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CryoLife Reviews

Updated April 13, 2019
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CryoLife Chairman, President and CEO J. Patrick Mackin
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Pros
  • "CryoLife makes products that save actual lives and limbs" (in 3 reviews)

  • "We are in the business of saving lives" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management needs more improvement" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Rules and regulations, intimidation, bullied, overworked, no work-life balance" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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

    I have been working at CryoLife full-time

    Pros

    Company mission.
    Over the past 4 years the goals of the departments have become much more aligned to fit into an overall company plan.

    Cons

    A lot of work to keep you busy, but if your up for the challenge it is a great experience.


  2. "Not great"

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

    I have been working at CryoLife full-time

    Pros

    It was a starting job

    Cons

    The way management tests employees

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees instead of assuming things

  3. "*"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CryoLife full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is Good company culture. Gym, Free friuts and coffee.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance makes it very stressful.


  4. "Great Culture, Noble Job"

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    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, cause, colleagues, benefits are all great.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for growth and promotion


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic and High Stress for Low Pay"

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    Former Employee - Digital Strategist in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Digital Strategist in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very generous with travel, meals and entertainment money.

    Cons

    Working for CryoLife, Inc. Was hands down, the worst job I ever had. There was no boundaries. Management would often require me to work weekends and even holidays. Always with the threat of being fired or let go. My colleagues and I would go to meetings with our backpacks because we didn’t know if we would be fired or not in the next meeting. It was a toxic work environment.


  6. "Improving culture"

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

    I have been working at CryoLife full-time

    Pros

    CEO
    Benefits
    Good vetting process

    Cons

    Collaboration across departments could use some work.


  7. "Growing global company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear vision, mission and strategy.
    If you want a challenge and an opportunity to take part of building a globale company, CryoLife is an excellent place. Having been fairly stagnant for several years, CryoLife has enjoyed significant growth over the past 4 years, expanding its business to Europe, Latin America and Asia/Pacific.

    Cons

    Not for everyone, especially if you don’t like a challenge.

  8. "Fast-paced & demanding, fun & exciting"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CryoLife fosters an environment where you are rewarded for hard-work, good decisions, and open-mindedness. Mistakes will be accepted, but not the same mistakes repeated.

    The company has grown extremely fast and steady in the last 4 years under the guidance of Pat Mackin (CEO), as evident in its stock price and market cap reaching and then exceeding $1B in April.

    Different levels of employees will have different experiences and satisfaction levels.

    CryoLife has growing pains as any company that is successfully growing its business through great acquisitions.

    If you want a challenge that will advance your career, give CryoLife a try.

    Cons

    CryoLife still has issues to resolve in its structure. There are still silos that are slow to come down, but they are getting their. Expect to work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget your employees as your most important assets.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CryoLife full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Saving Life. Great Mission & Vision

    Cons

    Needs to embrace change and technology for transactional processes


  10. "CryoLife now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CryoLife full-time

    Pros

    Has been making some great changes to attract, retain and engage employees

    Cons

    Some old systems and processes are anchoring the company in past. They need to learn to adopt to change, improve transactional processes and automate improve internal processes.