American Medical Systems

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American Medical Systems Reviews

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
45 Reviews
2.6
45 Reviews
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  1.  

    On the fence

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Medical Systems (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Nice facilities (though the cafeteria leaves a bit to be desired)
    - Above average compensation (including bonus pay)
    - Friendly co-workers
    - Fair work life balance (though this seems to vary across teams)

    Cons

    - From what I can tell, management is a little slow to make decisions.
    - Previous rounds of corporate restructuring have left some teams overworked and understaffed.
    - Morale is average, likely due to the fact that there are constant rumors of being sold off by Endo.
    - I've gotten little in the way of 'professional development' from management. Hard to know how I'm performing.
    - Smaller company so the career path is less defined or apparent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating

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

    I have been working at American Medical Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Bonus program funded by parent company in recent years despite falling short of goals.

    Cons

    Warning letter commitments demand personal time or else you aren't a team player. Executives are emotional to an unprofessional level. Talented people getting poached.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like executives.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Remediation?

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at American Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    They are looking to do the right thing by fixing the problems

    Cons

    They have moved people around and are losing knowledge. They have moved full time people to new jobs they know nothing about and are hiring contractors to backfill them and the contractors know nothing about what they need to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop moving people around - they are leaving because they do not see a future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Throughly enjoyed my time at AMS; current situation and future not as certain

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at American Medical Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    During my time at AMS they did a tremendous job of recruiting top talent. Project teams were hard working and supportive of each other. I yet to find a work environment which as much camaraderie as the women's health division in the early 2010s. Unfortunately, many people have since left but there still remains a plenty group of brilliant, fun loving employee

    Cons

    The company is currently in recovery mode, most innovative, new product development projects have been halted and remediation of existing product lines is the name of the game. Several perks like employee profit sharing have been lost.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Used to be great but...

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

    I have been working at American Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    The people. It was like a family where everyone knew everyone else and worked for the good of AMS.

    Cons

    The current "regime". They are out of touch with the way things used to be are too eager to want to change it to their previous companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those that were here before you. Not everything was perfect but AMS is the market leader. Sometimes you don't have to change things to make them better.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company has the best intentions, but lacks the talent to execute.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at American Medical Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture. People are friendly, compensation is generous for key talent and performance is rewarded. Lots of diversity in the senior leadership ranks. Really good work life balance / flexibility.

    Cons

    25 years of incompetent mismanagement cannot be overcome by the investment level the parent company is willing to make. Sr Leadership team highly nepotistic -- pulling key staff from Baxter rather than searching for best local candidate. Massive amounts of work needed to bring this company up to the level of process excellence of other medical device companies. Revenue pressures in part of the business results in cost cutting/under resourcing efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find someone who has transformed a company and bring them in as a leader -- rather than constantly going back to the same talent pool. 1.5 years in and R&D /Operations not any further along. Look at the leadership (or lack thereof) in that area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    In it for the money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at American Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    Co workers were great...managers and management not so much.........

    Cons

    Managers and upper management do not care about you personally.....you are a number and can be easily replaced.......completely worried about their pay check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    List to the feedback we give you....its not all about the bottom line $$$$.........

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Unstable Company, Lack of loyalty for hardworking, dedicated employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at American Medical Systems

    Pros

    Most of the employees have a great sense of humor, are dedicated and hard working. It's a large company so there are lots of divisions to work within the same discipline (e.g. Women's Health Clinical, Men's Health Clinical)

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Penny wise and pound foolish budgeting decisions made. No job security no matter how hard you work. People spend so much time in meetings they don't get anything done! Layoffs have piled more work on an already overworked, shrinking employee base. Poor morale in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in, listen to, and reward human capital. Attracting and maintaining top notch employees should be a top priority. Challenge employees and management to maximize working hours, work together and eliminate unnecessary meetings. Interfunctional teams seem to always be at odds with each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Dismal

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Operations in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at American Medical Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The heat is on during the winter and AC on in the summer. Free coffee, above average pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Good ol Boy network, revolving door of employees, especially in operations. Leadership is two faced. You know things are bad when new employees are leaving within a year of hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave the company before you've totally destroyed it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at American Medical Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is great free gym and cafeteria on site

    Cons

    Not many options to move up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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