NuVasive

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NuVasive Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
86 Reviews
4.1
86 Reviews
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NuVasive Chairman and CEO Alexis V. Lukianov
Alexis V. Lukianov
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Review Highlights

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

  • They truly care about the employees, and have made work-life balance a priority (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • You need to be prepared for a heavier workload and less work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some good and some bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Cool spinal technology. It feels good when you support their philanthropic efforts. Pretty good pay and for the most part good benefits. Events are usually fun. If you're willing to drink the corporate kool-aid then you can go far. Pretty good gym/exercise facilities and workout options. There are a lot of really good people here who are trying their best to make it great despite some of the obstacles.

    Cons

    Corporate cult-like mentality. You can either advance in this company or have a good work-life balance, you can't do both. Every department runs so lean in staffing that there's no chance to catch your breath. It's more about doing things quickly than doing them intelligently. Budgets get slashed and you're still expected to just "do more with less". The executive level is way out of touch with the average employee and it's becoming disillusioning. There's definitely a good old boy's club and most of us aren't in it. They finally are implementing a 401k match but it's tiny and pretty obviously a distraction from the other areas of benefits that they're cutting. Lots of the old-timers with a lot of experience in this company are getting burnt out and leaving for greener pastures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a lot of distrust in how you present new company-wide initiatives. If it's designed to save the company money, just say so. We know it is. It's obvious we're all about catering to wall street these days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    If you get in, that's just the start! Time to raise your game!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at NuVasive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - friendly and incredibly intelligent co-workers
    - on-site facilities are great, gym, free goodies in the break room
    - flawless on boarding
    - great comp and benefits, including a very robust/intense training program
    - incredible growth

    Cons

    - Longer interview process, but keep in mind that they want to hire the right person for the right role, which can take time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course and keep employees & culture at the forefront of the company's priorities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at NuVasive as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I work with a fantastic group of people and the dynamic I've seen within this group is very rare. Management is very involved in work and even personal life as they constantly plan offsite events with friends and families. They definitely encourage work/life balance and flexibility in hours.

    Cons

    No cons at this time. I've only been there for less than a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Young, Innovative and Exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at NuVasive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    NuVasive is a great place to work and I actually enjoy coming to work every day. Long hours, and a lot is expected of you but most people who get hired at NuVasive know this (and want this) going into it.
    The products are first class and everyone truly cares about what NuVasive has to offer.
    There are always fun events and meetings and since the environment is pretty young and active it is easy to get along with everyone.
    Very competitive, but again, most people hired know this and want this.
    It takes a special type of person to work at NuVasive but if you are willing to work hard, compete with coworkers and ALWAYS be "on", then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Pay is fairly low compared to other companies in the industry and even companies outside the medical industry. Considering how hard everyone works and how many hours we put in, it would be nice to be compensated a little more.
    Benefits are just okay.
    No 401K match, as others have said in previous posts.
    If pay and benefits are your driving factor when choosing a place to work, you may want to consider somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider looking at pay scale and benefits to keep up with the "A" player employees you have hired.
    Other than that, keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Working at NuVasive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NuVasive

    Pros

    Strongly dedicated to improving patient outcomes, teams are focused, intelligent and great people to work with

    Cons

    You need to be prepared for a heavier workload and less work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a 401k match, drive up salaries to meet market averages (or above average if expectations are to remain high)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Positive Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NuVasive full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Open structure allows you to converse with management, well equipped to help you engage with the industry

    Cons

    Overpowering culture, Not a great work life balance, office culture is very "bro" like.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at NuVasive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, GREAT benefits, excellent training. Company makes great strides to promote vision and corporate mission, team building. Significantly invested in long term success of Shareholders. Amazing work-life balance. Company is innovative and recognizes successes/accomplishments both corporate and individual.

    Cons

    None that i can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging careers, trusting co-workers, hands-on management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at NuVasive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment with co-workers who have an inherent trust of one another, lift each other up, are eager to do a good job and all work toward a common goal to better patient lives. Flexible hours, desirable salaries and great benefits. The work is interesting, the people are warm, and the day-to-day is challenging, but very rewarding. Management is hands-on and encourages a work/life balance. Communication from the executives is consistent and transparent. If you are adaptable and enjoy working hard, apply!

    Cons

    Training of new employees needs more attention. Although new hires usually come with experience and skill sets, the company has grown so big, so quickly, the amount of information required to conduct day-to-day tasks could be enhanced with more detailed training of new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the increased communication and transparency, it is very refreshing. Consider forming a team to help with training of new hires in each department. Keep up the great benefits and competitive pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovatig company, awesome culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NuVasive full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, high salary, everyone is so passionate and really wants to change spine surgery. The culture here is very demanding but so rewarding, they help you learn but also expect 100% effort all the time. Everyone loves their job and gets options to do what they want, it really is like working for a start up that has $1 billion worth of resources. When they hire you, they are investing in you because they see value in you and your potential.

    Cons

    A lot is expected of employees and everyone is expected to be a clinical expert so the learning curve is fairly high. If you don't come from spine, it's like learning a whole new language but they invest so much into their employees. Because work is demanding, it can be hard to strike a work life balance, but everyone loves their work too much to care that it consumes their life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company, Good People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Quality in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Managment is always open to new ideas and implements them if it saves the company money and makes our job easier.Very good time off policies.

    Cons

    Things i see that need improvement are, no 401K match, no pension plan,the pay is laughable compared to other medical companies in the memphis area.Great place to work if thats all you all looking for in a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going play with the Big Gorrilla,then you need to pay like the Big Gorrilla .There is way to much employee turnover and pay is the reason I hear the most for people leaving the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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