Draeger Medical

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Draeger Medical Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
29 Reviews
3.0
29 Reviews
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Stefan Dräger
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  1.  

    Good Company. Good Industry

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Draeger Medical

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Very nice people there.

    Cons

    some common problems for global companies

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people to work with, but not much room for advancement

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Draeger Medical

    Pros

    My co-workers were great and I still talk to many of them. The benefits are pretty good too.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, took away chance to get 5k bonus, raises are less then 3%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the US market is not the German market. Fight to keep good people and help them to advance in the company.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glass is half full

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, nice life-work balance. Well funded company, should be able to weather the current climate in medical devices.

    Cons

    Cumbersome and burdensome processes result in slow results and achievements which give the competition a leg up. Organization is split into to may silos that act as independent entities and do not cooperate with one another. Sales and Service work for the short term to meet their goals and receive their bonuses and rewards at the expense of long term growth and prosperity for the company. Employees on the development / manufacturing side are unable to maintain a growth oriented road map and instead must react to every knew commitment by sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Install a North American president who truly understands the market and country dynamics - maybe someone from this country!. Stop listening to greedy managers on the sales side who only have their well being in mind. Allow the seasoned marketing professionals you have on staff to do their jobs and lay out a long term growth strategy that is followed. Stop thinking that you know it all - use the experts you have hired to help guide the ship..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mixed bag. Good regional leadership. questionable global leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Draeger Medical full-time

    Pros

    strong reputation in most fields. family oriented company that tries to keep good employees. compensation is acceptable and benefits are good. good work-life balance.

    Cons

    way too bureaucratic for a company of its size. takes too long to get anything done. not certain if country has enough influence to get what they want from corporate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Draeger Safety was a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I worked at Draeger Medical full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Draeger was a good place to work, compensation and benefits were good. Management was OK.. I enjoyed working with all of my co-workers and keep it touch with most of them.

    Cons

    No loyalty. I spent a lot of years there and would have done anything for the company. New management could care less. Very poor direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you have loyal and committed employees treat them with respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what I was hired to do

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Draeger Medical full-time

    Pros

    My co-workers were very nice and personable. Personnel from Germany came in and everyone was invited to dinner at a nice restaurant and a ferry ride in Philadelphia.

    Cons

    I was told that "work was my priority" even though I gave my all every day. Most of my job was calling utility companies and paying bills. I was not hired to do this. The job description was more senior level and should have had more responsibility. I feel I was kind of deceived. I was there regularly until after 8 or 9 at night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Write better job descriptions so that people know what they're getting in to. Understand that people have lives outside of work and not everyone lives to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    There are Pro's and Con's of employment at Draeger Medical

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support  in  Andover, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Andover, MN

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

    Pros

    Although ultimately you are working to make money for you and for the Draeger family, you have an opportunity to work with a greater purpose in mind. Technology for Life is the company slogan. The middle and upper middle management team is very easy to work with and very flexible with family life. Salaries are also very competitive for common positions which can be easily matched for salary with other businesses.

    Cons

    Most of the technology and key employees are located in Germany, as is the global corporate headquarters. From the outside it appears the employees within the global headquarters are not very trusting of the US counterparts, and as result withhold responsibility. This is not my experience, but I hear this recount week over week. I have also heard it is difficult to gain access to a management position if you are not at that level at hire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The start of something great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Draeger Medical

    Pros

    I worked at Dräger for 3 years, and enjoyed my time there. Here are some thoughts as I look back.

    Ability to build, and maintain products that help save lives was the biggest reward.

    Engineering management listened to employees

    Extremely passionate cross disciplined project teams

    Problem solving was at its best due to strengthening bridge between the US and Germany

    Cons

    Not a lot to say, overall was very happy. Some issues were highly complex and very challenging, which can lead to moderate stress levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales support

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Draeger Medical

    Pros

    Generally nice people, quality medical devices. Folks try their best to accomplish what they can within the constraints in place. Nice view out the windows.

    Cons

    Where to start? Processes are terrible. Not clearly defined or known. Poorly managed by new North American CEO. Too siloed. Departments do NOT communicate. Too slow to market. Little to no innovation

  11.  

    Hopelessly unable to deliver products, and no trust in the US employees

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Draeger Medical full-time

    Pros

    The US team is generally well-qualified. Decent benefits and salary increases.

    Cons

    This company is incompetently managed from Germany. They prefer to have German management rather than US management to run the organization. There is a complete lack of understanding of the Americans that know the market. Most manufacturing has been shipped back to Germany. The company is so terribly mismanaged and this is evident by the promotion of incompetent syncophants in the German organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that the US is a huge market and you need to let the US team do what they know how to do best, market to the US. You just don't understand the US market, nor the US employees. You have failed to get products to market in a timely manner for more than 10 years owing to your poor management and the cycling in and out of poor foreign managers at all three US locations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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