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Cook Medical Inc Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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  • Very low pay compared to market (in 13 reviews)

  • Pay isn't up to industry standards and neither are the bonuses (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cook Medical Inc (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some good people in the trenches but have zero voice in the company.

    Cons

    Worst management team I have ever been a part of and they pretend to be virtuous when in fact they are some of the most unethical people I have ever had the misfortune of being around. Couldn't get away fast enough and the local news media has fully bought into the Cook propaganda, not willing to listen to the truth regarding their mismanagement and under reporting of device issues. Think IVC filters, introducers and wires. Any other company with integrity would have issued a recall with the number of failures they have had with their IVC filter, yet they continue to lie about their numbers and tell Physicians it's their implant technique.

    Advice to Management

    Quit pretending you're a highly ethical company and clean house. Your Peripheral Intervention division is filled with bad people at the top making bad decisions which will bring down a once proud family company. You cannot hide from the truth forever.
    I have had 4 former Reps calling me for the past year or 2 begging me for help to get out of Cook as they feel they are damaging their own integrity working for them. Physicians have little respect for Cook anymore. Sad.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Questionable Company Politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cook Medical Inc full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are wonderful and fellow co-workers are great. Regular opportunities for a wage increase. Gym and cafeteria on site for employees' use.

    Cons

    Office politics are questionable. I've seen employees who had no high school diploma managing employees who have higher education degrees. Romantic relationships between employees are not particularly discouraged and if management thinks that you know too much about some shady practices, your employment is terminated and you are banned from ever again stepping foot on their property.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating employees well but try to get the politics in check. Cook is a great company to work for, as long as you don't get too involved with the inner workings of the office.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Cook isn't as great as they think they are."

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

    I worked at Cook Medical Inc full-time

    Pros

    Friendly People and diverse product line

    Cons

    Low salaries for the area, Non competitive salary, 3% raises once you are in a position.

    Advice to Management

    "job security" isn't worth a 25% pay difference between you and the next employer


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  5. "Global Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cook Medical Inc full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company philosophy, stable business, growth in emerging markets, opportunity to grow in the organization, good working environment.

    Cons

    Not the best compensation, benefits and salary compared to industry standard


  6. "Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Cook Medical Inc full-time

    Pros

    Treat employees well. Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of direction. Management changes plans too frequently to make headway.


  7. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Production in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Production in Bloomington, IN

    Pros

    Stability, Fair Treatment, Benefits, solid schedule

    Cons

    base could be higher


  8. "Low Productivity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cook Medical Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly and willing to lend a helping hand. The lunch from the cafeteria is affordable.

    Cons

    Uneven distribution of work load because nobody gets fired. Growth is very gradual from lack of competition. The focus is getting your 8 hours in rather than productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Please bring in more experts and professionals who will bring new ideas and suggestions to the company rather than promoting employees who have been there the longest.


  9. "Good company, but low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cook Medical Inc full-time

    Pros

    Cook is a good medical device company with the right mindset and quality products. They want to do things the right way and recently are trying to turn things around internally since it was stuck in a time warp of small company mentality.

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to market. No sick leave or any other personal leaves. No work from home flexibility although they dont mind you doing extra work at home.

    Advice to Management

    If you intend to keep salaried employees with advanced degrees long term, pay them atleast the market wages.


  10. "Operations manager"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cook Medical Inc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, family like atmosphere. Takes care of the employees and tries to develop a healthy work environment. Low employee turnover.

    Cons

    Established employee and management staff are high school educated, are slow to change, the company does not train employees on world class business principles, they have not kept up with industry training and development.

    Advice to Management

    Train and develop your leadership, teach them basic leadership principles and world class business improvement tools and hold them accountable to use them.
    Develop young leaders and give them the opportunity to advance.


  11. "Not bad for a first job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cook Medical Inc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hire new graduates and give them a chance to excel. Good colleague interaction and promotes socialization among employees to develop better working relationships.

    Cons

    Pay is way below average.
    Benefits also below average, required to use vacation or make up time for days the facility is closed.
    People that create a toxic working environment are simply shifted around to meaningless job positions rather than being dismissed.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people with positive attitudes and ambition.



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