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A growing but unsettled medical device manufacturer

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Current Employee - Project Engineer in Laguna Hills, CA
Current Employee - Project Engineer in Laguna Hills, CA

I have been working at Cardiac Science Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

A small but strong development team that is well focused on their core product and core skills. The market is currently open to innovation, but with a high bar to entry provided by a tough regulatory environment. As #2 or #3 in the area, Cardiac Science is well positioned in the ECG/AED markets.

Cons

Limited resources, offshore management and timidity act dampen growth at this company. Clinical marketing and clinical expertise inside the company is limited, as is willingness to work with outside experts. In the medical device market one of the driving marketing strategies has been to work with the thought leaders and publish the research which is driving the purchasing decisions. This also serves to drive the product features in the market and give a competitive lead. That appoach is under utilized at Cardiac Science.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on holding on the the experts at this company. Already mergers between corporate acquisitions have cost domain experts that allow support of current products. Development and new products require core expertise marketing and regulatory support that are rapidly being lost.

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Positive Outlook
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  1. Great company to work for while it lasted...

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    Current Employee - R&D in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - R&D in Bothell, WA

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

    Pros

    Medical devices that made a difference in saving peoples lives.

    Cons

    Struggled to get the acquisitions sorted out.
    Too many chiefs not enough indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late to make a difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. It had it's 15 minutes and now it's gone

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Bothell, WA

    I worked at Cardiac Science Corporation

    Pros

    A product that saved lives was very cool.
    Autonomy in leading your group.
    An overall fun department that worked well together, even when stressed.

    Cons

    No direction. Once the voluntary field correction occured, panic set in.
    Several rounds of 'lay-offs' to cut costs, yet hired several directors/VPs.
    Executive mgmt changed MIP specific to them before purchase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You blew through a lot of cash for nothing. Hopefully the new owners can see the value of the company that you ignored.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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