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ConvaTec Reviews

Updated January 20, 2019
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  • "Great Products which if marketed right have fantastic opportunities" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Great products, good benefits and PTO" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Production Technician 1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits,good supervisors

    Cons

    Closed doors here and moved to Dominican Republic

    Advice to Management

    Bad move


  2. Helpful (2)

    "US Leadership hail from distributors and former Covidien under-performers"

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

    I worked at ConvaTec full-time

    Pros

    Good, albeit old, products like Aquacel and DuoDerm. Both the CEO and President of America’s stepped-down in 2018 due to significant under-performance. Creates opportunity for a turn-around with new leadership who have strategic vision and bring in teams who know medical devices and can lead a company with a lot of good, but currently directionless, people.

    Cons

    High turnover company-wide each year. Annual firings have dumbed-down and paralyzed the organization to a yes-men mentality. Company is now led by people who lack true experience and pedigree in medical device with a J&J, 3M, BD, or other world class companies and frankly don’t know what great looks like. Community-college level business skills remain heading up businesses. ConvaTec’s stock price graph since IPO is a downward sloping curve with over 50% decline, and a great visual of both how this ‘also-ran’ company is performing and employee morale. Many self inflicted wounds due to simple business operational and commercial mistakes (ongoing back orders, failed product launches, etc...). It’s actually hard to perform this poorly in the growth markets ConvaTec serves with such respected brands. New product innovation is not happening and the company’s vitality index continues to fall behind competition... For most people ConvaTec is a move backwards in their career, unless they are coming from a distributor, just starting out or leaving a C-player.

    Advice to Management

    The incoming CEO and new President of America’s both need to Critically Assess and vet their organizations from executive leadership all the way down through director level. Raise the collective IQ with new talent. Instill a vision and accountability. Current leadership have proven by their metrics that they don’t know disposable medical devices, let alone the wound care market.

  3. "Leaderless"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home Fridays is nice.

    Cons

    Revolving door of management at all levels, but that does create opportunities. Management is generally indecisive, disorganized and doesn't have a plan.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Comercial Operations"

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

    I have been working at ConvaTec full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, Great office staff.

    Cons

    Revolving door. No one stays with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Try developing current employees and utilize the talent you have. Over 40% turn in office and sales teams.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Territory manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great products and decent pipeline

    Cons

    The management team is very poor. Constantly making changes to try to make things better. The regional managers are not supportive with promotion.
    The company has lost sight of the patients. It's no longer about the relationship and partnership with the customers but rather the bottom dollar. Customers are not happy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the sales force. We are out there and know what's realistic. Listen to our customers!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible"

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

    I worked at ConvaTec full-time

    Pros

    Hard to say....ability to work from home was nice

    Cons

    Horrible management. Upper management completely disconnected from what actually went on. Unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Learn how to retain talent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Territory Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ConvaTec full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, work autonomy, good people

    Cons

    Company was up for Sale at the time

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Work Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have pretty good benefits

    Cons

    The is no cooperation between individuals or teams, everyone is miserable all the time. While there are politics everywhere, at this place you spend 1/3 if your day doing work and 2/3 watching over your shoulder. Systems are antiquated and nobody can answer a simple question

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade to systems from this century. Be aware that your middle managers are not growing or encouraging their people


  9. Helpful (3)

    "convatec - poor quality, good benefits."

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

    I worked at ConvaTec full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management of quality processes.


  10. "Lack of Good Choices"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good People, Decent Pay, and Good Benefits

    Cons

    The management made a poor choice sending all the work out.

    Advice to Management

    None that could help.