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Conformis CAD Engineer Reviews

Updated Nov 2, 2017

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  1. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - CAD Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Conformis for less than a year

    Pros

    Growing, fast paced, great people to work with and a very bright future for the company in the next few years.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about the way the company is run or the way that things are done there. Would recommend to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, especially with the Coop program. Great program and was honored to be a part of it.

    Conformis2016-11-09
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Ehh."

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    Current Employee - CAD Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexable work environment. Benefits are on par with most companies. Some co-workers are nice. But that's really all there is to offer.

    Cons

    CAD Department offers no room for advancement. Pay is meh. Don't ask for a raise because they'll probably tell you that you're not worth it. Work is BORING. Projects are handed out to select few. Any person with some CAD experience could do the work. Overseas operations are going to start replacing U.S. workers.

    Advice to Management

    Reform the CAD Department. Engineers should be trusted and allowed to do actual work. Open communication between R&D and CAD would improve response time and allow CAD to participate in other work. Get rid of the overseas operations, it's bad for company image.

    Conformis2017-11-03
  3. "Good job for engineer just out of college."

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    Former Employee - CAD Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Conformis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, solid benefits, good team.

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous, large dept so you can feel lost in the numbers.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    Conformis2017-09-26
  4. Helpful (1)

    "CAD Engineer"

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    Former Employee - CAD Engineer I 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Conformis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours New technology Tour of manufacturing facility was insightful and helped further understanding of the business

    Cons

    Engineers should not be hired to be CAD monkeys Growth opportunities are limited Advancement system has minimum required time period in position regardless of output/performance

    Advice to Management

    Be honest in the interview process. If you skew job growth or advancement opportunities to look like they exist but don't actually exist, you'll lose the candidate anyway.

    Conformis2017-09-19
  5. "Don't Fall for it!"

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

    I worked at Conformis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The technology is the best on the market for this type of procedure and medical benefits are relatively competitive.

    Cons

    Management deceives young engineers into believing they are being offered an engineering position. The work done in the CAD department is not true engineering and is overall detrimental to a resume. Base salary is ~$15k below market value for an entry-level engineer. CAD engineers are pressured into working long hours and there is very little opportunity for advancement. Management purposely stifles open discussion between...

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the open positions in the CAD department. The high turnover rate is due to hiring engineers into a position that a college freshman could do.

    Conformis2017-09-27
  6. "Great entry into corporate world"

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    Former Employee - CAD Engineer in New Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product and a great place to start your career and the culture is above average but was slightly above average when it's location was in Burlington Ma.

    Cons

    Not enough career advancement. Lack of great leadership and direction. Going public! Not being able to retain great young talent.

    Advice to Management

    Trust you employees.

    Conformis2017-06-08
  7. Helpful (1)

    "No room for professional growth"

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    Former Employee - CAD Design Engineer in New Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Conformis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work you do directly improves people's lives. It's rewarding hearing about cases you've worked on. It's a great place to meet people right out of college.

    Cons

    Bachelor and Masters degrees are wasted in the CAD Department. The work could be done by anyone who knows CAD like a high schooler or an associates degree.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize the department to utilize engineers (and less of them) to make process improvements while hiring more technicians to work on production. Pay a more competitive salary to keep talent.

    Conformis2017-05-13
  8. Helpful (3)

    "CAD Engineer"

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    Former Employee - CAD Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Conformis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No a good place to work and lack of management experience.

    Cons

    Don't have room to grow professionally...and don't care about their employees. I will not recommend this company if you have a 4 year degree college.

    Conformis2016-07-21
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Only use as a stepping stone to something better"

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    Former Employee - CAD Engineer I in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits, ample PTO, flexible hours

    Cons

    Management in the CAD department has no idea what it's doing. While it's nice to see supervisors who have been with ConforMIS for many years, they have simply risen in the ranks to managerial roles with no real training. It become apparent when supervisors are unable to solve simple conflicts, and insist on not trusting their engineers with some of the more challenging non-production projects. There also is horrible disconnect...

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    Advice to Management

    I hate to say it, but having stopped hiring CAD Engineers with 4-year college degrees has been the smartest thing this company has done. There's no reason to hire someone for the CAD position with anything more than a 2-year degree. If there are CAD Engineers you want to stay, you should treat them that way and at least promote some of them. A minor change in title can go much further than you think. Before you know it,...

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    Conformis2016-05-03
  10. Helpful (7)

    "CAD Department- 1st world sweat shop"

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    Former Employee - CAD Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Conformis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    some schedule flexibility in terms of arrival and departure (may no longer be true as I left about 18 months ago). novel tech allows you to spice up your resume. I would not work here unless you are fresh out of college and looking for a ~6 month job to build your resume. you should be actively looking for something better as soon as you start.

    Cons

    -constant micro-management comes from ineffective team leads/supervisors, who fear repercussions from the upper management if their teams aren't hitting proper numbers. -half your time is spent reviewing work of others, which is the same work you design all day, makes for a highly boring day. -productivity is solely based on "production", ie # of designs you complete. time spent on side projects, quality meetings,...

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    Advice to Management

    invest in your most valuable assets- your employees.

    Conformis2016-01-24
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