Acclarent

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Acclarent Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work with super benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer (Senior R&D Engineer) in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer (Senior R&D Engineer) in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are the best in the industry. Reasonable deadlines.

    Cons

    Management does not reward excellent work product. Raises are the same no matter how you do your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent rewards for those who excel. Speak more with employees to keep them in the loop about company direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Acclarent was a great company before J&J management destroyed the culture and the growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - R&D in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Acclarent full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    J&J has great benefits and a competitive pay structure. There are some really great smart people that work at Acclarent.

    Cons

    J&J with the present leadership has completely destroyed the culture and growth of a great company. Acclarent was a hugely successful growth company. Today with the existing president along with the R&D leadership the sales have dropped significantly both against plan and year over year. This is suppose to be a growth company.

    After the last layoff most remaining employees are looking for new jobs.

    Employee passion and dedication has been eliminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to work for a good paycheck and good benefits Acclarent may be for you. If you want to be passionate about your job and take ownership of what you do you should look elsewhere.

    Please take a look at Acclarent on Cafapharma.com for more insight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Acclarent as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    1st of the month bagel wednesday morning all unders

    Cons

    training is unprofessional, leadership by sub micro-management, does not entrust people power

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get to know your people not by here say, but by having weekly 1:1's consistently, in order to maximize your people resources. being too busy and overwhelmed with workload does not achieve core efficiency and positive results, but weekly staff meetings do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Negative environment and leadership that micromanages. Very intelligent people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I worked at Acclarent full-time

    Pros

    Compensations used to be at the top and it was more of a startup environment. Many smart people worked at the company and they were willing to share what works and what doesn't. Comprehensive training program which led to the most knowledgeable sales force. Recently put contracts into place. Excellent product; best for balloon sinuplasty.

    Cons

    Compensation is somewhat capped now. Quotas were unrealistic and management blamed the field for not hitting quotas instead of looking at the root issues. No real new products to launch in the near future. Good people are leaving to pursue better opportunities. Limited work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit micromanaging and focus on the real issues. Find ways to launch new products and to be able to compete with competitors for the long term. Be up front with J&J and stop telling top management what they want to hear. Bite the bullet and fix it. Consider making the environment not so negative and invest in people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Acclarent - Small company within a large corporation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Acclarent full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, very much a team spirit to get the work done. Nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement or job movement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Professional environment, realistic expectations, challenging tasks.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Development Specialist
    Former Employee - Market Development Specialist

    I worked at Acclarent full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative products, top of the line sales force, Johnson & Johnson career progression

    Cons

    Shifting management and sales force culture due in part to Johnson & Johnson transition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead from inside out approach, get rid of bottom 10% of sales force, they'll more than likely be bottom 10% no matter where they go and their morale can pull down your entire region

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great start-up feel under a big company umbrella!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Acclarent as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are fantastic! Everyone hard working and team oriented.
    Location easy to access from East Bay (right off the Dumbarton)
    Flexibility of schedule, telecommuting ok on occasion

    Cons

    A bit slow to accept new processes - even though they're more efficient
    Too many layers to get approvals from!
    Management far too loyal to one another - kept bad directors on, let good employees go...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    You need to work very hard here. Always busy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Acclarent

    Pros

    There are many smart people working in this company. You can learn and grow a lot working here.

    Cons

    Not enough resources. It takes too much to time to hire new people and therefore everyone is wearing many hats.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exciting at first but quickly turned monotonous. Awesome people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contractor in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Contractor in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Acclarent

    Pros

    J&J benefits for regular employees, fun events/parties, innovative products for a growing niche market in medical devices, good quartely reviews.

    Cons

    There seemed to be a bit of a culture clash that occured post acquisition.
    Several employees seemed unhappy with direction of company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and do more to motivate your team. Get rid of the incompetant managers as they are only keeping people below them from moving up.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Need better upper management teams

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

    I worked at Acclarent

    Pros

    People are friendly
    Unique products

    Cons

    Work- life balance- overloaded with work
    Very political
    Need better HR team

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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