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"Clinical Engineer Position is a dead-end position"

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Current Employee - Clinical Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Clinical Engineer in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good benefits and ok salary.

Cons

The Clinical Engineer position is advertised as a core development position. In reality, the people in this position will NOT get promoted and are continuously under stress due to high workload. The management ask employee to participate in "outside" projects on top off working 50+ hours. Many people with high hope and positive attitude will take on more projects (now working 60+ hours); however, when it comes to transferring, the CTS management opposes such a move. This is partly due to very high turn over of the team. In the past 2 years alone, 11 people have quit, 2 managed to transfer to clinical quality engineer (after being with cyberonics for 3+ years), and 1 person (after 2.5 years) transferred to quality engineering group. This position may be "ok" for a new desperate BME graduate but I highly recommend looking for another position immediately.

Advice to Management

Make the development plan (which is done annually) happen for the CTS members within 12 to 16 months. Also, increase the number of workforce so that the team doesn't hurt when one person quits.

Other Employee Reviews for Cyberonics

  1. "Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cyberonics full-time

    Pros

    Very nice package of benefits

    Cons

    It's not a hub of medical device industry companies


  2. "OK company, division and market you're in matters"

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

    I worked at Cyberonics full-time

    Pros

    small enough to be heard if you present yourself in a way management respects. East Coast vs West Coast mentality can sometimes be an issue for work/life balance and goal setting (very populated areas vs less populated areas and much more windshield time)

    Cons

    Seems like most of upper management all came from Forest Pharm. It's a little weird.

    Advice to Management

    Goal setting is an ongoing deal, in concert with reps. Gaining or losing 1 phsysician in a less populated area can make or break that quarter and the next several. I transitioned several seasoned physicians, trained at Med schools, out to other areas of the country which benefited the reps who 'caught' them but never benefited my numbers yet I spent time grooming them. It's a team effort, some way to encourage/recognize that effort would be great way to encourage communication across territories and not lose a physician ready to really spread their wings after finishing training.

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