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MAKO Surgical Chairman, President, and CEO Maurice R. Ferré
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  1. "Revolution in Orthopaedics"

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    Former Employee - MPS in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - MPS in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MAKO Surgical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Medical evidence has long shown that the more you do something, the better you get. This is particularly the case for partial knee replacement.

    Cons

    Total knee replacement is a very durable operation that can last for 30 years. It predictably allows patients to walk, hike, ride a bike, and swim. It is less predictable in return to sporting activity. The recovery is long and arduous.


  2. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Hollywood, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting in Hollywood, FL

    I worked at MAKO Surgical (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people, flexible hours, fun atmospher

    Cons

    company sold and moved accounting and finance up north

  3. "Makoplasty Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Makoplasty Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Makoplasty Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MAKO Surgical (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with outstanding opportunity and a chance to be at the forefront of advanced orthopaedic technology.

    Cons

    Nothing that I have run into thus far

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  4. "High growth company with questionable business practices."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MAKO Surgical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Market leading disruptive orthopedic technology.

    Cons

    Long hours. Sr Management Turnover. Unrealistic growth projections. Get it done culture encourages questionable business practices. Small company with large company "Silos".

    Advice to Management

    Since the time of this review the company has been acquired by another company. As you complete the integration - keep a close eye to ensure questionable business practices are removed.


  5. "Fast growing, exciting technology"

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

    I worked at MAKO Surgical full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great people at the corporate headquarters. Very driven culture, very smart employees, trying to transform the orthopedic industry.

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons, think culture varied based on department. Very fast paced environment. It is constantly busy, you have to have the energy and bandwith to go go go!


  6. "Executives don't get it - but luckily 80%+ are now papered up & gone!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MAKO Surgical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great technology, products, people & work ethic. Was a good place early on when growth continued & opportunities were flush.

    Cons

    Executive Leadership (or lack there of), Executive greed! No removal of key Sr / executive non performers stalled growth and inability to "cross the chasm".

    Advice to Management

    You get your rewards through motivation and leadership of your teams & organizations to do the right thing - not by manipulating forward looking statements to pop stock value. Also executives live by the "do as I say not as I do" motto!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very Interesting Work"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MAKO Surgical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, comfortable atmosphere...
    Lots of really smart people here. It was somewhat of a humbling experience. Very innovative, cool projects, and opportunities to suggest ideas for new directions.

    Cons

    Not necessarily bad, but the company is now owned by Stryker, so things could have changed since I was there.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company takes pride in their product, but overall is just so-so to work at."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Davie, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Davie, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most teams are very strict with interviews, some going so far as to only hire overqualified people to be sure of the quality of their work. This can lead to a very talented team of co-workers.

    Recently purchased by Stryker corporation, which is why I projected "will improve".

    Cons

    Most people report working long hours with less than desired appreciation.

    Decisions passed down often don't make sense, such as asking for features customers don't seem to want and ignoring customer requests.

    Advice to Management

    Time management/expectation needs to be improved. Even with people being asked to work long hours, there still isn't room for important development and testing.


  9. "Good Work Experience but cliques like highschool"

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

    I worked at MAKO Surgical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay and opportunity for advancement. Great upper management

    Cons

    Mid level management and the politics


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and frustrating this like a car stuck in sand or an great football quarterback sitting on the side lines"

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    Former Employee - Senior Planner in Davie, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Planner in Davie, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MAKO Surgical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very intelligent and innovative engineers on the technology side of the business

    Cons

    The regimes in the operations including supply chain executives are incompetent. They talk the walk, but not walk the talk. They lack practical experience in all discipline in management principle they just run the company with excessive metrics. Where now management only has time to devise and manage a very aesthetically pleasing charts grafts that does not allow time to tackle the root cause of the problem. This effort is like going to your doctor and he does every single test on you whether you need them or not.

    Advice to Management

    They have lost the sensitive of their biggest asset the people. Do not drive them on full blast forever in spite of their assertiveness in a fast pace company (remember dress me slowly, because I am in a hurry)


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