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Coloplast Reviews

Updated Dec 3, 2019

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3.6
68%
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89%
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Coloplast CEO Lars Rasmussen
Lars Rasmussen
72 Ratings
Pros
  • "Wonderful work/life balance and opportunity to grow - if you let them know you are interested in such(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great products and great customer base to deal with(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Denmark does not have a clue about how to execute sales strategies in the US(in 7 reviews)

  • "Can be a little too lean, mostly Danish management seems to limit upward mobility(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coloplast full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Diverse product lines, professional growth opportunities good work life balance.

    Cons

    New product development is surpressed

    Advice to Management

    Elevated focus on core market opportunities required to grow the business.

    Coloplast2019-05-08
  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coloplast full-time

    Pros

    Culture Room for advancement More PTO compared to other companies

    Cons

    Tough market segments Long sales cycle

    Advice to Management

    Keep marketing resources up to date with current products.

    Coloplast2019-11-26
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Don't waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coloplast full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is none. Literally none.

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Management is clueless. Company culture horrible. Boring environment. Basically everything you don't want in a company.

    Coloplast2019-08-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good fit for me"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Coloplast full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    • Fast-paced environment with opportunities for advancement especially if willing to take on more responsibility or move departments • Flexibility to work from home when needed • Minneapolis office has plenty of natural light, standing/sitting desks, free coffee and tea • Ability to own an area of the business and make recommendations to leadership • Inspiring company mission

    Cons

    • Still working on updating IT systems • Certain managers could do a better job communicating advancement opportunities to their employees • Workload can be heavy at times

    Coloplast2019-03-09
  5. Helpful (12)

    "Dishonest company with no room for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Consumer Sales and Care in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coloplast full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Beautiful building, nice view, good health insurance

    Cons

    Behind the beautiful building is a terrible company that lies and misrepresents information to its to employees, and customers. I have listed just a few of the major problems with this awful medical manufacturing company 1) There is zero advancement opportunity. Rarely does anyone move up or into a different business unit. They promise advancement but it is at a snails pace at best. Most talented employees end up... leaving for better opportunities with competitors in the market since advancement is rare in this company. It’s sad that competitor companies see people’s talents more so than the company they work for. It’s also a very flat organization. You have the supervisors, and then right to the VP of sales. Of course this terrible business model doesn’t lend itself to advancement since it’s too big of a jump 2) Upper management is incredibly unempathic. It’s ironic because those who run the Care/Sales teams beat into employees heads to show empathy to patients, yet management does not show empathy back. It’s all about the numbers and the bottom dollar. The company advertises on its signs on the floor “Beer Fridays, Home office awards, fun place to work, etc” NOT one of these claims are true though. So it’s a complete slap in the face to loyal employees who put up with all the lies and misrepresentations. 3) In regards to the “Care program” it is simply a sales program hidden under the guise of a patient education program. Employees are held to numbers and paid out monthly bonuses based of “captures” which is just different verbiage for “sales.” The whole department is directly held to a sales quota. So it’s a complete lie and just a way to increase clinic referrals. 4) The company is based in Denmark and Denmark does not have a clue about how to execute sales strategies in the US. You never hear back from HQ in Denmark no matter how many times you email them. They aren’t interested one bit employees quality of life or satisfaction or any ideas for process improvement. 5) Not one supervisor on the sales/consumer teams has a degree in business, or management (much less any graduate degree). So the result is team members with a higher level of education or business insight then the managers themselves. This creates issues because the supervisors do things on a whim, or inact protocols that make very little business sense and employees feel that their ideas are swept to the side

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    Advice to Management

    New management. Replace and restructure the department, starting with replacing upper management and working all the way down to the clueless floor supervisors.

    Coloplast2019-04-05
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Great Peers; Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Consumer Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Coloplast full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Coworkers are great people that like to have fun. - Motorized desks can move from sitting to standing position

    Cons

    - Management is dodgy and not upfront. They are not on your side. - Supervisors are pitted against each other. - Commission doesn't start until 6 months after you've been hired. - Don't expect to max out commission ($7500 before taxes). Usually, if you work very hard you'll hit $800 - $3000 (before taxes). - No opportunities to move up or go to outside sales - Don't expect any raise above 2% (inflation is... higher). You MIGHT get a merit review, but it's not guaranteed. There wasn't one last year. - You'll get an occurrence if late or call in sick the day before. You get 7-8 in a whole year and then you're terminated. - No sick days, so when one person gets sick...everyone gets sick. Happens multiple times every year. - One late day a week (10am - 7pm) - No interdepartmental cohesion.

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    Advice to Management

    Pitting supervisors against each other creates an "Us vs. Them" for the teams, which creates a hostile work environment. Also, either sick days should be implemented or occurrences shouldn't be given for calling in the day before. Everyone comes in sick because of this policy, which makes everyone sick multiple times a year.

    Coloplast2019-03-12
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Fine healthcare company, but there are better out there"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coloplast full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance, generous PTO, average benefits

    Cons

    Few opportunities for growth, Salary is below industry standard

    Coloplast2019-03-04
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coloplast full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not much to say here

    Cons

    If you're not part of the "in" crowd....you're out

    Coloplast2019-02-15
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Contract Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coloplast full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a really fast paced environment, where you have the opportunity to learn a ton of information in a short amount of time. If you want to advance your career at record speed, this is a great place to experience it at.

    Cons

    Poor change in structure, which lead to creating a toxic environment.

    Coloplast2018-12-04
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coloplast full-time

    Pros

    Generous amount of PTO days

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Very gossipy work place. Other departments' managers will talk poorly about you to make their employees look better.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes those lower than you see things you don't. Don't just shut out your employees. Also, don't let what other departments say about your employees dictate your perspective on them. See for yourself what kind of an employee you have without being influence by others. And don't trash talk other departments just to make yours look better.

    Coloplast2018-09-19
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