Biomet Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
65 Reviews
3.6
65 Reviews
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Biomet President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey R. Binder
Jeffrey R. Binder
29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity to learn different areas of opperations and business practices (in 3 reviews)

  • The work atmosphere and culture are top notch (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • poor senior management- skills not aligned to satisfy company goals and industry standards (in 3 reviews)

  • Management is very unorganized and upper management is always changing (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great place to work!! nice people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Biomet full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the people are great....compensation is good.

    Cons

    the company was bought by another and is moving to Colorado from New Jersey

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A Good time while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA

    I worked at Biomet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    During the early days pay was great people were great and the play was so much fun

    Cons

    The new healthcare policy has a great affect on medical devices and working in the industry may not be as exciting as it once was

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Atmosphere is already changing

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Biomet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Team oriented atmosphere, relaxed and collaborative environment. Challenging and very fast-paced.

    Cons

    Since merger announcement, information is more closely guarded and atmosphere is already changing. Unfocused decision making and unrealistic expectations of what can be accomplished in a short time period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like nothing will change and be more realistic in you expectations. Your employees are not as naive as you seem to think!

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

    Heavily focused on engineering and design. Great co-op program.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Biomet as an intern

    Pros

    Very hands-on work experience and close connection with the clients. Fantastic work atmosphere with very approachable and sensible people in leadership roles.

    Cons

    The major downside is location, particularly in the winter season. The only real activity is attending the local YMCA. The company was recently acquired which may alter the company atmosphere; however, it may also bring together some major talent that will better the field of orthopedics.

  6.  

    Complaint Investigator - Contract

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biomet

    Pros

    Pay was hardly above satisfactory for an engineer. Casual dress code (although there people looking like slobs somedays)

    Cons

    Terrible upper management. Supervisors provided no guidance, unclear goals, and boring repetitive work. This is not a job for an engineer, maybe for someone with an associates who has no idea what to do in life. Work is trivial and you will get bored as soon as the 2nd day of working there. Not worth living in Warsaw, IN.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please figure out better ways of managing your entire complaints department. It seems as if this department is falling down the drain due to lack of direction. Also find the time to actually train your employees instead of them scheduling training times for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company and Mentality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biomet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong history of ground breaking and encouraging innovation in their workforce. Friendly employees and management. Remaining connection with founders values and ideals. Relaxed environment and interactions. Enjoyable daily routing

    Cons

    Lack of corporate structure or roadmap can be frustrating. Occasionally unsure of where you stand (e.g., are you meeting/exceeding expectations). Very tight self-regulation, often feel as if every 2 steps forwards results in taking 1 step backwards. Location, rural indiana is not a sought after location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a happy median between relaxed structure and set guidelines for team members to track progress.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company but limited advancement opportunities for female employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biomet

    Pros

    Relaxed dresscode and many still work as a team. Opportunity to learn different areas of opperations and business practices.

    Cons

    Big corporate environment. Some positions assume you are available 24/7 and penalize if you are not (during vacation or medical leave). Pay is ok for the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring and advancement opportunities of females needs to improve. Corporate culture still maintains a glass ceiling and only has a couple of females in top-level positions as well as all through-out the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Former employee

    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Biomet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    compensation, flexible schedule at times, looks good on resume

    Cons

    work-life balance, poor management, poor coverage on products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on your management skills

  10.  

    Great experience.

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    Former Employee - Orthopedic Sales Representative  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Orthopedic Sales Representative in Provo, UT

    I worked at Biomet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They are a great company to work for. The distributors in Utah are a good couple of guys. They are knowledgeable and fun.

    Cons

    It's a challenge to break into the big money. Some people that become established with a lot of surgeons make great money, but those who don't, barely get by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have never seen it yet but it would be more fair to give at least a small commission to sales reps that cover cases for other reps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lifetime carreer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Biomet full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    there are many reasons to work here. The main reason is the culture. The people are highly motivated and are easy to work with.

    Cons

    The human resources department are lack luster and seem to be anti-personnel at times. Compensation has been wel below average for people that have spent their whole life contributing to Biomet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to give now...we have been bought. I guess get your resumes refreshed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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