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KCI Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
109 Reviews
2.4
109 Reviews
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KCI President and CEO Joseph F. (Joe) Woody
Joseph F. (Joe) Woody
42 Ratings

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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Disappointing.

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    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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Place of Great Transition

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    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Dillon, MT
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Dillon, MT

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were great. Training was good.

    Cons

    $200 per month surcharge if you admit to being a smoker. No fault attendance policy, if you were in a serious accident but cannot give 24hrs notice you will get a write up. Mandatory overtime and no regard to employees personal life. Managers in the Dillon MT office were cruel and had a total disregard for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a close look at how employees are treated and you might see why there is a huge turnover in the Dillon office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Going down fast! Finance leader barely lasted 1 year!

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    Former Employee - Internal Audit in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Internal Audit in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    People are good, management is not. Apex, KCI's "owner" has wrecked many companies and KCI is no exception. See Cole Haan... Opportunities to travel to Europe, Latin America etc are great if you're into that.

    Cons

    A new Finance EVP was put in place but the place was so bad he only lasted a year but not without wrecking the department. Destroyed the audit department by putting in multiple clones with zero Internal Audit experience. Did the same with treasury and other departments. KCI is and has been in disarray for a while. If you love uncertainty this is the place for you! I would avoid this place until they figure out their new direction in finance!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the current leadership in IA and get someone with Internal Audit experience. The leaders are nice people but they don't have a clue about running an IA shop. They have alienated key people in operations, finance, compliance & legal. Alienating your clients is never good but it seems like this is what they do best!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work despite some disgruntled, selfish managers.

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great resources, great people, excellent compensation.

    Cons

    Low job security, constantly changing structure and direction, poor IT infrastructure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a dictatorship is your preferred management method, then please don't pretend to care about the employee's input. It would save time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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