North Coast Medical

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  1.  

    Good for experience, bad for growth or if you want industry standard pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gilroy, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilroy, CA

    I worked at North Coast Medical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly faces
    Spacious cafeteria
    Stable hours
    Holiday BBQs and events (CEO is slowly getting rid of this though)
    Casual dress code (depending on your department)
    Free coffee and teas all the time

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry standard
    Terrible management
    Gossip atmosphere
    Not much room for growth
    Raises are very low and far and few between
    Reviews are a joke
    High turnover
    HR can't do much to help you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees, reduce turnover, increase company morale, give raises to those that earn it. DON'T PLAY FAVORITES. Increase pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    If you cannot trust Human Resources or Management how happy can one be at a company?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Coast Medical full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - A check every two weeks.
    - Location

    Cons

    - Management and Human Resources Department lack professional ethics.
    - Company does not value its employees.
    - Employees are treated different depending upon their willingness to do what is asked of them, especially in the face of non-ethical requests.
    - My immediate manager doctored an email to make it look to CEO that I was given certain assignments when in fact I knew nothing of said assignments. The "sent to" was doctored, email printed and left on her desk. She missed adding in a sent to date & time. I came across the email on her desk while she was on vacation and when asked her about it "she must have meant to send it and printed it before sending". This was a lie as when you attempt to close such emails a prompt is received "would you like to send"? I still have the email printout. This is just 1 example of the ways of North Coast Medical, Inc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be present. Know what is going on with your employees instead of leaving COO, CFO and and Management to make important decisions. Do not go back on promises made to employees especially after HR has approved certain decisions and relayed approval to employee. When benefits get denied after approval has been expressed to employee (Finance denied 2 days after the fact) it makes for a demotivated employee and for lack of trust in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    North Coast Medical is a company where you can get a lot of valuable career experience in any position.

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrative  in  Gilroy, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrative in Gilroy, CA

    I worked at North Coast Medical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone who works there pulls together to make things happen. There are multi-talented people who work throughout North Coast. Employees are trained on their day to day duties by a senior member of the team. Cross training to maximize an employee's skills happens regularly. Employees have lengthy tenures at North Coast which speaks volumes for how the company is received by its employees. Everyone is helpful to each other in order to help make you succeed.

    Cons

    I think that people feel burnt out at times and it shows on occassion. That happens just about everywhere at pretty much any company and really isn't a negative toward North Coast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the next 2 years, increase personnel by 10% to 15%. I think that it would affect the bottomline favorably to the company. Have a company 'All Hands' meeting at least twice a year but I would do it once a quarter. Address the company letting them know where you are and where you are heading. It's a moral buster for most.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Gilroy, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Gilroy, CA

    I worked at North Coast Medical

    Pros

    - like others have said if you dont have any other place to work, this is can be a place to get your feet wet
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    Cons

    - horrible pay, way below market pay scale
    - lack of growth
    - management critiques even while in TRAINING MODE
    - management seriously lacks professional ethics
    - there is a lot favoritism going on such as how there are some extremely unprofessional people still working there for more than a year or so
    - they don't really value you or your effort and ethics
    - always have a big brother watching over your shoulder feeling
    - LACK OF RESPECT AND CARE FOR OTHERS
    - Highly discourage anyone from working here
    - very high turnover ratio, I asked about half of the members in the company and most had worked no longer than 2 years there
    - the last words of the HR representative when asked why my term was over were, "idk managers just thought you didn't learn fast enough .... Well it is what it is "- do you seriously have any professional ethics at all ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to respect your employees, don't undermine others efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PURCHASING MANAGER (INTERIM)  in  Gilroy, CA
    Former Employee - PURCHASING MANAGER (INTERIM) in Gilroy, CA

    I worked at North Coast Medical

    Pros

    North Coast Medical can be a good place to gain experience working in a distribution environment in the medical device industry. The medical supplies (durable goods) industry is easy to sell in and the workers in the departments doing a majority of the company operations do a fine job.

    Cons

    Director positions will not do you any service if you leave and try to land employment at a larger corporation. Executive level skill set at NCM does not equate to Executive level skill set in larger companies. The president of the company has a tendency to hire his friends, relatives, or people who are submissive to him as opposed to hiring people who could help the company grow in the future. The Executive team and CEO/President seem to enjoy the spotlight of the position over the good of the company, as well as enjoy watching individuals do whatever they have to to keep their jobs. There is hardly a shred of transparency and employees are treated different depending upon their willingness to do what is asked of them, even in the face of non-ethical requests. There are no set goals, so there is a major lack of motivation obvious in all departments. It's an easy place to stay working and shopping is very close by. If that sounds like a perfect employer you found your match.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be present to assist with the operations of the company on a daily basis. Add incentives to motivate employees, and take a close look at the cost of high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Small, family owned company. Good learning experience. Some opportunities for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Coast Medical

    Pros

    Good for learning/building industry skills.

    Cons

    Low wages and limited opportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee suggestions for improvement

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Titles Mean Nothing There

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Coast Medical

    Pros

    North Coast Medical can be a good place to get-your-feet-wet and experience the ins and out of working in an environment that runs itself. Selling medical supplies (i.e., necessity items), doesn't really take alot of effort to do - and the oil to the machine (Logistics, Accounting, Customer Service, Marketing, Sales, HR) tend to run like clockwork. When I worked there, it was a stagnant performing company with a lot of jobs that were easy to do.

    Cons

    So, if you're in a (for example) Director level position at NCM, that title/job will not serve you well if you leave and try to land employment at, let's say, Google. Director level skill set at NCM does not equate to Director level skill set in larger companies. The president of the company has a tendency to hire people who are his old college buddies, relatives, or people who are subservient to him as opposed to hiring someone who could replace him in the event he could no longer run the company. He touts his title of CEO/President as if it should be revered, when in actuality, doing so alienates him from the employee's who do the hard work at the company (Shipping & Receiving, Customer Service Reps, for example). There is minimal transparency and employees are treated differently depending upon their role in the company. There is no such thing as quarterly goals, so employees tend to do the same thing day-in-day-out to the point where the job becomes tedious, boring, unrewarding and routine. It's easy to work at NCM and weekly pot lucks are routine. If that's the type of environment you thrive in, then welcome to paradise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Groom your management team to be leaders. Look to hire people who are smarter-than-you so that it helps ensure that you have people on your team who can think outside the box, are analytical and strategic in their thinking, can challenge you to be a better President/CEO and help you take NCM to the next level.

    Doesn't Recommend

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