MicroAire Surgical

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MicroAire Surgical Reviews

Updated June 18, 2014
Updated June 18, 2014
5 Reviews
2.4
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Positioned to succeed

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Charlottesville, VA

    I worked at MicroAire Surgical

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Things move slowly, siloed structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase cross-functional collaboration, quicken speed to market

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MicroAire Surgical full-time

    Pros

    Small company, great benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    unattainable 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Miserable place to work

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Charlottesville, VA

    I worked at MicroAire Surgical full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company has potential but things are pretty messed up.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA

    I have been working at MicroAire Surgical

    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 ManagementAdvice

    "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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Product manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Charlottesville, VA

    I have been working at MicroAire Surgical

    Pros

    Good location, management is fair and understanding, good culture

    Cons

    poor communication from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication of decisions down to average worker

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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