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Alphatec Spine Chairman and CEO Leslie H. Cross
Leslie H. Cross
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    Current Employee 3+ Years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Alphatec Spine full-time (more than 3 years)


    The people are very hard working and care about patients and making Alphatec profitable. Good work environment until now, Sailor CEO really knew the importance of having happy employees and they loved him for that, could have been more business like but was retiring so how can you blame him, plus he was fun which makes people want to work hard rather than feeling like they have to work hard. High technology, the new products are awesome, have excellent potential to beat competition at all levels, customers love the new products because they make the customers job easier. Great investment potential if Alphatec is in for the long haul producing high quality products that are well tested and thought out.


    New CEO is no good. Bad fit for this company and seems to have checkered past. Does not seem to respect the employees. Says he cares but actions speak louder than words. Operations has a ton of potential but are nothing more than yes men. Some managers are tallented but there seems to be no substance in the leadership. They seem to spend their time in CYA mode and making room for even more inexperienced managers whom are their friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire experienced people not your friends who don't know spine med device and manufacturing. Don't take the cheap route, Alphatec has the potential to go far just trust the employees to get us there slow and steady the right way not the quick flip way.

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    Director Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Alphatec Spine in December 2011.

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    Left to placement agency
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Headquarters Carlsbad, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1990
Type Company - Public (ATEC)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors NuVasive, DePuy Spine

Alphatec Holdings aims to help people stand up straight and keep moving. The company develops and manufactures products used to treat spinal disorders including stenosis and degenerating disks. Through its Alphatec Spine subsidiary, the company makes a variety of FDA-approved products primarily for the spine fusion market in the US. Its product line includes grafting materials, spinal implant systems, and surgical instruments. Alphatec markets its products to surgeons through a network of independent but exclusive distributors, as well as a direct sales force. The company... More

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