Biomet

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Biomet Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
71 Reviews
3.7
71 Reviews
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Biomet President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey R. Binder
Jeffrey R. Binder
31 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Very casual dress code, good pay for the location, decent benefits package, interesting company to work for and the field is growing (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Management is very unorganized and upper management is always changing (in 4 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Laid-back atmosphere that is accustomed to dealing with Co0-ops

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineering Co-op in Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineering Co-op in Warsaw, IN

    I worked at Biomet as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    For me it was the like-minded community I was able to associate with.

    Cons

    Campus is large which can make you feel small. Re-orgs are confusing to everyone. They were just beginning to roll out Team Center file management whatever, I foresee problems with it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Relaxed atmosphere

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

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

    Pros

    Biomet is not your typical office environment. We are allowed to wear jeans everyday. The people are all very friendly and generally get along very well. Biomet is generous with education and certification reimbursements and encourage team members to pursue a higher education and/or learn new skills. They offer a competitive wage and benefit package.

    Cons

    Training could be better. There is a lot of old "tribal knowledge" because so many people have been with the company for so long without really documenting how things are done. This makes it a bit harder for newcomers to learn things. However, training has improved over the last several years. Starting pay is pretty low compared to competitors in the area (or so I've heard), but once you're in, performance reviews and pay increases are given regularly and are decent. "Life" at Biomet has changed over the past several years after it was sold to a private equity group. It still has somewhat of a family feel, but there is more emphasis on meeting the production numbers and profit goals than anything, so employee/management relationships have suffered quite a bit. There is an overall "do as I say...and do it NOW!" attitude. Shop employees have seriously considered (and voted on) union representation due to the current management styles and attitudes. That is very sad to see and not at all like the old Biomet. Some areas work excessive overtime, so work/life balance doesn't really exist. Promotion opportunities exist, but not in all areas or departments. Marketing seems to be the department with the most opportunities for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try listening to your employees more... they really do have good ideas! The "good ol' boys club" management style isn't really that impressive or effective anymore; try a leadership style instead. People will follow you if you're more open and honest with them. Long-time employees have survived as long as they have because they really DO know things - give them a chance and stop treating them like they're just unwilling to change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Biomet full-time

    Pros

    It is an engineering based company

    Cons

    Most of the company sales managers have no sales experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't Bother Selling Bone Stims

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

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

    Pros

    I think if you are selling anything other than bone stimulators, Biomet may be a decent company to work for. Everyone is nice and happy and people generally go around smiling with positive attitudes at the National Sales Meetings. In other words, the company culture is pretty decent.

    Cons

    It is like pulling teeth to get insurance companies to cover bone stimulators (the payors are experts at looking for loopholes to find reasons to deny claims) and Obamacare is making it nearly impossible, so unless you are unethical and "creative" and don't mind risking going to prison for Medicare fraud like some of the competitors, you will find yourself putting most of your patients through the patient assistance program and getting paid ZIP for those orders (big waste of time and gas money having to go fit those patients. It's nice to take care of people but not getting paid gets real old, real fast). Also, Biomet will give you a HUGE territory and then only pay mileage for 800 miles (when, in reality, you are driving 1600+ miles and having to eat the rest of the gas costs). They don't offer a compant car, so you'd better get used to paying a lot of wear and tear related car repairs. Oh, and the Health Insurance is LAUGHABLE. Have fun with that $3,000 deductible and, whatever you do, don't get sick!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on getting fresh fracture indication for trauma stim and the cervical study for the Spinal Pak everyone has been begging for.

  6.  

    Frustrating

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

    I worked at Biomet

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers that work hard to achieve goals.

    Cons

    Not a good place for clinical research. It is not a priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inability to make key decisions in a timely manner really slows your business.

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

    IT Positions at Biomet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Colleague in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Colleague in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Interesting integration work as different divisions combine and acquisitions are made (e.g. purchase of additional Spine company in Colorado by the Biomet Spine division)
    good co-workers. Initiated conversion from legacy midrange ERP to SAP

    Cons

    Currently IT is being consolidated in Indiana so there are fewer positions in e.g. N.J. , Fla.
    as changes are made IT for one division is being consolidated in Colorado, and even then not sure how long it will be before most of the key management positions go to Indiana

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a more decentralized IT structure - with the benefit of a better geographic area where to look for talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work~

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

    I worked at Biomet

    Pros

    Great place to work and good environment.

    Cons

    There is nothing negative to comment on.

  9.  

    Business Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Biomet full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice team member to work with

    Cons

    Company has to manage better to communicate with its employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    strengthen people management. Add mentor program

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Difficult industry to survive in, Biomet neither helps nor hurts your chances with the competition.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Friendly corporate staff and the training can be helpful.

    Cons

    Corporate dealings with independent distributors are disguised as being amicable, however it seems that they are truly hostile and the future structure of the company is unknown. Price pressure in the industry is not handled well within the organization and results in an 'every man for himself' mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unite your distributors and align incentives with the corporation, then get back on the offensive with competition. R&D is very offensive and bright, but this culture doesn't flow through to the execution in the field. Lots of traveling corporate staff will fly in to town, make promises to doctors, then never follow through with said promises. This hurts everyone in the organization. Perhaps the best way to describe the problem would be to simply point out who actually owns Biomet, PE firms who do not manage the business with the salesman in mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company for experienced sales professionals.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Biomet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great products, team-environment, strong management team

    Cons

    Market is experiencing a loss in revenues, future outlook is somewhat desolate.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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