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Review averages

  • 35 employees say

    Excellent (9)
    25.714285714286%
    Good (5)
    14.285714285714%
    Satisfactory (12)
    34.285714285714%
    Subpar (9)
    25.714285714286%
    2.91
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

Company summary

Smith & Nephew is a global advanced medical technology business.
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Smith & Nephew is a multinational company that offers advanced medical products and services in more than 120 countries.  The company is headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and operates three offices throughout the United States (Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas). Smith & Nephew has around 16,000 employees all over the world.

Smith & Nephew has a kununu score of 2.62 out of 5 based on 28 reviews.
This is below the Industry average (Medical Technology) of 3.05 and below the overall kununu average of 3.29.

What reviewers like about the company

“The benefits were very good for paid time off and they paid well” (Former job since 2017, July 2017)

“Fellow employees”( Former job since 2016, July 2016)
“Was the product leader in an exciting sports medicine business”
(Former job since 2016, March 2017)

What reviewers don’t like about the company

“Management and the way they treated their employees, no respect or knowledge of what their employees had to offer”(Former job since 2017, August 2017)

“No recognition for a job well done, they are not flexible with working hours, they treat all employees the same so a good employee gets the same pay raise/guidelines/reward as someone who is not a contributor and does not do their work.” (Former job since 2017, July 2017)
“ very conservative growth and out of touch leadership”(Former job since 2016, March 2017)

Best Factor

The best performing review factor for Smith & Nephew is Overall compensation for your work (3.46 out of 5)


Worst Factor

The worst performing review factor for Smith & Nephew is Internal Communication (2.15 out of 5)


Percentage of reviews from Current Employees

58% of all reviews were written by current employees.


Overall, 47% would recommend Smith & Nephew as a place to work.

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Numbers

Employees

10,001+ employees

Company info

Location


  • 15 Adam Street
    London, WC2N 6LA
    United Kingdom

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Reviews for Smith & Nephew

Reviews - What employees say

2.91 Employees say
1.00 Applicants say
Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    smith-nephew
  • City
    Haverhill
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Logistics/materials management

Suggestions for improvement

  • Career paths for more than just sales. More ability for flexible work hours. Bonus structure is very strange compared to other biotech firms. Commercial structure is perplexing.

What I like about the company

Better than normal workplace camaraderie, great location and really good products. Love that they are investing in Ft. Worth and bringing jobs to town.

What I dislike about the company

Lots of men running the show, female leaders are almost non existent. They take very little interest in investing in good people and have higher than normal turnover because of it. Pay is lower than industry standard.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Smith & Nephew
  • City
    Fort Worth
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More consistent comission payment

What I like about the company

Amazing training to help you become a stronger salesman

What I dislike about the company

Upper level management needs to engage better with employees

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Smith and nephew
  • City
    Andover
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered

Review averages

  • 35 employees say

    Excellent (9)
    25.714285714286%
    Good (5)
    14.285714285714%
    Satisfactory (12)
    34.285714285714%
    Subpar (9)
    25.714285714286%
    2.91
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

kununu score comparisons

Smith & Nephew
2.86
36 reviews

Industry average (Medical Technology)
3.07
11,726 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,661,000 reviews