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
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  

    Top line, bottom line and share holder driven

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some company locations offer a good learning enviroment

    Cons

    Company is not employee focused. Becoming a burn and churn organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees and upgrade facilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    CNC Machinist with 7+ years at Integra Life Sciences

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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist/Programmer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist/Programmer in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Integra LifeSciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1) Company is moving in a positive way by letting many learn new ways of machining.
    2) Day Shift Management works very well with employees
    3) Company is moving ahead from its past and starting to offer better compensation & benefits. (still lacking a little but way better then it has ever been.)
    4) Great work place if looking to learn the field
    5) Offers one of the best vocation and Holiday packages

    Cons

    1) Still offering raises below cost of living on average most people get 1.5% raise.
    2) Help Company morale, a little bit goes a long way. Since I started here we have lost everything besides a dinner.
    3) Too many chiefs for the little amount of indians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the new CEO has taken over the company is trying to move in the future. But you have to understand minimum wage is going up faster then my own wages and I'm losing buying power every year. Please reconsider these below par increases and offer something that keeps up with cost of living.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing, disheartening and overall frustrated!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, bagels on pay days

    Cons

    Absolutely no training!! You have to literally beg people for their time and when you finally get it the training is minimal at best - you are left to your own devices to figure things out and when things go sideways you are the first person to be blamed! There are no training manuals to refer to and there is a lack of cooperation on a daily basis. I was flown back to corporate HQ for training and it took AR over 2 months to reimburse my expenses!! Often times issues go unattended for weeks at a time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate a company wide training program!! Give your new employees a training manual and resources in able to do their job effectively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    High expectations with marginal rewards, Management completely out of touch with reality.

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    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Peers were great to work with.

    Cons

    Management completely out of touch with reality, weekly meetings with upper management were hysterical, peers would joke about what we were told during these meetings as compared to the reality of what we had to work with.
    There was absolutely no faith that management knew what they were talking about or what direction we were given by them.
    The company fails to learn by their mistakes, front line employees know all about the disasters we are headed into, but management ignores the facts and continues to forge forward on this mis-information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and get in touch with reality, Truly listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company with a lot of opportunity to offer but plenty of work to be done to get everyone on the same page

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time

    Pros

    People and atmosphere make the company what it is. Integra has has great products and are looking to expand their campus which will whole help their growth.

    Cons

    Systems, acquisitions and the accompanying integration of everyone to one system has not been seamless although it rarely is

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Low moral across the organization, some horrible & crazy managers, and discouraging compensation and bonus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They have some good people, but not enough of them to keep you motivated, particularly in the senior management team

    Cons

    There are many horrible managers who are not qualified to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To CEO - It's time to clean house and bring in your own management team who you can trust, who are competent, who can be leaders and who are professional.

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

    Great place to get experience in different areas

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Tons of experience and varied projects
    Relatively flat hierarchy
    Good camaraderie

    Cons

    Long hours
    No processes that are common at larger companies
    High turnover but seems to be changing a bit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poorly managed, low comp, FDA all over them, everyone wants to leave, need I say more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If everyone says the free bagels and the gym what does that say?

    Cons

    Horrible and abusive management, poor pay, little investment in what matters, cant implement an ERP system, senior managers blog on the internet during the day, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire or sell the company to J&J

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overworked with underwhelming compensation.

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing in Plainsboro, NJ

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bagels on Friday and PTO days.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, no compensation/reward. 1% to 2% yearly raises. Expense reimbursement takes up to 30 days! Medical Benefit coverage and high copays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    very good products, downgraded from great.

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    Current Employee - Sales Management in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Management in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Integra LifeSciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good place for a paycheck.

    Cons

    Not the best place for career advancement due to lack of direction and leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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