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LifeWatch Reviews

Updated February 4, 2015
Updated February 4, 2015
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    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)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Run don't walk away from this company!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at LifeWatch

    Pros

    High Salary and opportunity for bonus

    Cons

    Zero training for new employees, management is horrific, gives no direction and attempts to micromanage to the point of tripling tasks. False promises, no job security, each person for themself. The product is dated, huge lack of innovation and sales numbers are at the mercy of patient reimbursement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show compassion, invest in your workforce, don't be so quick to throw your team under the bus. Train!

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    One year good training and then exit out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Rosemont, IL

    I have been working at LifeWatch full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The other employees are great people

    Cons

    *Management is oblivious and arrogant
    *Every person for themselves vibe, management would rather throw you under the bus than help you learn
    *No official training program
    *Outdated technology in regards to their systems and product
    *Extremely understaffed in all departments, they are constantly behind on all reports
    *High employee turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a whole new team in there. They push too hard to get projects done in an unrealistic time period and do not understand or care that they are too understaffed to meet thier own goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company is on the way Down and Out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Learned in depth the workings and pitfalls of EP cardiac diagnostics in practices and institutions, as there was no continuous formal training program with Lifewatch

    Cons

    Abusive Management and personnel turnover because of incompetence and illegalities (check out the IG reports on Lifewatch, as well as whistle-blower suits).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the laws, don't promote managers illegally bribing customers or falsifying billing codes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL

    I worked at LifeWatch

    Pros

    Great place to work for a year no longer than that.

    Cons

    Certain Managers give favor for certain employees even when employees break corporate policy guidelines this provides an unfairness for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Older experience manager need!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Unfortunate leadership

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, Poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LifeWatch

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LifeWatch

    Pros

    Strong, competitive salary, opportunities for large bonuses

    Cons

    Unstable company, constant threats from upper leadership. No stability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Average nice company

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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