Synthes Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. Synthes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synthes

    Pros

    Good benefits, good CEO/Management, longevity of companies existence

    Cons

    has become part of typical "corporate america"

  2. Micromanaging by Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synthes

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

    Pros

    Benefits are ok, however charge more if your overweight

    Cons

    Upper Management doesn't have your back.

  3. Demands loyalty, yet shows none

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Synthes full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Money is good and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Much going on now that makes it difficult to succeed

    Advice to Management

    Show loyalty to people that made the company great. Firing senior leaders is unwise. Visably reward tenure. To my knowledge, there is not a single advantage for time of service except a jelly of the month club.There has not been a single person to my knowledge that has made a transition in to any other J&J OpCo.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    I hated Synthes. Culture old school, boys club in management, people were promoted based on tenure not talent. If you suggest change the answer is usually 'we've always done it this way'. Frustrating.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Sydney, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Sydney, FL

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

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

    Pros

    The money is good. That's it.

    Cons

    Poor management, no planning, very reactive

  6. Great for C levels

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Quality Engineer in West Chester, PA
    Current Contractor - Senior Quality Engineer in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at Synthes as a contractor (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    C levels get everything possible

    Cons

    Operational Staff average at best. Lacking innovation. Forced FDA action has stopped the company dean in its tracks. Tap and die shop unable to transform into high tech med device company. Swiss operations work from 19th century standards.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth

  7. Helpful (1)

    Retrospective complaint analysis due to FDA action.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Synthes as a contractor (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Near my mother in NJ, 83, and my two sisters and three brothers. Flew home every other weekend.

    Cons

    Third party, Maetrics, fairly new, or on-site personnel anyway, to the industry.

  8. Amazing training, great culture.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Spine Consultant in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Spine Consultant in Boise, ID

    I worked at Synthes full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    High commissions before merger, consultants are treated with respect and supported very well.

    Cons

    Slow response to surgeon needs. New technology slow to market.

    Advice to Management

    I have no complaints. Was a bit of a good old boy deal in upper management, but didn't really affect me in the field.

  9. Long time to get an interview

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Temp Quality Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Contractor - Temp Quality Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Really nice knowledgeable people work here that are willing to show you new things and help you with your own job.

    Cons

    Getting an interview seems nearly impossible even when you know someone who can help you get one. Several times I was told I was wanted for a position only to have found out it was given to someone else and I was never interviewed.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping temp employees in a confused state about the state of there employment is very stressful.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Used to be one of the best employers in the area until J&J acquired the company in 2012

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at Synthes full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Challenging work. Excellent benefits. Highly professional staff.

    Cons

    Too much of a cultural shift after the acquisition. Layoffs occurred for the first time in the company's history. Morale at an all time low. People leaving in large numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the veteran employees first.

  11. Maybe it's better since the purchase

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA

    I worked at Synthes full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    I am no longer employed by the company

    Cons

    Ineffective management, lack of team environment, legal team in-fighting. I actually witnessed a verbal altercation between the CEO and the GC.

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