LifeWatch Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LifeWatch

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big Company but small company feel

    Cons

    satellite office inefficiencies in support and technology

  2. Average nice company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at LifeWatch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work life balance, great colleagues and workplace. New management has new ideas and fresh attitude. Climbing up the ladder is slow.

    Cons

    Low salaries and bad people management. Slow career advancement. No new projects. No bonuses. No learning possibilities and very strict procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Very big middle management with undefined roles. You have bright and brilliant people in low levels and you must address them or they will leave.

  3. Wish the pay was better, and the employer wasn't always unsure of the future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at LifeWatch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work environment.Wish the pay was better, and the employer wasn't always unsure of the future

    Cons

    Always on edge, would advise doing a better job of compensating employees with annual increase

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  5. Was a good experience in getting to understand Cardiac Event Monitoring

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    Former Employee - Client Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Client Executive in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at LifeWatch full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Entry level job into Cardiology

    Cons

    Company issues with OIG and restructured

    Advice to Management

    None

  6. Unfortunate leadership

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at LifeWatch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good product and technology...Sales people can make a decent living and earnings. Top reps make over $200K

    Cons

    The Chairman provides such an unfortunate work environment that forces a new Sales VP Leader out every year. A lot of really good reps and managers have left LW due to his poor decisions. He doesn't value his employees.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Great people, Poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LifeWatch full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly workplace with a diverse culture. Great location, very close to O'Hare. Casual Fridays.

    Cons

    Low,pay,average benefits, lack of leadership. Comunication is nonexistent from executive management. Lack of leadership in majority of Director roles. Consistent layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your workforce.

  8. Struggling company with poor vision of the future in cardiac monitoring. Employees (all disciplines) spread too thin so

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LifeWatch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to jump in and get medical experience but probably not a place to make your career home or stay longer than 2 years.

    Cons

    LifeWatch struggles with internal customer service issues, device problems and reporting issues. While this is common in the industry as a whole, LifeWatch seems to have a higher error rate. Training is limited, so this is an ideal setting for those associates that can find answers and reach out for assistance with minimal direction...just pick up the phone and ask! This will be a pivotal year for any company in the cardiac monitoring industry, given the drastic swings in reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    Payor contracts must be favorable for the sales team to succeed. Without Payors paying for services, how can the sales team be deeply penalized? The economy today allows for only a limited few to pay for services in cash.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great start to medical devices...would not stay longer than 2 years here

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LifeWatch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong, competitive salary, opportunities for large bonuses

    Cons

    Unstable company, constant threats from upper leadership. No stability

    Advice to Management

    none

  10. Disaster of a company is a dying industry

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at LifeWatch full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    easy job. can literally sit back and hit your number if you have the accounts. but winning accounts with ZERO product...ha

    Cons

    constant turnover, constant back order, managment constantly changing, technology never improving

    Advice to Management

    run

  11. not trust worthy

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    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Lynbrook, NY
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Lynbrook, NY

    I worked at LifeWatch full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    there is nothing positive about this company other than you get paid

    Cons

    they have double standards, terminate easly do not like to pay Unemployment
    high turnover rate

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