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MEDRAD Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
30 Reviews
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MEDRAD President and CEO Samuel M. (Sam) Liang
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  1.  

    A great place to work being absorbed by Bayer

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - PC Deployment Specialist in Warrendale, PA
    Current Employee - PC Deployment Specialist in Warrendale, PA

    I have been working at MEDRAD as a contractor

    Pros

    great corporate culture, and departmental culture in IT

    Cons

    Bayer was destroying most of what made Medrad a good place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    honestly it's too late, Bayer owns them, and they are being absorbed into the Bayer culture and envirment

  2.  

    Sclerotic, dying company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at MEDRAD as a contractor

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good tools and facilities. Decent parking.
    Have I met the 20 word minimum? Not yet. Well now I have.

    Cons

    Medrad isn't what it used to be, since purchase by Bayer.
    The talent is mostly gone. What's left are third-rate engineers (many of them overpromoted technicians).
    Entire departments spend their time beavering away at "make work" projects that do not contribute to growth and profitability.
    There is little understanding of rational cost reduction, or systematic product improvement.
    New Product Development is slow and lacks "disruptive innovation."
    The underlying cause is several layers of Managers who are incompetent, complacent, or simply overpromoted and out-of-their depth.
    The Indianola facility, especially, is paralyzed by politics, incompetence, pettiness, grudges nursed ten+ years. Staffers spend much of their time defending their past (poor) performance.
    Overall, imagine Dilbert without the wit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over. Fire most of the old-timers, who have essentially retired on the job and will resist all attempts at revival.
    Bring in new, high energy, high talent managers and engineers. Give them the tools and support to overcome institutional inertia.
    The alternative is continued slow, expensive decline into insignificance. The company is coasting on past glories.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bayer is doing what any German company does in a buyout - discard America and grow Germany

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BBS IT in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - BBS IT in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Medrad Pros - Pay and benefits were good, although the "friends" got better pay. Great employees back in the day when there were just those buildings in Indianola and RIDC.
    Bayer Pros - can't think of any.

    Cons

    Medrad Cons - Very cliquish and discriminatory. Crafty, sneaky and devious managers and employees who would destroy employees they did not like. Warrendale location was the beginning of the end for MEDRAD. The culture changed with lots of arrogance that management failed to see. The management after this time went down hill.
    Bayer Cons - You left lots of good people go and kept some real bad ones. But you don't care about these reviews anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management no longer cares what people think. Bayer preaches all kind of values, but are easily deceived by employees. There is no team in Bayer, no respect for cultural, race, gender or sexual orientation differences - there is extreme discrimination practiced by managers unless it's somebody on the 'like' list. When everything is eventually reabsorbed by Germany, US employees will not need to be concerned about advice to the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at MEDRAD as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits. Tremendous, knowledgable teams, salespeople are fantastic, great work enviornment

    Cons

    Beyer swallowed it whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time off policies should be more flexible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very rewarding and enjoyable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Management
    Former Employee - Field Management

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

    Pros

    We competed with our products and service, we won as a result of our people. We valued our customers and employees.

    Cons

    MEDRAD is no longer as it was acquired by Bayer Healthcare. The values and culture has shifted which one would expect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eye on your customers and employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    MEDRAD was a tremendous place to work, but Bayer is killing it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at MEDRAD full-time

    Pros

    Knowledgeable teams, good compensation, low cost of living in Pittsburgh PA. Before Bayer there was a great work environment and camaraderie among employees, and great communication from upper management regarding business direction.

    Cons

    Bayer. Pharma company attempting to run a medical device company (which was already trying to reinvent itself as a software company.) Work environment rapidly deteriorating amidst frequent reorganizations and rounds of layoffs. It is pretty clear that you are just a cog in the wheel now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carve out some budget dollars for team building.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for learning

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MEDRAD full-time

    Pros

    Team environment, great feedback, community of intelligent employees

    Cons

    Change in management and location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what got you there

  9.  

    Positive and a wonderful company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation. Treated with great respect and an overall great experience working for this company.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to talk about, this company always kept the employees up to date with the direction of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn logistics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistisc in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Logistisc in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Many customers, use of technology, good workload

    Cons

    some managers are not very friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the employees' ideas more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Middle management out of control- for $

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harmarville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harmarville, PA

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

    Pros

    Daily co-workers & hands on folks are pleasant to work with. Good locations, benefits.

    Cons

    Middle management has resisted communtcation with employees in the basic Bayer changes. Some departments are running on 1/2 the needed staffing. Many layoffs. agressive bully management tactics caused toxic daily workplace. Employees being pushed to limits, constant push by mngmnt. to implement new "improvements" only to revert on to another "better" process... but not actually helping improve anything.
    FDA involvement is tactfully pushed off by the assigned director, and to avoid learning ,TRAINING,and improving, simply pushes off the responsiblitiy to the next dept. in line.
    Seems there is NO TEAMWORK left here.
    Seeking daily challenges as an employee with providing positive results isn't well recognized.
    manageers are very unprofessional, almost like school kids, in favortism, and clicks...one dept. won't work with another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bayer- you have self induldgent middle management acquired from Medrad that isn't director or management material. Your layoffs are misdirected in stabilizing the budget. Maybe get stronger more qualified managers that actually know how to interact with employees in positive ways to obtain stronger dept. results, instead of not being capable of working with, let alone leading a department of employees. (some throw paper coffe cups when mad) really? Is that necessary?
    Atmosphere so sad...had to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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