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Acelity Reviews

Updated April 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great products that help patients every day" (in 22 reviews)

  • "They maintain a very high level of work/life balance and believe in giving time off when it is needed" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management needs to get their head out of their butt and communicate with the employees who make them their money" (in 6 reviews)

  • "No appreciation for employees resulting in high turnover rates" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acelity full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work Culture
    Flexibility to work
    Open to take new ideas to improve their company's products

    Cons

    Old systems in use. These has to get uprgraded


  2. "Overwork good employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible vacation for salaried employees

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about helping you. They allow good employees to pickup the slack for poor employees, then work the good employees until they quit. They never listen to the suggestions of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Actually spend time listening to what your employees tell you.

  3. "I spent 11 years at Acelity and grew and gained experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Director in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acelity full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation
    Work Experience
    Level of Involvement
    Opportunities to work on mergers, acquistions, travel

    Cons

    Culture is very sterile and cold
    Senior Leadership is not very transparent and is disingenuous
    Lots of time wasted on political maneuvering and message management
    Culture reacts to hearsay or opinion the same as data

    Advice to Management

    More transparency and candor
    Remove unnecessary political aspect of culture
    Display commitment to future of the company not so heavy on self-interest


  4. "A lot of advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Claims Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acelity full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of advancement quickly promoted plenty of work to stay busy.

    Cons

    not very age-friendly for employees over 55.

    Advice to Management

    think of doing away with production quotas that only affect the elderly people.


  5. "Worst Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a Laid back company. work as a salve. pathetic work culture

    Cons

    Nepotism,self centered Project manager and director

    Advice to Management

    fire all those Project manager and directors


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Flexible time off

    Cons

    Out sourcing management sucks. No communication between departments. Upper management needs to get their head out of their butt and communicate with the employees who make them their money.

    Advice to Management

    Start communicating better. Try caring about the American worker.


  7. "Territory Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great products that help patients every day

    Cons

    Easy to get burned out

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acelity full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good vacation policy.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities, or very limited.


  9. "Associate Territory Representative"

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    Current Employee - Associate Territory Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Territory Representative in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Flexibility is good and co-workers are amazing

    Cons

    Management is always changing and definitely plays favorites. Push out employees who are “getting older” - and by that I mean over 30. No upward mobility and no respect.

    Advice to Management

    I went through 3 managers while there and 3 different VP’s - too much turn over and poor leadership. Salaries are not up to par. Hard work is not recognized or rewarded. Would not recommend!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "5 year employee - part of IT layoffs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Senior Business Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - IT Senior Business Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acelity full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall my experience at Acelity was very positive. I was paid competitively, and the benefits (medical and 401k) were great for my family. I had a chance to travel to Europe 4 times for work, and really enjoyed the friendships I made with my global business and IT teams. I happened to work under a smart and great manager who hired me, so that made a huge difference for me. My small team was really nice and felt like a family.

    Cons

    Got laid off is a big con, but the company handled it well overall. Generous severance package even after changing the severance rules weeks before laying off most of IT. There was little room for growth and advancement, as there was no IT career ladder. Also, it was hard to get even a small training budget and no incentive to gain certifications or position based training. Project workload was difficult to balance at times since it was a lean IT shop and IT was also production support. CEO did his job to increase revenue and cut cost, which unfortunately meant letting a lot of really good resources hit the street.

    Advice to Management

    If and when you do rehire IT staff, build a culture that includes training, resource development, and how to bring applications to the future. The message to the company was that IT was let go to bring better opportunities and applications, but really that meant your IT is getting outsourced by people who do not have the tribal knowledge of the business applications. Send a more truthful message next time as the company sees past it.