CONMED Corporation Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Great if you like to spend most of the day on the internet

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

    I worked at CONMED Corporation full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    No one really cares if you show up late or sleep at your desk.
    They hire people with no experience, so it is a good way to get entry level experience.

    Cons

    - Salary was very below market.
    - Management style was more outdated then the "technology" they use.
    - No transparency, never had any idea what was priority, what managements plan was
    - You can only move up / get promoted if there is a "company need."
    - No accountability. Decisions made by management behind closed doors without rationale, lower engineers supposed to agree and sign off these decisions with little or no confirmation.
    - Women are not represented well in engineering nor respected by management. Ex. Management stated "women are like Pavlov's dogs - easily trainable"

    Advice to Management

    Develop your talent. Don't promote based on last name. Treat women fairly.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Closing wasn't a surprise

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at CONMED Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the people were nice, there was a feeling that non-management was "in it" together

    Cons

    - Pay was well below market
    - Extremely outdated management styles and systems
    - Us vs. them mentality with managers/salaried and hourly employees
    - Salaried employees took advantage of not having to clock hours
    - No trust; everyone was afraid for their jobs and management would not be truthful about the state of the branch
    - No room to move up
    - They would hire "temporary" employees to get around paying for benefits and requesting the open positions, and it created more of a hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with employees and treat them as equals. Implement better workplace practices and create a more enjoyable work environment. Stop hiring perma-temps to avoid paying for benefits and just push for the requisition.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Unsatisfying and thankless work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CONMED Corporation full-time

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

    Pros

    The pay was decent, however there is little opportunity for promotion. There are a handful of wonderful people within the company.

    Cons

    Discombobulated management, unprofessional attitude, high pressure, absolute lack of encouragement or support towards employees. Decisions based on personal preferences rather than the actual business needs of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure upper management so that the department leaders are those who make educated decisions based on the success of the company.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Stay away

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    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)

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

    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 Management

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

  6. Helpful (2)

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

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    Former Employee - Sales in North Amityville, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in North Amityville, NY

    I worked at CONMED Corporation full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Dysfunctional Management in Colorado

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at CONMED Corporation

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

    Pros

    Lots of variety in the work for engineers.
    My boss is very supportive of my work.
    Pay is fair for the job description.

    Cons

    Senior Management is more worried about who to blame than solving problems.
    Zero cross functional team work.
    Management treats employees with distain and distrust. No interest in employee input.
    Management is very focused on how many hours are spent in the building, not on work results.
    Very little consideration of customer satisfaction or patient safety.
    No comprehension of regulatory expectations for a medical device manufacturer.

    Advice to Management

    Time to get rid of all the VP level managers in Colorado. They serve no purpose and manage poorly.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Electrosurgery Rep

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people passed through the landscape for short periods of time.

    Cons

    Poor Divisional Management hyperfocused on Micromanagement and looking for reasons to constantly turn over representatives as a means to demonstrate they are "doing something" . The atmosphere was toxic and new representatives lost hope and became afraid quickly. Excessive levels of management for a company as small as it is. There was also a sense that Corporate management was unaware or unwilling to change divisional leadership and improve morale.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate management get rid of ES Divisional Management and Regional Management

  9. Helpful (1)

    Very Unprofessional Management. Cheap salaries and very micromanagement old managers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Utica, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Utica, NY

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

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

    Pros

    The only pros is to find a work in that cheap town. No other options

    Cons

    Family business environment, very cheap and old mentality managers. Always on top of your head with micromanagement notes. Failure to bring new products to market.

    Advice to Management

    Please stay home and bring some professional leaders from the medical device market to lead the company. No couples in the same work location. Educate people and don't be cheap.

  10. ConMed

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    Former Employee - Superintendent in Utica, NY
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Utica, NY

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

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

    Pros

    It's a job in a depressed area

    Cons

    Do not care at all about employees. The attitude is if you blink wrong, your gone. They opened a plant in Mexico and assured everyone that no jobs would be lost in Utica NY. After Mexico operation opened,2 plants were shut down and about 1,500 employees were let go after 3 years of guarantees that all Utica jobs were safe

    Advice to Management

    Go back to treating employees with respect as you did before going lean.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Poor organization. Management has little understanding of the various buisness units.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great people. Good benefits. If there was a greater focus in innovation, the company might actually experience some growth.

    Cons

    Cost driven bureaucracy. Upper management is ineffective and makes poor long term decisions. Does not value the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Place a significant emphasis on innovation and provide your employees with long term support.

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