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Great products and ome great people, but senior leaders don't connect well with employees.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

I worked at Smith & Nephew

Pros

They have great products to serve a growing market. They can do well in spite of themselves. There are some talented people in many areas. They take product quality seriously.

Cons

Way to many strategy changes and senior leadership changes in recent history. Just when you think you understand the direction, it gets changed and its unclear why.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Understand that implementation of decisions made in the exectutive suite is far more difficult than simply making a decision. It takes time and resources.

Doesn't Recommend
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    S&N is a good palce to work. Your supervisor or manager makes a big difference.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew

    Pros

    Increased vacation time for years of service up to 5 weeks. 4.5% free 401k contribution. Multiple job opportunities once in the door. Medical Device company so it must adhere to a certian quality level.

    Cons

    The higher up the ladder you go the more political the company is. Some upper management hinder improvement instead of drive it. Job demands are known to outweigh resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a standard for all to go by. The company is fragmented into pockets around the globe. If each of the areas all had the same standard and rewards, it would help S&N to look like one company. Trim areas that are not core competencies and beef up core areas. Balance new product introduction with operations support. Do not outsource everything. The manufacturing base will keep S&N designers in check. This is an invaluable asset.

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    Neutral

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Smith & Nephew

    Pros

    good hours and good benefits

    Cons

    Constant change in management and product line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve product line

    No opinion of CEO
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