Biotronik Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Average Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biotronik full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are good, most employees are nice

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


  2. Helpful (1)

    Growing pains

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Biotronik full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Located in Portland Oregon metro, perhaps one of the most beautiful places to work. Still a small company so everyone knows everyone, at least for the HQ team, can't speak for the field sales groups.

    Cons

    Dark ages IT department unwilling to upgrade to latest versions of software until 10 years down the road. Employee HR requirements not applied evenly when it comes to dress code or performance appraisals. All the bad things that come with a small company that wants to get bigger but doesn't want to change or meet challenges of a growing employee base.

    Advice to Management

    Require SOPs for all departments immediately. Hold department heads to adhering to company objectives and clearly stating them downstream. Make casual Friday mean something.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Great coworkers & not so great management

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

    I have been working at Biotronik full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, small company, enough room for interaction

    Cons

    Overworked & underpaid with almost no appreciation for employees' efforts


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Very frustrating place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biotronik full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The companies product line at this time is very good. Very competitive with other device companies. Generally friendly co-workers to work with.

    Cons

    HR department very difficult to work with. Not employee friendly. No room for advancement even with experience. Management very poor. Employee input does not count for much.

    Advice to Management

    Get some management training before taking the management position. Listen to the employees in the field. They are out there in the trenches and know what is going on.


  6. Helpful (1)

    High departmental turnover

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR

    I worked at Biotronik full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative product line, high quality standards, friendly and hardworking employees, good health insurance benefits, Trimet transportation pass for local staff

    Cons

    Below industry standard pay, long work hours, little room for advancement, process of communicating between our US and German depts was frustrating and inefficient


  7. Helpful (1)

    Biotronik, Inc.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biotronik

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great product line with cutting edge features.

    Cons

    No room for career advancement.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Biotronik full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is a plus

    Cons

    Management is non existent and unresponsive to needs

    Advice to Management

    Value your employess


  9. Helpful (1)

    Field Clinical Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Clinical Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Field Clinical Specialist in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Biotronik full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros. Jake is no longer. He has been pushed aside. The upper crust are using Bio for their future retirement. It's the stop for most of them so why not collect.

    Cons

    Management, respect and loyalty. There is none. Being #4 company is difficult enoughK et alone having to put up with the reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Let Jake run the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    First six years...awesome! Last several years...pathetic.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biotronik full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Biotronik has always been the underdog in the medical device industry but in part, due to being a small, privately held company. Started out with the most dedicated and tenacious in-house and field staff (USA) I've ever worked for. Compensation and benefits were above average for the industry. Employees were treated with respect and (at the time), could depend on long term careers until retirement, as long as you did your part as an employee.

    Cons

    What the hell happened?! Healthcare took a major dive (thanks Obama) and so did the respect and job satisfaction at Biotronik. All the dependable and talented senior people of average 10+ years were railroaded out on a fast train and basically told, don't let the door hit you in the ass. Did someone say age discrimination? The powers in Berlin decided to recruit competitive manufacturer's "new blood", has-been or never were employees and gave them exorbitant salaries/ guaranties, only to be taken to the cleaners and dismissed the loyal pre-existing employees. Of course, only after taking total advantage of them and squeezing the last drop of blood out of them.

    Advice to Management

    What's the point? They will just be replaced with another take the company for a ride ex-competitive manager.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Excellent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Finance in Lake Oswego, OR

    I have been working at Biotronik full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate culture, friendly coworkers, training provided, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Wages on the lower side of the spectrum



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