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4 people found this helpful  

Great place to learn from then move on

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plainsboro, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ

I have been working at Integra LifeSciences

Pros

Integra has a great bunch of people to work with. Many different areas to lear from. Tuition reimbursement, gym, and other amenities.

Cons

No room for professional advancement. Office politics are incredible. Benefits are expensive compared to other companies. Opportunties for growth are non-existent unless you play the political game.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Compensate your employees better and reward them for a job well done. Provide the growth opportunties and promote from within. Restructure the benefit system to provide more cost-effective benefits. Provide more work-life balance for all the hard-working employees who have put in so much time and work into the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good Experience, Short Life Span

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Plainsboro, NJ

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good environment to learn med devices, excellent space to learn how not to do things (it actually is a positive). M&A exposure

    Cons

    1) Advancement - Do not expect to be promoted within this company. I was told my promotion was 12-24 months away for 3 years, after exceeding all my MBO's each year.
    2) Expect little praise for hard work - If you are the type of person who needs to hear "good job" even once in a while, keep looking past Integra. If you find a $1 million cost savings opportunity, management will wonder why it was not $1.5 million and make you feel like a failure
    3) Speaking of failure, dont expect to see new products launched. All new product launches are late and never meet expectations. Management continues to stress meeting timelines, but did not meet one in the time I was there. In fact a product set to launch when I started, was still a year from launch after I left (3+ years).
    4) Integration of newly aquired companies. Growth by aquisition is the strategy and you will be expected to integrate, while keeping up with your current role. Wihout praise or compensation.
    5) Speaking of compensation, dont expect much. Raises are non-existant (2% in 3 years) and bonuses are offered, but rarely paid. Mangement has the audacity to send out talking points to managers for them to explain the reasons why raises were so low. Clever things like 1% is industry average! Or my favorite, "our peer companies are not giving raises" when my friends at peer companies are telling me about the great raises they have gotten

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe things will change now that the SE has left and a leader with large company experience is coming in. But this company has a LONG way to go to become the company it thinks it can be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Its a safe job from layoffs, but not well paying. (Stay Away)

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    Current Employee - Production  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Production in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Integra LifeSciences

    Pros

    1) PTO 18 days the first year but you lose 10 days for plant shutdowns.
    2) Great Team Work
    3) Great Hours
    4) Great Product

    Cons

    1) Very little OT, if any
    2) No room for growth, if any higher position comes open they hire outside the company for the position.
    3) Makes you stay a temp for over a year maybe two
    4) Raises of less then cost of living, around 1 - 2 %, which is average 0.12 to 0.30 cent more on the hour. But after insurance goes up every year your making maybe $3.00 more a week or $150.00 a year.
    5) 40 plus weeks of no OT, won't let employees save money on Gas and time by going to 4 days a week 10 hour days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Production jobs have always needed OT to make a decent living.
    2) If you can't give people decent raises, help them save 20% on there gas cost by working four 10 hour days.
    3) Look inside the company for people that deserve the chance to move up in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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