Synthes Reviews

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Synthes President and CEO Michel Orsinger
Michel Orsinger
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  • Amazing training, great culture.

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    Former Employee - Spine Consultant in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Spine Consultant in Boise, ID

    I worked at Synthes full-time (more than 3 years)


    High commissions before merger, consultants are treated with respect and supported very well.


    Slow response to surgeon needs. New technology slow to market.

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    I have no complaints. Was a bit of a good old boy deal in upper management, but didn't really affect me in the field.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Synthes Interviews

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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Synthes.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed at this company in West Chester, PA a number of years ago. Phone screen went really well but on site interview did not. In fact, the first couple of questions went poorly because the interviewer starting shifting his focus to Regulatory and wanted to know if I had experience in the medical device regulations in detail. I told him this wasn't my focus area prior (nor did it come up during the phone screen) but he clearly didn't care and I could tell I wasted my time. Hope their process has improved since then. Oh and I obviously didn't get an offer.

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    • Do you consider yourself an expert in design control regulations and can educate the company on this area?   Answer Question
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    Difficult Interview

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Headquarters West Chester, PA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (SYST)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Stryker, DePuy, Zimmer

Brittle, broken, battered bones cease to be a problem with Synthes around. The company makes devices, instruments, and implants used for the surgical treatment of bone disease or trauma. It operates through five product groups: Trauma, Spine, Cranio-Maxillofacial, Biomaterials, and (shudder)Power Tools. From the skull to the foot, the company develops, produces, and markets products for the surgical fixation, correction, and regeneration of the skeleton and related soft tissues. It works closely with the AO Foundation, a not-for-profit research organization specializing in... More

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