ACell Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing job at a very promising company

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    Current Employee - Corporate in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Corporate in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Best technology out there. Very relaxed atmosphere, with people who enjoy the life part of the work/life balance. Its a private company, and it not bogged down by corporate bureaucracy. Over the last couple of years, the company has changed for the better.

    Cons

    For the sales team in certain territories, lack of prospective clinical data and access to outpatient reimbursement can make things difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and growing the company and the revenues!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ACell

    Pros

    Mostly friendly employees, have events and outings to promote camaraderie and interdepartmental relationships, decent cafe and break area

    Cons

    Poor communication, not a lot of opportunity for growth, management doesn't seem to care or stick up for their employees - only seem worried about getting the job done quickly and moving product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and their feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    In a word........"Run!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Wage Slave in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Wage Slave in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at ACell full-time

    Pros

    Pretty Facilities, Nice Cafe.......Air Conditioning seems to work fairly well.

    Cons

    TNTC.....Check out the Cafepharma boards if you want more info:

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay close attention to the recent round of 360 degree reviews you just thru that survey company. You really need to shed some of these people before they cause more people to flee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talent vacuum

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I worked at ACell full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting product range of animal tissue for human use. Nice offices and canteen area (no food). Some good people, but these tend to leave.

    Cons

    Very top heavy management structure with not enough knowledge of medical devices. Ego of a department VP’s was absolutely astonishing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture and try to retain talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    miserable experience, poor management. control freaks

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI

    I worked at ACell full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The product had some benefits

    Cons

    Management was awful. It is all about power for them not results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    concentrate on results not manager's ego

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

    Terrible company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ACell full-time

    Pros

    High pay for level of education required at the entry level positions.

    Cons

    Zero work/life balance. Company considers employees "on call" and will require mandatory overtime with little or no notice. There is also a great deal of voluntary overtime. If an employee doesn't work the voluntary overtime, they are considered to be less of a "team player" than those who do.

    The management is terrible. None of the supervisors are qualified for their positions and they possess no leadership skills whatsoever. Supervisors work at least twelve hour days, some even longer.

    Employees are not well trained because no official training program is in place.
    Most employees have little to no working knowledge of safety practices or aseptic technique.

    OSHA safety standards are ignored and complaints of unsafe working environment fall on deaf ears, even when brought to the safety committee.

    There is a class system among the employees. Those who work in the clean rooms are considered to be a higher class than those in the raw material room and are afforded special privileges that the raw material room employees are not.

    Employees are extremely prejudiced and are cruel to those who aren't like themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go for an indepth facility visit. Go into the manufacturing areas and spend some real time watching folks work and listening to them talk.

    Hire supervisors who have experience and proven leadership skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great product, Bad company

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at ACell

    Pros

    great wound healing product, very easy to use.

    Cons

    terrible corporate support, no peer review studies, poor communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support the staff until the product is reimburseable

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ACell

    Pros

    Money is there to be made. Not a bad product.

    Cons

    Management out for themselves . Very short term on area performance . Does not allow reps to gain ground before cutting them out unless you make them a large sum of money right away. Always felt fear of losing job because of stressing more money. Unable to get correct information on insurance paying for product. National sales director has issues with control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be good to your reps give them a chance don't make this company a swinging door for reps. Clients get tired of that and you bring in new person to area every 6 months they start over trying gain trust of clients all over makes no sense

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leadership Incompetence

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ACell

    Pros

    Very good product, will definitely grab a portion of the market.

    Cons

    If there are good leaders in this company they have not surfaced yet. The business model is one of use your product anywhere and everywhere, on or off label. No time or money invested into the sales force as far as training. Sales will increase in areas of that have reimbursement other than that, it is an enormous struggle in large majority of country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your focus, quit worrying about being debt free and do the right thing as far as the sales force. They are the ones that will help you achieve your goals. Stop promoting off label use as the patients come first. Show some transparency and provide numbers, quit hiding and deceiving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Managers who appear to be unsupportive, selfish, and dishonest will result in a short career for their employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ACell

    Pros

    ACell, Inc. offers the next generation of regenerative medicine through the development and commercialization of unique extracellular matrix devices to repair and remodel damaged tissues and organs in a broad range of surgical procedures.

    Cons

    Very little support from mid level management in terms of a reasonable time frame establishing business and sales growth within a time frame supported by the market. Unfulfilled commitment with regard to product training. Sales numbers are the company's priority, not employees. Self serving attitude among managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It may appear the products alone will drive the success of the company in the initial growth phase, but once the market begins to mature the deceptive practices used to manage employees will begin to backfire.

    Doesn't Recommend

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