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KCI Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
117 Reviews
2.6
117 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.  

    It is an OK company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    Frequent organizational changes
    Poor bonus structure
    Limited promotion opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say you want to keep clear communication then practically demonstrate it. Big speeches in townhall wont change the culture of the company. Prove what you promise!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    wonderful life and limb saving technologies - management lacks focus and vision

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    fulfilling career, good pay,

    Cons

    drama, poor management at all levels, district managers tend to micromanage because of upper management lack of vision, read cafepharma and find out...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this is a great company with great products that seems to live off of its laurels... customer service sucks and mid-management needs to hire, train, and trust their salesforce. What are you good at? run with it, rather that react

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    This is a great company to work for if you do not mind outdated systems.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    The talent of people working at this company is of high caliber. They take pride to ensure customer satisfaction is the highest priority.

    Cons

    The database systems are behind the times. This creates extra work which affects work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better systems to increase morale to add more work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company to work for, until it sold it's bed assets; too stressful afterwards, no incentives at any level.

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    Former Employee - Service Consultant in Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Service Consultant in Temple, TX

    I worked at KCI full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Steady employment. Great job and products that help people in a very serious way.

    Cons

    Workforce is too small to carry the workload. Too stressful at all levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none that would be helpful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Talent pool is very weak in some departments

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    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Disappointing.

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    • Senior Management
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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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Was OK

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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