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"Great products and ome great people, but senior leaders don't connect well with employees."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

They have great products to serve a growing market. They can do well in spite of themselves. There are some talented people in many areas. They take product quality seriously.

Cons

Way to many strategy changes and senior leadership changes in recent history. Just when you think you understand the direction, it gets changed and its unclear why.

Advice to Management

Understand that implementation of decisions made in the exectutive suite is far more difficult than simply making a decision. It takes time and resources.

Other Employee Reviews for Smith & Nephew

  1. "S&N is a good palce to work. Your supervisor or manager makes a big difference."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Increased vacation time for years of service up to 5 weeks. 4.5% free 401k contribution. Multiple job opportunities once in the door. Medical Device company so it must adhere to a certian quality level.

    Cons

    The higher up the ladder you go the more political the company is. Some upper management hinder improvement instead of drive it. Job demands are known to outweigh resources.

    Advice to Management

    Set a standard for all to go by. The company is fragmented into pockets around the globe. If each of the areas all had the same standard and rewards, it would help S&N to look like one company. Trim areas that are not core competencies and beef up core areas. Balance new product introduction with operations support. Do not outsource everything. The manufacturing base will keep S&N designers in check. This is an invaluable asset.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "The company has great potential, but middle management lacks qualification and leadership capability."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The company has relatively flexible working hours and usually understanding of the need to occasionally work remotely. Some of the newer products and some of the products currently in development are exciting and unquestionably have potential for great success.

    Cons

    Employee dissatisfaction is rampant, communication is poor, company seems to look the other way when employees try to address major issues with middle and upper management, salaries are lower than industry standard and promotions occur rarely if ever, extremely political.

    Advice to Management

    Please take a good look at your 'middle' management. There's tremendous talent at this company, but you're never going to know that because of the few in the 'middle' who are only concerned about their own image and how they can 'look' competent even if at the disposal of their own (experienced) staff, which continues to result in employees either leaving or requesting transfer to other departments/business units. We are going through some major changes as a company - if nothing else, please use the opportunity to either train or replace those in the middle who continue to be unqualified and unprofessional because they are jeopardizing your credibility and ultimately the success of the company.


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