Smith & Nephew Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2021

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101 Ratings
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  • "Politics play a large role in upper management, but all things considered it is a great place to work(in 24 reviews)

  • "Senior management seems to turn over fairly frequently which to me gives a sense of confusion on the direction of the company(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, Plenty of opportunities for advancement."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I work with a great group of people.

    Cons

    Traveling Back to back weeks can be tough but that's part of the job.

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  2. "Great place to start"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Medical Device Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smith & Nephew full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great training and Medical Beni fits

    Cons

    Lots of hours and the the pay isn’t as competitive as other medical jobs


  3. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    At Smith+Nephew we are all one big happy family. One is made to feel comfortable even conversing with the CEO and high level executives.

    Cons

    Surprisingly enough, none I can think of.

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  4. "Caring Culture"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time

    Pros

    Supportive team members and a corporate culture that shows there is genuine care for employees. Good place to work with competitive benefits (ESPP, PTO policies).

    Cons

    Typical growing pains for a large company with a lot of M&A, but nothing too severe. Some communication lag between senior leadership and all employees, but obvious efforts to improve this have been ongoing.

  5. "Diverse portfolio with a bright future"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits, career development, company culture

    Cons

    internal processes, lack of good business intelligence tools for sales analytics

  6. "Great organization, growth focused"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great people from top to bottom. collaboration is real

    Cons

    core functions under staffed causing bottlenecks to get work done

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  7. "company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    a great comany, with good benefits

    Cons

    can be hard to get ahead

  8. "Excellent Benefits"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Creative Leadership, great benefits, ESPP,

    Cons

    Frequent change in leadership, high staff turnover in some divisions

  9. "Excellent culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company prioritizes employees, during COVID they took actions to avoid any layoffs. They even sent us free masks and gloves. They also have sent out multiple surveys which I appreciate, because it seems like the leadership actually listen to our innputs.

    Cons

    There could be better communication- There's not a lot of communication across franchises or teams. However, if you do reach out, most people are friendly and open to opening the communication lines.

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  10. "Life"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Finisher in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people , Great Job

    Cons

    Slow to move up to different positions.

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