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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 for more than a 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 (UK)
    Former Employee - EMEA Marketing Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at DePuy Synthes full-time for 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.

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    Approves of CEO
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    Great company with lots of opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Ability to work cross-functionally with other departments. Everyone seems to work as a team.

    Cons

    Due to recent merger with Johnson & Johnson, there is a tremendous push for compliance to their policies. This translates to very limited resources from other departments for new opportunity or projects that could be initiated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with employees about overall direction from senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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