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Integra LifeSciences Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Integra LifeSciences President, CEO & Director Peter J. Arduini
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Pros
  • Free bagels on Fridays and coffee everyday is a definite plus (in 16 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, flexibility allowed in some functions which is a plus (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Nice temporary gig, not a career place."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Various in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays every two weeks and has PTO gains every pay

    Cons

    Views employees as expenses. Will get rid of them as soon as can figure out how.

    Advice to Management

    Walk you talk.


  2. "Chemical operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company, easy work...

    Cons

    There's Not really a con


  3. "Neurosurgery with light General Oncology, GYN Oncology and ENT. Capital and Disposable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integra LifeSciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intimate region, sell #1 or #2 product in market for each category. Comp has improved and quotas realistic. Marketing provides good support

    Cons

    Heavily micromanaged, SFA admin heavy, too many confusing processes to conduct OR evals. Sales management is weak on talent at present. Strong leadership from CEO but that's it


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Great if you have no soul"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Some excellent coworkers; smart, ambitious and (mostly) helpful
    -Different projects and opportunity to "showcase" yourself
    -Products that help patients
    -Rapidly growing
    -Pete is a cool CEO who genuinely cares (but is not hiring the right executives/leaders)
    -Free bagels
    -Small gym onsite
    -Decent benefits & comp depending on your position

    Cons

    -Complete mismanagement and misdirection. Each division/business is silo’d and completely disconnected. No synergy or standardization.
    -Projects/initiatives are started frequently, with a ton of work put into them upfront, then....nothing. 75% of these "Strategic initiatives" are not seen to fruition. Don’t expect your work to be acknowledged.
    -ZERO transparency. Seriously, don't expect to know what’s going on until after the fact. Everything is hush-hush....for no apparent reason. You NEED transparency to run an effective organization and create buy-in.
    -Fake reviews.... honestly it's laughable. Including one stating "Phenomenal HR department: Devises plans & quickly executes" ...and "- Unsurpassed leadership: Very engaged franchise leaders and C-Suite--truly invested in their employees develop" …Gee... sounds like an HR executive might have written that.
    -Insanely high turnover in departments that shouldn’t have high turnover (e.g., HR). If people are jumping ship at 2x the industry average, there is something caustic permeating the company/department. All roads point to the top.
    -No career growth. Expect to stay in the same position until you either kick-the bucket or leave

    Advice to Management

    Hold your leaders accountable and read the writing on the wall. The numbers don't lie. The departments with the highest turnover clearly have a problem.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not a Chemical Operator Translation: NOT a fake review."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Motion Graphics Designer in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Motion Graphics Designer in Plainsboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I guess what every ither employee states. Sad but true....Free coffee and free bagels on Fridays. Sad for a Pro....but its the truth

    Cons

    The HR department is highly corrosive....contributing to the already weakened departmental structure, lazy management and overall horrid culture. WATCH OUT for the fake reviews HR posts on here. They stick out like mold.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to a. company that rewards its employees,
    places ethics in place and pursues a team culture. The culture there is ruined and greedy upper management and HR simply dont care.
    Everything there is a secret. Trash culture.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "If you're not happy there are other companies hiring, quit whining and be adults!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, clean facility, steady workflow, decent management. It's a manufacturing facility like many others I've worked at. This place does not deserve the bashing it gets on this site.

    Cons

    Cry babies, all the production people whine and cry that they're treated badly and think they are worth more than they are, people should just shut up and do their jobs!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the constant complainers, they are hurting you not helping you, the machinist who think they are the best need their hands held for them daily anyway. They'd be nothing without the programmer to make them look good.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Beware...Look Elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Plainsboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Integra LifeSciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Free Bagels on Friday (no pumpernickel though... lol)
    -Interesting/good product line
    -Some great coworkers
    -Expanding company

    Cons

    Absolutely no employee training or development. They don’t even offer basic Microsoft classes. Don’t expect to have any opportunity for learning here. Yeah, revenue will hit $1B soon but who cares about development!?

    Way too top heavy. VPs, directors, managers, SVPs, kings and queens, Executive Vice Pope, etc... provides plenty of opportunity for micromanagement and to funnel your 1% raise elsewhere.

    Meetings….meetings…and meetings? An undue amount of time is spent discussing, “planning” with no execution or clear direction. Massive amounts of misdirection and unclear priorities.

    Some departments are HEAVILY understaffed and back filling the roles takes well over a year. Guess what happens to those extra responsibilities?

    Some horrible executives (there are a few great ones) but half of them need to be replaced.

    No accountability; managers and employees can get away with not responding or not doing a required task.

    Horrendous HR dept: some of the lower level HR folks are very helpful/caring but HR leadership lies, has absolutely no direction or strategy and is not investing in its people (oh and writes fake reviews). This should be real cause for concern especially since the recent acquisition of Codman and Derma which will add 1000+ employees.

    Crazy high turnover

    Advice to Management

    -Be clear on priorities
    -Offer training/learning to your employees
    -Promote from within (no career growth)
    -Replace half the leaders
    -Your HR team will dictate the long-term success of acquisitions. Good luck (anticipate heavy turnover)


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Do Not Recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Integra LifeSciences full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people are nice. The work is usually easy. The expectations are really low making it a low stress job.

    Cons

    Management turnover is extremely high both from people leaving and people getting fired. It takes a really long time for empty management positions to be filled which leaves very little direction for employees and a state of organized chaos.

    HR is outsourced to corporate and getting individual attention and straight, honest answers to your questions requires an immense amount of effort.

    There is not a lot of focus on skill development. This is probably because corporate's only focus is on reaching a large financial goal (a goal they've been chasing for years). It leaves your career kind of stagnant unless you're extremely persistent about finding your own new opportunities.

    There is no opportunity for upward mobility. All management positions are filled from the outside. For that reason this company only acts as a stepping stone for most people.

    Layoffs have started taking with them some of the more senior employees - people who have worked here for years when the normal tenure seems to be 1-3 years - while many temps are keeping their jobs. It doesn't make much sense to eliminate the employees who know the most about how this company runs and the products and it makes you wonder who is next.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the true value of the company starts with the employees. Value the people who choose to spend their time here. Realize that rewarding excellent work rather than just acknowledging it (at best) and providing your employees with opportunities to develop their skills will get you to your financial goals long before slashing costs will.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Hostile and Toxic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros. Micromanaging by incompetent, inexperienced bosses. Turnover is unbelievable

    Cons

    Layoffs have begun. Moving jobs out because they can't get Machinists to work here. Toxic and hostile environment. Do not come to work here. Whatever you're running from, this is worse.

    Advice to Management

    Please sell this site to a good company that respects people and knows how to run a business.


  11. "Great company to learn and branch out in different depts."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auditor in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Auditor in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    More Paid time off compared to other companies
    3 Floating holidays
    401k match,
    Job Stability

    Cons

    Reporting
    Lack of communication from middle management
    Complex processes
    spread out buildings which ends up wasting a lot of time between meetings


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