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Frustrating as the company limits ability to accomplish goals through lack of adequate resources.

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Current Employee - Current Employee in Issaquah, WA
Current Employee - Current Employee in Issaquah, WA

I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

Ability to work on life saving products.

Cons

Non-competitive salary and lack of upward career growth. Management delivery date focus drives all product development activities to the detriment of product quality. Parent company (OSI) forces Spacelabs to require all decision approvals to go through finance. Unfortunately, this results in a penny wise, pound foolish culture.

Advice to Management

Stop worrying about quarterly numbers and start focusing on a long term product development strategy for the company.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A low bar for improvement, some awesome stuff on the horizon.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some incredibly intelligent folk that work here. The flexibility in schedule (depends on manager) has been great. In R&D there are lots of opportunities to learn and work with new technologies. They have foosball and ping pong.

    Cons

    A strong, legacy culture that seems completely at odds with the current mission. Disjointed middle and upper management. A lack of vision with some management in particular, costing the company opportunities for market growth. Really poor benefits and advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Work on getting fewer managers with greater skill and vision. Align all divisions with a clear goal and direction. Work on hiring quality over quantity. Be more Apple than IBM.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Bottom line earnings are more important than employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Engineering Manager in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Operations Engineering Manager in Issaquah, WA

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Spacelabs Healthcare grows, in part, by buying other companies. Frequent changes create new opportunities. This company is international with operations in USA, China, UK, and India. Major suppliers are in USA, UK, China, and Indonesia. There are many opportunities to work with people in these other countries and learn.

    Cons

    Top management demands constantly improved earnings. This means that production of parts must move to low cost countries. Thus, quality issues require constant attention and major work. The drive for constantly improved earnings also drives jobs to low cost countries. This means that jobs for R&D Engineers, Operations Engineers, Production Associates, and others decrease in the USA and increase in China and India. That means many small reductions in the work-force in the USA.

    Advice to Management

    Deepak Chopra drives Spacelabs Healthcare by threats, yelling, and fear. (He would argue that he simply does not accept poor performance.) The performance of top managers is negatively impacted by this environment. The quality of products being developed in China is far below the quality of previous products. Depak should change to encourage top managers to focus on quality, innovation, and the employee well being.


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