Cardiac Science Corporation

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Updated June 14, 2015
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  1. Sales

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

    I have been working at Cardiac Science Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The passion and commitment of entire team around the products and mission of saving lives. The comp plan for sales reps which rewards performance. There are countless reps with impressive w-2s. Stability and quality of sales and marketing teams and management. Diversity of job responsibilities, every day brings something new. Growth of AED marketplace. Brand new products being released. Quality and commitment of distribution partners. Saving lives!

    Cons

    The AED market is a little like a roller coaster, lots of ups and downs. We have countless managers and sales reps that have been here more than a decade who have had very rewarding careers. That is because they handle change and challenges well. Someone getting into this marketplace or working for any AED manufacturer needs to see change as a positive thing verses a threat.

    Advice to Management

    Keep believing in your products, people and partners. Keep looking forward.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Not a good company to work for.

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

    I worked at Cardiac Science Corporation

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

    Pros

    Benefits like PTO is good, Insurance is a healthcare savings plan which has high deductibles :( starting salary is good.

    Cons

    Upper management is ruining a great company and product. The Waukesha corporate office will be moving to Deerfield and people are going to lose their jobs within the next year. No raises in the last few years, always a excuse not to give raises.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees because they are who makes your company!


  3. Solid Company Successfully Evolving with the Times

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

    I have been working at Cardiac Science Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company built upon passion, purpose, and desire to save lives. Work-life balance, Compensation exceeds much of industry standard (and economic climate), Expectations of employees is willing to have strong work ethic and be self-motivated/driven.

    Cons

    New Ownership caused Transition headaches and troubles, Some economic troubles (but nothing out of the ordinary in sub-par economy, specific to medical device industry)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to Push Organization in Forward Direction, Focus on the Mission


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  5. Helpful (2)

    What a Mess!

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

    I have been working at Cardiac Science Corporation

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

    Pros

    You get paid on time. That is about it!

    Cons

    No raises. Poor upper management. Lack of communication in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you want to be treated. Fairly for a job well done.


  6. Software V&V

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cardiac Science Corporation

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, great collaboration to produce healthcare software. Good management

    Cons

    Not clear strategic and organizational expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Have clear expectations with employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    A very unpleasant place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, WI

    I worked at Cardiac Science Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits were ok. Generous PTO policy, 4 weeks per year. That was the main reason that people stayed.

    Cons

    Financial and supply chain issues are huge which resulted in long periods of time where products and accessories were out of stock. There was no communication from upper management regarding timeframe and status so it was very difficult to respond to the customer. The situation was very toxic to work in and you will recieve no support from managment or HR.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the long term consequences of these issues and how to maintain credibility with both customers and employees with continuing supply and quality issues.


  8. Tough, recovering company

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

    I have been working at Cardiac Science Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Is slowly working a recovery plan, financial control enforced by a US bank
    Still profitable.
    Plenty of opportunities during this growth and rebuilding cycle.

    Cons

    Poor financial controls across the parent corporation.
    Distant senior management, uninterested in long term success.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the real growth opportunities in the various segments of your business, concentrate financial, manufacturing and engineering controls at one location for each business segment.


  9. Great.....

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

    I worked at Cardiac Science Corporation

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

    Pros

    Good products which are in demand throughout the world..

    Cons

    Not meeting the customer demands on time...

    Advice to Management

    Need a more structured plan in production


  10. Helpful (1)

    Rather Disapointing

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

    I worked at Cardiac Science Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, no tuition reimbursement if your in college, 401K, medical, dental, vision. Products they promote save lives.

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper managment to employees. I've noticed employee moral dropping more and more each year. I find it hard to get employees to do thier respective responsibilites correctly and timely. Management would rather find ways around rules, federal regulations, IRS, making a work day fustrating if your one to follow the rules and not put your license on the line. Managment always finds a way to pass the blame rather than take responsibility for thier managment decisions to save thier own skin. There could be way more production with the company than there has been in the last year by employees. Poor forecasting is a huge factor and low competivite pay. Work loads for some are way higher than the pay they recieve, while others recieve a nice cushy managment title and no responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to your employees on a regular basis, maybe hold "all hands" meetings on at least a quarterly basis. Compensate your valued employees more and offer a yearly perk or pay increase for all employees, not just VP's and Managment.


  11. a shadow of its former self

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

    I worked at Cardiac Science Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It has returned to its core business: AEDs

    Cons

    Not as much opportunity since it contracted



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