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"Messed up management"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL
Approves of CEO

Pros

Pockets of competence and excellence

Cons

Best employees get discouraged by the "buddy" favoritism and leave. Very low annual increases.

Advice to Management

Don't forget about long-term goals when going for the short-term profits.

Other Employee Reviews for CONMED Corporation

  1. Helpful (1)

    "They can do better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a medical device manufacturer and the products that they make and distribute are intended and do help people. Generally nice employees who work hard to get what they perceive to be their job done. You are only expected to work 40 hour per week - engineers or managers are not expected to work overtime. Very effective sales force. Products generally well received in the marketplace.

    Cons

    Inept management. They continue to struggle to install and maintain an adequate quality management system (21 CFR 820 and ISO 13485:2003). The many "483" observations made by the FDA is and the too numerous product recalls are evidence of this. Not a great place to be an engineer or of a manager with any ambition - innovation with regards to both product and processes is discouraged. It also seems that you are always cleaning-up someone else's mess. Compared to other medical device manufacturer, like JnJ, working at ConMed is like going back in time; their business thinking and processes are at least 20 years out of date.

    Advice to Management

    Stop tolerating ineffective managers.


  2. "All talk - lack of tangible results"

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

    I worked at CONMED Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is focused on achieving growth and is acting relentlessly to fulfill this pursuit. There are still some great people trying very hard.

    Cons

    New corporate leadership team promotes ConMed as a turnaround and has been at it for 3 years with poor results. How much more tolerance does the market have? Lack of internal innovation and robust product pipeline as well as poor growth through acquisition resulting in flat revenues. Good people are not willing to wait 5+ years and retention issues are evident. Shareholders shouldn't waste placing their valuable resources in this company, there are too many other companies that are producing better results today and demonstrating innovation; not just promising it all tomorrow. The outside might seem shiny but the guts are ugly. The number one thing lacking with this company is empathy for its people. I am not talking workplace flexibility, I am talking to really listening and considering others and their positions. There is a lot of putting the companies interest ahead of what is playing by the rules, operating in good faith and having empathy for its members and customers. This has created a cut throat style of culture that feels cold and uncaring. Luckily, for now, there are still good people who are fighting it but fewer and fewer remain.

    Advice to Management

    Rationalize the business more aggressively and create a more focused market offering. The current platform is too wide for such a small business (relative to competitors). Stop trying to be or thinking you are Stryker, Medtronic or J&J and cut down the business in an effort to build the brand properly, then grow and diversify in a more logical fashion. The business is laden with 'yes men' in leadership positions who simply act as brokers of information without producing anything tangible or motivating and mentoring others. For that matter, there are no corporate leadership training, coaching or mentorship programs available. Some of the leaders are turning over people faster than monkeys eat bananas.. Look into it and recognize the undue promotions and uncover this fraud. The Stryker model from 20 years ago worked 20 years ago, Stryker has modernized and they value people in a different way, which millennials and other generations now dictate. Although feedback is important, constantly assessing and scrutinizing your value adding people and leaders is turning them away. Get off your pillar and wake up to the real possibility that the way you are doing things may have room for improvement. Listen to your people, they might not be telling you this but I am telling you - those that are the true result producers today are unhappy.

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