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Like going to a second college

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Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in San Diego, CA

I worked at NuVasive

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

I made some really close friends while working at NuVasive. The company had an ample amount of 20-30 year old's who were very smart and willing to work long hours for little reward which brought us all closer. I also learned more about the industry than I would have working anywhere else. They do an excellent job of making sure everyone in the company knows what they're selling. I would describe it as college for the Spine industry. Long hours, great learning experience, fraternity feel, but after 3 years you just want out.

Cons

My biggest complaint is the management. Everyone seemed to be promoted based on their friendships with other managers versus their ability or competencies. Or they threatened to quit and were promoted instead. NuVasive tends to wait until the last possible minute to make sure you stick around, but a lot of times it's too late. The management in my case did not show appreciation for their employees unless they were in front of others and expected to do so. They also never gave credit where it was due and instead took the credit for all accomplishments for themselves.

Advice to Management

Stop trying to make yourself look good and focus on your team, that will pay off sooner than stabbing your employees in the back.

Also - Alex, you really need to take a look in the mirror and stop being so arro

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    Nuvasive has the best surgery technique for back surgery

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at NuVasive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product, good stock price, and a great intelligent COO/President w warm personality.

    Cons

    High pressure to work over 8 hours a day and give your self to your job like that's all you do in life.

    Advice to Management

    Look a foreign markets to make up for lowered expectations of sales in the US. the Mid-East has a diabetes epidemic related to obesity, hence back problems. That would be a great target market where money is not as much an issue. Plus with their governments feeling the heat from their populations, its a good time to approach their govts about providing such back surgery options to their people all paid for by petrodollars.


  2. great company, great benfits!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at NuVasive

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    gym on site with personal trainer, flexible, great engineering team, great culture, positive employees, new building, professional atmosphere, fun place to work, young employees

    Cons

    sometimes there is too much stress, a lot is expected of you, may have to work late hours, company is growing very fast and might be losing some culture

    Advice to Management

    trry to be closer to each department to understand what they are going though, monitor employee performance, involve shareowners in more management decisions


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