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Merit Medical Systems Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Merit Medical Systems Chairman, President, and CEO Fred P. Lampropoulos
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  • No raises, they actually will take money away from you (in 11 reviews)

  • The Upper management sales employees offer No communication to employees (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse Supervisor II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    The environment, co workers, paid shutdown during the holidays

    Cons

    Compensation, support from management, otherwise it's a great place.


  2. "Merit Regulatory Affairs Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    The Merit Regulatory Affairs group is a great place to be in Merit. Competitive salaries in the industry and area. Potential for annual bonus, depending on company performance. Management is reasonable, open, and approachable on any subject. Work/life balance is very important and supported by management in daily practice, not just in word. Specialists have a say in strategy and work with many stakeholders throughout the company. Responsibilities for submissions and high-profile projects are evenly distributed throughout the group. Hard work and quality input is rewarded. Specialist career advancement and progression opportunities is a consistent topic in management discussions.

    On a general level, Merit has a small-company feel and is generally very open and friendly among the office staff. Fred works very hard to protect the company and employees. There is stability and job security in the professional staff.

    Cons

    Corporate level benefits package is on the low end within the industry for this size company (almost 5,000 employees and $700+ million annual revenue).

    High deductible health plan; less than 50% match on the 401(k); tracking of sick hours for salaried employees; have to accrue vacation hours before they can be used; no formal bonus structure based on objective measures, bonuses are given at the discretion of executive management.

    Within the Regulatory Affairs department, it seems as if management has been slow to identify and acknowledge when various positions are not performing commensurate with their title. This causes the group to sometimes feel like the few are carrying the load of the many.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate level - Improve the corporate benefits package commensurate with the size and stature of the company relative to its competitors in the industry.

    RA Group - more sensitivity to work load responsibilities within the group, relative to job title. Quicker reaction time when issues are identified.

    In conclusion, if having a good manager, getting along with your colleagues, and work/life balance is important to you, Merit Regulatory Affairs can't be beat in Utah. Hopefully Merit will come around on some of the benefits deficiencies and make it a gem of a combination.

  3. "Regulatory Department Review"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    South Jordan location: great affordable clinic on site, good and well maintained facility and infrastructure, company is growing and there are lots of opportunities, largest R&D facility at Merit, good & committed employees, CEO certainly values employees and has an ambitious vision for the company.

    Regulatory Department: Management is helpful and supportive. Talented colleagues who are helpful, collaborative and fun to work with. Opportunity to work on a wide variety of medical devices.

    Cons

    South Jordan location: no cost of living adjustments or annual increments, 401k leaves something to be desired, high deductible health insurance can be burdensome on employee/families with chronic health conditions, limited healthcare plan options.

    Regulatory Department: Some middle managers struggle with decision making, problem solving, and providing direction to employees (this leads to employees relying a lot more on the VP to address day to day issues) . Lack of formal bonus structure.

    Advice to Management

    South Jordan location: 1) Try to make overall benefits and compensation comparable to our competitors. 2) Continue to conduct employee feedback surveys.

    Regulatory Department: 1) Provide more training to help middle management. 2) Invest in ergonomic office equipment like all the other Merit departments, so that regulatory employee's health and well being is valued like all the other Merit employees. 3) Have consistent and transparent policies for flexible work hours and work from home provisions. 4) Review work load distribution as some specialists have a lot more than they can realistically handle. It seems odd when specialists keep getting assigned more & more projects, and are expected to work harder and longer, while their managers leaves at 5PM everyday.


  4. "Regulatory Department Review"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment is among the best I have worked for. Not only is the Merit campus beautiful and well cared for, so are the offices and equipment. Garden program is a dream come true for new and experienced gardeners for stress relief and free organic produce.

    RA senior management has open door policy for both work and non-work related issues that makes me feel that I am a valued member of the RA team in and out of the office. Management goes above and beyond ensure that the work life balance is kept and without hesitation/judgement will step in to cover projects in case of a family emergency. Respect for employees overall well -being is showcased in deeds not words at Merit Medical.

    On-campus medical facility makes doctor visits a breeze at low cost. For 3 years now, Merit has not raised medical costs on its employees. This is remarkable given the current skyrocketing cost of healthcare in America.

    Clear career path for promotion and daily work expectations.

    Cons

    The gated entrances can be intimidating/annoying to those unfamiliar with a military-base feel. CEO Fred L. is a military veteran and goes to great lengths to protect his employees and property (for which I am grateful). Having to check in family members can be tedious and overbearing at times.

    Vacation has to be accrued over time which makes taking time off difficult during your first year.

    401(k) match and stock purchase options are not the best in the valley.

    On-campus medical facility is a great benefit for employees, but can be difficult to coordinate if employee's family lives at a distance.

    No on-site gym or stipend for local gyms (although discount rates are offered to Merit employees at select facilities).

    Advice to Management

    While the work environment is exceptional, improving financial benefits will be key for long term retainment of quality employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Inspect what you Expect / Recognition Deficient"

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

    I worked at Merit Medical Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Visionary and entrepreneurial Company. CEO good at mentoring his staff. Great location and proud to work for a Company that develops and produces products that save lives.

    Cons

    Very political between departments, especially Sales execs. Fred is papa and Department Heads compete for his attention and approval. Rewards and reprimands are based on CEO’s mood.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and communicate annual compensation plan to engage, motivate and reward employees when they achieve results. Develop leadership especially Supervisors. HR leadership to be more employee friendly and less executive pawns.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "International Shipping Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    you will get a lots of experience

    Cons

    the benefits aren't that great

    Advice to Management

    balance the wages


  7. "employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merit Medical Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The environment is good. There is a good work life balance. There is an affordable clinic on site. They offer some opportunities for moving up. Multiple shifts to choose from and part time shifts are available.

    Cons

    They pay less than other companies in the same field. Day shift complains about everything thing. If you work second shift you'll spend most of the time cleaning up 1st shift's mess.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people more. You lose a lot of quality employees because they have to find better paying work.

  8. "Nice company...but a facade"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Merit Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great campus, benefits aren't bad, interesting company

    Cons

    Protect their own at any costs, including forcing people out who report inappropriate behavior to HR

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep up the pretense of being "one big family" and then cover up sexual harassment & other claims that might mar the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Okay place to work, depending on your department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits. Great co-workers, depending on what department you are in. Nice facility with community garden.

    Cons

    CEO is all about appearances. The stock price and sales numbers come at the expense of the employees. The month-end and quarter-end rushes are a joke. It just never seems to be enough to make management happy. People are under-utilized and not appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Plan further ahead and stop using work-arounds to get daily tasks done. Implement better processes. Get rid of month-end rush, stick to realistic lead times. Work on boosting moral and giving people attainable goals to hit.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Merit Medical what to expect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merit Medical Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The hard working staff members are so incredible. Fun to work with dedicated to Merit. All lower staff members are really talented and do everything they can to make Merit a success. Great, great people.

    Cons

    Upper management is completely out of touch with every day operations. Excess ego at play here. Very heavy staffed at Executive level. Way to many high paid executives that contribute little to daily production. All working departments are under staffed, so much so that the idea of getting your daily work done is only a dream. Lots of stress to complete tasks which you don't have time to do in a normal 8 hour day. Lots of excessive work hours and no progress in getting every thing done. After a short time you will feel like a number and that you are totally replaceable. Monthly sales and or success is not shared with lower workers.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of the high level executives, reward the assembly workers so their pay is more competitive. Maybe the attrition at assembly level would not be such a problem. More definition, of duties. Make sure GPS, and MPS procedures are actually understood and followed. Management, this is not all about you!


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