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"Demanding but REWARDING!"

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Current Employee - Current Employee in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Current Employee in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at NuVasive full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great culture in a great industry (not to mention in a great city)!

The management and employees truly care about improving peoples' lives. They always put the patient first and insist on high levels of performance.

This is an incredibly intelligent and hard working group of people dedicated to changing surgery and improving patient outcomes. This company creates some truly innovative and industry changing products that every employee can be proud of.

Being around ambitious and altruistic people is invigorating and makes you want to work harder to make the world a better place.

They never lose site of their goals and sense of purpose: improve spine surgery.

Lot's of opportunities to get involved with philanthropy and community outreach.

Cons

Long hours are required of certain groups. This is not the place for you if you cannot handle high pressure and high performance demands.

As the company grows some of the culture is being lost. Bureaucracy is creeping into the company and the nimble, fast paced, start-up mentality is diminishing.

Only certain charities (that further the companies interests) are supported by management.

There is little room for political dissent if you want to further your career here.

Some people can take the culture a little too far and fail to realize their own shortcomings. At times, the culture can be used as a weapon and can form cliques.

Advice to Management

If you want to continue to grow and lead the industry in innovative and high quality products you have to reinvest in your company, your physical assets, and your people. Improve your internal systems and processes, reduce and disincentivize bureaucracy, and keep your share-owners (employees) as your number one priority. Keep an outside-in approach vs. an inside-out approach: what do your customers need and how do we satisfy them vs. this is what we have so take it or leave it.

Other Employee Reviews for NuVasive

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Fast paced, lots of hours, good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay for heath care for employee (used to be for entire family), Stock purchase plan, 401k (but no matching), nice building and work environment.

    Cons

    Many of the things that we used to have for free (perks) are going away. Used to give reimburse $200 per year for sports equipment, all you can eat snacks and free soda maching, international flying business or first class, all gone now. Thanks Obamacare (medical device tax on REVENUE)

    Advice to Management

    Get some better leaders in place. Typical of management everybody is just looking to CYA. Nobody makes any tough decisions so things take forever to get done. Get some leadership and management with some balls. Seems like people would rather not get something done and make a decision than to make something happen. You should punish management that spend 50% or more of their days in meeting endlessly takling about things.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Full Speed Ahead!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    highly innovative and rapidly expanding company, strong and aggressive leadership, experienced and intelligent workforce, pure spine play allows for good focus and prioritization, nice facilities and accomodations (gym with personal trainers, snack cabinet, on-site cafeteria, computer, phone, etc.), great culture, plenty of opportunities to get involved

    Cons

    fast-paced environment that leads to burn-out, recognition is inconsistent, big expectations relative to compensation, culture is eroding as company grows in size, road to promotion not as clear

    Advice to Management

    find a better approach to performance-based compensation to keep workers engaged

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