Cook Medical Inc

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Cook Medical Inc Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
98 Reviews
3.3
98 Reviews
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Carl Cook
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance; minimal amount of micromanagement (in 13 reviews)

  • Job security - Cook has never laid off people due to down economy (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay seem to micro manage your day (in 5 reviews)

  • Maybe it is different with the hourly employees, but I don't know (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company to Work For.

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

    I worked at Cook Medical Inc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly competitive management and nice working environment

    Cons

    Not many cons can be thought of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Privately owned company - Secure Employment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Cook Medical Inc full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Privately owned company - Donates a lot to the Community.
    Cook has never had a lay-off in it's 50 year history
    People are friendly with a family-like atmosphere
    Good Health Benefits.
    Have a decent profit share.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promotions - need a better Hiearchy of management.
    Wages/Raises are not that great.or consistent.
    Big difference between production workers and Office personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair/consistent among all employees - Don't show favorites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Experience in Wire Guides at Park 48 global headquarters

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler/Wire Guides Production in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Assembler/Wire Guides Production in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Cook Medical Inc

    Pros

    Learned to solder, take inventory, read specs, follow process, job satisfaction knowing Cook products save lives, privately owned Indiana company, stable (no lay-offs/downtime), overtime available but on a voluntary basis, great HR, office, cafeteria and custodial staff, nice banquets, Christmas parties, pitch-ins, Cook movies, very clean environment, well managed company, friendly co-workers, PTO time, paid holidays, 401K w/ 4% matching through Fidelity, CRT bonus checks, perfect attendance bonus, annual reviews and raises, focus on the patient, flexible about rehiring, low turn-over rate, busy but not stressful, climate-controlled building, letting employees drink water at workbenches and listen to iPods, good supervisors and great manager of Wire Guides Dept.

    Cons

    Strict on attendance and QC rejects, solder irons malfunctioning due to airflow issues, McNamera guides very challenging to work with in humid weather conditions due to solder tip sensitivity and couldn't make rate on these guides

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're great! Keep doing what you're doing. I miss you guys. God bless you Mr. Bill Cook, R.I.P.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Customer Relations Representative

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Representative in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Representative in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Cook Medical Inc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Personal interaction with the companies customers.

    Cons

    Structure issues within guidelines and training in department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better structure would improve moral and efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Internship/co-op

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Cook Medical Inc as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly people, good environment to work in, really nice gym

    Cons

    not a lot to do for interns, it really depends on your mentor whether you have a good experience or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a set of goals for your intern before they start. Keep that list updated as they progress through their time there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Summer Intern

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

    I worked at Cook Medical Inc as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, incredibly relevant work experience from day 1, great salary

    Cons

    Some departments are more dysfunctional than others. Where some of the other interns felt like they were part of a family, there was a strong awkward vibe in my department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great products & technology, poor management, no leadership

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

    I worked at Cook Medical Inc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Products / Technology in many medical specialties
    Innovation
    Global reach & distribution
    Great brand recognition
    Patient focused organization
    Truly a company that can make a difference and positive impact
    Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Lack of people with leadership abilities or longterm vision
    Management kicks the can down the road
    Goals or vision rarely shared by upper management
    Leadership only communicates amongst top executives without sharing goals with the worker bees
    Promotions here only mean a new title and more responsibility, but often no pay increase
    Advancement within the headquarters is based upon who you know, not skillset, ambition or abilities
    Significant politics inside the HQ

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Family company

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

    I have been working at Cook Medical Inc full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Most groups laid back.
    Cannot get fired

    Cons

    No hierarchy,
    No career progression,
    Resistant to change.

    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Very Ethical Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cook Medical Inc

    Pros

    Company car, great compensation package, affordable health benefits, company centered around patient quality of life

    Cons

    Commission for sales reps is not as high as competitor

  11.  

    Great Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Cook Medical Inc

    Pros

    As an intern, gave me great opportunity for learning and exposure to management.

    Cons

    The surrounding area is a little slow-paced, especially for young professionals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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