Smiths Medical ASD

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Smiths Medical ASD Reviews in Saint Paul, MN

Updated December 28, 2014
Updated December 28, 2014
12 Reviews
3.3
12 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some great people with a real desire to do the right thing (in 5 reviews)

  • Positive work environment and colleagues (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management doesn't care about middle management (in 6 reviews)

  • Senior Management does not care about the people or the long term business (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Successful global company with good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Management Coordinator in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Risk Management Coordinator in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Smiths Medical ASD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for advancement or movement across the company.

    Cons

    A global company has many objectives to meet and can challenge every employee with multiple responsibilities and deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate what your employees do for you.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Okay place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Smiths Medical ASD full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    New leadership is trying to make Smiths a great place to work. Time will tell if it will be successful, but I salute the effort.

    Cons

    Departmental silos make it difficult to work together. Not everyone is working toward the same goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get everyone moving in the same direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good training ground but not much else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Smiths Medical ASD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Because they cut costs where ever possible, in some departments you get the opportunity to do things you wouldn't do in other jobs. Just don't expect being compensated for it. Many of the employees were very good at what they did. The rest were in over their heads.

    Cons

    Upper management were about protecting their bonuses while freezing salaries and bonuses for everyone else. In four years I had one prorated raise and bonus, saw PTO changes that resulted in everyone losing 1-2 weeks.
    No product pipeline and development timelines ensuring that they will never take a lead in anything. PMs often are internal hires guaranteeing the same problems. Seems they desperately want to be bought out but don't want to do what's needed to make them a company worth buying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only advice would be to replace all of the upper managers and bring in outside talent. Too many of the senior staff are entrenched in their rolls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Smiths Medical ASD full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment and colleagues

    Cons

    need for development of quality systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Smiths Medical ASD full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great chance to make a difference, diversified products with many opportunities, lots of good people, hard work is appreciated.

    Cons

    Fractured product development, poor communication, crowded and outdated facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with those "in the trenches". Consistent, achievable vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with great products, but little understanding of the markets in which they work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Smiths Medical ASD full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong product mix and brand recognition around the world.
    Some very excellent leaders that have a real passion for the company and its success.

    Cons

    Poor planning and execution. The company has potential, but no commitment to product development or to the growth of its people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Life in the Med Device Space

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Smiths Medical ASD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worrk life Balance is good, good group of people around you

    Cons

    Very poor benefits, merit raise can be years in between, senior execs fly business while no one else does even on long haul trips,no stock options, not too much movement for job oops, expense control can go overboard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let staff make decisions, treat staff by valuing them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    As an intern, with the help of the friendly staff, I was introduced to learning new things nearly everyday

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Smiths Medical ASD as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    As the local campus is only 500 people or so people, you can better see the "works" behind everything and have good exposure to processes that affect your department as well as processes your department could possibly affect.

    Cons

    Paperwork tens to move slowly because none of it is electronic. Because of that, everything else in general moves slower.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Smiths Medical ASD

    Pros

    Smiths Medical in St. Paul is the world headquarters for Medical so the business is growing and will continue. They allow a flexible schedule which allows freedom for employees to adjust their schedule on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Low volume manufacturing. Hard to standardize operations. There is also a focus on reducing the standard cost which hurts the operations depts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A challenging and rewarding environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Smiths Medical ASD

    Pros

    There is constant challenge and a high degree of integrity among the employee population. Smiths attracts a lot of very talented people and stretches them to achieve their best.

    Cons

    The pace of change and drive to improve can be undaunting for some. For the right person it is a challenging and rewarding environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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