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Found 63 reviews

2.6
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35%
Recommend to a Friend
4%
Approve of CEO
Daniel Frutig
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, good cause, they genuinely care about the health of moms and babies(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is completely out of touch with employees(in 5 reviews)

  • "Also very slow to bring new products and when they do not up to speed or customer satisfaction(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with an incredibly motivating mission"

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineering Co-op in McHenry, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medela full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing company with an incredible staff that keeps you motivated to work everyday.

    Cons

    Currently experiencing executive management changes.

    Medela2018-02-10

    Medela Response

    July 10, 2018Medela Team

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that your experience was positive with Medela LLC! We wish you the best in your future. – Medela Team

  2. "Hot Mess"

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    Former Employee - Sales Leadership in McHenry, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medela full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you have no job and are desperate

    Cons

    No proactive market strategy. President does not care about the employees. Slow product development creating stagnation with their products in the market place. Losing market share due to pricing. The way they treat employees is not consistent with their "values".

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize. Fire both VPs as they are all about bringing in their friends.

    Medela2019-04-18
  3. "Depending on the team, it can be a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in McHenry, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Medela full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good people, and an organization that seeks to do good. Great work life balance and a family friendly.

    Cons

    Some of the top leadership is not adept at leading or making decisions for the future of the organization and it’s hurting the organization in major ways. Pay could be more competitive. Swiss HQ seems out of touch with the American market and culture.

    Advice to Management

    Mostly great management that takes care of their employees. The few that do more damage than good will hopefully evolve out of the company.

    Medela2019-02-23
  4. "Great company, OK benefits"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      stable company, lots of resources to help

      Cons

      benefits are expensive, slow to adapt

      Medela2019-02-10
    • "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Medela full-time

      Pros

      Wonderful place to work.

      Cons

      I can’t think of any

      Advice to Management

      Keep your employees at the top

      Medela2018-09-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "On the way up"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Medela full-time

      Pros

      Medela US senior management is definitely changing for the positive & focused on customers, employees & improving speed to market. They’ve opened conversations with employees for our ideas & are very receptive & excited of any & all feedback. They understand how important our customers are, no matter if its the mom using our pump and talking on social about us to the hospitals. In the past, the older...

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      Cons

      A few years of not being aggressive in the market, relying too heavy on the brand and the color yellow has left us open to competition in all businesses. But the energy to “win it back” is groundswelling & empowering for all.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to openly engage us! No matter what our level is. Let us lead the company WITH you & also provide more inter-company opportunities. Don’t overlook internal promotions that are LONG over-due or put on the back-burner at lower levels than you. You have a lot of folks believing in you & Medela - reward them appropriately and they will win even harder for you. Keep refocusing on your customers & what...

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      Medela2018-08-02
    • "Company oppurtunites"

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      Current Employee - Sales Analyst in McHenry, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Medela full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Opportunity to grow great Benefits and procedures Location to major cities

      Cons

      Global company, communication needs to be better

      Advice to Management

      Focus on the importance of customers

      Medela2018-08-01

      Medela Response

      August 6, 2018Medela Team

      We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear you are pleased with your experience! - Medela Team

    • "Good"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Medela full-time

        Pros

        Good Pay, ice work environment

        Cons

        lots of picking and running around

        Medela2018-07-27

        Medela Response

        August 6, 2018Medela Team

        Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that your experience was positive with Medela LLC! We wish you the best in your future. – Medela Team

      • Helpful (4)

        "Don't Work for Medela"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McHenry, IL
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Medela full-time for more than 19 years

        Pros

        Lack of solid leadership has created a sinking ship.

        Cons

        Poor Management, unrealistic budget goals, horrible HR team.

        Advice to Management

        Start over

        Medela2018-08-13
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        "Train Wreck"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Medela full-time

        Pros

        Great products with a great purpose.

        Cons

        All-around awful. They fire/layoff people while on disability/FMLA and then try to appeal their unemployment benefits (unsuccessfully of course). No true flex-time. No work-life balance for mothers. Antiquated systems. Incompetent Supervisors, many lazy workers, very poor morale. They layoff people in mass #s. Upper management are at odds with each other. Inside Sales Manager is emotionally unustable. Many highs &...

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        Advice to Management

        You relied on the Medela brand for entirely too long. Your "Wait & see approach" re: market changes was a terrible decision and your employees have paid the price for your mismanagement. Many practices throughout the organization are unprofessional & downright shameful. Get it together, pick up a few Business/Strategic Managent books! Do right by your employees. I am so very disappointed in my entire experience...

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        Medela2018-07-19

        Medela Response

        August 6, 2018Medela Team

        We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences with us We have passed your feedback on to the appropriate department and are actively seeking improvements if there are opportunities for change. We wish you the best in the future. - Medela Team

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