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MSEI Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great internship experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Budget and Program Management in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Budget and Program Management in Lake Oswego, OR

    I worked at MSEI as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    MSEI was well prepared for my first day, already having multiple software accounts set up for as well as my computer and log on information. Everyone I worked with was very helpful and more than willing to help with any questions I asked. My project was well defined, yet still provided me some freedom.

    Cons

    Sometimes the relationship between MSEI and Biotronik can make things complicated because for most projects/tasks you have to "satisfy two masters". You need to stay within MSEI business procedures in conjunction with satisfying Biotronik operating procedures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good experience for a recent graduate, but exhausting after some years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at MSEI full-time

    Pros

    - Stable industry
    - Knowledgeable co-workers, most of them nice people
    - Small company that allows you to be involved in a lot of areas throughout projects
    - Great experience for a recent graduate. It puts you directly into a demanding work environment that creates good working habits.

    Cons

    - There is a small number of managers that actually 'run' the company, and if your projects do not align with their agendas, then you are pretty much ignored and/or not supported
    - Promotions into management are fake, the number of 'real' managers remains the same number.
    - Due to its size it is hard to move sideways; not much room to grow in other areas
    - Under-staffed, which causes a lot of work for the engineers (actually for everybody)
    - Projects' priorities change constantly. Sometimes this is really discouraging since you cannot change focus as fast as management changes 'moods'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making this company work for your personal agenda, and focus on real issues; help engineers.

    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Don't work for this company in Information Technology. The other departments are fine.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Center Engineer in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Data Center Engineer in Lake Oswego, OR

    I have been working at MSEI as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Company, nice people good benefits

    Cons

    My advice to you is don't work in the infrastructure department CIN. you will regret it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand how you people are treating your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Money-wise not a best place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Lake Oswego, OR

    I have been working at MSEI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Less work load.
    Never have to work on weekends.

    Cons

    Lesser salary.
    They take months to hire, so be patient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Decent place to work on cutting edge ICDs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lake Oswego, OR

    I worked at MSEI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has reasonable time off, good pay, friendly co-workers, there is free coffee daily and donuts on Friday. I enjoyed working with the people there and found engineers to be very competent. Everyone knew what they were doing when it came to the technical concepts. Training was sufficient though rigorous.

    They are somewhat invested and interested in new talent. If you fit the requirements they are happy to hire you on.

    Cons

    Watch your back as there is much micro-managing or watching over your shoulder. Management and tech leaders do not take estimates as good faith based on good engineering principles, they will push their own agenda to meet milestones. This means even if you make a great estimate with high confidence, if it needs to fluctuate, there is no allowance for this in the release schedule. Many late nights and not much thanks for hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone seems to be stretched too thin. Appreciate the depth and breadth of the engineering talent and trust they are using sound engineering principles. Basically, let them do their job to keep moral and enthusiasm up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Very wise privately-held company, but with a blind spot about training and keeping employees current

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research and Development, Staff Engineer in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Research and Development, Staff Engineer in Lake Oswego, OR

    I have been working at MSEI full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wisdom, including an appreciation of the experience of older workers, sizable and achievable bonuses. They don't ask for unusual levels of overtime, in fact, are better about overtime than most engineering firms. Job stability is good, partly because it can take years to learn enough to effectively contribute. People with 15 or more years of seniority are not at all unusual. Benefits are very good. Company's business is doing very well and recession-resistant. Business leaders know what works.

    Cons

    They don't put any emphasis on training or promoting engineers. Some of the engineering jobs seem dead-end, with no path upward. They never send engineers to trade shows, off-site training, or the like. What little training is done is by PowerPoint presentations, which are inadequate for many things.
    Pay is probably a little below the median, at least until bonuses are figured in. I have a sense of being passed by technologically, becoming obsolete in my field because that is not important to them, and it appears there is no place to go upward in this section.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take training (to keep employees current in the field) and advancement more seriously. Consider why it's so hard to get and keep young engineers. It could be because of the possibility of becoming obsolete and stuck in old technology.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great place to Intern with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Computer Engineering Intern in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Computer Engineering Intern in Lake Oswego, OR

    I have been working at MSEI full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, very accommodating for time off and flexible work hours. Can't speak for all of the different groups, but I had a very positive experience at MSEI.

    Cons

    There are no cons from my perspective as an intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Small company, good environment, mediocre pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR

    I have been working at MSEI full-time

    Pros

    A family feel, company small enough to get to know most colleagues, yet large enough to have plenty of different people to work with. Fun place to work.

    Cons

    Poor raises. Some of the systems are archaic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay talent in order to keep it. Be willing to invest in new as well as existing employees. Be willing to invest in infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Friendly company, and easy to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Microelectronics Development Engineer in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Microelectronics Development Engineer in Lake Oswego, OR

    I worked at MSEI as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff that are willing to help, plus there is doughnut Fridays.

    Cons

    Planning and responsibility assignment could be reviewed, particular across my internship experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advice is referencing my "Cons" statement, and maybe offering an incentive to mentors for doing being a good mentor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR

    I have been working at MSEI

    Pros

    Medical electronics oriented company that develops and makes products that save lives. Broad technologies, hard core engineering and collaboration with multiple disciplines. Quality and reliability focused but also innovative and creative. Never boring.

    Cons

    If you are looking for an easy job that allows you to relax this might not be the right place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep us more informed about the business, the company and how the company is doing globally. It is good to see the company growing.

    Recommends

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