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Polymedco Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. "Project Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Cortlandt Manor, NY
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Cortlandt Manor, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Excellent Pay and Benefits. Offer bonuses

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional, and allow too much negativity within staff


  2. "Stay far far away"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent base salary, nice view

    Cons

    Almost everything. Upper management is incompetent and borderline insane. He makes insane demands and is constantly changing his mind and the company's focus. Micromanagement is insane. Turnover is the worst I have ever seen. Outside reps don't even last 6 months. Inside reps last longer but are treated like interns, putting together quotes and other administrative duties for outside reps. No room for career growth. I could go on but you get the point. Don't work for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Just sell the company and retire already. You may know how to sell but you have no idea how to run a company. When are you going to realize the turnover is a problem with the company, not the people you're hiring?


  3. "Take it with a grain of salt..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Decent pay - negotiate your base though
    -Nice location in Chicago
    -Good products to sell
    -9-5 type job
    -Freedom in setting pricing

    Cons

    -Micromanagement like whoa
    -Constantly changing demands handed down from the President of the company (managers are even micro-managed / overall atmosphere of the company)
    -Changing commission structure
    -Lack of recognition for a job well done
    -Focus on the the wrong metrics
    -HIGH TURNOVER
    -Customer Service manager can be a terror

    Advice to Management

    -You need to recognize whats happening with the workforce at your organization. When your turnover rate is barring on 90%, there has to be some recognition that perhaps its not just the employees, its the Company. Show some recognition of people who are doing well (throughout the whole company, not just outside reps)
    -Maintain a focus for more than 3 months at a time; difficult to excel at something when your requests change every time your employees start to do well.
    -President needs to back off and let someone new take the reins...too old school in the way they treat their employees and its costing them a lot of talented people.


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  5. "Good co-founders with an over abundance of micromanagement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good training and education. Passionate founders with an eye for sales and technical education. Cllinical products that have a clinical and financial angle to sell with. Great entry level job to get a foot in the door with medical sales.

    Cons

    Micromanagement that is encouraged from the top down. Passion of the co-founders is not translated well by middle management. Territory managers lack personality and ability to relate to their sales force. Lack of individuality and courage to share a differing opinion with upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Work on hiring managers with an ability to communicate effecitvely and openly with their sales force. Relationships, relationships, relationships.


  6. "Great Product - Poor Management - sadly they Discriminate against Women and Minorities."

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

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

    Pros

    This company is successful in spite of themselves. The products are very good products. The potential for Polymedco to be a large successful organization is great,but only if the owner would listen to the talent they attract and quite honestly at this point sell the company or get out altogether while maintaining ownership if need be and allow someone else to run it for 5 years and then judge the organizational structure. Loved selling my product and customers loved what I had to offer. It really has been a great opportunity and the home office is very well run (that's the CEO's responsibility from what I've been told). Maybe he should run the sales side too, but he's not involved much at all it seems.

    Cons

    Negative reviews about Polymedco are spot on, I've had to learn for myself. It won't be different for you when you interview even if the recruiter or individuals tell you there's a new VP and they are changing the culture or the way things were once done. I was told all of that too and my predecessors were as well. It's a vicious cycle like "ground hog day". The only thing consistent within Polymedco is the poor ownership/leadership that doesn't get it in today's environment. He truly believes the company hires all bad sales reps and fires them or they quit. ALL leave at some point with he exception of the owner's son and the friend.

    Micromanagement is an understatement. Successful in spite of themselves. Do not pay commissions when due, and arbitrarily change the commission plan "verbally" and not communicate it to the sales team. Suddenly your sales are not compensated because the plan "change" at their discretion as several of us have been told. They discriminate against women and minorities. Ask how many minorities they have working in the field and they pay women significantly less than men with the same or more experience and education. They do not promote from within. They will only hire men for management. They recently hired the entire defunct Abbott sales reps that were laid off by Abbott all of whom are equally as bad at managing and are severe micro managers as well; none of whom truly know or understand this sale and claim to have done this exact same sale but they don't get it, why likely because they were let go from Abbott for good reason, Polymedco picked up Abbott's leftovers. I'm not bitter I'm disappointed in this organization that I thought would change. They are not changing! Drew does not seem to be really involved much with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Go out in the field and sell your products in today's environment not 1980's/1990's. Recognize good talent when you have them and realize that customers like to see a regular face not a new face every 18-24 months. Hiring a new VP every other year does not lend itself to any kind of development of a sales methodology or consistency. When you've had such great turn over as Polymedco has experience it's extremely costly, own up to your consistent mistakes and let the company be run by someone more competent to today's sales environment; know this, women are pretty fantastic in the field as well as men, and make fantastic managers if you'd only give one a chance!


  7. "Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product. Huge potential to make a difference in peoples lives.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Micromanagement. Turn over is horrendous which speaks volumes to horrible management. Management has absolutely no clue as to the sales cycle. Communication with sales team is poor. Changing the the compensation plan / bonus plan without informing the sales team.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to figure out the sales cycle and support the sales team. Management should not change a commission plan without informing the employees - this is deceitful and gross negligence. Goes under "taking care of your people". Employees leave when they are treated poorly. Try actually promoting some of your sales force as opposed changing management every year.