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Smith & Nephew Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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Pros
  • The company offers good benefits (in 37 reviews)

  • Work/ life balance is excellent (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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

    I worked at Smith & Nephew full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, great upper management

    Cons

    There are none at this time.


  2. "Technical Program Management"

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

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, reasonable work/life balance, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Inconsistency in market strategy and product plans for success; subpar infrastructure for a large company

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on delivering game-changing products and taking back market share

  3. "Great products, terrible management and organization. Super stressful lifestyle."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative II in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smith & Nephew full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have some of the best Orthopedic Products on the market and they are very innovative.

    Cons

    Management is really poor. I had errors in my compensation every single month for the last year I was there. I had to keep track of all of my own sales on a separate spreadsheet in order to double check the numbers the company came up with. Every month I had differences and it was like pulling teeth to get management to fix it.

    Work/Life balance is non existent. By far one of the most stressful device jobs you can find. Once you build enough business, all you become is a glorified service rep, who runs all over the place covering cases.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together! I have never seen management that works so inefficiently. It seems like the management is against the sales force. Everyone has to fight tooth & nail to get anything done, no matter how small it is. Also, your sales reporting systems need serious help. For a sales force to be flying blind is unacceptable.


  4. "Long hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smith & Nephew full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment. Good company for machinists and quality engineers.

    Cons

    No consistency in work week with 12 hours everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Comprising is the key to getting what you want out of employees.


  5. "Go Somewhere Else... Trust Me"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Smith & Nephew full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    401K ... That's all that was respectable about this company

    Cons

    - Upward mobility is NON - EXISTENT ... Your commission is capped, don't let them sell you on something different
    - Products are outdated
    - On-boarding might be the worst among any corporate company
    - Lack of respectable leadership

    Advice to Management

    Hire educated & respected individuals to be apart of your SLT. The company is being ran into the ground by some of the managers/directors.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It's Really Bad"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mansfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Smith & Nephew full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The worker bees were nice.

    Cons

    There are a lot of cons. Management is very poor and inept. They promote incompetence if you are connected to the right people. My boss was a complete boob. No value given to knowledge and experience. Very inconsistent place. One day you're the best employee ever and the next day you are a bum. This place is seriously hurting. Trouble with sales, quality and the FDA. It almost seems like they are trying to sink the place.

    Advice to Management

    Why give them advice? They are too arrogant and ignorant to listen.


  7. "Field Inventory Specialist"

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

    I worked at Smith & Nephew full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Allowed to be very creative and innovative.

    Cons

    Growth potential is somewhat limited.

    Advice to Management

    Let your people grow.

  8. "Elevation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    God gave me favor with the Director ( Mr. Leonard Stokes) to see my work ethic and offer me a job from a temp to a full time position.

    Cons

    my down fall with the company is when you are promoted to a better position it doesn't matter how long you've worked for the company you always get the start out pay, meaning when I got promoted as a senior Associate I only receive 50 cents increase and I had been with the company for 4 years while on the other hand someone can be with the company a year and makes what you make.


  9. "smith and nephew is the best company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smith & Nephew full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    training program, Human resources, and vibe

    Cons

    no cons for smith and nephew

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company restructuring to reduce cost [no job security]"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time

    Pros

    *Opportunities to grow
    *Friendly coworkers
    *Good work ethics but lacks productivity

    Cons

    *Frequent changes in management
    *Projects delays
    *Poor management
    *No job security

    Advice to Management

    Be open. Have a group discussion before making decisions. Organize and make attainable deadlines.


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