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Old 04-26-2007, 08:40 PM
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Any information on ConvaTec? Pay, management, etc.? Rumor mill states they'll be sold off from BMS?
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:14 AM
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Good pay. Good management. Industry leader in Wound and Skin care. BMS is not going to sell the only Division that turns a profit for them.
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:13 AM
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Good management ?... you are wrong. ConvaTec has great products but the manangement are awful, you really have to trust me here. The manufacturing outsourcing to the Dominican R was shocking, they lost millions and back orders went through the roof, and yes the majority of the management who decided to do it are still there. The place is run in true BMS political Machiavellian style, you also have to be male !

ConvaTec is a gold mine to anyone who wants to spin it off and ditch the management and run it professionally.
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:33 AM
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I highly agree with you on that one, I have first hand experience.
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:35 AM
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BMS IS selling them off. The sale should go through within the next 4-8 weeks. BMS is unloading them for a profit. I also have first hand experience. It is still the old boys club in regard to mgt.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:47 AM
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Convatec is living on its past success. It is probably one FDA visit away from having its inflated value being wiped out overnight. Outdated machinery, staff victimisation,lack of any apparent clue over what validation controls are a legal requirement,strange relocations to the Dominican Republic.
Bringing in consultant management firms to streamline the business clearly indicates that the current directors are clueless, more interested in trying to not be accused of nepotism.(but what do you expect when the guy in charge at Deeside used to drive forklift trucks for a living, no offence to forklift truck drivers as they usually know there arse from there elbow)Anyone at a middle management level that was any good has jumped ship leaving the crap behind.
Anyone looking to buy them out will surely only be interested in the woundcare section.The ostomy side of the company is in such a mess that even its economies of scale are being eroded by the lack of decent strategic management that any potential investor will be aware of.
Woundcare is a good well run section that unfortunately is suffering due to the lack of direction provided by its senior managers.
I for one feel sorry for the general staff who will undoubtedly be the ones to suffer from the lack leadership. I really hope that somone takes them over and saves convatec from themselves.
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:26 PM
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Any word on what was said at today's town hall meeting in the home office?
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:45 AM
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Convatec is living on its past success. It is probably one FDA visit away from having its inflated value being wiped out overnight. Outdated machinery, staff victimisation,lack of any apparent clue over what validation controls are a legal requirement,strange relocations to the Dominican Republic.
Bringing in consultant management firms to streamline the business clearly indicates that the current directors are clueless, more interested in trying to not be accused of nepotism.(but what do you expect when the guy in charge at Deeside used to drive forklift trucks for a living, no offence to forklift truck drivers as they usually know there arse from there elbow)Anyone at a middle management level that was any good has jumped ship leaving the crap behind.
Anyone looking to buy them out will surely only be interested in the woundcare section.The ostomy side of the company is in such a mess that even its economies of scale are being eroded by the lack of decent strategic management that any potential investor will be aware of.
Woundcare is a good well run section that unfortunately is suffering due to the lack of direction provided by its senior managers.
I for one feel sorry for the general staff who will undoubtedly be the ones to suffer from the lack leadership. I really hope that somone takes them over and saves convatec from themselves.
I was employed at Deeside. I can tell you, the stacker truck driver is/was a freemason. There's far more to tell, but unfortunately I'm gagged, as ConvaTec forced me to sign an undertaking not to be critical of the company, or face prosecution.
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:21 AM
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what happened at Deeside?
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:22 PM
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what happened at Deeside?
Who gives a rats ass...now go pack a few more boxes of Duoderm before they start manufacturing it in Vietnam or Mexico
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:39 PM
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Who gives a rats ass...now go pack a few more boxes of Duoderm before they start manufacturing it in Vietnam or Mexico
...or Somalia, I hear pirates work cheap. Left Convatec earlier this year-added years to my life and more money to my paycheck. You are right, who gives a rat's ass about Deeside, I never did, and I don't give a shit anymore about Cesspool Convatec either. Adios!!
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:57 PM
