Physio-Control
2.4 of 5 49 reviews
www.physio-control.com Redmond, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 13, 2014

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Brian Webster

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34% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Talking the talk...just for the sake of hearing their own voice

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsProducts designed for the noblest of purposes, designed by and supported by people who want to make a difference...

    Cons...unfortunately, the people who want to make a difference, by and large, happen not to be senior management. Management is very good with laying out the corporate mission and using all the buzzwords and following all of the trends, but is horrible in placing a value on its most valuable assets, its employees. Leadership in Operations has seen a high amount of turnover, with those promoted internally to backfill the open positions often having a desperate, scared look in their eyes, quickly becoming bullies and yes-man in order to survive. Unfortunately, things on the G&A side are even worse. The CFO (who also is over IT) looks at his team as replaceable pieces, not caring in the least about team member development, satisfaction or retention; what he does care about is his impending payoff that will occur when Bain is able to flip the co. And the only department w/in the co. with a higher turnover than Finance? HR, which should be painfully telling. Morale is very, very poor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people. Stop punishing them or firing them when they speak up and try to do the right thing (defined as the most ethical and/or in the best LT interest of the co., not in the best interest of management's incentive bonuses). Be more responsive to all QA issues (not just the ones that more high profile),. Pay more attention to how the co. is spending its R&D and capital $. Bring in a strong and highly competent HR VP. And send the CFO packing, replacing him with somebody who is not egocentric and only out for himself; good employees are not disposable...don't treat them that way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Extremely under-staffed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsCompany has good benefits and a nice campus.

    ConsAn atmosphere of intimidation permeates all divisions. Being extremely under-staffed, long hours are a requirement. Use them up, burn them out, and spit them out is the way of life. I've worked at Physio-Control for 10 years and have seen many good employees beat down and broken. This will ultimately be the downfall of a company with great products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and staff properly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Times have changed...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent work environment and good products. PTO plan is extremely strong and better than I have seen else ware.

    ConsSystems are outdated, difficult to use and do not add value to your own resume. Career growth is more difficult to obtain than in the past. The feeling is that upper management is looking externally for most positions vs. developing internal team members. Company targets have been challenging to achieve and bonuses are minimal. Without the career/financial growth the exceptional PTO plan does no good as you can not afford to grow your family and use all the time off we are given with the small merit increases that are given out, even to high performers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ProsGood location, gym on premises

    ConsNew management inept. Overwork employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the complaints and unhappy people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long time Physio employee

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    Redmond, WA

    ProsSome great, knowledgeable engineering, research and sales staff

    ConsDishonest, incredibly ignorant, self promoting middle management
    Compensation at best is middle of the industry, typically 10-20% lower than comparable positions

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize that the primary source of your technical problems are middle managers burying problems. The only purpose of cross functional management is to avoid management responsibility, clear lines of responsibility to a project and a technology serve far better than distributed responsibility and no authority. There are *no* interchangeable people or positions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be a good company, NOT any more!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    Prosgood compensation, nice co-workers, onsite clinic and gym

    ConsIt used to be a good company to work for, but not any more after it fully divested from Medtronic. People either start to leave for another company or get fired. Everyone has been given more work than they can handle. Physio is in a healthcare industry, but the company itself is becoming unhealthy working environment. Work-life balance does not exist in many departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEveryone has their limits, if those Senior Team Leaders don't start questioning why people start leaving, eventually it would lose all the talented people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Left hand doesn't know what the right hand's doing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice environment with noise reducing cubicles to minimize chatter volume. Courteous colleagues, good work life balance. There are star players who you can learn from and depend on when you're uncertain of something or are just trying to learn the ropes.

    ConsIts amazing how little groups know about the function of other groups or for that matter members within a group. There are very few star players and they are worked beyond death. No sense of including redundancy measures on the personnel level within the organization. Conflicting documentation standards between groups and individuals alike. Companies buy and sell this place like a you know what. Getting correct information from people can be a draining chore. Need older information needed for a new project? Good luck! Better have master treasure hunter as skill tacked on your resume because you're going to need it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy bother? So instead how about an ego stroke? You are never wrong. Infallible. Perfect in every way. A star among stars. Daisy's and roses spring to life with every step you take even through the carpeted floors of your organization. : |

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Struggling to survive

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmall company environment which lets you easily access other people.
    Their mission (though, like many companies, only in papers).

    ConsNot an environment for innovation as most of the technical work is done outside of the company and the company spends most of the time in keeping all the lines up. The company does not have enough resources and is unable to hit the revenue targets because of issues all around. The company is going towards a path where all technical and manufacturing work will be done outside and internal people will only coordinate the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote good people management skills. Many of the projects failed not because of lack of skilled resources but poor management of those projects. Retaining those managers and firing their subordinates will only make it worse.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good with a constant downward spiral towards bad.

    Technician (Former Employee)

    ProsPhysio used to be a great place to work with lots of worker retention so you can really get to know people over time. Was kind of like family.

    ConsStuck in a rut. I heard the same old story over and over that we need to go forward but management would then tie our hands behind our backs and prevent us from doing anything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQUIT! Get someone in there that knows how to allow innovation to happen instead of blaming your lack of motivation to move "Physio Forward" on the employees that you force out the door.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fire Fighting

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompensation, benefits, medical field. Nothing else.

    ConsConstant fire fighting and minimal long-term planning. Lost many resources because of attrition and layoffs. The company barely has the strength to sustain on-going work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStaff sufficient number of people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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