Merit Medical Systems Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Merit Medical Systems Chairman, President, and CEO Fred P. Lampropoulos
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  1. Stable company with good goals and ethical practices

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stability, good financials, good leadership, vision for what is to come. Recent years have seemed focused on growth, coming years appear to focus more on profitability and tracking to be a $1-5B business.

    Cons

    No cons worth mentioning, sometimes it's hard to keep up with the growth and changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Based on the current goals of the company, I would ask the management to keep doing what they are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Basically a good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    2 weeks a year vacation- 1.5 weeks PTO.

    Cons

    No raises without promotion. Health insurance is a high deductible plan, very expensive. Constantly being told to cut costs, lower pay than similar companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People would stay and work here if they were paid and valued more. Being told to cut costs constantly, while hearing about record sales is disheartening.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Average company: not the worst, not the best...definitely better other existing companies.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at Merit Medical Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with, good place to get some experience, cool products, and relatively flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Generally employees are underpaid significantly in comparison to national averages and benefits are average. Annual raises, cost of living raises, and bonuses are non-existent. Financially the company seems to be doing good but somehow they struggle to manage it efficiently and even with big gains they don’t give back to their employees and even overspend (i.e. the 401K was cut for 8+ months due to overspending). Management makes lots of “empty” promises to employees and never fulfills them. The company lacks opportunities for career development and growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to valve your employees and make them a true investment in your company (10+ salaried positions leaving by their own choice within the last 18 months isn’t a good track record). Learn to effectively budget your finances and don’t leave your financial burdens on your employees. Stop making empty promises to the employees and be honest (it is better to be honest than to lie to your employees).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Nepotism at a publically traded company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merit Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    The professionalism of other employees and their dedication and loyalty.

    Cons

    Compensation is usually on the low end of the spectrum. Unethical in business practices regarding bonuses. After promising bonuses and reviewing criteria throughout the year, they were not paid, citing "bonuses are discretionary".
    Personal growth can be somewhat limited.
    The CEO surrounds himself with "yes" men and bypasses the chain of command. There is significant nepotism in the ranks as his wife, son, and 2 brother's-in-law hold executive positions. He also rules through intimidation. Those who challenge him find themselves without.
    Executive meetings can be rather bizarre. One must be prepared to talk about anything. You may discuss what is on the agenda, or the CEO may sing and play a song on the guitar. Hours are spent preparing for contingent topics for a simple review meeting.
    Mergers and aquisitions are questionable and the due diligence is not very good. Look at the results of the acquisitions/agreements over the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some integrity and honor your commitments to your people. Sometimes a divergent thought is helpful to get other perspectives.
    Stick to the stated topic of the meeting and you will be shocked at the greater efficiency you will get from your teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Nice place to work if you don't mind being underpaid

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in South Jordan, UT

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people.
    Low stress, low expectations.
    Flexible work schedule.
    If you're looking for a job where you can just coast and not have much expected of you, this is a great place to be.

    Cons

    Pay is considerably lower than national and local averages. Benefits are on the low side of the scale too.
    If you're a little driven and looking to move up, this wouldn't be the place. Most promotion is seniority based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally doing a good job, but it's hard to keep good people when you aren't paying competitively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Wonderful - doing what I was born to do. Production planning, purchasing and inventory control

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in South Jordan, UT

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very stable industry and company

    Cons

    Annual salary is not comparable with this industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Enjoyed my time here!

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    Current Employee - Activity Director in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Activity Director in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems

    Pros

    decent pay, great staff, and great work environment

    Cons

    Upper management started many of the problems with gossip or allowing people to attempt get others in trouble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in the right staff, you do not realize how much talent you have in your dept. heads.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    A decent company but they lack Business Sense!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I work in the buiness offices so I can't speak to the clean-rooms and assembly lines but I think upper management genuinly cares about their employees and does their best to take care of them. Their time-off policies are nice and fair and coworkers and managers are very nice. Onsite Health Clinic with an excellent physician.

    Cons

    Office politics are everywhere! They offer a high deductible health insurance plan. There is to much upper managment and that upper management lacks good business sense. They don't know how to make good business decisions for the company to be profitable. Their training lacks and the company grew to fast so now it's going through major growing pains. Instead of cleaning up messes as they grew they just pushed things under the rug and said they'd address them later, now things are so big of a mess that no one wants to address the messes so they just keep overlooking them. This company is known for people getting some experience on their resumes and then going elsewhere for better job opportunities. The "lifers" stick around because they were around when the company started up but the younger generations seems to recognize the lack of business sense and turn over quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management surrounds themselves with "Yes Men." You need to surround yourself with people that will give you honest responses not people that are going to tell you whatever you want to here. You have to be willing to accept rejection and honesty from those who report to you if you expect quality results. Everything can't always be your way or the highway!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Great opportunity for growth and amazing co-workers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merit Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    Personal and professional growth. I worked with a great group of people. Products and company have good reputation in the market place, access to senior leadership, the ability to really contribute and make a difference. Management has the right intent and does try to keep employees happy.

    Cons

    Raises can come infrequently. Layoffs, uncertainty at times in how the stock is doing and what that will affect. It often would affect raises or the 401K match would be put on hold when cost cutting needed to take place. Upper management over committing to new buildings, remodeling, acquisitions and thus put a financial strain on an otherwise very viable, sound company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance the growth with what is fiscally sound. Don't look to cut employee benefits at the first chance you have because it makes the company look weak when it is not. Create a stronger well defined, people centered culture.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, everyone is like family. The hours are flexible, benefits are good. It feels good to be part of a company that really wants to make a positive difference in peoples healthcare experience.

    Cons

    What can I say? Its a federally regulated environment, that means lots of paperwork and documentation. This can be a good and bad thing. Occasionally the company seems more focused on shareholders that employees, but that is a reality of the modern world we live in. Enough shareholders are fickle and childish to make an impact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have spoken with top management a few times, and always come away with the impression that they are dedicated to building a strong company with a focus on the future. The CEO has great personal investment in the products that we make and he treats his employees like family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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