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you obviously have anger issues! good riddance.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:18 AM
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Who gives a rats ass...now go pack a few more boxes of Duoderm before they start manufacturing it in Vietnam or Mexico
ConvaTec obviously gives a rat's ass, otherwise they wouldn't have an extremely weak, in my opinion, undertaking in place. Maybe I should test the undertaking!!
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:13 AM
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you obviously have anger issues! good riddance.
Yes, Mr. Steadman, I DID have anger issues, having left Convatec I have regained my composure, happiness, and health. You, my dear munchkin, need to spend less time on The Cafe and polish up your resume as your Cpnvatec perp walk is imminent, so my friends in Skillman tell me, as this inevitability is their most fervent wish.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:26 AM
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ConvaTec obviously gives a rat's ass, otherwise they wouldn't have an extremely weak, in my opinion, undertaking in place. Maybe I should test the undertaking!!
What the f*** are u talking about? Why dont you test the undertaker
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:14 AM
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I was employed at Deeside. I can tell you, the stacker truck driver is/was a freemason. There's far more to tell, but unfortunately I'm gagged, as ConvaTec forced me to sign an undertaking not to be critical of the company, or face prosecution.
You know what they say about Freemasons: It's only 99percent of them that get the rest a bad name!!
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:09 PM
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What the f*** are u talking about? Why dont you test the undertaker
Speaking of the Untertaker, when is Convatec's last day, death bed wait is killing all of us?
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:42 AM
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Who gives a rats ass...now go pack a few more boxes of Duoderm before they start manufacturing it in Vietnam or Mexico
Who gives a rat's ass? There were issues at ConvaTec that would have affected the value of the company before it was sold by BMS. BMS were fully aware of those issues. The new ConvaTec owners may also be fully aware of those issues. Also, their backers may be fully aware. The question then remains, would the issues be material to any subsequent owner of ConvaTec? In my opinion they would. So in answer to your question, who gives a rat's ass? I would say future owners of ConvaTec will give a rat's ass, that's who.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:36 PM
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There have been postings for several hospital wound care positions in the NYC area. Before I apply, why are there so many openings? If the manager is bonkers, need to know that, too, please.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:57 PM
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BEWARE....
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:18 AM
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BEWARE....
Sound advice, BE very WARY of this manager. This person has gone through about 7 TM's during the past year either through firings, transfers, or resignations. Not the best manager to work for in the happy ConvaTec family. You know, this place IS like a family and there ain't no fear and loathing like family fear and loathing.
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:02 AM
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Sound advice, BE very WARY of this manager. This person has gone through about 7 TM's during the past year either through firings, transfers, or resignations. Not the best manager to work for in the happy ConvaTec family. You know, this place IS like a family and there ain't no fear and loathing like family fear and loathing.
Yes, but you mean a dysfunctional family is full of fear and loathing.....many families, like corporations, can be supportive and joyful, but I agree, not the "Skillman Family" which is well on its way to break-up and oblivion.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:34 PM
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Well lets think about this. About 7 of 10 people leave one way or another and this fool is still at the helm of a sunken ship. Whats wrong with this picture? This isn't a sinking ship this ship is sunk
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:07 AM
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Take the job as a temporary move

Good news: the base salary and benefits is the industry average and it beats working at Starbucks. If your new to medical sales, at least you will have your foot in the door and can use this job on your resume to get a better one.

Bad news: the #1 rep in the company resigned soon before she would have won her award and payout. Learnings: a) the comp plan is so poor that she didn't care enough about her payout to put off taking the new job for a few weeks b) even if the payout was good, the company is so poorly run and morale so low that she accepted her new job immediately c) the company made no effort to promote her or give her a reason to stay d) imagine how they treat the reps who are not #1
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:40 PM
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Take the job as a temporary move

Good news: the base salary and benefits is the industry average and it beats working at Starbucks. If your new to medical sales, at least you will have your foot in the door and can use this job on your resume to get a better one.

