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Antoinette Gawin
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, great co-workers, life -saving products(in 14 reviews)

  • "They value their employees and provide a great work life balance(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are not to many Cons-this is a fast paced work environment, with many challenges that help you grow(in 7 reviews)

  • "Low trust, highly political, and senior management are worried about their own jobs so you will not be protected when the blame storming happens(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Focused on the wrong things"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terumo BCT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Most of the direct contributors and low-to-mid level managers are highly engaged and clearly focused on delivering the best products to our customers. Decent benefits that include tuition reimbursement and an on-site fitness center.

    Cons

    Senior management/executives are highly-focused on removing "bureaucracy," but don't take time to understand the process before they decide how to fix it. Project teams spend more time meeting, arguing, and trying to justify why their project is an exception to following the process than it would take them to just follow the process. Too many project managers assigned to different aspects of the same projects,...

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    Advice to Management

    Do actual prioritization and then make sure all the departments that need to support projects have the tools and resources they need. Keep doing Value Stream Mapping and other activities to make sure you understand the bureaucracy before you cut it. Make sure the company culture, starting with the behavior of senior leadership, is embodying compliance and safety first, and cost/expedience second.

    Terumo BCT2018-10-25

    Terumo BCT Response

    November 20, 2018Associate and Community Communications

    We appreciate your thoughtful review. As you reference, we have several ongoing initiatives addressing bureaucracy and improving efficiencies. Our success is dependent on the input of all associates. We would welcome more specific feedback from you if you would like to reach out to ...

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to be part of."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terumo BCT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, always reminding us that we are here to serve patients. Respectful to personal time and space, work life balance.

    Cons

    The culture values quality and doing things right over doing it quicker, which any mistake is a costly mistake individually. Process oriented people command a lot of respect here

    Terumo BCT2017-01-04
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Global blood technology company with great products and services."

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    Former Employee - Director Global Marketing Communications in Louisville, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Terumo BCT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and great life saving products. Has a terrific CEO that is a good communicator, is authentic and trustworthy.

    Cons

    Stuck in paralysis by analysis and deep FDA fear. Unwilling to stay current with technology keeping them behind the curve and costing the company time and money. Does not accept new ideas or innovative solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't shut down new ideas before seeing if they can help the company progress.

    Terumo BCT2017-01-11
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Medical products production"

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    Former Employee - Medical Disposable Products Assembler in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terumo BCT

    Pros

    High value, high quality medical products produced. Co workers are great people. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    Work is repetitious and sedentary. High risk of carpal tunnel. Attendance is everything. The attendance policy is arcane and reflects a total devaluing of employees as human beings. There is no leniency for true family crises such as cancer or hospitalization. Excessive mandatory overtime. Weak ability of production floor leadership to solve problems and or initiate change. Easy for any worker of a high skill...

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    Advice to Management

    1. Complete ergonomic studies on all work stations and implement strategies to reduce carpal tunnel. 2. Update Attendance formula to recognize 1 minute late does NOT = 1 missed day. 3. All policies should be subject to the compassion of management when an employee has a real (demonstrable) problem. Employees are not machine components and should not be treated like they are. 4. Develop cross training opportunities...

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    Terumo BCT2016-07-31
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Company has some great technology but is over bloated with bureaucracy."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terumo BCT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are good, some great people. The company is very stable and is all about the end consumer (patient). The quality is top notch on the product and they keep that focus. On site cafeteria is great.

    Cons

    Some people have been there too long. Many arrogant people with connections. Promotions are based on relationships and connections, rather than accomplishments. Work loads are weak with not a lot of expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the bloat and make people pull their weight. Bureaucracy and arrogance only stifles creativity and puts you behind the competition. The CEO is terrific, I just don't think he see's how things are run at lower levels.

    Terumo BCT2016-01-19
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great career opportunities while saving lives"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terumo BCT full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Most are great people. Focused on career development. Leave office daily with feeling of helping society. Family matters.

    Cons

    Some groups still managed by old style management. FDA regulations can be limiting and are constantly monitored

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone as individuals and focus on team collaboration rather than goal focused. Provide attainable milestones tied not just to sales.

    Terumo BCT2016-01-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company!!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer III in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Terumo BCT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance environment! Great people, fun atmosphere, people care about their work. Terumo BCT is willing to invest in employee personal growth. There is a gym on campus and subsidized cafeteria with actual chefs. This is an excellent place to work.

    Cons

    This is a growing company, so some of the practices are 'old school' and could be updated. The pay and raises each year are marginal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Realize that to continue growing, you will need to have competitive pay.

    Terumo BCT2015-11-09
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Terumo BCT for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great People, Good Benefits, products you can be proud of.

    Cons

    Continue to do more with less

    Terumo BCT2015-09-01
  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terumo BCT full-time

    Pros

    Great people, support of family life

    Cons

    Growing pains resulting in many changes

    Advice to Management

    Better decision making

    Terumo BCT2014-04-02
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