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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Health Watch full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    What I liked most about working there is WHAT THEY DO. The Lifeline service is an important service that helps people and really could be the difference between life and death

    Cons

    It seems that when Philips acquired Lifeline Systems, they didn't quite know what to do with them. Philips had never been a 'service' company before, as opposed to a 'product' company. Lifeline was shifted, aligned, and re-aligned many times before finally settling, for now, as part of Philips Healthcare (Philips Home Monitoring).

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    Do what you do best. While I understand the need to cut costs, my fear is that the labor reductions have those surviving employees running in too many different directions with no assistance. It won't be long before this affects quality, which could impact customers' lives.

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    Territory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Health Watch in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Sat down, answered generic interview questions, said I could start Monday (interviewed on Friday), was offered the job.

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Website www.lifelinesys.com
Headquarters Frankingham, MA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

For those who are home alone, Philips Lifeline offers an emergency lifeline. The company sells personal response systems (PRS) for the elderly and medically at risk who are living independently, and it provides monitoring services from a central facility. Other products include fall detectors and medicine dispensers. Royal Philips Electronics purchased the company, then called Health Watch, for about $750 million in cash in 2007. The acquisition was part of Philips' expansion into the health care market. (It had purchased Lifeline Systems the previous year.) Philips... More

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