Bad news: the #1 rep in the company resigned soon before she would have won her award and payout. Learnings: a) the comp plan is so poor that she didn't care enough about her payout to put off taking the new job for a few weeks b) even if the payout was good, the company is so poorly run and morale so low that she accepted her new job immediately c) the company made no effort to promote her or give her a reason to stay d) imagine how they treat the reps who are not #1

that is a pretty poor reflection on convatec as I would assume that she would have at least earned an extra 15k to finish out the year. Probably more. It is difficult to put a price on quality of life and happiness.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:35 AM
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Convatec senior management asks for alot and gives as little as possible in return. Thank god the economy is turning around and recruiters have once again begun to call weekly. If I am going to continue to work my ass off i am going to get paid for the effort. Management: Stop running around like a bunch of clueless headless chickens and start to recognize that your TMs ARE the company....at least the customers think so...and for your sake you better hope they continue to see us as Convatec. Heaven forbid the day when we can't spin your foolishness into something that resembles sanity and good decision making. Consider yourself blessed that the large majority of us continue to work our asses off for our customers because we have integrity. Do you?
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:25 PM
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that is a pretty poor reflection on convatec as I would assume that she would have at least earned an extra 15k to finish out the year. Probably more. It is difficult to put a price on quality of life and happiness.
AH was a great rep for convatec, and they lost her as they've lost dozens and dozens of other fine TMs during the past 18 months. Senior mgmt at this company is just fabulous, isn't it?
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:15 AM
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CHANGE IS CONSTANT
JUST GET ON BOARD AND STOP THE WHINING
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:39 AM
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CHANGE IS CONSTANT
JUST GET ON BOARD AND STOP THE WHINING
One thing that hasn't changed is the role of freemasons in the company.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:58 AM
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CHANGE IS CONSTANT
JUST GET ON BOARD AND STOP THE WHINING
You're an Idiot.....
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:31 PM
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Take the job as a temporary move

Good news: the base salary and benefits is the industry average and it beats working at Starbucks. If your new to medical sales, at least you will have your foot in the door and can use this job on your resume to get a better one.

Bad news: the #1 rep in the company resigned soon before she would have won her award and payout. Learnings: a) the comp plan is so poor that she didn't care enough about her payout to put off taking the new job for a few weeks b) even if the payout was good, the company is so poorly run and morale so low that she accepted her new job immediately c) the company made no effort to promote her or give her a reason to stay d) imagine how they treat the reps who are not #1
You hit the nail right on the head. Loads of fine TMs have split during the past 18 months with the inept leadership in Skillman making no effort to keep them. Our "leader", MS, has declared that "we don't want ya if you don't want to be here". His toxic presence is the #1 reason Convatec keeps losing good people. After my several years here, I will be giving my notice soon as a much better opportunity finally opened up for me. Liked the products and many of my colleagues at Convatec but it does not take much of an IQ to realize there is no future here. So long and good luck, my friends.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:43 PM
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You are treated like sh-t by incompetent fools. The shame is is that many of Convatec products are the best of the best while the management "TEAM" are bumbling fools and a joke in the industry. What a shame. This could really be a great company sans the moronic management. This management team is lost without the leadership of BMS. They haven't an entrepreneurial bone in their body among them
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:57 PM
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This company is among the worst of the worst and treats employees like crap
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:16 AM
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This company is among the worst of the worst and treats employees like crap
So true, such a sad state of affairs here. Primary goal of many TMs and office people is to get out asap.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:48 AM
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So, I'm getting calls from a recruiter in the KC area. JHave a good job already, any reason to follow up with the recruiter? KC area any better than the rest of the posts?
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:39 AM
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You hit the nail right on the head. Loads of fine TMs have split during the past 18 months with the inept leadership in Skillman making no effort to keep them. Our "leader", MS, has declared that "we don't want ya if you don't want to be here". His toxic presence is the #1 reason Convatec keeps losing good people. After my several years here, I will be giving my notice soon as a much better opportunity finally opened up for me. Liked the products and many of my colleagues at Convatec but it does not take much of an IQ to realize there is no future here. So long and good luck, my friends.

