MicroAire Surgical

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MicroAire Surgical Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014

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2.6 5 reviews

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Francis I Lavin

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Positioned to succeed

    Intern (Former Employee) Charlottesville, VA

    ProsNice and friendly people, great work-life balance, medical devices industry has lot of growth opportunities

    ConsThings move slowly, siloed structure

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease cross-functional collaboration, quicken speed to market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Small company that has a nice niche in only one of its three divisions

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmall company, great benefits, decent pay

    Consunattainable quotas, impossible to make commission, company is years behind with R and D, They do not belong to any GPO's IDN's etc . Even management described this company as the Queen Mary

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Miserable place to work

    Engineer (Former Employee) Charlottesville, VA

    ProsReasonable work-life balance with regular hours almost all of the time.

    ConsManagement is out of touch with the day to day activities of the company and has no realistic vision for success.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company has potential but things are pretty messed up.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Charlottesville, VA

    Pros-Small size allows involvement and exposure to all aspects of business.
    -Colleagues are generally easy to work with.
    -Managers are not a-holes.
    -Autonomy in completing assignments and day-to-day tasks.

    Cons-High turnover of senior management.
    -High rate of employee turnover and layoffs.
    -Lack of communication from President. Company has goals, but no actionable strategy for getting there. Disconnect between President and workers about how to develop new products. Lack of communication and cooperation between leadership of functional departments.
    -HR department stuck in high school. They have cheerleaders and trophies and sing-alongs at all-employee meetings.
    -Aversion to change due to middle-management occupied by long-time employees.
    -Lack of dedication to training and employee development.

    Advice to Senior Management"Let's be innovative," and "Let's grow XX% every year," are not strategies. Saying those things is not leadership. Anyone can decide they want their company to grow and be innovative. There is no shortage of companies out there that think they are innovative or think they can be innovative by saying the word "innovate" a lot.

    The question is how.

    Either provide visionary leadership, or provide an environment where your workers can actually have the information and resources they need to be creative and accomplish a lot. MicroAire currently has a command-and-control structure, but without the necessary vision at the top. Ideas from the bottom are ignored if they don't fit into the status quo.

    Also, train your managers in management. A 2-day seminar is not training. An online course is not training. They need real training, mentorship, and development.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Product Manager (Current Employee) Charlottesville, VA

    ProsGood location, management is fair and understanding, good culture

    Conspoor communication from upper management

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter communication of decisions down to average worker

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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