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Drink our purple Kool-Aid!!

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

I worked at NuVasive full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

-Snack cabinets with junk food.
-Nice gym and cafeteria on site.
-Great location.
-Cell phone (Blackberry also a con)

Cons

Biggest egos I've ever had to deal with! Pompous management that bases skill level off years of industry experience instead of actual knowledge. I saw a lot of extremely smart people shoved into a corner with no raise and no promotion because they weren't in the kiss-arse group, and didn't work every Sunday.
You WILL work 60+ hours a week, and you will NOT be compensated for it. The culture is just another management tool like the A-Player attributes to keep you scared of losing your job. They have too many chiefs and not enough indians.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get off your high horse! Promote engineers instead of just promoting execs.
If your review doesn't even come close to your employee's self-review, it means there is a communication problem... not that the employee is mental.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for NuVasive

  1.  

    Great people, excellent product, and free snacks to employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Procurement in San Diego, CA

    I worked at NuVasive full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Terrific opportunity to work in leading edge medical technology. People are genuine and dedicated.

    Cons

    I was employed as a student and was let go prematurely because of a budget issue. In a company this large, a budget issue should be managed without sacrificing human capital, if at all possible (but three positions had to be eliminated to correct a deficit from the previous year.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed my time at NuVasive and would recommend them to someone as an excellent place to work. I am disappointed that my time there was cut short.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    outstanding company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President R&D  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President R&D in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at NuVasive

    Pros

    solid leadership with outstanding technology

    Cons

    growing pains and recent legal setbacks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to management input at all levels

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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