ConforMIS Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
10 Reviews
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Philipp Lang, MD, MBA
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  1.  

    Overall good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConforMIS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Was treated just like a full time employee

    Cons

    The work got boring and was very repetitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    ConforMISmanaged

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Innovative Product-Benefits Increasing in effort to retain staffing

    Cons

    Very Limited Advancement possibilites-Another company where HR is inexperienced, Management not always professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employees, not just the management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Concept - Poor Execution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The products are top-notch and very rewarding to manage. This company is for you if you are self-motivated, require little direction and enjoy a start-up atmosphere. The hours are pretty flexible if you're in a salary position.

    Cons

    The salary ranges are below industry norms, especially for the Boston area. As with most start-ups, employees & managers generally have titles higher than they would have at a larger company. With little investment in talent, you need to be very self-motivated and not heavily rely on managers for direction or support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Marketing & Operations - way too much investment in CAD (this process should be automated).

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    ungrateful company

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Burlington, MA

    I worked at ConforMIS full-time

    Pros

    great orthopedic company. great medical devices that change lives

    Cons

    management in manufacturing is lacking. company does not support employees. no room for advancement. manufacturing is the core of the company, they do not build up the technicians. lacks communication between three shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support employees when they reach for higher goals in the company. build from within, realize good talent and keep them. stop shutting the door in employees faces.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    MicroManagers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConforMIS as an intern

    Pros

    Some of the people were fun to work with and really cared

    Cons

    The Dangers of Micromanagement

    Micromanaging is a method of management in which an individual closely observes or controls the work of an employee. In comparison to simply giving general direction, the micromanager monitors and evaluates every stage in a process, from beginning to end. This behavior negatively affects efficiency, creativity, trust, communication, problem-solving, and the company’s ability to reach its goals.

    The typical micromanager spends their time directing employees rather than empowering them. They are often very insecure. They spend more time with the details of business operations instead of planning the company’s short-term and long-term growth strategies. The fact of the matter is, time DOES equal money. When the designated leader of an organization is wasting time (and therefore money) on overseeing projects instead of focusing on specific growth opportunities, it’s time to reevaluate a few things.

    There is a huge difference between leadership and simply using one’s title, position and given authority, to exercise political and/or bureaucratic power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Dangers of Micromanagement

    Micromanaging is a method of management in which an individual closely observes or controls the work of an employee. In comparison to simply giving general direction, the micromanager monitors and evaluates every stage in a process, from beginning to end. This behavior negatively affects efficiency, creativity, trust, communication, problem-solving, and the company’s ability to reach its goals.

    The typical micromanager spends their time directing employees rather than empowering them. They are often very insecure. They spend more time with the details of business operations instead of planning the company’s short-term and long-term growth strategies. The fact of the matter is, time DOES equal money. When the designated leader of an organization is wasting time (and therefore money) on overseeing projects instead of focusing on specific growth opportunities, it’s time to reevaluate a few things.

    There is a huge difference between leadership and simply using one’s title, position and given authority, to exercise political and/or bureaucratic power.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked long hours for uneducated supervisors with no appreciation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at ConforMIS

    Pros

    The work is so easy that they can train a monkey to do the job and the pay was ok....that's it.

    Cons

    You have to be a butt kisser or related to upper management in order to be recognized. Then you can sit around all day doing little or nothing, get paid and be appreciated while the people who are actually busting their butts trying to make deadlines get yelled at for not doing "enough work" and for the littlest mistakes. All the manufacturing supervisors are idiots. They don't have the slightest clue about the job and sit on their butts all day watching YouTube and then they write an occasional email yelling at each other about dumb mistakes that other shifts are doing. They are overpaid dummies who need to be fired. They treat employees so bad and if you go to HR you just get brushed off. HR was suppose to be there help us but they care about the employees being mistreated. Manufacturing department gets treated like stupid little kids but we do the most important job. Without the manufacturing team the company would not be what it is. If they treat their employees better maybe there wouldn't be as much "mistakes" made. I know plenty of people who made some mistakes on purpose just to make upper management mad. Conformis is also THE MOST CHEAPEST company I ever worked for. They never want to give manufacturing anything they're worth but people who work in other departments get special treatment. Tell me why the stockroom/shipping guys get paid more than the manufacturing team when all they do is inventory and sign off packages. Manufacturing is definitely being under appreciated which is why I don't recommend working for those morons. Phillip Lang seems like a good hardworking man but he really needs to put his management team in check or the company will fail miserably.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all 3 manufacturing supervisors and get someone who won't sit on their butts in their office all day writing emails back and forth yelling at each other like little children and have someone who actually cares about their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    They ask too much and understand too little

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at ConforMIS

    Pros

    Innovative technology, will revolutionize knee replacement market(if company doesn't self destruct). Lots of good people among the working class. On the rise in their target market.

    Cons

    I had three supervisors in the space of less than six months, none of whom were the least bit interested in learning or understanding the position, leading to uninformed, uneducated reviews/decisions regarding my performance.

    My "schedule was M-F, 8a-5p. In the three years I worked there, I was rarely out the door prior to six and regularly worked beyond seven. I was also forced to work Saturdays with alarming regularity, with little to no notice and zero regard for any prior commitments that I had.

    Despite my willingness to put in at least 10-15hrs of overtime each week, I received no understanding when I needed to only slightly modify my schedule(once in a blue moon) to deal with my childs health/care issues or my own issues following a car accident.

    On the three year anniversary of my start date, I was walked due to what I was told was "unsatisfactory job performance" and what I considered to be unsatisfactory staffing and lack of knowledge regarding the demands and workload of the position. Apparently 50-60hrs/week and at one point, 14 of 16 consecutive Saturdays worked was not a satisfactory commitment to the company and my job. They now have two people doing the job they expected me to do on my own. It appears that after my departure, they learned their lesson.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are the reason you are on such a positive swing in your market. Try to appreciate the sacrifices of home and family they make in order to help ConforMIS into the company that it is and has the potential to become.

    If you have people working for you, know what they do, understand their roles, responsibilities and the processes they are forced to comply with to get their job done. If you think an employee is underacheiving, spend some time with them(more than a few minutes or hours). Learn their roadblocks and limits to better understand what they deal with every day and you may realize that their performance is not the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    A rapidly growing company in a stable field - great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConforMIS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    *Excellent compensation package
    *Company is still relatively small, so each employee is recognized for their work
    *Flexible work schedules
    *Management team is very competent and invests in their employees
    *Manageable levels of stress

    Cons

    *SOPs/Work Instructions can be vague and/or unclear
    *Design changes can happen rapidly, with very little advanced notice, which means validations need to be re-done, project completion estimates are pushed out, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, I am very happy at this company. The work is interesting and challenging, the environment is very team-oriented, and the healthcare field is stable and growing. The only couple of things I would suggest would be clearer documentation and better anticipation of needed design changes. Otherwise, I think this company is a great place to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poorly managed company growing too rapidly for its own good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConforMIS

    Pros

    The technology this company has will definitely be an asset to the medical community if the company can last long enough to be bought by a group with management experience.

    Some managers and employees are dedicated and care about their jobs and the direction of the company.

    Cons

    Qualified personnel are far and few between. Unskilled supervisors and managers in key areas of the company.

    Mandatory overtime and regular overworking of employees without regard of them.

    Outside training not sponsored by the company.

    Very difficult to excel within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees more and possibly have some incentive programs to encourage a positive work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    awesome experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConforMIS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    rapidly growing company n best environment to work

    Cons

    Far away from Boston.
    Difficult to commute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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