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Merit Medical Systems Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Merit Medical Systems Chairman, President, and CEO Fred P. Lampropoulos
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Pros
  • There are many great people who genuinely care about a good work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Great culture, great people, fun environment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • No raises, they actually will take money away from you (in 10 reviews)

  • The Upper management sales employees offer No communication to employees (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "The cons outweigh the pros"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Layton, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Layton, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are a few pros like the cafeteria, coffee cart, and onsite care clinic. They match your 401k contribution and add funds to your HSA account.

    Cons

    Merit will let good employees go without reason, yet they keep the ones who delegate everything and do not work. They will give positive feedback to employees one day and then fire them the next. This has happened on multiple occasions.
    There is also lack of training, which means many employees do not know how to properly do their job. They have to rely on other employees with "tribal knowledge." Doesn't work out very well when the employees with all the knowledge are fired or quit.

    Advice to Management

    Communication, communication, and more communication. I can not stress this enough. You are losing great employees because of horrible management.


  2. "Some good, a lot of bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cafeterias, company donations to health savings account, dynamic environment (things change a lot), opportunity to work on a lot of different types of projects. Most work occurs 8-5, M-F so personal time is your own for the most part.

    Cons

    Very political environment. CEO is overly involved in key projects to the point where things can't get done. Antiquated systems and processes that are slow and hard to work though. No raises. Bonuses are promised and then forgotten about when the work is done. This happens all the time to the point that trust has completely eroded. Nepotism is rampant - members of the founders family are all in key positions without the skill sets needed for their jobs. These family members then hire their buddies and run the show. Dissenting voices are not allowed at all. If you question why something is being done you are labeled as not a team player. Product acquisition is more important than properly managing existing product lines. When employees give two weeks they are asked to leave immediately so their counterparts are left to pick up the pieces and try to figure things out. Roles change very often almost weekly. Meetings with executives are canceled or rescheduled so many times you can never plan your day let alone your week. The CEO is unpredictable and moody. He runs the company based on his military experience and often bullies and hazes his employees. It is truly his way or the highway.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't take advice.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "INVISIBILITY"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Corporate location is a great facility. Proud of the products we sell and CEO's passion for the business.

    Cons

    Executive management is an elitist group especially in Sales Division. Sales Reps do not have a voice.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an outside third-party consultant to coach Executive Management to be less threatening and develop leadership skills.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Below average"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very kind, hard working, competent employees. Onsite cafeteria with very good prices and a wide menu selection. Very clean facility.

    Cons

    Below average health benefits - cost is too high and is not affordable to use even with the compensation to help offset high deductible plan. No pay raises at all. Nepotism, nepotism, nepotism. Management has no managerial or leadership skills from the very top down to direct managers leaving teams without support. Systems are lacking and need improvements for efficiencies. Company does not have any focus. Vacation time leaves something to be desired. Very few incentives, too many rules.

    Advice to Management

    Train your management team to LEAD their teams. Recognize the competencies of your employees. Get a better health insurance plan that includes an affordable co-pay plan. Create focus within the ranks and provide active support for your employees that allows them to feel empowered and able to make positive changes.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Territory Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has 3 Medical Device divisions.

    Cons

    The Upper management sales employees offer No communication to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are not disposable commodities like the products.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Production operatior"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Production Operator in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment is very relaxed.

    Cons

    It can be incredibly boring at times.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice to give to management.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Rep"

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    Former Employee - Rep in East Gaffney, SC
    Former Employee - Rep in East Gaffney, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Merit Medical Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Little supervision and there are very fee paths for professional advancement. Do pay for unused vacation time. Decent auto allowance.

    Cons

    Nepotism and the product line is all over the medicaal universe. Quality and price have been moving in opposite directions for quite a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Hire outside the family


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Absolutely the worse company I have ever worked for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -The benefits are average.
    - Coworker are very friendly.
    - Vacation is average.
    - Management is flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    -Production (Malvern) is moving to Mexico.
    -Very low pay.
    -Horrible 401K.
    - No room for advancements.
    -Will go years with out a raise.
    -No structure and a very unorganized management with poor communication skills.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Horrid"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Operator in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Production Operator in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On site food court, clean bathrooms, some fellow employees, having a locker, covered parking.

    Cons

    Hours! Mandatory overtime, pay is lousy, managers for production are horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! I had to go to HR about my supervisor touching me and nothing was done. When I say touching, literally inappropriate, not over exaggerating. Pay is terrible! We work our tails off and get paid pennies. Give some incentives to the employees and show appreciation. You make it difficult to have any sort of life outside of work with all the overtime.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Slave labor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merit Medical Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not much! Company doesn't respect employees. Unless you are upper management!

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, most of it same day! The pay is vey very pathetic! The benefits are awful, the time off is a joke. Every problem that is brought up to management gets swept under the rug! They force people to work unrealistic hours. Bottom line work for a company that respects ALL employees equally!!

    Advice to Management

    Come into the clean room and actually see what's going on. Don't just look at a piece of paper to determine overtime. Listen to your employees!!



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