CryoLife Reviews | Glassdoor

CryoLife Reviews

To filter reviews, or .

Found 83 reviews

3.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
57%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
Approve of CEO
CryoLife CEO J. Patrick Mackin
J. Patrick Mackin
35 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Learning experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Microbiologist in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CryoLife

    Pros

    CryoLife is willing to hire those with no experience. The management tries its best to keep morale up despite corporate policies. When starting out there are a variety of tasks to learn and master.

    Cons

    There is little to no job security. The microbiology department was constantly understaffed so you were typically doing more than one person's job. Middle management did their best but couldn't compensate for the toxic corporate culture and policies.

    Advice to Management

    Make it worthwhile to keep the hardest working employees to increase morale and break the constant cycle of being short staffed, working hard to get people trained, burning people out so they quit, and being short staffed again.

    CryoLife2015-10-26
  2. "Ha this company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CryoLife full-time

    Pros

    No experience needed to start and some coworkers are good. There are also free tampons in bathroom, but somewhere else you could afford to buy your own.

    Cons

    Pay, amount of work, UNDERSTAFFED, CEO, constant corrections for minor things that affect pay raise, good workers leave all the time, don't get paid for holiday and sick days appropriately, constantly changing SOPs to make job less efficient. There are more but this is too long as is.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Stop paying wrong amount of hours for holiday and sick days. Stop changing SOPs that don't need to be changed. Change corrections to not count against your raise.

    CryoLife2015-11-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "CryoLife has been a good start for me"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CryoLife full-time

    Pros

    Great sick policy (if used), work with some great people, new leadership is really changing things.

    Cons

    Work with some really not-great people (that's every company). Sometimes work is expected to take priority over personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Having "the ability to work overtime" is not the only way to measure hard working individuals.

    CryoLife2015-09-27
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Undergoing Change"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CryoLife

    Pros

    Recent change in executive management has improved working conditions somewhat - employees now have the option of a flexible schedule and a relaxed dress code on Fridays. The products interesting and there is opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Salaries are relatively low and there is a lot of anxiety because long-time employees are being let go as a part of organizational change. The political environment is highly charged, and at least one executive is making life openly hard on his management team. The level of professionalism is suffering.

    Advice to Management

    Try a carrot instead of a club. And look to the inner ranks of management for stalls in progress - most of the people who do the important day to day work to get product out the door are not your problem. Don't allow individuals to hoard knowledge out of fear of becoming dispensible - cross train and create a documented knowledge base that fills in the gaps.

    CryoLife2015-09-29
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Company that really makes a difference - New CEO seems good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dissector in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CryoLife part-time

    Pros

    You're part of a company that makes products that help so many people. The new CEO is bringing a good attitude and making smart decisions. They are stressing more on training now which is great.

    Cons

    High turnover rate in the Tissue Processing Lab but I think it's getting better now with the new changes.

    Advice to Management

    Efficiency in communications to the other employees.

    CryoLife2015-08-20
  6. "Research Associate I"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CryoLife full-time

    Pros

    Made great coworkers and got to learn some high level scientific concepts and research techniques.

    Cons

    Communication, clear direction and management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees ideas.

    CryoLife2015-06-22
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Microbiologist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
      Former Employee - Microbiologist in Alameda, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at CryoLife for more than a year

      Pros

      Great place to get experience in a quality control laboratory. Everyone works very hard to complete the daily work plus do side projects. Great training program, with many different procedures to learn and perform. Can be a lot of variety in the day.

      Cons

      Low pay. Long hours performing extremely repetitive tasks. Not enough desk and lab space to accommodate all of the work and staff. Low morale.

      Advice to Management

      The lab has outgrown it's space. Update the technology to reduce the workload on the people. Better pay will increase morale.

      CryoLife2015-06-02
    • Helpful (5)

      "Low Pay, High Demand"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kennesaw, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at CryoLife full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Vacation plan is the only good thing about the company. Local proximity to highway, shops and restaurants is great for being in the suburb. New CEO has a vision, finally someone with leadership skills.

      Cons

      Management spends so much time in meetings that they ignore their staff and have no clue or don't care about how the day-to-day is going. Managers all throughout the company are very unaccessible due to overbooking of meetings. The human resources department is useless and unfriendly. The supervisor writes up your review but HR can and will change it in order to suit their financial desires to downgrade a raise or chance...

      Show More

      Advice to Management

      Stop hiring and promoting staff who has years for employment versus skill and knowledge. Just because someone has no ambition to better their career and has been employed for years without making a dent in the overall workload doesn't mean they should get a promotion. Time invested with an employer doesn't necessarily mean they're qualified to lead a team. Promotions should be based on skill, knowledge and productivity.

      CryoLife2015-06-01
    • "Supervisor"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at CryoLife full-time

      Pros

      Decent benefits, lots of autonomy, good vacation plan

      Cons

      Benefits not good compared to other companies, lots of confusion

      Advice to Management

      Promote your bright minds, don't just look at years of experience

      CryoLife2015-05-27
    • Helpful (3)

      "Research Associate"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Research Associate in Kennesaw, GA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at CryoLife full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      This is a great company for individuals seaking exciting projects, a comfortable work environment, and some room to grow within your respective field. There are also many kind and hardworking people within the company.

      Cons

      Some corporate policies are outdated which can result in unnecessary stresses both inside and outside of the workplace. Corporate hours are a strict 8:30-5:30 with a one hour lunch. I found this to be a point of contention for most, as it made meeting the needs of their personal lives difficult (picking kids up from daycare/completing continued education/going to events for family, friends, and children). I've heard that...

      Show More

      Advice to Management

      In my time at Cryolofe I found there to be a lot of fluctuation in workload across many of the departments. There would be days/weeks where I noticed a lot of people moving more slowly, spending more time in the break areas or having drawn out personal conversations, and not necessarily for lack of work. Then there would be a few weeks/months of high stress where people were forced to work late to meet deadlines (I was...

      Show More
      CryoLife2015-04-20
    Found 83 reviews