NuVasive Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Pros
  • Colleagues with high performnance standards and a shared vision to advance spine surgery (in 8 reviews)

  • Great culture and a company that really takes care of its employees (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • You need to be prepared for a heavier workload and less work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours are required of certain groups (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NuVasive full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, nice,fun people, everyone works really hard, seem to care about the mission

    Cons

    No work/life balance, Lots of corporate changes recently

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better regarding changes, give people what they are worth in salary

  2. Helpful (1)

    Started well ended bad

    Current Employee - Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Paramus, NJ

    I have been working at NuVasive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative and interactive and communicated with the employees.

    Cons

    Lost its people skills and stopped communicating lost its identity.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue

  3. Great vision, great people, excellent culture, through adversity the cheetahs still come out on TOP!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at NuVasive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company values, procedural solutions to improve patient care, it's not just about products but about providing a full portfolio to HCPs to best provide care to patients. The culture is contagious and if you always strive to perform at the highest level you can expect that your colleagues will too.

    Cons

    Provide Tuition Reimbursement as a HR benefit

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and motivate direct reports and focus on the quarterly meetings to review IDPs and the goals and objectives to best keep employees engaged so they know advancement is attainable.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company, but long hours and questionable leadership, creativity and innovation are paramount

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at NuVasive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, location, creative and young teams, employees generally excited about products

    Cons

    Long hours, decisions made by leadership are often dead wrong, leaving underlings to clean up their messes and make things right, while they take the credit. Too many unqualified people in executive positions with large salaries, promotion opportunities few and far between

    Advice to Management

    promote your people. often just a title change with nominal pay raise does wonders for employee morale and loyalty

  6. Spine Specialist

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    Former Employee - Spine Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Spine Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at NuVasive full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    disruptive technology, especially XLIF
    Driving MIS

    Cons

    company runs extremely thin and product availablity is a huge issue
    unrealistic expectations and market forcasts

    Advice to Management

    improve inventory/ asset management situation for the field
    give reps more support to help build business

  7. Helpful (1)

    Strong Culture

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at NuVasive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Driven organization creating technologies that improve patient outcomes. Holds people accountable and celebrates success

    Cons

    Operating Margins are below industry standard, due to the drive to get things done quickly. As wall street pressures the company to improve profit margins, employees will bear some of the burden with reduced benefits, promotions and merit increases

    Advice to Management

    consider reducing spending on other areas of the business (like logistics costs) before reducing employee comp.

  8. Helpful (6)

    Dirty and dishonest. Will do anything to get ahead including endangering patients.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at NuVasive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Work 60 to 70 hrs per week. You are held responsible for the failures of other departments. Culture is phony

    Advice to Management

    Find a conscience and stop treating people like cattle.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Stay away from the dysfunctional IT department

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    Current Employee - Developer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at NuVasive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Benefits, good pay, on-site gym with trainers. Used to have a great ESPP program however that's changing.

    Cons

    The current state of IT is a disaster. Sr IT management has no clue what they are doing and in the process wasting company money. Unfortunately the Executive who oversees IT is not doing anything to prevent this. Recent new hires have been based on who they know and not what they know, its basically a good old boy system.
    If you are considering joining the NuVasive IT department, think twice.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. IT Management needs to go, they are ruining the investment NuVasive has made in IT. The longer you allow them to continue, the more money its going to cost to fix it when they do leave.
    Practice what you preach, the hypocrisy is rampant.

    NuVasive Response

    Jan 23, 2015Senior Specialist, Talent Acquisition

    NuVasive is a culture where absolute responsiveness and commitment to innovation are core aspects of our culture. We pride ourselves in our high performance culture and welcome critical thinkers who ... More

  10. Helpful (1)

    Speed of Innovation, Absolute Responsiveness, Superior Clinical Outcomes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NuVasive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is Nuvasive's mantra and it seems to be working for them. The company started in 1999 and is on pace to hit over $750M in revenue this year making them the 3rd largest med device company in the global spine market. Based on the large corporations they compete against this is pretty remarkable.
    It doesn't look like things are slowing down as their stock hit a 52 week high just last week. Lots of companies claim to have a "great culture" but Nuvasive really goes above and beyond to protect their "billion dollar, start-up" vibe. - Fall Festivals, beer gardens, Cheetah Ball, free fruit & vending machines in the break rooms, etc.
    Also, with the size of the company (under 2,000 EEs) there is easy access to leadership and the ability to affect change. Although the size of the company is smaller they still have a global presence and remain competitive with compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    This is one of those make a negative a positive comment . . . they're looking for positive, smart, passionate problem-solvers to work here. If you're talented and are looking for other talented people to push you to get better this is the place for you. They require a lot from you but at the same time they give a lot back. Think of it as a basketball team competing for a championship - you're going to have to work hard personally to get to the playoffs but you're going to also need other talented people around you to win the championship.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing . . . I like the upcoming changes to benefits and how you continue to position the company in the market to succeed. Continue to protect the company culture and never forget it's the people that make the company.

  11. Helpful (8)

    Revolving Door

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at NuVasive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting products/solutions...not much else. Pay is competitive, benefits are good.

    Cons

    Ridiculous and sometimes childish mentality of senior management and their cheetah nonsense. Watching the constant hiring and firing of key players. People quitting after a few months as they realize what a farce the company is starting with Alex Lukianov, Chief Liar. They claim that they hire "A" players, what they don't tell you is that they lose them all after a few months to better, more tenured companies. Waste of company funds on parties, lost/ stolen medical devices, hiring, etc. ( Alex can't keep an assistant to save his life!).

    Advice to Management

    Import some real leadership that knows what they're doing and get rid of the losers that are currently stunting the growth of the company.

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