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Smith & Nephew Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Smith & Nephew CEO Olivier Bohuon
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Pros
  • The company offers good benefits (in 36 reviews)

  • Great benefits and vacation policy (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Culture changed with new senior leadership and there was less work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Lot of upper management turn over (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior ETL Developer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Senior ETL Developer in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid company with superior local benefits. It is also nice that what you do has a positive affect on people's lives.

    Cons

    Memphis is a low cost city and salaries usually reflect that. Some positions have limited growth potential.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid the temptation to resist cultural change. IT should not drive the business and Smith & Nephew spends way too much on overhead caused by not applying the best data practices.


  2. "Quality Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time

    Pros

    Great team..Good compensation . Great benefits

    Cons

    fast paced work environment.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Very healthy environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Cordova, TN
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Cordova, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay scale, benefits package, bonus plan, and paid time off.

    Cons

    Career advancement is made more often. Y moving from one medical device company to the next.


  4. "Director of Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, Culture, Products, Market position

    Cons

    Market dynamics, uncertainty in the space

    Advice to Management

    Continue to Value top performers


  5. "Good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time

    Pros

    The employee benefits are great for singles or families

    Cons

    Hurdles are hard to overcome without management involvment


  6. "Quality Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good
    insurance is above the standard

    Cons

    "buddy system"
    long hours
    little appreciation from upper management

    Advice to Management

    remember the people that made you profitable and when asked for something to show thanks, leave the at least you have a job mentality at the door.


  7. "Ok place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist II in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist II in Mansfield, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a bad atmosphere with good coworkers.

    Cons

    Like most places, management has their favorites that get ahead while others that know and do more but are less vocal and "braggy" are making much less money and less appreciated.

  8. "Moving on"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast passed and learn a lot

    Cons

    Have to keep up with the pause or you will burn out

    Advice to Management

    Keep a pulse on the workers and don,t run them over just to get ahead


  9. "Constant Change"

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

    I worked at Smith & Nephew full-time

    Pros

    - large company with multiple opportunities

    Cons

    Constant change, reorganization across all departments


  10. "Poor management no room for growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finisher
    Current Employee - Finisher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Smith & Nephew full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good pay if you have no kids.

    Cons

    Poor management, 12 hour shifts, and there is no room for growth. One of my old supervisors told me that finisher one is the highest finishing position. Theres only one job you can do to be finisher 2

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more. And open doors for opportunities


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