Spacelabs Healthcare

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Bottom line earnings are more important than employees

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

I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

No opinion of CEO

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    Quiet place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Issaquah, WA

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare

    Pros

    One can definitely keep work-life balance;
    Salaries are average;

    Cons

    The place is too quiet and old-fashioned, although there is some new blood. Still old blood prevails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire real leaders and don't promote old-timers to leadership positions. They don't necessarily qualify for the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Ok place but very little room to advance in pay and/or position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare

    Pros

    Flexible, Salary non-exempt (get 40 hrs regardless + ava for OT), company car, techie job that mixes with a sales rep attitude while wearing the "good ole boy" hat!

    Cons

    Customers are your co-workers, if you dont mind working alone, it is a pro and not a con. Lots of traveling to home office (Seattle) for 1, 2 or 3 weeks at a time for additonal product training . Training is sub standard and can not be easily applied in field situations. Management is quick to throw you to the wolves, ship you off outside of your territory while holding you completely responsible for your own territory and will immediately throw you under the bus to keep the company from taking any kind of heat. Hard to get paid for OT, considering a LOT of time is spent afterhours working on emails, etc, etc and you are not given appropriate means to charge for the hours. Pay to work ratio (based on knowledge and skill set required) is WAY below competition. Product technology needs to move forward and keep up with the times. Too much time spent learning the OLD stuff, supporting the OLD stuff, etc...nothing new! If you dont argue your starting pay, you will wish you did for the rest of your career. Example or maybe a rumor: Rep #1 only has 2 years invested, Rep #2 has 30+ years invested and Rep #1 makes $6k more per year than Rep #2. Thats right, OUCH! I understand how it all works, but if I was in middle management, I couldnt sleep at night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management does a decent job, however middle management needs to give better feedback pro and con to help employees move forward. Middle management: stand up for your reps, give credit where it is due and give pay incentives and increases. Make room in the budget!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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