; their business thinking and processes are at least 20 years out of date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop tolerating ineffective managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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