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"Highly inefficient"

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Former Employee - Engineer in Bloomington, IN
Former Employee - Engineer in Bloomington, IN
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Cook Medical, Inc. is a large organization with products in a wide range of clinical fields. The vast majority of people are nice and Cook Medical, Inc. has never had a single layoff since its foundation. It is also rumored that no one in Engineering has been fired before.

Cons

Cook Medical, Inc. is not one of the places you will go for cutting edge technology and intellectuals. Over 90% of the Engineers obtained their degrees from the mid-west area and there are no graduates from top tier universities. Moreover, there is a lot of gossip and politics between those who grew up in southern Indiana and those who didn't. As you might expect, promotions are not based on skill or engineering expertise, but rather on seniority and how much you could brown-nose your Engineering team-leader. (Your team-leader is not your boss, but they do report updates to your direct manager.) Everything is also highly unorganized, beginning with the fact that most product managers don't know anything about the basic functional requirements of a project. There is no formal pathway between going from early feasibility run to a design concept freeze, and once a design concept freeze is reached, there is no proper training of how to incorporate process validations and what requirements are required by Quality Engineering. It is not uncommon for new engineers to wonder: "Why is this company not losing any money?"

Advice to Management

The appointment of team-leaders is not a substitute for the lack of leadership by management. There have been several times during my career where I would tell something to my team-leader and my manager never heard about it until I told him of the details. This is not only disrespectful to me, but it is also a waste of time to say the same thing twice. Moreover, most team-leaders are so removed from the Design Controls process that they often give incorrect advice. The main reason why Cook Medical, Inc. is largely functional is because most of engineers are highly independent workers that try to find answers on their own.

Other Employee Reviews for Cook Medical Inc

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Rapid growth has caused very poor quality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good Benefits
    Good company Vehicles

    Cons

    Training Dept is very Poor
    Management is not qualified to lead

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the riff raff


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Internship Review"

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    Former Employee - Product Development Intern in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Product Development Intern in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people and great environment!

    Cons

    Downside is location in Bloomington Indiana

    Advice to Management

    Felt appreciated! Great.

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