Biotronik Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
17 Reviews
2.9
17 Reviews
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    Biotronik, Inc.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biotronik

    Pros

    Great product line with cutting edge features.

    Cons

    No room for career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    High departmental turnover

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR

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

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Biotronik full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is a plus

    Cons

    Management is non existent and unresponsive to needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employess

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Field Clinical Specialist

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    Former Employee - Field Clinical Specialist  in  Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Field Clinical Specialist in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Biotronik full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Let Jake run the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    First six years...awesome! Last several years...pathetic.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biotronik full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Finance in Lake Oswego, OR

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

    Pros

    Corporate culture, friendly coworkers, training provided, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Wages on the lower side of the spectrum

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nice Place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Biotronik as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People are very helpful. Also Flexible.

    Cons

    Software Development Team actually works to maintain existing software. Nothing innovative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very rewarding experience getting to change patient lives.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR

    I worked at Biotronik

    Pros

    Flexibility, great salary, work long days sometimes, great teams you work with, fast paced environment that you have to think on your feet.

    Cons

    Independent vs. Direct Employees, talking to your actual boss, having a central management or one boss, getting information from one employee who controls a large department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone needs to know what other employees or departments are doing. Very redundant things within management or could be simplified rather than having multiple people working on the same thing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR

    I worked at Biotronik

    Pros

    Some very smart, talented people who are open, communicative and then leave

    Cons

    Senior management is in some departments (not in all) sub-standard, poor communication skills and poor knowledge of people who work for them. Instead of relying on the skilled people in the department, there is a tendency to promote the "yes sayers" and to leave those who know what they're doing at the job where they started (best case scenario). Enormous lack of people skills in Senior Management, and the worst HR department I've ever experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be intimitated by smart employees. When you don't know what you're doing, you still look good if you have good people work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Exhilarating and frustrating

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Biotronik

    Pros

    Generally good and friendly people to work with. Working to save lives with pacemakers is pretty cool, and lots of people willing to help you with the medical stuff you might not know. Health benefits pretty darn good.

    Cons

    Biotronik seems to be a hardware-oriented company and doesn't quite get the software side of things. Too many schedules are squeezed in order to attempt making a desire into reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that there is a tradeoff between time, features, resources, and quality. Know that you can't get all of them, and if you refuse to choose, quality is what often gets short shrift.

    No opinion of CEO

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