Acclarent

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It is a great company to work at before Johnosn and Johnson's acquisition

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

I have been working at Acclarent

Pros

Love the people. We are like family, especially when the company was still small

Cons

There are office politics just like any other company.
HR dept is a weak link.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire some professional HR personnel.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Rewards vs. Job Satisfaction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Acclarent

    Pros

    - You're paid for the work you put in, the more you put in the higher the rewards ... unfortunately at end of year

    Cons

    Innovation is appreciated when you show the numbers at the end of the quarter, but if you're trying to make something happen at the corporate level you're screwing yourself out of the job. This is a follow the system environment.
    - beware of the "step up" sales position
    - 99% of the company will talk about "the number" 99% of the time
    - If you're driven by money as a satisfaction factor you will do VERY WELL.
    - US Surgical Club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For an innovative company and innovative products, this company fails in the fact that it just transfers all the U.S. Surgical people over to it. Same process, different company ... cycle repeats.

    Approves of CEO
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    Avoid like the pneumonic plague!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Acclarent full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Huge Bonuses
    I need to enter 5 words in this section, apologies, I find that very, very difficult

    Cons

    Bonuses are unachievable
    Unrealistic expectations on targets and timescales
    On the verge of imploding, therefore long term career opportunities are 0
    Poor strategic management
    Managed directly by the US, who do not understand oversees markets
    J&J Credo doesn't apply to Acclarent, it is all about the money and nothing else
    You are a number....and a very expendable one
    Very high staff turnover, most of the sales force have left (or forced to leave) in past year, for the above reasons
    Very 'cut throat', bordering on illegal in some cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider understanding your markets, understanding your customers and stop focusing on the fact you want to be a $1bn ENT company. Europe is completely different to the US and the challenges faced and we do not face the same challenges as the states, despite what you keep trying to drill in to us. Try looking after your staff rather than beating them with a stick over targets (quota) and unrealistic timescales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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