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Smith & Nephew Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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Smith & Nephew CEO Olivier Bohuon
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  • Culture changed with new senior leadership and there was less work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Lot of upper management turn over (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people thier are top of class !!!

    Cons

    Senior Executives often have knowledge gaps at the operating level.

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Material Deployment in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Material Deployment in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Room for growth with potential

    Cons

    The pay isnt great starting out but stick in there, it gets better.

  3. "HR"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Global Opportunities, and Competitive Salaries

    Cons

    Constant Organization Change and a Lack of Job Stability


  4. "R&D intern for two summers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smith & Nephew full-time

    Pros

    support and knowledge are available

    Cons

    intern is clearly distinguished from engineer


  5. "flexing job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, all ways something to learn and multiple project ongoing

    Cons

    restructures constantly. Never sure what is coming next

    Advice to Management

    Give the company some time to settle and see what actually works.


  6. "review"

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

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

    Pros

    Good leadership and can move again regionally if you wish

    Cons

    Global company and many areas for growth


  7. "Product Manager"

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

    I worked at Smith & Nephew full-time

    Pros

    Exciting industry with huge growth in demographic space.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and no concept of value of human capital.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate siloed functional areas.

  8. "Finishing operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time

    Pros

    good benefits (health insurance, life insurance...)

    Cons

    poor management operation and difficult to advance.


  9. "Ethical company and treated their employees right"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smith & Nephew full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vision, ethics, values, benefits, people

    Cons

    Long work hours sometimes, paid lip service to work-life balance but senior management did not always "walk the talk"


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good company. Making efforts to improve."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management depending on the boss. Decent training and travel opportunities. Good programs focused on new graduates. Good advancement opportunity.

    Cons

    Annual budgeting makes things difficult. Annual freezes are part of the way of life. Make sure to spend any budgeted money in the first half of the year.


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