Wright Medical Group

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Wright Medical Group Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    No longer a good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Wright Medical Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is sort of competitive within the industry. The new facility at Cherry Road is nice.

    Cons

    Upper management decided to transform the culture - they have succeeded. Wright Medical is now a horrible place to work. It is difficult to describe, imagine a building full of people that hate their job and have no idea what executive management will do next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    very poor management-inexperienced

    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Wright Medical Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    manager was never present during critical times

    Cons

    leadership was very poor-no formal training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire professionals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great company...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wright Medical Group

    Pros

    Salary and bonus were decent. Benefits were very good. Mast people were nice to work with.

    Cons

    Terrible morale. Executive management doesn't care about employees. CEO is disingenuous at best, and a flat out liar at worst. No recognition for a job well done for 99.9% of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your people. You have some good ones who deserve to be heard & rewarded.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's like stepping back in time to the 1980's

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Wright Medical Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive salary, stock purchase plan

    Cons

    The culture is strange and not very inclusive to new employees. You'll hear a lot about process improvement and innovation but the processes utilized are antiquated. Can you say paper purchase orders? It's not at all what I was lead to believe during the interview. Shame on me for not digging deeper.
    Senior leadership seems to want innovation and progress, however there is a layer just below CEO and COO (including VPs and Directors) that are interested in maintaining their empires. new ideas are not encouraged. If you play the office politics and get in with the right people (the power brokers), you can do well. If not, well it's going to be a short stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plenty of advice is given during the semi annual employee survey. Apply some it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic experience although my division has been sold off

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wright Medical Group

    Pros

    Products restore moblity for patients

    Cons

    Turmoil due to recent changes in ownership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage customers face to face in the field to reduce concerns about stability

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly people, unsure future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing/Operations in Arlington, TN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing/Operations in Arlington, TN

    I have been working at Wright Medical Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    GREAT environment to work in
    Flexible / understanding supervisors and managers

    Cons

    Uncertainty in direction of the company
    Difficult to advance in some departments - managers have been employed here for decades

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate honestly with employees on short and long-term plans. Without this communication, it's tough to stick around at a job when you're not sure of your company's future

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Small company with niche products trying to compete with the big boy's

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Wright Medical Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Has some great products esp on the foot and ankle side
    - Its an entry point into the medical device industry

    Cons

    - Weak product portfolio on the joint side
    - 100% commission sales jobs (can be +/- but with Wright chances are you start with a territory that has near ZERO volume)
    - Very poor company matching 401K
    - lack of development opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TN

    I have been working at Wright Medical Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of young educated talent ready to make an impact. Infrastructure is on the right path but a work in progress. Great salary and benefits. Lots of work.

    Cons

    Like any company it depends on which department and people you work with. Overall, this company is like any other. There are a couple of departments that cannot seem to get it together and it has a lot to do with the individuals and not the company or department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone is not able to perform to the level expected of their position move them into a position that they can function in and hire someone that can perform at the expected level. It will curtail tension within the department and optimize work flow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustration with management

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Wright Medical Group as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small niche company where you can learn the industry.

    Cons

    Too many CEO's in a very short period time. Not consistent with company mission. Young management talent not experienced to lead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced executives. Listen to your sales force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Manufacturing Engineering

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Wright Medical Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great loacation and working conditions.

    Cons

    Micro manage, not allowed to "think" for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow engineering to be more involved in descision making in departmement. Manager and Director will not allow engineers to be engineers! They handle all the decisions and your left to put together the pieces.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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