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Decent Company for Long Haul

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Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Lake Forest, IL

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

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

Pros

Products that improve quality of life and are somewhat recession proof. Smaller company feel, despite big company origins.

Cons

Can be too bureaucratic and political, with ever-changing priorities, and too many projects. Certain benefits had to be cut, back in 2009.

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  1. Fast paced with ample challenges

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospira

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pharma pay for medical device/IT work. Great exposure to healthcare and ability to build relationships with hospital leadership across the U.S.

    Cons

    Fractured development/R&D that has lost contact with marketing who has in turn lost site of market and customer needs. They appear to be working on this

    Advice to Management

    Leadership should resume communications with their customer-facing teams. Silence isn't the answer.


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    Not the time to join, if you have other options

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hospira 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

    Good engineering talent and some managers who want to do the right thing. Good location, reasonable facilities. Salary is competitive. Good flexibility in working hours. Ability to work from home. Helpful co-workers. Opportunities for the right people to step up in responsibility without a lot of tenure.

    Cons

    Priorities shift continually, which wastes lots of effort, time, and money. Employees work here for years without feeling the pride of shipping a software product.

    Fiefdoms are a problem at all management levels. Too many divisive managers. Culture of divisiveness and cancellation keeps employees wondering if site will be shut down or division will be sold off.

    Deductibles mean company health care costs a family $1000s.

    Advice to Management

    Continually outsourcing core capabilities means Hospira will continually be in a fire drill.

    Mid-to-upper level management should spend an hour a week with a low-level lead or non-management employee. Listen to employees who say a schedule is unreasonable (by a year).

    Unifying leadership is needed. "Beatings will continue until morale improves" is not the right kind of strong management. You have good people who want to do a good job; lead them.


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