ArthroCare Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
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  1. Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at ArthroCare

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great products, always growing and expanding.

    Cons

    Sold out to Smith and Nephew

  2. Horrible place to work with little support from senior managment

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

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

    Pros

    Arthrocare has good products, but their training program, philosophy, and support from senior management to the human resource department.

    Cons

    Commission structure, micro-managers, unqualified clinical evaluators, and much more.

  3. Poor senior management, lack of professionalism

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great people in lower and mid ranks.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of team building, refusal to invest in employees unless they are "favorites."

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  5. Worthwhile place to work.

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    Current Employee - Underling
    Current Employee - Underling

    I have been working at ArthroCare full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Loads of experience. More good people than hard to work with types. Most people fun to be around.

    Cons

    No celebration after product launches.

    Advice to Management

    Send your underlings to shows, product launches etc. after they worked so hard to get the product out. They should be able to attend the shows etc. as well and take in some of the celebration that only the management get to indulge in. Yes, everyone feels the same way.

  6. Good company unfortunately being swallowed up by a larger rival.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great technology that improves people's lives. It feels good working for a company whose products can improve outcomes in surgery. I've been able to move up and feel like I'm making a difference to the company.

    Cons

    FDA issues (now behind us) and now being bought out by Smith & Nephew leaves everyone wondering what is going to happen.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees. They are the backbone of the company.

  7. No leadership or room for advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, vacation and sick leave. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Monthly happy hours were for the click groups. Upper management in one dept was very hard to get along with and very arrogant. Treated others as if below him. Pay raises were very low. Middle management did not enforce practices.

    Advice to Management

    Training was a joke. Need to check background references better before hiring management.

  8. Lost its amazing work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at ArthroCare full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Convenient location , amazing team effort and coworkers

    Cons

    Not much room for upward mobility

  9. Nice place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ArthroCare

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are fun to be around. Great experience in learning about the medical device manufacturing. Quarterly happy hours are always fun.

    Cons

    if you are not in with the right group, you will not get anywhere. a lot of red tape that keeps the company from moving forward,

  10. Decent place to work even with the upper management issues.

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    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technology to get to work on with decent group of people. Promotions were not a rare occurrence. Company did make attempts to have various fun get-togethers.

    Cons

    Technology, while initially interesting, is repackaged over and over. Once you've worked on one of the ablative devices, you've worked (to some degree) on them all. Engineering group is worked fairly hard with significant schedule pressure.

  11. Decent place to work, but won't be around long.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay for not difficult work. Mostly good people. Only some nepotism and cronyism. Management as a whole is probably a little clueless.

    Cons

    Company is being bought out and most everyone in Austin will lose their jobs. It's a pity, because as jobs go, it wasn't that bad.

    Advice to Management

    Most of my advice would fall on deaf ears - I'm not even sure anyone in management is aware of what Glassdoor does or is for.

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