Laerdal Medical Corp.

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Laerdal Medical Corp. Reviews

Updated January 8, 2015
Updated January 8, 2015
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1.  

    good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great benefits- hands on culture

    Cons

    need more consistency in marketing department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need leadership training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Short, wrong place, wrong time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Wappingers Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Wappingers Falls, NY

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits good, 401K and retirement also very good.

    Cons

    Management is involved in turf wars - TX vs. NY. Hired thru a recruiter, bait and switch. Never heard of inside sales ding cold calls, really a telemarketing job. Was not told that in the very lengthy interview process. Have a bad taste in my mouth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make up you mind, small caring company or not. US or Norwegian company? No control over 1st line mgmt, it was clear I was not her choice and she proved it. I would avoid this company big time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company With Growth Potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp.

    Pros

    Company tries to involve employees in regular meetings/updates on what is going on in the industry and what that translates to for them

    Cons

    Some disconnects between inter-department communication, SOP seems to vary depending on who you speak with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Workers but Top Management Ruins Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wappingers Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wappingers Falls, NY

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people who genuinely care about they product, customers and the company mission of "Helping Save Lives'. Work/Life balance excellent and benefits beyond generous

    Cons

    Upper Management loves to 'ReOrg' on a constant basis which causes nothing but DISorganization and confusion. Roles and responsibilities of Senior Management seem to change all the time, which makes it incredibly hard to do your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a company that preaches 'No more silos' - Upper Management does a pretty good job of compartmentalizing information on a 'need to know only' basis. Try launching a new product when no one will even divulge what the name of the product IS!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Laerdal is a great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Gatesville, TX
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Gatesville, TX

    I have been working at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They treat their employees very well.

    Cons

    No one leaves the company so there is very little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more global positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Rewarding with little advancement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Laerdal Medical Corp.

    Pros

    Benefits - start with 4 weeks vacation, health care
    International company in a small town.
    Excellent Mission - Helping Save Lives

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement.
    Management is often slow to make decisions and true lasting change.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be fantastic, now seems like a sinking ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, pension, 401K, and a true family feel amongst coworkers.

    Cons

    The mission, Helping Save Lives, used to really mean something - and you could tell everyone where you worked with pride. For the last several years, it has become evident that this is no longer true, as the mission of saving lives by improving patient outcomes, education, and first-class product has been replaced by substandard product, confused or misdirected service focus, and poor employee morale. Now sales are tanking, the company claims they are becoming more "service focused" and layoffs have begun. It's a sad picture of a once-great company, and I can only hope that someone sees what is going on and turns this boat around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the formula and focus of the company - strive to recognize your errors, fix them, apologize to your customer base, and move forward in a way that would make Tor Laerdal proud. You have lost sight of what has made this company great for so long, and have decided to divest yourselves of your most valuable assets - your employees who truly believe in the mission.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    New company in Field Service business, many growing pains

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits at time of employment here.

    Cons

    Does not care about employees more about pleasing management style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Far away from trusting management and company, if company is even aware of management style, seems like a poor match

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, not a bad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wappingers Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wappingers Falls, NY

    I have been working at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generous PTO, good benefits package, relaxed work atmosphere

    Cons

    Relatively low pay, glass ceiling, some managers are bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to retain good people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Saving Lives- rarely extended to former employees who become disabled.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small town location for an international company, great commute for locals. Nice mission statement, makes you feel that your contributions are helping to save lives. Generous PTO, 401K, Health Benefits.

    Cons

    There is a Glass Ceiling, Senior Management has not recognized some very cable women in the CEO, CFO, VP role. Also less flexibility for work -life balance, depending on the team and manager. If you have a chronic illness that is well documented, be prepared to be discharged under the guise of "performance issues."
    If there''s a personality or management issue, I've seen them demote a long time female employee , only to discharge the manager with the problem at a much later date. Favoritism is an issue, lack of diversity and opportunities for the disabled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your Glass Ceiling and " Good Old Boys" mentality. Treat employees who become ill fairly, rather than find ways to Dismiss them "legally.'
    There is a certain profile that is missing from your employees, where is the diversity? Where are the minorities and opportunities for the disabled at your corporate headquarters?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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