Mission: Together we change the practice of medicine with solutions that speed healing, create economic value and improve patients’ lives.
A recent study published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science demonstrated the impact of Acelity’s epidermal harvesting system for patients – and called it a “win-win” in the wound care treatment category. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQdk4
Our CEO Andy Eckert gave San Antonio Business Journal some insight into what Acelity has in store for 2018 and beyond. SABJ subscribers can learn more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ2Q8
At Acelity, our vision is to restore people's lives. Our innovative and complementary product portfolio delivers value through solutions that speed healing and lead the industry in quality, safety and customer experience. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Acelity employs nearly 5,000 people around the world.
OUR STORY | BECOMING ACELITY
Acelity and its subsidiaries are a global advanced wound care company that leverages the strengths of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) and Systagenix Wound Management, Limited. The combined companies demonstrate a rich history of product innovation for more than six decades.
Advanced Wound Therapeutics (AWT): Conducted by KCI and Systagenix and focused on creating innovative healing solutions, including advanced devices, wound dressings and epidermal harvesting to help heal patients suffering from traumatic, surgical or chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers.
OUR 4-PART STRATEGY
Grow our core business by leveraging our broad product portfolio and clinical and economic outcomes data to continue to expand our existing markets and penetrate new markets
Focused innovation, building on the successful development and commercialization of new technologies such as PREVENA™ Incision Management System for closed surgical incisions and CELLUTOME™ for epidermal skin grafting
Geographic expansion into new international markets
Strategic acquisitions that will enhance our product portfolio while diversifying our customer base and increasing our global footprint
We believe in enabling better futures for everyone.
Restoring People’s Lives.
Together we change the practice of medicine with solutions that speed healing, create economic value and improve patients’ lives.
Our shared values
Our shared values drive our company’s personality, culture and priorities by providing a framework for making decision:
A Will to Win
As a leading advanced wound care company, we understand our people are the key to our success.
Why a career at Acelity?
How would you like to make a difference in the lives of others? Acelity believes in the success of both our employees and our organization. As such, we are committed to identifying and recruiting the best talent to add to our growing team. Our Talent Acquisition team is always searching for high impact employees who are courageous and do the right thing, who pursue goals with focus and passion, who are open, honest and trustworthy and want to be part of a team with one vision. We develop our employees by aligning challenging opportunities with the aspirations of our people. This partnership ensures our organizational success.
At Acelity, we're committed to advancing the science of healing and restoring people’s lives. We ensure our employees have the tools they need to make a positive impact on the lives of customers and patients. This is why our mission is to change the practice of medicine with solutions that speed healing, create economic value and improve patients’ lives. Acelity offers excitement, challenges and opportunity as a global leader in advanced wound care.
Our Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
Acelity’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment reflects our ongoing dedication to our vision to restore people’s lives. Our vision not only promotes a culture based on patient focus, but a culture of giving back and supporting the local communities in which employees live and work. That is why our nearly 5,000 global employees receive 16 hours of paid time to volunteer in service of helping others.
Community Outreach & Support
In our hometown of San Antonio where Acelity is headquartered, we support organizations like Communities In Schools and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Nationally, we are focused on making a greater impact in the lives of families facing serioushealth issues, the military and their families, environmental stewardship and those impacted by disaster and crisis. We also provide our V.A.C.® Therapy free of charge to more than 8,000 uninsured, low-income patients each year as part of the Acelity CHARITY CARE LOANER™ Program.
Our CSR Pillars
Families Facing Serious Health Issues
We support various diabetes organizations and nonprofits who provide free accommodations in service of patients and families navigating serious health challenges.
Military and Their Families
Through our partnership with MVPvets, we help make the transition from military to civilian life a little easier for service members who are looking for meaningful employment after courageously serving our country.
Disaster and Crisis Support
Over the last year, because of our strong relationships across the continuum of care and our relationships with local, on-the-ground organizations, Acelity quickly responded with product donations and customer support to help restore the lives of people impacted by global tragic disasters. Each year we donate millions of dollars and products to help people who faced disasters and crises in areas like Boston, San Bernardino, Japan, Paris, Ecuador, Brussels and Orlando.
We take seriously our responsibility to preserve the natural resources of the communities in which we live and work. As careful stewards of these resources, we continually strive to incorporate measures within the development, manufacture and delivery of our products and therapies that reduce the overall environmental impact of our process and our products. For example, we ensure the selection and deployment of fuel efficient vehicles within our service fleet, select and use ecologically friendly cleaning materials in our global service centers, select suppliers geographically placed to minimize delivery distances, utilize renewable resources in the design and manufacturing of our products and in our daily business practices, and facilitate source reduction and waste minimization best practices throughout our manufacturing process and waste disposal activities, including recycling whenever possible.
Through our active role in Washington with the medical device trade association, AdvaMed, we have regularly advocated on important issues. We recently supported the 21st Century Cures Act, which creates an expedited pathway for breakthrough technology, bringing new hope to patients in critical need.
We will continue to act in a manner that minimizes the environmental impact of our business operations, actively encourages support of charitable and educational activities in the community, and maintains the highest standards of integrity, leadership and behavior in all that we do. In doing this, we demonstrate our company’s shared values of being United, Authentic, Purposeful and Courageous.
Practice Interviewing – Don’t over estimate your ability to ad lib; know exactly what you are going to say about your strengths, weaknesses, and goals. Be prepared to provide specific examples to behavior-based questions.
Research the Company - Hiring managers are always impressed with candidates who have done their ‘homework.’ Learn as much as you can about Acelity's transformation with the combined companies, our vision/mission/values, and recent news coverage to prepare for your interview. Also, be prepared to answer honestly why you want to work for us.
Be Confident - Your job is to sell yourself and your accomplishments as well as why you would be the best fit for the position. There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. Know what the line is and be confident. Maintain eye contact with the people interviewing you.
Listen Carefully – Pay attention to what the interviewer is asking and answer questions precisely and thoughtfully. Do not be verbose. Articulate your answers in a concise manner and ask for clarification if needed.
Wrapping up – Ask the interviewer the questions you have prepared. Restate the position and reiterate your interest in it. Thank the interviewer for their time and consideration and send out “Thank You” letter or email as soon as possible – within 24 hours.
I have been working at Acelity full-time (More than a year)
Good pay, great team environment, flexible work schedule, self-management time is a huge bonus, surrounded by highly skilled and very nice people
Company is going through a lot of change at the moment. Seems a bit unorganized, but the new CEO seems like he's getting us on track. There's a lot of travel involved. To much travel., and night and weekend work.
Advice to Management
Keep sticking to our core values and listen to your customers as well as employees. Or products are great, but we need more community and patient outreach.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Acelity (Englewood, NJ) in December 2017.
Phone Screen with a hiring manager. The hiring manager conducted the call while she was driving home. She repeated random questions, did not remember answers given and could not take notes while driving. Showed no respect to me or my time. Gave me the impression her mind was made up prior to the call. Insulted me and told me I made poor choices in some of my career positions.
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