CONMED Corporation

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CONMED Corporation Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
40 Reviews
2.9
40 Reviews
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CONMED Corporation President, CEO, and Director; Interim President, Linvatec Joe Corasanti
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company with great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Largo, FL

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

    Pros

    - Leadership is committed to changing position in the market
    - Unlimited career options for those motivated for success
    - Very responsive and motivated employees at all levels of the organization

    Cons

    - Company is lean and understaffed in certain key areas such as Sales that have experienced higher than normal turnover in recent years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue on current trend of pushing the company for results
    - Communicate with all levels of employees new strategy and vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoy working at ConMed

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Technology in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Engineering Technology in Largo, FL

    I worked at CONMED Corporation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work life balance was perfect for me as a single mom.

    Cons

    Company location was too far for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My experience at ConMED opened my eyes to new experiences and new capabilities of which I already possessed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk/Operations in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk/Operations in Largo, FL

    I worked at CONMED Corporation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere. Safe and high quality environment. So much opportunity through multiple channels.

    Cons

    Difficult work-life balance. High-pressure environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at Conmed was interesting, and at times fun.

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    Former Employee - Cleanroom/Mechanical Assembler in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Cleanroom/Mechanical Assembler in Largo, FL

    I worked at CONMED Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here are the health benefits and in this economy the pay.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is everyone wants to be the boss. Their training methods need a bit of improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the employee for their ideas and opinions about changes that will effect them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at CONMED Corporation

    Pros

    My territory counterpart, the surgeons I worked with in the field, the marketing team, and the corporate office in Denver.

    Cons

    - Management
    - The interview process is not a reflection of the work environment
    - The upper management does not support the sales representatives. They support the managers that direct the sales force, and have no clue what is taking place in the market.
    - The communication that takes place between management and the territory managers is negative and condescending.
    - Good luck deciding what's important enough to bring to your director. If you're correct in approaching them it is too late, if it is not important to them you are wasting their time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who want to positively impact and drive the sales force. Some people are meant to be in an office.... With little human interaction.... Not out in the field compromising relationships.

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

    "Good for resume building. Stay a year but don't stay longer."

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Utica, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Utica, NY

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

    Pros

    Good exposure for what not to do. It's a job when there are not many jobs in Utica.

    Cons

    Nepotism and sexism are rampant. It is like going back to the 1950's...it's like the land where time stood still. Pay as an engineer is less than HR. No new thinking, the only way the company grows is by buying new companies. No ingenuity and dated devices. Work is slow and boring, yet people find nonsense to look busy or act busy. No opportunity for career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring your friends. Develop your talent. Provide a mentor program for new employees and create an actual training program. Provide incentives. Also, importantly, create outlines for career growth so employees want to stay.

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

    Stay away

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant in Largo, FL

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good commute time from where I live

    Cons

    This company makes you sign a health waiver in order to be hired. Essentially saying you will not sue the company if you end up having a brain tumor, or something similar. Scary. There is very little support from the top (Utica), and most of the VPs and Directors seem to be power hungry and therefore work within a hierarchal framework. If you're low-man on the totem poll, forget it. If you have complaints, forget about it. HR department is inept. This used to be a great company- over the past 5 years things have really changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget your title, and roll up your sleeves. Also, focus on Linvatec instead of Utica.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer I in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer I in Largo, FL

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

    Pros

    The people are great, there are many senior engineers that provide excellent advice and mentorship for newer engineers.
    401k matching is great, 100% up to 7%.
    Full healthcare, reasonable cost
    Flexible working hours, overtime rarely expected or required
    Lots of vacation days, even for a brand new hire

    Cons

    Salary is much lower than it should be
    Career growth is slow, raises are small or nonexistent, and promotions even more so
    Job can be boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Through 4+ different managers, almost all of them have been great people. They are reasonable with work load expectations, flexible with time, and always willing to help us or "bail us out" of troubles if necessary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst sales job I've ever had. Bar None.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in North Amityville, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in North Amityville, NY

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

    Pros

    Only for building resume. Get the contacts you need at hospitals then get the heck out.

    Cons

    Terrible management team: bullying, micromanagement, controlling. It's like a little boy's club with gossip and bashing behind your back when you don't kiss their butts or bend over and take it up the tailpipe. To anyone considering working here - think again. The only division I'd consider is the Endo division. Don't say you weren't warned!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign. Or if you're too stubborn, take some management courses for a change. Stop controlling and manipulating your hard-working employees. And to the new CEO? Try digging in to the real reasons for such terribly high turnover. Hint - Area Sales Directors but it doesn't stop there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    great medical device job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CONMED Corporation

    Pros

    great experience building relationships, prospecting, managing accounts

    Cons

    I have no cons to relay

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