This was my quote you responded to, but I have to disagree with you about MS. The man got rid of RG, who drove the U.S sales organization into the ground and is the one primarily responsible for the mess were in. MS also acknowledged some of the mistakes made by him and others in 2009, I don't remember any other Convatec leader doing that.

I'm not yet of fan of MS, maybe I will never be. But he has made more of an effort to put things right then anyone else has lately.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:28 PM
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So, I'm getting calls from a recruiter in the KC area. JHave a good job already, any reason to follow up with the recruiter? KC area any better than the rest of the posts?
Is that a KC position in Wound or Ostomy?
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:30 AM
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Convatec is living on its past success. It is probably one FDA visit away from having its inflated value being wiped out overnight. Outdated machinery, staff victimisation,lack of any apparent clue over what validation controls are a legal requirement,strange relocations to the Dominican Republic.
Bringing in consultant management firms to streamline the business clearly indicates that the current directors are clueless, more interested in trying to not be accused of nepotism.(but what do you expect when the guy in charge at Deeside used to drive forklift trucks for a living, no offence to forklift truck drivers as they usually know there arse from there elbow)Anyone at a middle management level that was any good has jumped ship leaving the crap behind.
Anyone looking to buy them out will surely only be interested in the woundcare section.The ostomy side of the company is in such a mess that even its economies of scale are being eroded by the lack of decent strategic management that any potential investor will be aware of.
Woundcare is a good well run section that unfortunately is suffering due to the lack of direction provided by its senior managers.
I for one feel sorry for the general staff who will undoubtedly be the ones to suffer from the lack leadership. I really hope that somone takes them over and saves convatec from themselves.
Amazing coincidence!! Following his 40 years service with ConvaTec (presumably some of that time was spent at BMS) the proud parents of the forklift truck driver had an item published in the local press, with a photograph of him sitting on his truck. I wonder how happy he is to be reminded of his past position with the company?
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:25 PM
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Convatec is living on its past success. It is probably one FDA visit away from having its inflated value being wiped out overnight. Outdated machinery, staff victimisation,lack of any apparent clue over what validation controls are a legal requirement,strange relocations to the Dominican Republic.
Bringing in consultant management firms to streamline the business clearly indicates that the current directors are clueless, more interested in trying to not be accused of nepotism.(but what do you expect when the guy in charge at Deeside used to drive forklift trucks for a living, no offence to forklift truck drivers as they usually know there arse from there elbow)Anyone at a middle management level that was any good has jumped ship leaving the crap behind.
Anyone looking to buy them out will surely only be interested in the woundcare section.The ostomy side of the company is in such a mess that even its economies of scale are being eroded by the lack of decent strategic management that any potential investor will be aware of.
Woundcare is a good well run section that unfortunately is suffering due to the lack of direction provided by its senior managers.
I for one feel sorry for the general staff who will undoubtedly be the ones to suffer from the lack leadership. I really hope that somone takes them over and saves convatec from themselves.
Any change at Deeside?
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:08 AM
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Convatec is living on its past success. It is probably one FDA visit away from having its inflated value being wiped out overnight. Outdated machinery, staff victimisation,lack of any apparent clue over what validation controls are a legal requirement,strange relocations to the Dominican Republic.
Bringing in consultant management firms to streamline the business clearly indicates that the current directors are clueless, more interested in trying to not be accused of nepotism.(but what do you expect when the guy in charge at Deeside used to drive forklift trucks for a living, no offence to forklift truck drivers as they usually know there arse from there elbow)Anyone at a middle management level that was any good has jumped ship leaving the crap behind.
Anyone looking to buy them out will surely only be interested in the woundcare section.The ostomy side of the company is in such a mess that even its economies of scale are being eroded by the lack of decent strategic management that any potential investor will be aware of.
Woundcare is a good well run section that unfortunately is suffering due to the lack of direction provided by its senior managers.
I for one feel sorry for the general staff who will undoubtedly be the ones to suffer from the lack leadership. I really hope that somone takes them over and saves convatec from themselves.
I believe the forklift truck driver now heads up Europe. Good for him!!
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:39 PM
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I believe the forklift truck driver now heads up Europe. Good for him!!
Is Dave I still your CEO? With all the firings these past 18 months, has this buffoon been retained? I hope so as I work for one of your many competitors--knowing Mr. J is still the Boss can only be viewed as wonderful news by we competitors. Please share the news on where he's at? With Convatec or canned?
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:54 PM
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Lost at sea still.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:13 PM
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Just sit right back
And you'll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip,
That started from this skillman port,
Aboard this $4B ship.
The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
The Skipper brave and sure,
Five passengers set sail that day,
For a three year tour,
A three year tour.

