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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

  • This year at ISASS, NuVasive featured LessRay, our proprietary radiation reduction platform. Read the full press release here:

    NuVasive To Feature Proprietary Radiation Reduction Platform At ISASS 2017 | NuVasive

    SAN DIEGO, CA - April 12, 2017 - NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a leading medical device company focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally-integrated solutions, today announced it will showcase the Company's LessRay® software technology at the International Society for Advancement of Spine Surgery's (ISASS) 17th annual conference...

  • Our summer internship positions are now online! If you're interested in applying to our 12-week summer program, please visit:

    Check out our internships!

    NuVasive internships often result in exciting career opportunities, challenging leadership experiences, and rewarding projects.

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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.

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    Working at NuVasive has been a hugely rewarding experience for me. I came from a much larger company, where bureaucracy slowed everything down to a crawl. NuVasive is incredibly agile, and empowers employees to make decisions, be curious, and engage in the culture. I'll admit, its fast, frenetic pace isn't for everyone. But if you can think on your feet, and enjoy a challenge, you'll thrive here.


    One of our Core Values is "Absolute Responsiveness," and we live and breathe it here at NUVA -- which is a really good thing. However, I do think that sometimes, in our efforts to accommodate ever-changing priorities, we forget to take a step back and think about the big picture. Consider the down-stream effect of your decisions -- how does your work impact your partners? We need to start thinking more collaboratively in order to truly take ourselves to the next level.

    Advice to Management

    Change management is difficult here -- We change constantly, and it's very challenging to keep up with a continually moving targets. We're all up for the challenge, just help us understand the big picture, and the reason behind the changes.

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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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