Integra LifeSciences

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Integra LifeSciences Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
118 Reviews
2.6
118 Reviews
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Integra LifeSciences President, CEO & Director Peter J. Arduini
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Dress code is casual and it seems that the employees enjoy a good work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Fresh variety of bagels on Fridays (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Still offering raises below cost of living on average most people get 1 (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management was working on it but not there yet (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard-working employees and mid-level managers; Unimpressive top management

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

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn and take on new challenges. Most employees are hard-working and knowledgeable. Many departments allow flexible hours. Generous time off.

    Cons

    Although there are many opportunities to take on new challenges, you won't be compensated for it. Slow to fill open positions, they count on employees and supervisors to pick up the slack. Comparatively low compensation. Nearly every employee who leaves makes a lateral move for much more money. Benefits are so-so. Terrible tuition reimbursement. Rare to have an internal employee promoted to the director level or above, most are brought in from the outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the glass ceiling. Invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Currently employed by Integra LifeSciences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Director in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Director in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Integra LifeSciences full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting. Certainly this company can be a challenging place to work. However with the challenge comes great interesting projects. If you want mundane and typical, ILS is not the place for you. However, if you want to build your resume with relevant skills like; new product integration as a result of an acquistion, working closely with FDA to develop a regulatory strategy for a product that touches 6 different branches, work on PMA products, meet foreign health authorites like China FDA or Japan PMDA or work for a company that is growing and not shrinking, Integra could be the place for you. Lastly, the best reason to work at Integra are the people.

    Cons

    Since the company is growing, it experiences the typical growth pains any growing company experiences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on the infrastructure and tools employees can use to succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Learned alot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineering Co-op in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineering Co-op in Plainsboro, NJ

    I have been working at Integra LifeSciences as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Comfortable work setting
    Friendly team that encouraged new ideas and self motivation
    Working hours were flexible when other priorities took place

    Cons

    Project work was slow at times
    Some tasks were mundane
    Company growth is slow and new managements felt too sudden

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Growing Life Sciences/Med Device Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Integra LifeSciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Focused on growing the business and organization.

    Cons

    In a state of flux during growth period, as the organization is restructured.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant communication and stay visible to all employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Integra's work environment was about making process improvement changes.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences

    Pros

    I found the employees to be dedicated and very professional. Always willing to assist one another with the many daily work challenges.

    Cons

    It was very challenging balancing work/life. What job it's these days! Upper management was working on it but not there yet.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    POOR TRAINING

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences (less than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were great and the wages were very fair. The actual work was interesting and the customer base was great. Interaction with fellow employees rated very high.

    Cons

    The training was extremely poor and communication between management and employees was poor!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your trainers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The hard wokers are not appreciated!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in York, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in York, PA

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most employees are team players. PTO is about the best thing they offer.

    Cons

    Employees who give 100% are definitely not compensated for it. Management doesn't listen to employees. I feel that the company is headed in the wrong direction. You can't give employees 1-2% raises and expect them to stay!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and give the employees that deserve good raises more money!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good opportunities, less than average salary/benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Integra LifeSciences

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for entry level positions

    Cons

    hard to build a career to retire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better perks, and compensation is needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people

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

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People to work with. Great products.

    Cons

    Constant change of management structure is questionable. The higher ups don't really have any understanding of how things function effectively on a day to day basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and get to know your employees needs. Communication is key.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large Turnover and serious disconnect through out the entire company when it comes to communication

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

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If acquired in a different state they pretty much leave you alone.

    Cons

    1.5% raises, poor management, never feel secure because of the large turnover. They view the NJ facility as the only location that matters in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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