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CryoLife CEO J. Patrick Mackin
J. Patrick Mackin
35 Ratings
  1. Helpful (5)

    "Stay Away"

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    Current Employee - Cardiac Dissector in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CryoLife full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    4x10 work week. Paid on thursdays

    Cons

    HR is horrible. No matter how many times you let them know your work environment is hostile, nothing is done. Benefits are abismal. If you are a woman and try to take any leave or disability due to complications with pregnancy they make it hard and act like they're offended because you have a medical issue. When someone makes a mistake regarding pay, payroll has an attitude about it. If you're not on the corporate side...

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    Advice to Management

    Complete overhaul of supervisors, managers and team leads in TPL. Everyone in TPL is miserable and it trickles down to subordinates. Also, there is no discipline for employees that set out to create hostility, which is why turn over is high.

    CryoLife2017-01-04
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Lean and mean"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CryoLife full-time

    Pros

    Good fresh out of college training. Some departments better run than others if you are fortunate.

    Cons

    Can't depend on anything management says; can't trust supervision in several departments. Low pay in entry level positions with high turnover. Since new management took over, almost all upper level position employees (long and short term) have been terminated, many abruptly. Others have resigned and left the company. New direction is a roller coaster.

    Advice to Management

    Morale is terrible and people know not to believe you anymore.

    CryoLife2016-10-02

    CryoLife Response

    October 6, 2016CryoLife HR

    We appreciate your feedback. CryoLife is working diligently to improve communications and morale, and manager/employee development is on our radar for 2017. We sincerely hope that these initiatives will lead to improved talent retention within the coming months.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Needs improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CryoLife for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Upon hiring the current CEO, changes have been made to the company, but more changes need to be made for the moral to increase. Good stepping stone to the next job in your field. Fellow employees are more helpful than upper management.

    Cons

    Promotions are given based on the amount of time you have been with the company, not on performance. Also, promotions will be given if you consistently talk about the hardships in your personal life, not if you have earned the promotion. Employees, who seldom show up to work and perform their specified duties, remain employed with the company, while those who work hard are shafted with the extra work from those who do...

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    Advice to Management

    Promote employees who work hard and deserve the recognition. Find managers and supervisors who understand the daily tasks of their employees, that way when a problem arises, the solution is found quickly.

    CryoLife2016-07-22
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CryoLife

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly atmosphere and comfortable environment

    Cons

    No upper progression in the company

    CryoLife2016-06-20
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Bureaucracy and Micro-management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CryoLife makes products that save actual lives and limbs. More than half of the "office" consists of R&D labs, tissue processing facilities, surgical theaters, and lecture space. It can be a fascinating place to work.

    Cons

    As a medical devices manufacturer that deal with donated human tissue, CryoLife is justifiably careful and cautious with all aspects of manufacturing, processing, storage, QA, testing, and shipment. They have literal books of processes for everything. Unfortunately, that mentality and control permeates all other aspects of the business as well. As an example, CryoLife is my only employer to require full-time, salaried...

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    Advice to Management

    Reexamine the scope and impact of your bureaucracy, and stop treating adults like children. Your culture is costing you efficiency and driving away talent.

    CryoLife2016-02-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at CryoLife

    Pros

    A job that it is easy to be passionate about. New Executive Team shows promise for growth in the coming years.

    Cons

    Adding, removing and back order of products/tissues over the last three years has impacted corporate focus and strategy.

    CryoLife2016-01-12
  7. Helpful (1)

    "No work/life balance"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at CryoLife

      Pros

      Good experience if you're fresh out of college.

      Cons

      Over-worked and Underpaid. Very limited opportunities for advancement. Management cares more about keeping their building looking shiny than they do about their hourly employees.

      CryoLife2016-01-05
    • Helpful (2)

      "Solid company"

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      Current Employee - Supervisor in Kennesaw, GA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at CryoLife full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Great opportunities for learning. Good team of people to work with. Stable company to work for that is continually growing.

      Cons

      Low pay compared to industry relative to the position. Management tends to promote people just because of years of service vs who is adequate for the position.

      CryoLife2015-12-28
    • Helpful (4)

      "Keep Moving Forward"

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

      I have been working at CryoLife full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      A fairly recent change in the CEO last year offers progress and hope for this company. During company meetings, he's mentioned that he wants to offer employees more autonomy, and has already put some systems in place that offer more flexibility, including casual Fridays, allowing food/drinks at desks, and flexible hours. Health benefits as well as other benefits (LTC, STC, 401K, etc.) are reasonable, and vacation time...

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      Cons

      The day-to-day systems and processes are inefficient and still need a lot of work. Projects take weeks when they should take days. Most of the company is still operating in silos, and many times departments have no idea what others are working on, especially when they're supposed to be collaborating on specific projects.

      Advice to Management

      True innovation could be happening if there wasn't so much fear. Employees who have been with the company for years and years are clinging to the old ways, the "we've always done it this way" ways. There's also a lot of ego here, especially in upper management. Every employee plays a part in the products and services we provide; it's important not to forget that. Focus on a more empathetic management style instead...

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      CryoLife2015-11-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "Nice facility, bad culture"

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      Current Employee - Field Assurance Associate in Kennesaw, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at CryoLife for more than a year

      Pros

      Most of the people are good people

      Cons

      Too much red tape stands in the way of making changes. It's a "fear the next audit" culture. They'll work you to death and it wont be appreciated.

      CryoLife2015-11-12
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