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Integra LifeSciences Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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Integra LifeSciences President, CEO & Director Peter J. Arduini
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  • "Upper management, senior level stone cold and unauthentic" (in 14 reviews)

  • "lower than industry average on pay, somewhat high turnover" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Company growth spurs career growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Integra is a rapidly growing medical technology company that is still small enough to stay agile. Employees are able to test and engage themselves in a variety of initiatives around the company to ensure Integra remains an engaging place to work. One of the coolest things about it is that you can look back over the course of your tenure and see how you personally made a difference in the way the company grows!

    Cons

    Looking forward to an update in facilities when we move into a very modern office space.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to balance quarterly/annual targets with the vision for long term growth. The company has a lot of potential to continue growing. It was a great accomplishment to move from small cap to mid cap this year!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Update - FT employed for over 4 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart executive leadership, plenty of strategic roles, growth/promotional opportunities

    Cons

    Manager skill development, work-life balance, silos instead of alignment.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A growing disconnect between leaders and employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule and independence in my work; ability to affect change in my area of responsibility with little bureaucracy

    Cons

    The leaders are unwilling to listen to messages they do not want to hear; it is a culture where leaders tell you what to do and you do it. Employees are only valued when they do something extraordinary and then they are forgotten. Shining stars either burn out and are pushed down or leave. No one is promoted to executive levels.


  4. "IT"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist
    Former Employee - IT Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to begin your career, you will learn alot

    Cons

    Corporate politics and the constant changes reshuffling in the company


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Growing company - Don't trust executive team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing companies. Investing new local HQ's. Improved a lot of the last 5 years. Becoming better to work for.

    Cons

    Executive management cannot be trusted. Second half of 2018 said we are growing and we can't recruit fast enough. Hitting all financials targets. Jan 2019 laid off 10% of workforce

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to loyal employees


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Worked at Integra for 6 Years"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Operations in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time

    Pros

    Amazing products, especially on the collagen side of the business.

    Cons

    Horrible executive and senior leadership, regardless of the site. Short-sighted business decisions. No attempt to solve problems. They like to put band-aids on gunshot wounds.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate your senior leadership at your manufacturing facilities. Hold people accountable. Think long term, not just about how to hit the numbers this fiscal quarter.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Plainsboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee and ice cream

    Cons

    Bad management and to many politics

    Advice to Management

    Treat better to the employees

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Management offers little feedback and no sense of value provided."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Plainsboro Center, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Plainsboro Center, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great to work with and overall culture from mid-level down seems positive.

    Cons

    They preach transparency, but don't practice. HR has proven to be unresponsive with little to no feedback. Upper management, senior level stone cold and unauthentic. Don't expect loyalty and watch for red flags. Zero stability and low level of engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees consistently and with value. Give feedback, recognition and develop a sense of humanness. Practice your core values, don't just post them.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Trying to become a big player with a small shop and amateur approach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Integra LifeSciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products that help improve lives.
    Fast company growth and expansion.

    Cons

    Leadership too busy playing political games.
    Vertical communication almost none existent.
    Moving aggressively to an outsource model.
    Dump and run delegation style.
    Employee morale at its all time low.
    None qualified leaders taking conflicting decisions.
    *Do yourself a favor and avoid this place for now*

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring managers and directors based on merit instead of pure network. Many of the current leaders avoid accountability and transparency to hide their incompetence and mediocrity. There are some great leaders in the organization who are getting tired and good resources will continue to abandon the sinking ship.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Build your resume somewhere else"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mansfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay, good work/ life balance, decent benefits package and 401(k). Nice new, modern office. The work being done there will make your resume more attractive for future employers. If you can stick it out for a couple years and get promoted, it will help grow your career.

    Cons

    Projects are regularly given insufficient resources and expected to succeed. When help is asked for, it is rarely given. Competent employees become overloaded and asked to make management-level decisions. Management runs fast and loose and as a result, avoidable and expensive errors get made. There is no harmonization across Integra locations and corporate management is out of touch with site operations and priorities. Integra introduces new products by purchasing companies, not by investing in R&D. The future of the Mansfield site as a design center for new products is uncertain at best, and the legacy Codman personnel have started to flee. Morale is at a low after recent firings of high performing site management, some of whom had been promoted recently by the same managers who turned around and fired them. There is no sense of stability or long-term vision.

    A review posted Dec 19 accurately summarized the culture as being intense, hostile, and at times inappropriate. Integra has a big culture problem. The worst bullying and demeaning behavior I experienced was from corporate management.

    If you are considering a job here: there are ways to improve your resume that won’t wear you down so completely.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your direct line leaders. Look at your indicators on headcount turnover. Culture change needs to start from the top down and be something that all levels of managers model. Communication skills need to improve.