- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Biomet part-time (less than an year)Pros
Working is the medical field is interesting! The field assistant or intern position is great for someone who can work flexible hours for low pay. The benefits are great, especially free health insurance- yes you heard me right! The office staff was great to work with and learn from.Cons
Sometimes the office gets very busy and you are asked to come in very early or stay late. The pay is less than what you might expect given the nature of the work and the expensive equipment you are handling. Flexible hours can sometimes turn into required hours when the office gets too busy. They have no budget for maintenance to the company delivery van, which is used daily, and carries expensive medical equipment. Although your boss is the sales manager, he is rarely in the office or available.Advice to ManagementAdvice
The Albuquerque branch manager previously worked as a sport's coach in high school with a degree in education. This company is willing to hire from anywhere for their sales staff, but this also means the branch had very poor management due to a lack of experience and training. Most of the office staff was reasonable, but when disagreements occurred there was no manager to step in and resolve them.
As an intern, there was no defined course to pursue further employment with the company or a full time position. To a big degree, getting hired in medical device sales is who you know or who you can meet and impress.RecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Biomet.Interview Details
My initial interview was with the branch sales manager. My second interview was with a regional manager, the branch manager, and a senior sales representative. The interview was very relaxed with easy or basic questions. Your goal is to make the regional manager feel comfortable with your personality and skill sets.
For the fist interview, I sat and waited 30 minutes before being called in. For the second, I waited 45 minutes. Keep in mind the sales team is "busy" and as a field assistant your job is to work around and support them.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsThe hourly pay rate was non-negotiable. Even working part time you can negotiate for health insurance, especially if you are driving the delivery van.Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
- Questions were open ended to get you talking and open a dialogue. You are basically making a sales pitch to other salesman. Make sure you come prepared with at least three good questions to ask them. View Answer
Biomet, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture, and market products used primarily by musculoskeletal medical specialists in both surgical and non-surgical therapy. Biomet’s product portfolio encompasses reconstructive products, including orthopedic joint replacement devices, bone cements and accessories, autologous therapies and dental reconstructive implants; fixation products, including electrical bone growth stimulators, internal and external orthopedic fixation devices, craniomaxillofacial implants and bone substitute materials; spinal products, including...