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Updated June 13, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ACell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Daily management communication meetings, monthly all employee communication meetings, free gourmet coffee/tea and supplies, company cookouts/ice cream/etc. for safety milestones or just for fun, monthly birthday cakes/cookies/donuts, very inexpensive vending machines in break room, safety focused environment, general concern about employee welfare, annual Holiday party, and extremely generous end of year bonuses. The current upper management is highly qualified and more experienced than past management. The main focus is on compliance and patient safety.

    Cons

    The vast majority of employees at ACell are happy and work together cross-departmentally as a team. If you are not happy at ACell, then the problem is you.


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product works. Patients heal. Comp plan that keeps you engaged. I have a great manager (your results may vary). VP of Sales and CEO are great.

    Cons

    Outpatient reimbursement is not great. No car allowance. Other wound care companies have reimbursement programs that walk offices/hospitals/clinics through every step of the process to ensure reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    Outpatient reimbursement needs to be addressed, imho.

  3. "Territory Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ACell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - able to manager your territory without a strict national guideline.

    Cons

    Very Stingy with commissions inanition commission structure is at times open for interpretation by senior management and they will pull special incentives.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Deterioration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ACell full-time

    Pros

    Nice people work here now.

    Cons

    The deterioration of compliance to minimal compliance has taken its toll on the company and employees. Lots of frustration by employees as machines are constantly not being maintained thus not working properly, people management is pathetic at best.

    Advice to Management

    restructure and be willing to put into the company what you are expecting out. Remember the definition of insanity.... applies here


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ACell full-time

    Pros

    Life-changing medical device company and the employees take pride in their work. Patrick McBrayer has proved to be a leader of stability and growth.There is a long list of how ACELL treats employees well, pretty much an open door policy for communication. Celebrations of some sort every other month such as donuts, cakes, cookouts. Special events twice a year....summer and winter. Flexible with schedules.

    Cons

    Some supervisors lack good communication skills. Some employees have negative thinking and don't comprehend how well they are treated. Those who may have legit concerns arent willing to come forward with management. Management can be very patient in coaching workers to the point where it can be a drawback. Smaller company so others seem to know everyone's business.

    Advice to Management

    Create an open forum of communication. Being able to have communication with anonymity to management might benefit employees and management


  6. "Empty promises. Unrealistic expectations with no reasoning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ACell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    401K
    You get paid
    They pay for your phone.
    Customer service is supportive.
    Great products.
    Some decent approval at accounts.
    Educational labs.
    Straight forward ARS system.

    Cons

    Double standards / discrimination.
    Promises of getting a car or at least car allowance but never happened.
    Unrealistic quota with no data to back it up.
    High turnover and almost everyone in the industry knows how high it is.
    Huge gap and almost zero communication between upper management and sales people.
    Not enough studies.
    Sales team not getting enough support from upper management.
    Expenses are a pain to be approved.
    Not qualified managers.
    Overall bad culture.
    Territory assignment is disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Your Products are great! Take care and listen to your sales team. Hire responsible and smart managers. Do those studies!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Decent Company and Double Standards"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Mostly friendly coworkers make coming to work less miserable and the company does try to do nice team building events on a monthly basis. There is a general sense of comradery between coworkers.

    Cons

    The experience at the company seems highly dependent on the manager under whom you work. Because the standards for each department are variable, some find themselves working under a relatively lax manager and have a good experience while others find themselves working under somewhat tyrannical bosses who expect far more of their department than other managers do of theirs. Because of this, there is often a perception of departments being held to double standards which leads to negative feelings towards the management.

    Advice to Management

    Holding every department to different standards is to some degree a plus in terms of allowing flexibility for very different jobs within the company. However, when the differences between the departments seem arbitrary and based on the whims of the management, the workers frequently feel like they are simply tools to be used rather than valued employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "R&D"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ACell full-time

    Pros

    - Great, young, innovative group
    - Opportunities to develop skills within other departments throughout projects

    Cons

    - Upper management has a difficult time setting expectations
    - Rationale for new projects isn't always sound and/or backed by thorough market research


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lies on the surface"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I helped to save lives

    Cons

    Racist and discriminatory with management and job positions

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and equal


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not as advertised"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ACell full-time

    Pros

    The product seems to work, however there is no real direction about who to sell to, or how to present that material. No reimbursement, sales goals are not based on any metrics. Only good for those between jobs or trying to break into surgical sales.

    Cons

    Nearly all cons. When I interviewed i was told there would soon be a company car, that expenses were covered. I also asked in depth about the state of the territory and how they determined growth. When I started i found that Acell has been taking about a car allowance/company care forever but no action. The expense account did not cover basics, no office supplies, no printing. I was encouraged to not report my expenses while traveling. The territory was a complete opposite of what I was told and when I asked to review the data that was presented in my interview, no one could produce it.

    Advice to Management

    My best Advice to Management would be to be honest with yourselves, your management, and your salesforce. Sales strategy changed often and seemed to be dictated by mangers chasing numbers, not by any coherent plan. There could be great success by staying with a course of action and realizing that some territories take longer to grow than others.


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