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Smiths Medical CEO Chris Holmes
Chris Holmes
64 Ratings
Pros
  • "Many great people with breadth of knowledge and ideas(in 21 reviews)

  • "Operators are good people who want to do the right thing, for the most part(in 16 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Smiths Medical full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, opportunity for growth, great environment.

    Cons

    Lots of work to do, priorities aren't always clear.

  2. Helpful (5)

    My life at Smiths.

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    Current Employee - Technician in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smiths Medical full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    If you are the manager you rock. If you are not see below..

    Cons

    A person who does an identical job to a person who worked there for 20 years and perhaps do more and better for a little bit more that a minimum wage. How is that equal? Is not. How is that good practice where supervisor whispers to some of the subordinates to stay for overtime and does not offer/announce that to all. People are milking the job and cherry picking what they want to do and management of that department...

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    Advice to Management

    Some of the bad mangers - really bad left already for Pratt jobs and others. There is still a lot of bad ones here. Like they got let go someplace else and came to Smiths. Survey your employees, ask for what they think about their line managers. And do something about it. Current MySay survey is for show. No corrective action follows. People at Smiths should get fired for what they do to others.

  3. Okay first medical job

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Smiths Medical full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    This was a great company at one time, but no more. Depending on your position you can have a good work family ratio, also in who you work for and product line. W splitting from Smiths Group, so maybe things will change for the better.

    Cons

    At the director level they have created a fear for your job from the manager down to the rep level. Ageism seems to be rapidly mounting against certain areas. Favoritism for the west coast side of the business. Shadey reporting in the sales numbers, in which this never happened before. Products have demonshied in quality and not keeping up with competitors.

  4. Helpful (1)

    Over worked under paid

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Oakdale, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smiths Medical full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company, they over work you, under pay you and people tend to be rude, unprofessional, demeaning, not a team member and just make it unpleasant. There are a few people that are nice but for the most part just rude and demeaning.

    Cons

    Over worked and under paid. They add more and more work and do not pay what you are worth.

    Advice to Management

    They were provided and do not care.

  5. Senior supply chain planner

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      Current Employee - Senior Global Supply Chain Planner in Plymouth, MN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Smiths Medical full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      People and culture are the best

      Cons

      None to share at this time

      Advice to Management

      None right now

    • Helpful (1)

      great company with great opportunity

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Smiths Medical full-time

      Pros

      Recently announced separation from parent company which brings about great opportunity for the organization to become independent and make decisions on its own (faster and smarter) and be more competitive in med device market. Many great people with breadth of knowledge and ideas. Leadership that truly care about its employees and customers.

      Cons

      Some things take longer than desired to get completed. Separation should help with this. Still some waste in processes and room to be more efficient.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to trust and build upon your employees who are delivering on their objectives. Challenge every existing process to get better.

    • Helpful (3)

      Account Manager

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Smiths Medical

      Pros

      None. There’s my five words.

      Cons

      Sales organization is a dictatorship who “leads” by intimidation. It’s no surprise they get sued by current and former employees. This company has a reputation for manipulating numbers and shorting employees on compensation. They settle out of court to cover their rear ends. Very shady.......

      Advice to Management

      Clean house in NA sales organization.

    • Helpful (4)

      Keep your head down and you'll be fine

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      Current Employee - Product Coordinator in Plymouth, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Smiths Medical full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Caribou coffee stations - Generally friendly colleagues - Flexibility in work hours - Fun company outings/happy hours - Pay is good

      Cons

      - Upper management acts as though they value you input, but shuts down suggestions of "lesser" employees if not in alignment with what they're already planning - Lack of transparency/communication from higher-ups - Lack of consistent training - Little to no room for professional growth - Reactive response to setbacks, rather than proactive

      Advice to Management

      Employees should not have to feel that as long as they keep their head down, they'll skate on by. You have a knowledgeable, talented team and should proactively take their suggestions into account. It's also important to have those in leadership roles based on skill set, not on how many years they've been with the company.

    • Helpful (5)

      Dysfunctional overall

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Smiths Medical full-time

      Pros

      Many work really hard to try and make a difference. Manufacturing sites take pride in making high quality products.

      Cons

      Decisions are shrouded in politics and secrecy. Focus is too heavy on the short term. Long term vision is lacking and the company is way too behind the times and competitors to catch up. Most talented/productive employees are overworked and then leave. No diversity at the top.

    • Helpful (2)

      skills

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

      I have been working at Smiths Medical full-time

      Pros

      great pay if you work hard

      Cons

      no new products or ideas

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