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Biotronik Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "Lawyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Innovative, growth oriented, dynamic, international flavor.

    Cons

    Small player in competitive market.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to drive change and build employee engagement.


  2. "Sales rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biotronik full-time

    Pros

    Some parts of the company are still small and treats their employees well

    Cons

    Lack of products makes a difficult company to sell for in the medical space at this time


  3. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the work there. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I learned a lot.

    Cons

    They aren't hiring very often.


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  5. "Interning at Biotronik"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biotronik full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Good Pay
    Nice People
    Interesting Work

    Cons

    Cubical Environment
    Less Team Oriented
    They do not hire interns after internship


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1 on 1 training with lots of exposure to the industry.
    Well laid out training expectations and help from the mentor that is assigned to you.
    Generous salary considering the long learning curve leading into being a productive member of the team.
    Independently owned business that is still nimble and makes great decisions.
    The manufacturing and quality of the devices we carry is truly second to none.
    New and exciting products that are turning the physicians heads.

    Cons

    Long interview process where you need to be on your A-game at all times.
    Brand recognition is in its initial stages despite being around for as long as we have.


  7. "Overall Positive"

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

    I worked at Biotronik full-time

    Pros

    Properly structured operation with progressive technology leadership.

    Cons

    Lack of career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great products......terrible culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Biotronik full-time

    Pros

    -Fantastic quality, best in class manufacturing, some solid niche products.
    -The owner is brilliant and has an inspiring future laid out for the company with an impressive pipeline.
    -Sales commissions are higher than the big 3, at least in the US

    Cons

    -Training is a joke compared with the Big 3, especially Medtronic.
    -Management cares about one thing only....revenue. If you are in sales, you are a hero when your numbers are good and persona non grata when they aren't. This is true in most sales organizations, but this company takes persecution of non-performing reps to a different level.
    -Ludicrous decisions in the past by completely inept managers led to the hiring of reps that had no business being in the job. They were hiring pharma reps, giving them 2 weeks of training, handing them a product bag and sending them out in the field. This created a revolving door of terrible representation that the company is still suffering from in many areas.
    -Because they were very late in trying to gain market share in the US (this wasn't a focus until 2001), their market share is still less than 10%. This has our volume at levels where we have little to no leverage over our competitors when it comes time to negotiate contracts, especially with the large IDN's and GPO's. This is exacerbated by the lack of diversification in our product line compared with our competitors.

    Advice to Management

    What is your vision? What are your values? We understand that the Germans are super productive and want to win, but at what cost? You need to communicate something to your employees other than sales numbers and market share. Biotronik has been a four letter word in the CRM industry in many areas of the country for a number of years. Just because you have a couple of niche products doesn't mean you can take over the market. Set your expectations of your people more appropriately.


  9. "Internship at Biotronik"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Intern in Lake Oswego, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biotronik (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment.
    Work-Life balance is good.

    Cons

    Housing was not provide. Although they provided me with $300 for partial house rent, it was not enough for housing in an area like Lake Oswego.

    Advice to Management

    You can give bus pass to the interns, that would be helpful for someone who doesn't have a car.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales and Service"

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    Former Employee - Sales & Service Specialist in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Sales & Service Specialist in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Biotronik full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exciting industry working with physicians and patients

    Cons

    Poor local management who knew more about their past company's employees than their own

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest getting to know your people better and stop treating them as just a number


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing but upside. Product is competitive now. Quality is as good as or better than competitors.

    Cons

    Small US Footprint, contracting difficult against diversified companies with full cardiovascular offerings. BIO still mired in the past in some regions.



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