DePuy Synthes

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DePuy Synthes Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
30 Reviews
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30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company with lots of opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DePuy Synthes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ability to work cross-functionally with other departments. Everyone seems to work as a team.

    Cons

    Due to recent merger with Johnson & Johnson, there is a tremendous push for compliance to their policies. This translates to very limited resources from other departments for new opportunity or projects that could be initiated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with employees about overall direction from senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome products, no leadership

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    Former Employee - Group Manager  in  West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Group Manager in West Chester, PA

    I worked at DePuy Synthes full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    DePuy Synthes is now almost indiscernible from the many companies that created it. Aside from a few of the original faces and locations, the products and senior leadership are the only remaining tie-ins to how each of the companies were once regarded. The products are the bread and butter, and the sales behind them is solid. The relationships between the company and the products is very solid. The employee benefits are very good. There is a lot of remote operation from home, and the support for remote technology is very good. The severance is also very good. The pay is way above average for many people, and especially for recent hires, and those reporting to J&J directly.

    Cons

    What can be said that hasn't been said before about a company in transition? The results of the J&J purchase of Synthes and ensuing DePuy Synthes formation are poor with regard to employee morale. With change comes the expected impact upon individual employees and costs to operate, and cutbacks are a necessary side effect. With that, nobody is safe, and people who were hired can find themselves laid off within months. The primary root cause to the mismanagement seems simple to me - leadership. Many of the same leaders from the initial integration are all still in place (maybe in different chairs) two years later, and the employees who operate the company have been waiting to be cut since before the merger took place. Again, this is to be expected, and over time things may improve. Of course, after each round of cutbacks, those left behind have to figure out how to perform the responsibilities of themselves, plus those who left. Lots of overtime with no overtime pay in many positions. There will be more bloodletting, so if you're considering a career at DS, work for sales, manufacturing, or senior management, and you'll be well taken care of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lack of empathy across much of senior leadership, as they seem helpless to do anything about the company health. It can be said that management may understand what their employees are experiencing, but feel powerless because J&J pulls the purse strings. J&J gets the blame every time. It cannot be easy to let people go, but at some point, the leaders carrying out the dirty work have to point out that the culture and image of the company has suffered beyond what the former employees have suffered. All of the picnics and career fairs in the world can't patch things up, so know this - every time you give away free cookies, burgers and chicken wings, and every time J&J does a TedX, people are not seeing the gesture the way you want them to. People are smarter than that. They see those easy expenditures as propaganda, and a reflection of the ease by which they will be cast off, and employees do the math for how much the events cost, and how many salaries they add up to. Leadership needs to follow its own advice - lead, shape, connect, and deliver. The only things management consistently does is shape what they want the company to be, not individuals. They connect to shareholders, not each other. They're delivering products, again - to the benefit of the shareholder, and no longer developing new things for patients and doctors. Leading, yes - a company, definitely not a community. DS has a lot to offer patients and the medical community at large, but there's more management and red tape than there needs to be, which is a shame for all of the amazing, life-saving and life-changing products that they make. If management was smart, they would perform more autonomously from J&J, and quit using the credo as a scapegoat for every action J&J puts on the company. The credo isn't bad; it is the way J&J's senior management and their marketing agencies use it today that makes it weak, and most employees will experience at some point, just how terribly J&J abuses such a good concept.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A good company overall.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in West Chester, PA

    I worked at DePuy Synthes full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Great people.

    Cons

    Lower pay scale. Benefits are just ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more employees, not temps.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company buyout cost a lot of people their jobs

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    Current Employee - Computer Analyst  in  West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Computer Analyst in West Chester, PA

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

    Pros

    Good work environment if they keep you

    Cons

    No advancement
    Worry about job loss

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Synthes USA

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    Current Employee - Administration  in  West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Administration in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at DePuy Synthes full-time

    Pros

    Synthes USA was a great company to work. The people was family and very friendly. The culture and environment was great. Busy, but relaxing; flexible.

    Cons

    Due to the company being bought by a larger corporation, the whole environment, culture, and people are not the same. Stressful. Layoffs every 6 months.

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

    Trauma Sales Consultant

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at DePuy Synthes for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great products, company has been a leader for many years, and has good backing with J&J now. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance was terrible. No help from manager for time off. Not enough equipment to go around. Market is changing, company needs to do the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help the sales consultants more. RM's aren't worth a damn. Too many politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Team. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DePuy Synthes as a contractor

    Pros

    People, compensation, benefits, company values,...

    Cons

    Many individuals are contracted individuals and do not receive the same benefits as others. Entrance into Johnson & Johnson companies is highly competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Old Management Needs to Go

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people that have worked for this company for many years.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance - Only certain people get recognized for hard work. Old Management only concerned with making themselves look good...at the cost of employee work life balance. Some people have been in the same position for more than 10 years without promotion.

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

    Trending downward

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    Former Employee - Product Development  in  West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Product Development in West Chester, PA

    I worked at DePuy Synthes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Highly skilled workforce & product development teams prior to the J&J purchase.

    Cons

    New ownership, the J&J business practices and management style is horrible.
    Every aspect of your day is controlled while working there.
    Inundated with training, it never ends !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Changing Not the Same Synthes

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DePuy Synthes

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work

    Cons

    Used to be a great place to work.

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