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A good company but no growth opportunities with in South Africa. Benefits are extremely good but salary not market related. Flexible working hours when working after hours.

Pros

Company fuel and meal allowance

Cons

No growth opportunity
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Reputable company with decent policy and nice work environment

I would recommend work at Smith and Nephew , a lot to learn , innovative products , respected from the health care professionals in survey and orthopedic departments.

Pros

Work environment

Cons

More training would be useful
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Productive

It was my first working and office environment. Everyone wanted to give us their knowledge. Managers are supportive. It quite peaceful environment were you expected to be professional. What I noticed was that all managers were calm they did not jump to conclusion and there are good observers. They picked up that I have no computer knowledge and took me for classes without making me feel small and many more. I gained a lot of office orientation.
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Excellent Company

Excellent company with great benefits. Effective training and coaching> Room for growth. Global territories available. Challenging and fun atmosphere. Is an innovative and demanding medical device manufacturer. They are a leader in the Wound Management , Orthopedic and Sports Medicine areas and a great place to work. No better job exists than one that , at its core, is focused on making patient's lives genuinely better

Pros

Benefits and Training Growth
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Productive and fun work place

Very good and productive place to work at. Management is top notch and great benefits too. Environment friendly and company is very understanding when it comes to your personal life.

Pros

Free lunches on fridays

Cons

Hours a bit hectic
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Productive

This job was performed during school holidays. The work environment was good, healthy and friendly. I learned a lot of things about customer service and team work.

Pros

Good work ethics

Cons

Proffesionalism
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Typical day at office

checking mail for queries that needed urgent feedback. Urgent order processing. Relaxed office environment, which made a day that much easier. Great management

Pros

Words of praise from management for a day gone well.

Cons

Not being given praise when all went smoothly
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A typical day at the office

Morning started with checking my email for feedback,queries from customers hospitals. Order processing. Stock availability checking. Office was very relaxed always. Explaining to a customer why a patient was billed incorrectly. A challenge but loved getting to the bottom of it.

Pros

Words of praise from sales representatives and customers

Cons

Customer not being satisfied with the efficiency of a problem being sorted
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Staff on the floor not important, all about power

I worked for Smith & Nephew for 18 years, I enjoyed my first 10 years of employment. The last 8 years I was very unhappy as Management changed, I was very unhappy with their ethics.

Pros

Very good perks

Cons

Not compassionate
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Stressful

Hand to be available at all hours. on call Had to call on doctor's and PNP's Conducted IST's with nursing staff. Large terroritry to cover Work public holidays

Pros

International Company

Cons

Long Hours
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sales driven workplace

My typical day: Check sales update daily Account analysis Addresses sales reps enquiries and queries Addresses promo material requests Update compliance systems I've learnt to solve problems and deal with different personalities. Compliance admin is the hardest part of the job. I like customer interactions, and product launches

Pros

Multinational company

Cons

Lack of communication adressing change
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Enjoyable work place

It a very nice and warm place to work in and i enjoy every minute spend here and the management are faily and i enjoy working around my co-workers coause we work as a team im ajust looking for a new challenge

Pros

Free Lunches, Bonuses, Rewards ect

Cons

work from Monday to Friday no public holidays
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Very Productive and Professional environment

Productive and very serious working environment, its a coporation that is well known globally. it headquotas are in Memphis in the United Stated

Pros

opportunity to learn more about working for the coporation

Cons

non renewable contract
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a company that listens to the needs of their people

Working at Smith & Nephew has afforded me the opportunity to engage with people on so many levels and gave me the opportunity to put my knowledge, skills and experience into practice. I have no regrets working at this company as they provided a platform for growth and innovation. The hardest part of working at the company is the culture on managing on perception. Efforts and Good work is not valued or even often ignored or never acknowledged. career advancement is a bit of an issue as there are people that have been in their roles for a long time and are not willing to move and give others a chance to prove that they can also do the jobs. The most enjoyable part of the job is the opportunity to travel and engage with people on all levels. The opportunity for career growth is not such a positive aspect. Overall, i love working at S&N, management just needs to accept change and not be so resistent.

Pros

opportunity to travel, Great benefits, freedom of engagement with key stakeholders and Key opinion leaders of the company

Cons

no acknowledgement for a job well done, no credit is given where credit is due
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Fun, Productive and exciting work place!

I get to the office and go through my email, then list all those that need to be actioned. Collect all filing doccumentation and assist managers with various tasks they need done through out the day.I have learnt the importance of time management and prioritising ttasks as well as paying attention to detail because a minor insignificant mistake could have a major effect on another level.My co-workers are very pleasent and friendly people which makes my day at the office that much easier.My job gets rather challenging whenever we have multiple conferances to prepair for at the same time because they are usually in diffarent cities and each have quite a large quantity of marketing mateial handle. However it is very rewarding for me to be aknowledged for the hard work and extra hours i sometimes put in and a new task always gets me excited and eager to get to work.

Pros

subsidised lunches. shuttle from the gate every morning .

Cons

we work at head office therefore we service many of our other branches aroud sout africa, which can be very demanding at times.
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3,5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3,7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3,1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3,1 out of 5 stars for Management
3,4 out of 5 stars for Culture
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