Acumed Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. It was a good experience overall.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Designer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Product Designer in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Acumed full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Loved the opportunities that offered. It was a great environment.

    Cons

    No work life balance in my department. 20% do 80% of the work and visa versa.

    Advice to Management

    There was too much management.


  2. Good Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acumed full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard work is rewarded. Feels like supervisor wants me to succeed Great healthcare benefits and low premiums

    Cons

    medical device industry has challenges PTO program is so-so

    Advice to Management

    stay positive and keep leading


  3. It was a great experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Acumed full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging, Great Learning environment. Great opportunities. Most of the people there are great to work with.

    Cons

    They get almost all employees from the same University system which means most were taught the same things by the same professors. Need more thought diversity.

    Advice to Management

    There was a turnover in management, hopefully the vision of the founder is still in the companies sites.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Worst place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acumed full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Used to be great, causal, thinking environment

    Cons

    - There are "desk checks" to make sure people are in their desk from 8 to 5 - No trust in the employees and their ability to do their jobs - Awful morale, getting worse - If I could give negative stars, i would - DO NOT WORK HERE!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Operational efficiency does not equal profit. It is a part of it, but not the whole story. Innovation comes from risk taking and a solid product focus, not cost cutting and deprioritization of sales and marketing.


  6. Stable Company with positive growth

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acumed full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great talent; workplace is very focused but not stressful

    Cons

    Takes too long to qualify for 401k match

    Advice to Management

    what you're doing seems to be working


  7. Helpful (5)

    I worked for Acumed from 2008 to 2013. It was ramping up...then all hell broke loose.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Acumed full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Culture and work balance were great. Travel was awesome. Decent expense policy.

    Cons

    Severely undemarket for pay. Strategy was to hire straight from college and grow the employees to high level performers. They thought they could get away with not paying market rate for top talent. The new generation will constantly compare themselves to market on sites like these, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Probably should look back at what got the company to where it is and refine it....not throw it out the window and start over. Acumed got where it was by focusing on the niche. It's tempting to want to expand the product offering into a full service trauma company.....but do you really think you can compete with multi-billion dollar companies? For that to work the pritzker/tucker brigade would need to authorize the AFE for REAL, ACTUAL sufficient numbers of sets on the shelves. Distribution trumps innovation. If they can't get it, what difference does it make? Launching 20 sets here and 50 sets there is child's play. This business is scaleable. It takes an actual investment to play with the big boys, and anything less is disservice to the employees that designed it, the 1099 crew who have to push it, and the PM's that market it.


  8. Comfortable workplace with a bright future

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acumed full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, positive company growth, decent pay, great benefits

    Cons

    Company is still learning how to adjust to growth and changes in leadership


  9. Helpful (5)

    Not sure where this company is going

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Acumed full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Majority of the company is still made up of great people willing to work together to make a good product, and wanting to make a difference. Company offers great medical benefits.

    Cons

    New management has made it clear that all employees are expendable and have been on a firing frenzy. Culture is in a rapid decline with many of the people who are left looking to get out.


  10. Helpful (3)

    engineering

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

    I worked at Acumed full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great Products for Surgeons and Good Benefits

    Cons

    Sweeping Changes at the top down to middle managers

    Advice to Management

    Start from scratch and review leadership and management models


  11. Helpful (3)

    A company in a nosedive...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Acumed full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture, work-life balance, and truly interesting objectives used to be what made me think I could work happily at Acumed for the rest of my life. Unfortunately all those things have gone out the window.

    Cons

    All the things that come with management wanting to dismantle the engineering side of the business: Clueless management with zero people skills, engineering knowledge or management ability. These are people on their way down, who were hired, apparently, only to drive people out. Same with HR, who seem to exist only to thin the herd. Insulting severance packages (approximately a week for every 5 years worked, granted only if you sign all your rights away), the lack of interest in hiring engineers with any experience at all, and the fostering of fear-based management styles are a slap in the face to those of us who used to love the company and its goals.

    Advice to Management

    I wouldn't call it management, by any definition of the word. Problems that needed addressing are being ignored, and buried under an new pile of totally avoidable insecurities and stereotypical idiotic 'big business' behavior. During the last year it was like working in a Dilbert cartoon.



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