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Updated July 18, 2014
Updated July 18, 2014
14 Reviews

2.7
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Outside sales representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Carlsbad, CA

    Pros

    This is a strong & growing brand in the Orthopedic post-operative space.
    The company is growing and stealing share from its largest competitors.
    As a rep there are many good products to feature and lead with that have advantages in the marketplace.

    Cons

    It is a tough grind for new reps to get attention from customers in this space. Plan on a 18 month lead time to be successful. There are direct and independent sales roles within the company. Non-company reps sometimes get the shaft from distributors that are cheap. Direct sales reps tend to be micro-managed by some of the RSM's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to add people that will embrace the core values and not just recite them.
    Add products that are well priced vs. the competition not 20% higher

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Too TOP heavy... Don't work here

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Training is adequate here. work life balance can exist. Company is pretty transparent with how the company is doing.

    Cons

    Breg likes to put on the facade that they live the culture but they don't. "A" players are butt kissers. If you don't kiss butt, expect to be a "B" and "C" player. This place is too top heavy, every other day another director or manager was being brought on board. Promotions are few and far between for some departments. Others who threaten to leave usually see more promotions. Oh, one last thing, Pay is a joke here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Processor
    Former Employee - Order Processor

    Pros

    I would say the only real pro is that unlike "Hotel California" I checked in, but I WAS unable to leave at the end of the day. I did have a very nice person that sat next to me who started employment at the same time and we helped each other when we were to afraid or intimidated to ask the department head for assistance.

    Cons

    I sat next to THE most back stabbing person I think I've ever had the displeasure to meet, in my life. Apparently the cultural values were completely lost on her, although I believe they were lost on EVERYONE! Having to recite these "values" as if we were in the girl or boy scouts was absolutely absurd! Nobody seemed to actually live and work by these values. It was quite amusing to see after I left that they had even changed the wording of their "cultural values". LOL Three times a charm? Keep on working at it Breg, you might get there at some point. I felt like it was constant Big Brother looking over my shoulder and that the head supervisor was just waiting and watching to see who would make a mistake. I find one of THE most amusing and ludicrous acts by management was the 5 s experience in which they went around and took pictures of our desks when we weren't there (after we left for the day, I assume) and circled in red what is out of place. They then placed these pictures on the wall for all to see. When we corrected our "mistakes" or misplacement of said items, we were allowed to take our pictures down. I never did get that gold star :( Another thing: I understand that large companies need structure, however assigning when a person has to go to lunch and breaks without flexibility was kinda lame. Ms. Nosey pants next to me felt she needed to go tell the supervisor when I went at the wrong time one afternoon. Anyway, overall this place really sucked to work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your heads out and let people breathe and do their job without breathing down their necks and making them do stupid crap like reciting values that aren't even implemented!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Breg is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Administration in Carlsbad, CA

    Pros

    Working with the brightest talent in the industry...
    Great compensation + bonus has been paid each year I have been here.
    Technology at our fingertips.

    The posts that list high turnover is not accurate - in what I'm told, we have the lowest turnover in the industry at a very low number - I'm just confused of why a poster would mention high turnover when we have been hiring so many, and very few have left.

    Cons

    Always a lot of work, but how I look at it, you can only accomplish one thing at a time.
    Competition is always around the corner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To me, our senior management team seems to improve - from leadership to new product development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great company to work for with lots of opportunity for growth.

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

    Pros

    Growing at a very fast pace so you get exposed to a lot of different situations in a short amount of time.
    Casual dress
    Unlimited time off for salaried employees and a generous amount for hourly
    Benefits
    Friendly people; executive team is nice too
    Open communication from the President
    Culturally this company has a great thing going.

    Cons

    Rapid growht = midstream direction changes that some people might find difficult to deal with.
    Long hours are possible at times
    Turnover seems high but the new hires are great and seem to really know their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your team to have a work life balance. Make sure you live the culture and don't just preach it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not good. Huge turnover and people there will not train you.

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    Former Employee - Finance  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Carlsbad, CA

    Pros

    Casual dress and "some" nice employees

    Cons

    Super unhappy employees. Management is only concerned with selling the company, so they only look at bottom line and let a lot of great experienced employees go and bring in lpwer salaried employees. People are always in fear of losing thier jobs, which is one reason they won't train. When they let someone go it takes 2 months to bring in someone else and co-workers are pushed to the limit trying to cover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking about your bonuses when you sell and think about the culture you are providing for the people there now. You have enough money, you don't have to step on people for a few extra bucks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not committed to employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Administration in Carlsbad, CA

    Pros

    Nice people who are dedicated and work hard

    Cons

    Bad communication.
    Executives are not honest with employees
    Huge employee turnover all the time
    They have more temps and consultants then they have direct employees
    Preference to upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with same dedication support that you treat higher management and executives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Unscrupulous

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    Pros

    Some nice people
    Plenty of opportunity for growth
    Decent Pay

    Cons

    Bad Management – Poor Decisions
    Keep making bad decisions
    Some managers good but some are back stabbing and lie to your face

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at bad decisions over 6 months, shoudn't that tell you something

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor Leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Carlsbad, CA

    Pros

    Some good people working very hard against turbulent environment.

    Cons

    They do not practice what they preach. Dedication to what they keep talking about as "employee culture" is non existent.
    Huge employment turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop preaching about culture and implement something you can live up to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Silos, fingerpointing, chaos and knee jerk reactions abound.

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

    Pros

    Paycheck and some good people. Private equity owned. Opportunity to build capabilities and realize impact from contributions. Growth from acquisitions may provide opportunities to grow career and try new things.

    Cons

    Pace and amount of work. Unrealistic and often unclear expectations expectations, Overall poor executive leadership including lack of alignment. Executives act in silos and in best interest of self vs total organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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