Integrated Medical Systems International

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Integrated Medical Systems International Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
10 Reviews
2.6
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  1.  

    The good and the bad...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - On-Site Instrument Repair Technician
    Current Employee - On-Site Instrument Repair Technician

    I have been working at Integrated Medical Systems International full-time

    Pros

    -Flexible Work Schedule (If you really need it)
    -Respectable Pay
    -Good people in some management positions that will look out for you. (SOME NOT ALL)
    -Typically good teams to work with in most areas across the country

    Cons

    -Recently purchased by Steris
    -New Steris leadership seems more interested in profits than sound business practices
    -Corporate structure has lost focus on customer needs and is more focused on draining dollars out of customers for no reason
    -Slow product development (Who does not have this problem?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers are not going to tolerate poor business practices that drain their budgets without results that they can see. Just because you have a system of your own you push on customers this does not mean they care how you measure things. The new Steris appointed CEO Greg Sharp needs to realize many of the long term IMS employees have no respect for him because he has to earn it and the first thing he can do is show us he is going to put the customer's needs before Steris's hunger for unrealistic profits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Factory assembly line work in a hospital

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cst  in  Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Cst in Augusta, GA

    I have been working at Integrated Medical Systems International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fair benefits, positive recognition when performing well and a whole 30 minutes for lunch!

    Cons

    Management talks out of both sides of the corporate mouth. They want speed and they want no mistakes. They can't have both. Management wants an specific number of trays per hour with no mistakes. Some of these trays have 100's of instruments. Drop below that number, you get counseled. Make a mistake, you get counseled. You get told there is someone waiting to take your place, so straighten up. The attrition model of business? The motto for the company to to believe that a loved one in on the operating table. Damned if I want to make the minimum number of trays and risk missing something. If each shift were properly staffed then accuracy could be the focus and not numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The most shady company I've ever worked for..,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Ops Manager  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Clinical Ops Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Integrated Medical Systems International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A paycheck, a different area of new experience.

    Cons

    VP and Corp filling you full on lies..
    No scheduled hours, never know when they will "let you leave" for the day. Managers bully and manipulate you- and retaliate against you if you have the courage to stand up for you fed rights. From HR to Corp down to entry manager/ they have no communication skills and no professionallizm. I'm ashamed I ever worked for this company. They sucked the life and want to out of me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to do things the ethical and legal way. Don't lie to your emplyees just for your benifits- and hire people who have experience- instead of the new model to hire all different backgrounds (meaning you can hire someone for cheap) treat your employees the way you would treat your best customer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Non competitive sweat shop wages combined with bully tactics from management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Technician in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Integrated Medical Systems International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent hard working people on the production staff provide the atmosphere of an acceptable working environment.

    Cons

    The wages and insurance are absolutely horrible and provide very little in the way of a living standard. Management staff engages in bullying of staff to get higher production numbers and often threaten termination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the nepotism and remember who actually is making the company money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entry level Medical Sales

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

    I worked at Integrated Medical Systems International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    IMS is a good opportunity to get into medical sales

    -schedule can be very flexible
    -work life balance. Vacationing is hard as a rep, but the day to day work life balance is great. You run your territory like your own company so you can schedule around your own needs.
    -great opportunity to get your foot in the door as a medical rep
    -if you are a top rep, you can make good-great money
    -selling repair services as a 3rd party company in this economy is a great niche as healthcare groups are looking for cost savings.

    Cons

    -overall very low pay if you are not top 20% of reps
    -they nickel and dime you on expenses. You pay your own car mileage, your own cell phone bill (they only give you $50), and all other expenses including office supplies and customer entertainment.
    -bigger company that acts like a small company
    -good ol' boys club mentality with upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your reps, if you continue to treat reps like they are a dime an dozen, you are going to lose the top reps to other companies. They will realize that the grass is greener.

    Modify incentive plan to keep reps.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Work Atmosphere, Felt like Family

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shipping Specialist II  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Shipping Specialist II in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Integrated Medical Systems International part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management respected and appreciated your opinion. Co-Workers were easy to get along with. Got rewarded for the a Job well done.

    Cons

    The Hire and Fire aspect was all to surreal. When the company was booming they hired like crazy, when it was down they fired like crazy. Not a way to treat employees....Find a happy medium

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good environment, but not much room to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior IT Developer  in  Homewood, AL
    Former Employee - Junior IT Developer in Homewood, AL

    I worked at Integrated Medical Systems International

    Pros

    Very good work environment
    Coworkers are very nice
    Management is very helpful and understanding
    Travel for conferences available
    Genuine concern for your well-being and family

    Cons

    Not much room to grow
    Raises are sporadic, if they happen at all
    Some double-talk from upper management about parts of compensation / benefits
    Use of antiquated technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was extremely happy to work at Integrated Medical Systems International
    Create a policy for remote working for applicable employees
    Come up with a way to do merit raises

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Would be a good place to work if top level management would value employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cooper City, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cooper City, FL

    I have been working at Integrated Medical Systems International

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience, many talented people, much potential to be a great company

    Cons

    Management consistently lies to employees about making poor profits as an excuse for low salaries, no bonuses and lack of salary increases while in the same breath employees are told how well they are doing and how the company is growing exponentially. They think we are stupid. employee moral is lowest ive seen in a company. Zero value of knowledge or experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You say that your employees are your greatest asset but you dont reward them monitarily. People work for money PERIOD! If you are going to spend money frivolously try to hide it better because its a slap in the face of your greatest asset!
    Invest in your people a little more and watch your revenue grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Short Term Employment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Integrated Medical Systems International

    Pros

    High Salary and Ample Benefit Package. Good for short term, temporary employment until you can
    find something better.

    Cons

    Game playing, manipulation, back stabbing, wasteful company, who want their image portrayed as philanthropic. IMS does not value employees, mass firings with no warning when spending is out of control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fine if you don't mind kissing up to the "Good Old Boys"

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

    I have been working at Integrated Medical Systems International

    Pros

    Pretty good product and turnaround time.
    Some good people.
    Good stepping stone into better medical or pharmaceutical sales jobs.
    Can be a great job if you "inherit" a great territory or if you aren't blocked from sales by contracts.

    Cons

    Ummm... chewing tobacco and spitting by interviewers!... I guess that's okay for amusement!
    There are a couple of people at the top who are controversial figures... "bad boys" per se... they continue where they are because they are part of the Good Old Boys".
    Territory management and changes are not always based on performance, but sometimes on convenience and other prejudicial factors.
    Management changes keep you from receiving needed support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No tobacco chewing/spitting while interviewing!
    Get some women at the top... they could balance the problems in management.
    Excercise greater care in hiring and firing decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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