The weather started getting rough,
The $4B ship was tossed.
If not for the balls of the fearless crew
The ConvaTec would be lost.
The ConvaTec would be lost.

The ship set ground on the shore
Of this uncharted desert isle
With mate MD,
The BB too.
The Popeye
And his sextant,
The EC stars,
The Nodics and Avistas,
Here on Popeyes Isle.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:49 PM
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Just sit right back
And you'll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip,
That started from this skillman port,
Aboard this $4B ship.
The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
The Skipper brave and sure,
Five passengers set sail that day,
For a three year tour,
A three year tour.

The weather started getting rough,
The $4B ship was tossed.
If not for the balls of the fearless crew
The ConvaTec would be lost.
The ConvaTec would be lost.

The ship set ground on the shore
Of this uncharted desert isle
With mate MD,
The BB too.
The Popeye
And his sextant,
The EC stars,
The Nodics and Avistas,
Here on Popeyes Isle.
I still remember when Stephen F and The Ronald presented Popeye with his shiny sextant in San Diego. Stephen and Ron shortly thereafter pink slipped and Popeye keeps on sailing this wreck along Skill Lessly. A pathetic moron leading ConvaTec, but alas he still has his shiny sextant to play with as his ship founders. Not too many weeks after San Diego I bolted to be followed by another 150 TMs. Lucky us who've departed. Tragic for those of you still still trapped on Popeye's Island. You still got MD and the dull BB but there is NO hope of rescue.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:28 PM
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Well, I left almost a year ago, and I must say I am so happy I did! This place was and still is a frickin nightmare. Out of curiosity, were there any new wound care products brought to market in 2011? Or just a rehash of the same stuff?
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:27 AM
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Convatec is living on its past success. It is probably one FDA visit away from having its inflated value being wiped out overnight. Outdated machinery, staff victimisation,lack of any apparent clue over what validation controls are a legal requirement,strange relocations to the Dominican Republic.
Bringing in consultant management firms to streamline the business clearly indicates that the current directors are clueless, more interested in trying to not be accused of nepotism.(but what do you expect when the guy in charge at Deeside used to drive forklift trucks for a living, no offence to forklift truck drivers as they usually know there arse from there elbow)Anyone at a middle management level that was any good has jumped ship leaving the crap behind.
Anyone looking to buy them out will surely only be interested in the woundcare section.The ostomy side of the company is in such a mess that even its economies of scale are being eroded by the lack of decent strategic management that any potential investor will be aware of.
Woundcare is a good well run section that unfortunately is suffering due to the lack of direction provided by its senior managers.
I for one feel sorry for the general staff who will undoubtedly be the ones to suffer from the lack leadership. I really hope that somone takes them over and saves convatec from themselves.
Have they made money at Deeside, or haven't they?
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:25 PM
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This company is among the worst of the worst and treats employees like crap
Convatec continues to post for open sales positions. Some insights before you apply or take an offer.....

