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Updated November 16, 2017
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  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


  2. "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

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    "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.


  4. "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


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    "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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  7. "Recovering from a hangover"

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

    I worked at ACell full-time

    Pros

    ACell has a good technology platform, solid supply chain and good manufacturing capabilities. New compliance initiatives, headed in the right direction

    Cons

    Lots of compliance-related issues, seem to be recovering over the past several years. Management has been nearly totally replaced, new board, new sales leaders. Lots of turnover during this period. May be some hidden sour grapes among long-term employees, especially in sales

    Advice to Management

    keep things going in the right direction, old management never took my advice :/

  8. "Territory Manager"

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

    Pros

    Innovative technology and great product performace clinically

    Cons

    Lack of reimbursement in wound care centers

    Advice to Management

    Do the necessary to obtain proper reimbursement outside the OR


  9. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ACell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    quick growing company, some opportunity to move within the company, great people to work with

    Cons

    some struggles as a newer company

    Advice to Management

    need better communication


  10. "Acell"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, such a friendly and wonderful environment. Hands down the best job I ever had. Supervisors work with you if you are needing time off and understand things happen.

    Cons

    If you're wanting to get promoted, that's not happening anytime soon. They tend to bring in new employees before letting people in the company try to snag opening positions. This might have changed since I've left though.


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