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Smith & Nephew Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "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"


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good company. Making efforts to improve."

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    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.

  3. "Not a Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Mansfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees on the ground level are great. Benefits are very good. Pay is good, but you are trading your life away. No work/life balance.

    Cons

    Human Resources are the most unethical group of unprofessional puppets that I have ever seen in my 30 year professional career. Shame on you! Senior Leadership cutting jobs. No value given to dedicated employees. I have observed over 25 employees get terminated that were over fifty years old, including my HR Manager, who did a great job.

    Advice to Management

    The Senior Level HR should be the next to go. If you think that people don't see the shady things that Senior Leadership are doing, then you are proving your lack of connection to the workforce. Lack of trust!


  4. "Good company"

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

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good Pay
    Time off
    401k

    Cons

    Too much micromanaging and upper management changes rules and minds in a snap of a finger.


  5. "Quality Assurance Technician"

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

    Pros

    The people who worked there were great. Salary was pretty good. Benefits were also good. Very nice area to work in when they were in Feathersound.

    Cons

    No longer located in Feathersound, Florida so unsure how the current areas are. Some of the work could be very repetitive and boring at times.

    Advice to Management

    Use the talent you have available to accomplish tasks with more importance when available. Don't judge everything based on years of service to the company.


  6. "Sales representative"

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

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training.
    Great "foot in the door" position into medical

    Cons

    None really. Just a good first medical Job


  7. "functional manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The location is a very pleasant park setting.

    Cons

    Extreme lack of leadership, lack of team culture, sloppy financial practices, highly entitled employees.

  8. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Package Handler Trainer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Package Handler Trainer in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do have good benefits.

    Cons

    The management and supervisors are horrible.

    Advice to Management

    I feel like you should acknowledge your employees more. Management show a lot of favoritism.


  9. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smith & Nephew full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    If you're looking to work on new concepts. this rarely happens

    Advice to Management

    Engage the work force


  10. "Positive employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good excellent positive team players informative

    Cons

    non friendly long hours employees bonus promotion unfriendly


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