You will regret your decision taking a position with Convatec almost immediately--it is that poor a company to work for. However, they train TMs well so the experience will help you when you quickly decide to move on to a better job. Far better medical device companies will offer better careers once you decide to leave Convatec.

Convatec is owned by a greedy consortium of venture capitalists. You do not matter to these owners, Nordic'Avista, only the profits you bring to the bottom line--rewards (commissions) are scant as quotas are too high to pay you much for excellent sales efforts. Companies owned by ventrue capitalists are places you generally want to avoid as a career stop.

The CEO of convatec is more concerned sailing his mini yacht, not running this company. If you make it to the next National Meeting, and you don't fall asleep when the CEO speaks, you will soon learn to hate sextants, sailboats, and Virgin Atlantic stories. The CEO did engineer a lucrative deal for BMS shareholders as Nordic paid far too much for Convatec so for those of us owning BMS stock, we are thankful to him. However, he is a dolt and has managed this company to the brink of ruination. Do not be surprised if Nordic divests ConvaTec soon as this is a money loser for them.

Working for a competent manager (RSM) is a crap shoot at Convatec. An equal number of them are competent as well as awful. Convatec uber management has usually rewarded the sadists among them as cruelty toward the TM has always been tolerated. However, there are a few good RSMs in the field and you will be blessed if you get one. God help you if you work for one of the sadists.

Good luck deciding on an offer from Convatec, or whether to apply in the first place.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:31 PM
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YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! My recruiter just called me today and told me I got the job with another company!!! FREEDOMMMMMMM!!!!!! Good Luck to all of you wonderful people that are still here! July 4th has a new meaning for me!
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:19 PM
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Convatec continues to post for open sales positions. Some insights before you apply or take an offer.....

You will regret your decision taking a position with Convatec almost immediately--it is that poor a company to work for. However, they train TMs well so the experience will help you when you quickly decide to move on to a better job. Far better medical device companies will offer better careers once you decide to leave Convatec.

Convatec is owned by a greedy consortium of venture capitalists. You do not matter to these owners, Nordic'Avista, only the profits you bring to the bottom line--rewards (commissions) are scant as quotas are too high to pay you much for excellent sales efforts. Companies owned by ventrue capitalists are places you generally want to avoid as a career stop.

The CEO of convatec is more concerned sailing his mini yacht, not running this company. If you make it to the next National Meeting, and you don't fall asleep when the CEO speaks, you will soon learn to hate sextants, sailboats, and Virgin Atlantic stories. The CEO did engineer a lucrative deal for BMS shareholders as Nordic paid far too much for Convatec so for those of us owning BMS stock, we are thankful to him. However, he is a dolt and has managed this company to the brink of ruination. Do not be surprised if Nordic divests ConvaTec soon as this is a money loser for them.

Working for a competent manager (RSM) is a crap shoot at Convatec. An equal number of them are competent as well as awful. Convatec uber management has usually rewarded the sadists among them as cruelty toward the TM has always been tolerated. However, there are a few good RSMs in the field and you will be blessed if you get one. God help you if you work for one of the sadists.

Good luck deciding on an offer from Convatec, or whether to apply in the first place.
Your quote "Nordic paid far too much for ConvaTec" - more truth in this statement than you'll ever know!!
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:15 AM
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YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! My recruiter just called me today and told me I got the job with another company!!! FREEDOMMMMMMM!!!!!! Good Luck to all of you wonderful people that are still here! July 4th has a new meaning for me!
You are truly blessed to be leaving this Nightmare. I preceded you last year and I gained 20 years of life as my health is wonderful again--and so are my bonus checks!
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