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CONMED Corporation Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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  • upper management doesn't relate to sales force (in 8 reviews)

  • Takes very long for company to come out with new products internally (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Company views their employees as disposable"

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    Former Contractor - Systems Administrator in Largo, FL
    Former Contractor - Systems Administrator in Largo, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CONMED Corporation as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people working at this company. Enjoyed working with people across all of the departments.

    Cons

    The company unfortunately brings the vast majority of their employees on as "contract to hire". During this period, a lot of employees are not even sitting with their department, let alone enjoy any of the perks the full time employees do. During this contract period, the company can let you go at any time without notice, and they most likely will. Management seems to almost enjoy axing people. The company's growth is far behind their competitors in the space they serve. I'm sure it was a great company to work for a few years ago, as the pay is pretty good, and there are good benefits....IF YOU ARE FULL TIME.

    Advice to Management

    Show that you care about your employees by offering them opportunities to grow within the company. Don't cut a valuable asset to move money around just because someone else earned themselves a raise.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Waste of time"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Largo, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of vacation time

    Cons

    There is no future there, it is a dead end job. Burger King pays as well and will treat you better.

    Advice to Management

    Try giving the employees some guidance.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Territory Manager"

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

    I worked at CONMED Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, and only few people shine

    Cons

    Arthocare friends takeover of company and sunken Conmed even worse

    Advice to Management

    Try selling the Conmed's products before you make cuts to the salesforce for budgeting . All upper management forwards the same email in the company instead of reaching out to help employees.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Intern"

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

    I worked at CONMED Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers were respectful and easy to get along with
    Engineering manager was very laid back and knowledgeable

    Cons

    Got laid off unexpectedly one morning along with 25+ other people
    Factory manager does not understand synergy but is exceptional at micromanaging those below him, which in turn leads to everyone fearing him

    Advice to Management

    It starts from the top down, corporate management needs to be reworked or this company will stay on the decline


  5. "Dead end"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Largo, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benifits Paid vacation and sick time

    Cons

    No chance of moving up. This company will use you and then toss you.

    Advice to Management

    Get some experience.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "CNC Setup G7, Production support Mechanical Technicion"

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    Former Employee - CNC Setup G7, Production Support Mechanical Technician in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - CNC Setup G7, Production Support Mechanical Technician in Largo, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of vacation acruments. Benifits are ok. Clean shop (after my lead). Very close to home. Dayshift has good working hours.

    Cons

    This place was listed as a "Hostile workplace" when I applied and as far as I can tell should still be rated as a hostile workplace. I was never given the job I was hired on to do. I was there many years and applied for many other opportunities. Never chosen. I was not a part of thier "Club" literally. Tried to join was told there were no openings yet saw many others join thier little Sunshine Club as it is officially known... Really, Check it out.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the talents employees bring. Stop your "Good old boys". Closed mindedness. You only hur yourselves. I have finally moved on to greener pastures. Have fun in Mexico!!!


  7. Helpful (5)

    "STAY AWAY"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Utica, NY
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Utica, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They paid well however you had to fight to get the pay. Negotiate at the start or you will get nowhere.

    Cons

    The initial offer was over 10K less than what I was willing to start at. After a long and laborious negotiation process, I got what I wanted. Management has no clue what they are doing. Managers pay absolutely no attention to what their employees are doing. Performance reviews made this remarkably transparent. Nepotism runs rampant from the top to the bottom. Raises are substandard and promotions are next to impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Retire, let new blood in. Stop caring about an employees bloodline when considering promotions.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Improvement"

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

    I worked at CONMED Corporation full-time

    Pros

    ConMed will pay you a paycheck for as long as you work there.

    Cons

    Transitional changes have caused shortages of support. New managers have a disregard for current talent. The company is "churning and burning" great resources.

    Advice to Management

    Customers are the #1 priority at ConMed. Your employees are also customers. Treating your employees like customers would suit you well.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great if you like to spend most of the day on the internet"

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    Former Employee - Engineer I in Utica, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Utica, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CONMED Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No one really cares if you show up late or sleep at your desk.
    They hire people with no experience, so it is a good way to get entry level experience.

    Cons

    - Salary was very below market.
    - Management style was more outdated then the "technology" they use.
    - No transparency, never had any idea what was priority, what managements plan was
    - You can only move up / get promoted if there is a "company need."
    - No accountability. Decisions made by management behind closed doors without rationale, lower engineers supposed to agree and sign off these decisions with little or no confirmation.
    - Women are not represented well in engineering nor respected by management. Ex. Management stated "women are like Pavlov's dogs - easily trainable"

    Advice to Management

    Develop your talent. Don't promote based on last name. Treat women fairly.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Closing wasn't a surprise"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CONMED Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the people were nice, there was a feeling that non-management was "in it" together

    Cons

    - Pay was well below market
    - Extremely outdated management styles and systems
    - Us vs. them mentality with managers/salaried and hourly employees
    - Salaried employees took advantage of not having to clock hours
    - No trust; everyone was afraid for their jobs and management would not be truthful about the state of the branch
    - No room to move up
    - They would hire "temporary" employees to get around paying for benefits and requesting the open positions, and it created more of a hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with employees and treat them as equals. Implement better workplace practices and create a more enjoyable work environment. Stop hiring perma-temps to avoid paying for benefits and just push for the requisition.


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