SonoSite, Inc. – Bothell, WA
FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. We are an innovative and high performance culture with tremendous opportunities. People who work here are given the unique… Glassdoor
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I have been working at FUJIFILM SonoSite full-timePros
The products are what is keeping the company still afloat. They make quality products with very high standards, likely the best in the industry. The warranty and education is top-notch, and likely why clients keep coming back.Cons
There is no culture. People come to work, put in their time and leave. There are not company functions that bring people together, not even for holidays or special occasions. People are doing their jobs, not working in a career, and because of that it creates a tense and melancholy atmosphere. We are way understaffed, and asked to work harder, but what they don't understand is there is a difference between a 'lean' company that manages money and time smartly, and a company that has too much turn over and asks current employees to pick up the slack. And I use the term 'asks' lightly, it is more like a demand where people are not given a choice. The company is so tight on budget that the bathroom toilet paper and sanitary napkins are not restocked on a regular basis. This is a basic hygienic need and for restrooms to only get cleaned on a bi weekly basis is unacceptable and disgusting. Same thing goes for the trash cans that are under each of our desks. The worst thing about the company is there is no room to grow. Employees say they would rather stay under the radar than try to get promoted as that would put them on the chopping block. Even then, I have not really seen much if any promotions in the time I have been employed. There is no real investment made into the current employees who are there. I have truly never seen so much turn over in employees and managers in all of my career. With no defined career path, it makes it difficult to truly invest my time and heart into a company that does not show me, nor my peers that they truly want to invest in us. With the new CEO coming on board, I think this will be a really great opportunity for him to step in and evaluate his leaders,and dig deep. My advice is to have employees survey their managers, then take proactive action on how things can be improved in order to gain more trust from employees of their managers.Advice to ManagementAdvice
-Culture should be developed through leadership. Morale is low, and this is an opportunity to reinvent the company and make people really want to work here and be part of something special.
-Develop your employees, give incentives and annual bonuses to encourage them to work harder and want to invest more time into the organization.
-Pick a strategy and stick with it. You guys try too many things, get half way done or 75% done then you cut off projects. I have never seen so many unfinished projects from teams in my life and it is because management tells everyone this is very important get this done now, then later down the road when it is nearly finished something supposedly more important comes up and the other project gets pushed out and eventually forgotten. It's ok to redefine strategies but when you have too many of them it becomes chaotic. There is not real solid direction here, and it really frustrates people.
-Management does a very bad job at developing people. They mirco manage, ask for weekly updates and lists that describe in full detail what all their employees are working on each day, and this not only wastes our time, but it also brings down morale because we feel that you dont trust us to get our job done the right way. There is no room from growth when management stifles the opportunity to run with new ideas, projects, etc.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookApproves of CEO