Biotronic Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Biotronic is a company that offers a great education program with high CNIM pass rates

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNIM TECHNOLOGIST
    Current Employee - CNIM TECHNOLOGIST

    I have been working at Biotronic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Getting to help people and seeing the look on their face when you tell them that you are there for their protection and that you will be their "voice" while they undergo a surgery that may be placing several neural structures at risk is humbling

    Cons

    Traveling can be rough at times but if you love what you do, then it really is not that bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to find more ways to show their technologists appreciation. We work very hard and would like to see that you acknowledge it. Be more personal with your employees and have more company outings!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay if you are single and without a family.

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    Current Employee - Neurophysiologist  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Neurophysiologist in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Biotronic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The job is interesting and Biotronic has some of the best training in the nation. Going to different hospitals allows you to see many different kinds of surgeries and meet many new people.

    Cons

    No breaks. Going to the bathroom and eating isn't possible because there is rarely anyone to give you a break. Management is disconnected and more concerned about making money than the well being of their employees. They are not easy to work with on getting time to go to doctor's or dentist appointments, instead you have to take your own vacation time. They will force you to move when you first start, and not really care what harm they cause your life by doing so. Gossip is rampant. OR conditions are sometimes terrible. Surgeons and staff will yell at you and treat you like crap and since you are a vendor there is nothing you can do. You must have a thick skin for this job. Hours are chaotic, and you give up being able to make plans at all because you will be cancelling them so frequently. The turn over rate is very high because employee satisfaction is extremely low. This company will straight forward tell you that they cost the most in the industry, but yet the employees are some of the least paid in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people, pay more, and relate to your employees. Fire the managers that aren't doing the same amount of work as the techs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Satisfied Current Employee

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IOM Supervisor
    Current Employee - IOM Supervisor

    I have been working at Biotronic full-time

    Pros

    Best in industry education. Instructor and materials will get your through CNIM and make you marketable for life.
    Stable company. Power in size.
    30 years of experience give you protocols and materials to never be in over your head.
    24/7 access to IT and DABNM support.

    Cons

    Crazy schedule. Probably not worse than any other mobile IOM company.
    Salaries probably a little lower than average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more meaningful incentives / "gifts." Scrubs came off as tone deaf.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Neuromonitoring Technician  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Neuromonitoring Technician in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Biotronic for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They have an excellent education department. Good job for folks right out of college without families. Many opportunities for relocation.

    Cons

    Schedule is crazy. There is a great disconnect between technologist and Management. The pay is not very comparable to other monitoring companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please care more about your technologists and stop treating us like we are just assets to be tossed around.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best company to work for in neuromonitoring

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biotronic

    Pros

    Having worked for other neuromonitoring companies, Biotronic is a company that provides a very stable position that pays pretty much in line with other companies. Once you understand neuromonitoring is a healthcare position that has a variable schedule with the potential of oncall, night, and weekend cases at times, they do a good job at balancing your schedule as best as possible based on your local business. There are always internal opportunities for management and relocation to new areas if your interested.

    Cons

    Depending on the area you live in, you may have to work independently without a manager close by.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Biotronic is a company that puts patients first.

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    Current Employee - Neuromonitoring Technician
    Current Employee - Neuromonitoring Technician

    I have been working at Biotronic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The job itself is rewarding because we play a role in making surgery safer for patients. There is an excellent training program that prepares you to handle any situation in the PT

    Cons

    As in any postion you take in healthcare, it is not a 9-5 job. There is Call involved and some very long days in the operating room.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should communicate more with the techs about critical changes in a more timely fashion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    terrible company to work for. underpay and overwork compared to every other IOM company in the country.

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    Former Employee - Surgical Neurophysiologist
    Former Employee - Surgical Neurophysiologist

    I worked at Biotronic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The training they provide is very good compared with other companies.

    Cons

    Everything else about this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible, mismanaged, and overpriced

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Neuromonitoring Technician  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Neuromonitoring Technician in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Biotronic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Biotronic has a truly world-class Intra-Operative Neuromonitoring training program. CNIM pass rates are well above the national average for this difficult test.

    Cons

    Biotronic management is horrible. The team leaders treat the techs like disposable company assets and not like human beings. Compensation is well below national average despite our services being more expensive than most IONM companies. Executives are highly overpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all team leaders and give all technologist a large raise to be in line with industry average

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Neuromonitoring Technician  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Neuromonitoring Technician in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Biotronic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work as there are a lot of opportunities to grow professionally. The company has a great training program and a great place to be if you like working for a company that provides an amazing patient care.

    Cons

    During busy times the travel can be too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management and hope to see some changes happen for the better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    A lot of hard work with no appreciation.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biotronic

    Pros

    Good place to make a good salary based on your own efforts in a fairly fast track.
    Lots of good experience and relationships with hospital personnel formed.
    High turnover, so usually room to move to management, especially if you are willing to relocate.
    Very good education and training program.
    Good benefits.
    Good reputation with most clients (because they will do anything at the expense of their employees) and because most of the bottom tier employees are excellent workers and great people and that's who the clients interact with.

    Cons

    Terrible company to work for if you have a family. They will not compromise or change your work schedule to help you fulfill your duties at home.
    Many long days with no breaks for bathroom or food (nearly impossible for nursing mothers).
    Administration is unprofessional and gossips (who is getting fired, who had an issue at so-and-so hospital, who has personal issues at home,etc) to all tiers of employees about other employees.
    They only care about the bottom-line and have no regard for employee satisfaction. They would rather force someone to drive 4hrs in the middle of the night than to turn away extreme requests from clients.
    They provide no support or training for managers. They provide no encouragement or feedback for managers. Managers rarely know where they stand or how good/bad of a job they're doing. Admin frequently undermines management's authority by dealing directly with a lower level employee complaint without asking for management's side of the story or the reason behind the decision that drew the complaint.
    Biotronic understaffs or staffs just enough so that employees are almost always stretched too thin and overworked. Biotronic promotes people without removing some of their lower job responsibilities so that top tier employees are doing all the same jobs as low tier employees along with all of their other responsibilities. They will load them with as many responsibilities as possible so they don't have to replace them when they promote them. Essentially, they are cheap.
    They are untrustworthy - you can never be sure that they will follow through with what they say they will do.
    The non-compete is over-reaching and quite frankly, ridiculous.
    Admin has no problem telling you that they know the economy is bad and you are replaceable, so if you don't want to complete said ridiculous assignment, they are sure someone else would be happy to take your place. They take advantage of people because of the poor economy.
    Some of their veteran top-tier employees are just not good people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees. Companies who are not kind to their employees and are not supportive of families will never be successful for long. Word will get around about how you treat people. Surgeons and hospital staff will find out that the people they care about are treated like dirt and they will be happy to choose the many other companies out there that are now competing heavily with you.

    Doesn't Recommend

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