Ethicon Endo-Surgery Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
53 Reviews

3.7
53 Reviews
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Kevin Lobo
15 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a great work/life balance that is encouraged by the other employees (in 9 reviews)

  • Good company name, pay and benefits with J&J behind it (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes waited years for an opening to get hired by J&J (in 7 reviews)

  • They do not offer you full time position based on your performance but rather your ability to interview (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Competitive culture with healthcare changing everyday. The industry is currently unstable due to uncertainty of ACA.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ethicon Endo-Surgery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    EES supports a work-life balance and respects the idea everyone has a family.

    Cons

    Management / upper management still act under the "good ol' boys club." Don't forget your khaki pants and blue blazer.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Product line getting old. Clueless HR. Credo is dead.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Facing
    Former Employee - Customer Facing

    I worked at Ethicon Endo-Surgery full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good company name, pay and benefits with J&J behind it. Ethicon management open to new ideas and business markets.

    Cons

    Terrible HR in general for J&J. Many decisions regarding staffing and cuts come from J&J corporate Vs allowing operating companies who understand their business to hit numbers. Cuts eliminate "job types" regardless of performance. So, top players can be out a job, if the cut hits the job they are in that day. Lower performing, including those on formal performance improvements are not impacted if their job is not designated. So - general sentiment is that your performance will help your rating. But if you promote or move to a new job, your top performing skills won't help you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job protecting your top talent. I have stolen many of them at my new company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's been rough.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Ethicon Endo-Surgery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The sales reps are generally quality individuals with a high emphasis on clinical knowledge. Depending on where you land, the teamwork aspect can be very beneficial.

    Cons

    The leadership is highly focused on having yes men. They do not appreciate questions about why. Nor are they open to innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A company in decline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ethicon Endo-Surgery full-time

    Pros

    They take care of employees well.

    Cons

    No internal capability to execute much of anything. Most jobs/employees are so narrow in their skills and focus they cannot execute simple projects. They compensate by hiring costly contract help which does not work very well.
    Company losing market share and unable to successful launch any new innovative products despite years of high investment in developing new products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    J+J is best at buying new ideas from start ups and growing them. Stick to this model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Co-op Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Co-Op  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - R&D Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Ethicon Endo-Surgery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You have a lot of opportunities to learn.
    Culture is great. I actually enjoyed going to work everyday.
    Awesome opportunity to interact with biology as a mechanical engineer.

    Cons

    They do not offer you full time position based on your performance but rather your ability to interview.
    Budget cuts can happen and there has been a lot of restructuring making understanding the business and how it functions a little more difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company, but has some flaws

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Ethicon Endo-Surgery as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall a good company with decent employee retention. Some really awesome people work here. Company has a good 'vibe' with a focus on work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very focused on upper level management. Not so much concern around the 'worker bees.' Has a hard time of letting go of dead weight, which just drags teams and departments down. Employs a lot of contracted employees who aren't eligible to participate in a few of the fun 'benefits' of the job, which can be frustrating and make one feel insignificant and taken advantage of. Can occasionally seem disorganized in goals for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more assertive when people aren't doing their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Coop Rotations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Coop  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - R&D Coop in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Ethicon Endo-Surgery as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Gives opportunity to perform own work.

    Cons

    Maybe a little more hours than usual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not Bad..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ethicon Endo-Surgery

    Pros

    Well know company, good commission

    Cons

    Cover large area, lots of competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add greater security

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's all about the number...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative

    I worked at Ethicon Endo-Surgery full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Autonomy, salary, benefits, tangible reward of seeing products help patients, customer relationships, high level experience, company vehicle, continual learning

    Cons

    Penalized financially for those who literally "own" their territory market, some DM's unethical practices, Disconnect from management to what actually goes on in the field, DM's control vacation usage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the customers, "Believe" the information reps are sharing with you, act versus react, treat reps with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Marketing Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Ethicon Endo-Surgery full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is strongly advised

    Cons

    All turnover of senior managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more timely hiring decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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