ZOLL Medical

  www.zoll.com
  www.zoll.com
There are newer employer reviews for ZOLL Medical

4 people found this helpful  

I enjoy the troubleshooting I do as a Tech III

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Production Test Tech III in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Production Test Tech III in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at ZOLL Medical

Pros

Zoll (Pittsburgh) is a fast growing company. There are a great number of positions available. Zoll is the only company presently approve by the FDA to manufacture the product they make. The Lifevest. Because the product is paid for by insurance/Medicare, it is not affected by economic lows. Zoll has only scratched the surface of the market potiental. The production floor is ran with a flex time shift with core hours of 9 am to 3 pm. Zoll (Pittsburgh) used to be Lifecor; A small company requiring financial backing from some outside sorce. Zoll, a Boston based cardiac systems company, financed then bought Lifecor. Although, Zoll, Corp is a large company, Zoll (Pittsburgh) still has that small company feel. The company is very flexible with time off needed as well as working around schedules for school. The production floor has a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The bosses are not looking over your shoulder constantly and there are no production quotas to meet, allowing employees to spend more time to ensure a high quality product is produced. I hope this remains as the company expands. If you like hands on, component level troubleshooting, you will like this.

Cons

The pay is somewhat below recent simiar positions I have held with other companies. Benefit packages are also a bit lacking. Pay raises have been rather poor in recent years as well. All production floor employees start out with atleast 6 month as a temporary employee through one of the local temp agencies. Zoll could do better at keeping the temps informed of when they are going to be hired. Or what they need to do better to get hired. The company does very little outside activities such as off-site picnics or other employee activities. One exception is the annual Pittsburgh heart walk. And this is a bit self-serving for Zoll since their business is cardiac related. More activities would help raise moral. Althought the training for basic testing procedures is satisfactory, the training system for technicians on the operations of the system and how it works is a bit lacking. You have to learn/figure out many things on your own. Especially, the higher level information needed for troubleshooting. The engineering department does little to help in this area. They do not often have time to assist the technicians.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There should be better and more frequent feedback to the employees. Once a year is not often enough to hear when someone is doing is good/bad. Also, temps number one concern is when they will be hired on. If you let this area lack, the person will get upset and that will affect his production. Even if it is informal, management should meet once a month with each temporary employee to discuss with them how they are progressing and their time line for being hired is. To string a temp along for 6-12 months or more beyond when he expects to be hired on is just not a good way to operate. As for training. When Zoll (Pittsburgh) was a small private corporation, word of mouth and month or even years to learn how the Lifevest operated might have been okay. But now that it is growing as fast as it is, technicians need to have better training on how the inner workings of the components of the Lifevest work. You can not troubleshoot something that you have little or no idea how it works. Even the senior technicians are somewhat unsure of how some of the circuitry works. There should be training from the senior techs and even the engineers needs to be added so that people have a better understanding when troubleshooting. There also need to be a production engineer on the floor with an electronics background to help out in this area.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

60 Other Employee Reviews for ZOLL Medical (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ZOLL Medical

    Pros

    fair good products, to technical need to focus on sales and marketing

    Cons

    lower level sales, need to focus on sales and better user interface

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    unsure too technical of leadership , need to focus on sales and understanding the customers
    poor sales leadership, poor ui

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at ZOLL Medical

    Pros

    Salary is competetive in the market.

    Cons

    No promotions from within the organization. "Bring in new blood"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes. You have an office full of valuable employees, but continue to overlook, underestimate, and de-value of all them.

There are newer employer reviews for ZOLL Medical

Work at ZOLL Medical? Share Your Experiences

ZOLL Medical

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.