DePuy Synthes

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Lots of learning

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Current Employee - Engineer II in Raynham, MA (US)
Current Employee - Engineer II in Raynham, MA (US)

I have been working at DePuy Synthes as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Challenging
Learning
Busy
Nicest people
Fun environment
Nice Cafeteria
Diverse

Cons

Contractors are outsiders- cannot use gym

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    Great products, great opportunity...held back by petty office politics and refusal to align to JNJ culture.

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    Former Employee - EMEA Marketing Manager in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - EMEA Marketing Manager in Leeds, England

    I worked at DePuy Synthes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    DePuy Synthes truly has a great potential. There are some fantastic products in the portfolio in joint reconstruction (CORAIL, PINNACLE, LCS, ATTUNE, SIGMA, etc). The company has a loyal customer base and in some markets, strong and enthusiastic commercial teams to deliver results. Some of the management who come from JNJ are truly inspirational figures who can inspire and really are looking to develop their direct reports (this is not always true of the solid DePuy managers or Synthes).

    Compensation is lower that other companies, but the potential for long term incentives can be lucrative once they are fully vested. Holiday time is typically pretty good (standard 5 weeks in UK).

    Cons

    The biggest challenges are:
    1.) Politics - JNJ is an incredibly political organisation, but DePuy Synthes is even more political which means there is often a lot of "good ol' boys" elements and favouritism that drives promotions, opportunities, etc. There is a lot of backstabbing amongst colleagues and the sense that many people are positioning at all times. This also leads to some weaker management who "wait and see where the wind blows" before making a decision. There is definitely some politics between the UK and Swiss headquarters -particulary since the acquisition, but the former Synthes management clearly has the upper hand. Very soon the culture of DePuy will be swallowed completely by the Synthes way -which we can only hope will become more aligned to JNJ culture.

    2.) Culture - while this is really similar to point 1, the misalignment between JNJ culture and DePuy Synthes is unsettling. At DePuy Synthes, the feeling is that the credo of JNJ is given lip service and not really underlying everything that we do.

    3.) Trust - managers often do not trust their direct reports. Work-life balance isn't great and often managers are not flexible with employees having more "loose" working schedules. Also transparency through the deep layers of management is minimal at times -particularly when change is ongoing and when communication and confidence is needed most. I always got the feeling I was treated like a child, rather than a professional with over 15 years of professional experience; Children are not allowed to manage their schedules, make decisions and have autonomy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people more. Or hire employees that you can trust. Cut out some of the politics for a minute and focus on keeping people happy and creating more productive teams that work in harmony, not compete with each other. Be more flexible in work-life balance, location, etc. You will retain more employees and probably get more as a result.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Choice for an Engineering Co-op

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    Current Employee - Process Engineering Co-Op in Warsaw, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Process Engineering Co-Op in Warsaw, IN (US)

    I have been working at DePuy Synthes as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment. Everyone is very friendly and willing to help when you need it. Very easy place to build your professional network. With a positive perspective and hard work, you can become extremely successful here. Get to perform actual engineering work. You are valued as another engineer. Your work indirectly affects consumers and gives them a better quality life.

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming at times with the amount of work load, however you will have this at most places. At least it keeps you from doing nothing. I prefer being busy instead of having no work at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sympathize a bit more with your engineers. At times, it comes across that supervisors will hear you instead of listen because of there time constraints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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