Ethicon Endo-Surgery Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
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  1. R&D Co-Op: Competitive but Intriguing

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    Former Intern - R&D Co-Op in Blue Ash, OH
    Former Intern - R&D Co-Op in Blue Ash, OH

    I worked at Ethicon Endo-Surgery as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    As a co-op I was given more opportunities to work on real engineering work than at other companies. There is a great work/life balance that is encouraged by the other employees. The pay is competitive with, if not better, than most competitors. Gym, including basketball/volleyball court, onsite is a huge bonus.

    Cons

    As with any company there are politics that are involved with the engineering work. Also, as I said earlier, it is very competitive. If you would like to evolve the co-op into a full time job I would recommend trying to get multiple co-ops.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. Was once a great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Product Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Product Director in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Ethicon Endo-Surgery full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice people. Quality products. High margins.

    Cons

    Recently lots of insecurity. Shrinking sales mean less opportunity and constant re-orgs. Moving most mgmt jobs to NJ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to growth...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great first company to intern at!

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    Former Intern - R&D in Blue Ash, OH
    Former Intern - R&D in Blue Ash, OH

    I worked at Ethicon Endo-Surgery as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    It has a great atmosphere that constantly promotes interactivity between company employees. The employees really take to the heart the ability to help their fellow colleague which creates a stress free environment and one that does not limit you in your abilities. Additionally it will always put family first.

    Cons

    Due to the market position of the company, it lacked the originality I hoped for when entering a medical device company. Their internship program is great but it lacks the ability to support students as they hire 30 students per semester and take only a handful of college grads every year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. former summer intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ethicon Endo-Surgery

    Pros

    they put a huge priority on work-life balance which makes this a very pleasant place to work and a great company to stay at long-term.

    Cons

    there is a huge co-op program but they only hire around 5 new college hires each year so this is not the company to choose if you're looking for an internship/co-op that will be a sure full time job after graduation.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ethicon Endo-Surgery full-time (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
  7. Product line getting old. Clueless HR. Credo is dead.

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    Former Employee - Customer Facing
    Former Employee - Customer Facing

    I worked at Ethicon Endo-Surgery full-time (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    It's been rough.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Ethicon Endo-Surgery full-time (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
  9. A company in decline

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    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
  10. Good Co-op Experience

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    • 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 (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Decent company, but has some flaws

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Ethicon Endo-Surgery as a contractor (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

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