Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – 4 September 2018
I loved it there. The account management allowed me to be skilled at building and maintaining client relationships by providing superior customer service and utilizing consultative sales approach to generate revenue and new business. Adept at assessing client needs and delivering solutions for a win-win relationship. Strategically focused and results-oriented. Possesses strong work ethics, skillful at negotiating contracts, and well-organized to capture and maintain new business.
Big company a lot of support
There management changed after 20 years and the culture changed
Leading manufacturer of wheelchairs and Home Medical Products
Financial Specialist II (Former Employee) – Elyria, OH – 1 September 2018
A global company that is really in tune with the market and what's going on today. I have learned so much from working with Invacare Corporation. I am very pleased with the time and training that I have received here.
The training I have received here is outstanding and has prepared me for future leadership roles.
Horrible place to work. Cut throat environment, the " new invacare" has no clue where it's going. Non stop temporary people coming and going. Waste time training them only to have them quit. Temps hired in at higher wage then 2-3 year hired in employees, and hired in earlier then long standing temps that have stuck with this joke of a company. Good solid workers are pushed even harder, while lazy workers are praised just for showing up. Blatant favoritism in the company as a whole. Human resource is a joke! Don't waste your time reporting any issues, it will be ignored. HR is all about the management NOT the employees. Long hours 10 days plus every Saturday and Sunday, sounds great until you do it for 20 t days straight! Find another place to work!
Electro-Mechanical Technician III (Current Employee) – Elyria, OH – 8 June 2018
Even though Invacare will likely exist, the corporate "oneness" and pride is dead. Unfortunately I have seen the death of the corporate culture. Those who work the hardest are not rewarded for their efforts. Unmerited favors are becoming more and more evident. Management acts like they are involved but in reality they have no idea what this company should be about and what is truly required to do good work.
Also, any time a challenge arises, management would rather pay another company to do the work than allow their employees to learn and grow through the challenge. This takes more time yes but the benefit of growth surpasses the time required to learn.
New Product Development-Respiratory Intern (Former Employee) – Elyria, OH – 30 May 2018
Invacare was a good place to get an insight into the medical device field as a college student. You are introduced into the design process and you are able to sit in on some meetings with people with years of experience in the field.
Upholsterer/Sewer (Former Employee) – Elyria, OH – 22 May 2018
Worked many hours. Daily work hours were determined by end of shift. Always scheduled 10 hours and 8 on Saturday and Sunday always a possibility. Could never schedule anything out of work unless vacation time was available and approved.
Once and sometimes twice a year, would receive a free lunch.
Robot operator and assembly line worker (Former Employee) – Sanford, FL – 10 April 2018
You start your day with stretching exercises with your department. You were then assigned a job position for that day. The plant had a bell system to alert us for breaks. I learned how to work in an assembly line and learned how to run the welding robots. This is a factory. The most enjoyable part of the job were the people. The management were supportive. The hardest part of the job was keeping up with the pace.
This job dealt with a lot of repetitive, tedious work. It was not very interesting to run part configurator numbers through a program and get part numbers which were repeated through the program to determine the base parts that could be obsoleted. It took long, but allowed me to manage large amounts of part numbers/data. I also learned professional communication, how to format excel sheets, and ask for additional work. There were some opportunities to work hands-on with some products, but they had to be searched for. At the end of the internship, interns presented to their managers about the work they had done to draw the experience to a close.
Post Acute Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Jackson, MS – 13 February 2018
Was a great company that manufactured innovative medical devices that greatly improved lives. Industry, reimbursement, government and management changes have taken the company to a much different place. It was a place where you could work hard, earn a fair salary and if you wanted, retire from one day. But not any longer.