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NuVasive Overview

San Diego, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (NUVA)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
A leading innovator and spine industry disruptor, NuVasive® is a global medical device company that is transforming spine surgery with minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated solutions that are at the forefront of twenty-first century healthcare. As the ... Read more

Mission: First be the best, then be first.

Company Updates

  • In 3 weeks, the NuVasive Spine Foundation will be hosting its 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament! The funds raised will allow the NSF to reach hundreds of new patients, train more local surgeons and therefore grow their global impact even further. To learn more about this year's event, click here:

    10th Annual NuVasive Spine Foundation Charity Golf Tournament | NuVasive Inc.

    Over the years, the annual NSF Charity Golf Tournament has become our signature fundraising event and has allowed us to send volunteer surgeons to more than 31 countries, perform more than 900 surgeries and spend more than 600 hours training local surgeons.

  • We're proud to have all NUVA Manufacturing here in West, Carrollton, Ohio! Thanks our newest facility, all NuVasive products are made in the USA. To learn more about the procedures our products are used in, click the link below:

    Procedures | NuVasive

    PROCEDURES NuVasive is changing the perception of back surgery through innovative solutions that are minimally disruptive to surrounding tissue. This results in reduced surgical times, minimal blood loss, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker return to normal activities.

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NuVasive – Why Work For Us?

NuVasive’s continued success is dependent upon all employees embodying our Core Values. 

Speed of Innovation

Speed of Innovation is a key component of what differentiates us from our competitors. It’s the way that we innovate, strategize, and work with each other to outpace the competition. 

Absolute Responsiveness

Absolute Responsiveness has been central to our success from the beginning.  It’s about being absolutely responsive to our customers, and to each other, as we deliver top notch results at Cheetah Speed! 

Act Like an owner

Act Like an Owner encompasses the passion and commitment that all employees have for NuVasive. When you’re a NuVasive employee, you lead with courage, champion our culture, and demand outstanding performance every day.

Being a part of the NuVasive® Family is personal. It’s personal because what you do here is all about you, as an individual. You get to connect your values to your work, your work to a higher purpose, and your purpose to who you are.

It’s personal because the things you do as a member of a team make a lasting contribution. You contribute to something exceptional, something meaningful, something with purpose, making memories along the way.

It’s personal because at NuVasive you are a true Shareowner. You own part of the business. You own your career and development. Most importantly, you own our mission to transform healthcare and change lives.

NuVasive Reviews

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NuVasive Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer Greg Lucier
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  • "Great, but always room for improvement"

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    I have been working at NuVasive full-time (More than a year)


    Great people work here! We are encouraged to share our ideas, share our failures and learn from them, etc. As an engineer your head isn't in the computer all day and at times are required to be a project manager, marketer, innovator. Great teamwork across cross-functional groups. Constantly changing business - a con for some but I think it keeps it exciting. We get to work directly with surgeons and see the fruits of our labor in the field. Great place to learn. Great overall culture.


    We're expected to work startup hours and do exceptional work on "average" pay, they're slowly taking away perks (cutting costs) - yes, we're noticing it.

    Advice to Management

    More women in leadership, more incentive programs since salary is average, don't have enough exposure to senior management

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NuVasive Photos

NuVasive photo of: A custom sign made with our implants and instruments accents the wall of our main lobby at our corporate headquarters. Note the NuVasive purple that is used in our products and instruments.
NuVasive photo of: NuVasive Headquarters Lobby
NuVasive photo of: NuVasive Spine Foundation Annual Golf Tournament 2016
NuVasive photo of: NuVasive Spine Foundation: Kenya 2016 Trip
NuVasive photo of: Thirsty Thursday: Holidays Edition
NuVasive photo of: Friday Intern Lunches: Summer 2016
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NuVasive Interviews



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  1. Featured Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at NuVasive in July 2016.


    This was by far the best interview I had. Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. The interview lasted from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., but I was given enough time for short breaks and lunch. The styles of interviews differed by interviewee; I have grasped that this is the diversity of the culture here: professional to relaxed, fast paced yet thorough.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were your former, what are three things that he/she would say was hard while working with you?   1 Answer
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NuVasive Awards & Accolades

  • Fastest 500 Growing Tech Companies in North America, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, 2013
  • Best Places to Work in New Jersey (Large)(#6), Best Companies Group, 2012

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