Cutera Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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Cutera President, CEO, and Director Kevin P. Connors
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tremendous Upside

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

    I have been working at Cutera full-time

    Pros

    What can I say about Cutera? The company has tremendous upside. It has plans to continue expanding and achieving milestones. As a current employee of the company, I am well aware that the company is actively seeking talents for various departments to complement its growth.
    As a Finance personnel, the encouragement and dedication demonstrated by the Finance management have made me believe that management here is serious about nurturing talents and clear about the goals we are working together toward. One of the things I love about this company is the fact that the manufacturing floor is in the same building that I work in. Being able to connect so easily with personnel from various departments, especially the personnel on the manufacturing floor, is making my job that much more enjoyable and exciting.

    Cons

    The cafeteria could improve a bit more with more vending machines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Rep (ASM)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER

    I have been working at Cutera full-time

    Pros

    Cool technology even though none of the products are market leaders. Pretty good culture. You are given plenty of autonomy and sales reporting is reasonable. You get to drive around in a minivan and lug 180 lb lasers in and out of offices for product demonstrations. They give you a handy folding ramp to roll the lasers in and out of the minivan.

    Cons

    You work tirelessly to fill your pipeline and even when you do everything right, deals often evaporate. If you have a down quarter you can be put on a performance plan or even fired. This is a high risk/moderate reward job with extremely high turnover. All territories are given the same quota. That's right, Cutera completely disregards the fact that some territories have demographics that result in a higher consumption of laser procedures than others.

    This is a highly competitive industry. Every company that makes lasers is going to the same customers and asking them to purchase its new equipment. Doctors can't buy everything and quickly become saturated with equipment. One of the huge misconceptions is that lasers are making their owners a lot of money. The majority of Medspas are struggling to keep the doors open and many core doctors are not pleased with the ROI their equipment provides.

    The bottom line is that most reps are unable to consistently hit quota, are making way less money than they thought, and have no job security. As far as benefits go, Cutera passes the buck on health insurance. Be ready to chip in just under $1000 a month if you have a family. Besides health insurance, there are several other things that have convinced me this company is cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As it relates to sales, the higher ups do not communicate a clear vision and do not have a clear business strategy to put the company in a leadership position. Cutera has not been able to turn a profit for quite some time and is losing money quarter after quarter. I wouldn't be surprised to see a merger or acquisition in the near future.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No trust, no future

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

    I worked at Cutera

    Pros

    Good products- senior management appears friendly. Don't need to work very hard - no one does. Just settle in - hope for the best and pick up a salary while working 30 hours a week. Come in by 9 on Tuesdays because CEO is in for staff meeting. Work 10-2 on Fridays.

    Cons

    CEO is not engaged - works <30 hours a week, until he has his opinion and fires people. Complete lack of respect for people and families. This is not just his direct reports. I saw him demand the firing of an employee 4 levels below him on a whim. Just like the other posts say - there is no safe place in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire - stop manipulating the stock. It must be exhausting keeping track of the lies. Spend more time relaxing, having a drink and sailing - oh yea, you already do that!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Revolving Door

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA

    I have been working at Cutera full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool building (reasonably) close to San Francisco, and some nice coworkers. Innovative products with great potential to help people with skin conditions, if the company can just put a plan together an stick with it for more than a week.

    Cons

    Constant restructurings, random firings, promotions, demotions and turnover cause employees to be more focused on duck-and-cover (and blame) than actually doing anything productive. It's chaos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop restructuring/reorganizing/firing. Work with the plan and structure you have right now. I'm sure it's fine, and at least as good as the plan/structure you'll come up with next week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Be advised

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cutera full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Industry leading Technology and powerful devices

    Cons

    Poor management, starting right from the top down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cutera full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good expense account, some good products, some really good people.

    Cons

    Immature management, high turnover, becoming the blackberrry of industry, poor marketing. They have in their employment policy the right to terminate without cause with 3 weeks pay and the managers often bring that up as a fear tactic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bullying is not a good motivator. Support, train and retain rather than belittle people. Have the maturity to see who is playing the game. Understand the nuances of different territories.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Aesthetic Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aesthetic Sales Manager  in  Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Aesthetic Sales Manager in Brisbane, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent aesthetic equipment with recognized brand name

    Cons

    No loyalty whatsoever. Senior management plays favoritism. Sales force is constantly made blame for very poor management decisions. Worst corporate culture in 18 years of medical sales. Beware and steer clear of this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to maintain the real talent in the company. Learn how to make intelligent business decisions and treat employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    churn and burn through employees

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Brisbane, CA

    I worked at Cutera full-time

    Pros

    Fun products in aesthetics industry; close to San Francisco; some really nice people

    Cons

    No dedication to managers or employees; turnover, particularly in marketing and R&D; senior team works part-time; strategy on whim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on profitability; Improve strategic decision making; treat people with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of potential but they can't seem to get it together

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Brisbane (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Some fantastic products and a great location to work. Proximity to San Francisco makes for a great commute.

    Cons

    Management is completely disorganized and not committed to their teams. There is no unified vision and the overall strategy is to constantly put out fires - It's an exhausting and unhealthy place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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