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KCI Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
113 Reviews
2.6
113 Reviews
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KCI President and CEO Joseph F. (Joe) Woody
Joseph F. (Joe) Woody
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are some great people working here who really care about their work and the customer (in 5 reviews)

  • good pay for the job, great co-workers, great product reputation (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to maintain work - life balance at times (in 4 reviews)

  • Hostile work environment at times and HR did nothing to resolve (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company, but low pay for medical device.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KCI

    Pros

    people are supportive and committed to being successful

    Cons

    comp plan for sales reps lack motivation. Not a pay for performance concept. Paid based on where patient lives vs the amount of orders YOU encouraged doc to order. I lose about 40% of my orders to surrounding territories. It's difficult to work hard knowing I will not get paid on 40% of my work. On the flip side, the territory reps around my metropolitan area, are not motivated to work hard either because they reap my benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Talent pool is very weak in some departments

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer

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

    Pros

    The office is in a decent area of San Antonio, which is an easy town to live in and navigate around. There are a few talented people at the company and several nice employees to build friendships with.

    Cons

    Upper management is delusional. Constant reduction in force where good people would be let go while unsatisfactory employees remained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time evaluating employee performance and contributions to the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A blunder of management and strategic vison

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    Former Employee - Internet Strategist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Internet Strategist in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at KCI

    Pros

    benefits were decent, pay was okay.

    Cons

    5 managers in 11 months, decisions made based on stock price instead of what was best strategy for the company. by the 5th boss no one had any grasp on my project anymore but me(they laid off key people who had worked on it- among other things- in a massive layoff), and I was out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a pair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great family oriented department.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at KCI

    Pros

    Benefits are top compared to ther companies.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Dr. Jim's legacy going.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Disappointing.

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

    I worked at KCI full-time

    Pros

    Product line is respected in wound care industry.

    Cons

    Lot's of transitions going thru the company. Senior leadership and management seem to change direction every couple of months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of employees, they are your biggest asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Was OK

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Account Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, salary, time off

    Cons

    Benefits, culture, room for advancement

  8.  

    If you work, you will be worked, if you don't you will get by

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative II in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative II in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Helping others in the healthcare field

    Cons

    Many people do not carry their fair share of the workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs a management overhaul in the Charlotte Office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a bad place to start but I recommend using it as a stepping stone to your career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KCI full-time

    Pros

    A majority of the lower level employees were a gem to work with and who seemed to really care about the products

    Cons

    Leadership is nonexistent and there is no career path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Place of Great Transition

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, family oriented post-acquisition. Environment promotes constant change and growth. Strong compensation and benefits. Phenomenal city location. Multiple opportunities to get involved, to make a difference and if willing to are encouraged to make improvements. For highly motivated, self-driven individuals this is a gold mine.

    Cons

    Constant leadership changes make the environment seem unstable and lacks clear direction. Difficult to navigate political landscape. Small job market in San Antonio so in leadership ranks, not very many options to transition into. Company values changed immensely post acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and respect the people. The people are devoted to the company and want to make a difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall good experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good, flexibility depending on your role.

    Cons

    Many tenured employees who are negative and don't want to accept change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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