CryoLife

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4 people found this helpful  

Be ware

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA

I worked at CryoLife

Pros

Decent benefits. Overall, good people

Cons

For some departments, will hire only until the excess work load is caught up and then will thy to get rid of you by using tactics such as intimidation and isolating you work only within the group. This is to prevent you from claiming unemployment benefits. Even if you need to get information from another organization to perform your job successfully, it may be discouraged if you are targeted.

Extremely restrictive and in areas such as IT where there can be some creativity that would result in better efficiencies and would not affecting the biomedical devices sold, it is discouraged.

Management needs a wake up call.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your people decently and you will get more productivity. Encourage creativity. Do not be so rigid. Your employees should be your greatest assets. Treat them that way.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Biohazard

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at CryoLife

    Pros

    The ONE good thing about Cryolife Inc. is that despite the cons you know that ultimately you're doing something honorable.

    Cons

    Every department is underemployed and while everyone is aware of the issue no steps have been initiated to improve this issue. There is a constant need of staffing and the salaries offered to employees are minuscule in comparison to many other biotech companies in the Atlanta area. The company seems to play on recent college grads in hope of tedious and extensive amounts of work while only paying slightly more than your average pizza-delivery guy. Overtime is a must and occurs daily for most departments. The perks that once would draw people to CryoLife have now dissipated. Sick days are scorned upon and don't think about a balance of work and life. Here, work WILL be your life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management would be a lot better if ANY of those who fill these spots actually had any managerial training. Most in supervisory roles have moved up in the company and have no form of traditional training in leading and motivating people. There are constant power struggles and it is obvious that the higher up the chain you get the amount of work accomplished lessens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Cryolife: A Corporation's Corporation

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at CryoLife

    Pros

    Good benefits and favorable compensation, decent work environment, lots of breakrooms. The Christmas party is nice.

    Cons

    Abrasive but not effective security. It's hard to be able to have a family member visit you at work, yet it would be ridiculously easy to walk out the door with boxes of 'sensitive' (I use THAT term pretty loosely) proprietary data or materials. The amount of money they spend on having security guards walk around the building every 15 minutes could be better utilized elsewhere.

    Also, what’s the point of tuition reimbursement if one cannot leave work occasionally to take said classes?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Do not make it an act of Congress to get a requisition request approved.
    2.Tell me what the hell you want me to do and improve on, rather than dance around the issue and have it bite me in the ass later when I have no clue what you’re talking about anymore.

    No opinion of CEO
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