Natus Medical Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
Updated May 30, 2014
12 Reviews
2.8
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    I've have a great experience here at Natus, management and co-workers is very nice. I received great training in a short

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    Current Employee - Quality Inspector  in  Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Mundelein, IL

    I have been working at Natus Medical as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I can continue to give my quality experiences and customer service. Help out approving great products to Companies.

    Cons

    I think the real challege here is having no benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish I had an opportunity to be a permanant employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Natus Medical full-time

    Pros

    The industry is great. Lots of possibilities for some really cool software

    Cons

    Boss with terrible ego - cannot stand to listen to any opinion that is not his.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check your middle management people - they use their egos to run the company, not their skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Quality is afterthought. Never enough time to do it correctly but always enough time to do it over

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Natus Medical

    Pros

    Few pros. I hear the Directors are given equity but the are overworked.

    Cons

    Ridiculous expectations. Half-ass planning. Products are 10-15 yrs old. Management distrusts and disrespects engineering. Few business process or tools leads to inability to provide solid and timely financial, planning or manufacturing data/forecasts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who knows? Most of management are charter members of the kool-aid culture focused on near term results. If you gave them advice publicly you would not survive the month.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Endless promises, all talk no action.

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer

    I worked at Natus Medical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company is solid will be in business for a long time.

    Cons

    Overworks their employees and promises change which never happens. No room for moving up. Natus prefers to hire contractors or set unrealistic requirements for positions when employees want to move up. They keep the departments in a constant state of flux so that they can continually make promises based on new goals or ideas and then they simply change the goals or ideas to something new before they even implement the plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say you want your employees to have a work/home life balance... actually mean it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    schizophrenic and rushed management decisions to protect wall street expectation.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Natus Medical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Currently employed. The form requires five word of fluff, oh..., free generic coffee.

    Cons

    Uncertainty, Poor moral. knowledge that the management team will do almost anything to protect short term profits and not disappoint the Street. The management team has a certain flair for its inability to work within the organisation to fix issues. Well run, profitable divisions are cut and downsized without full planning and understanding of the groups to be replaced both in value and jobs performed. Executives have there favorites, and so while generally not treated equally across all divisions, low blows are still quite surprising when you have been redacted over a division that is poorly performing with a history of FDA intervention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truth, We know what has happened, Was the current course of action really necessary?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    The ship is sink

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Natus Medical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The vacation time and pay is reasonable. The company used to be a good place to work, but not anymore

    Cons

    If you are concerned about quality, don't work here. Management core directive is to make money regardless of the quality of the products they sell. The company is running on an overworked skeleton crew.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your employees more. Since we are a public company, we can see what corporate is getting in bonuses and salary increases. Instead of cutting needed line staff, you might want to limit you salary increase to a 5 digit number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a good place but never will be again

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chic, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chic, TN

    I have been working at Natus Medical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Above average time off. Free coffee and soda.

    Cons

    Clueless MGT likely structuring for a sale in 2014. Old products and poor data management systems. Moral poor and not likely to get any better. Highly disrespectful to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would but they just don't care about anything other that the price of the stock.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Direction needed, potential to lead and dominate the market.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Natus Medical

    Pros

    Working with people who care about the products they are making, products that will positively impact the lives of patients.

    Cons

    Job security is low, many changes with rapid acquisition business plan. This leads to many people leaving voluntarily due to the perception that they may be let go at any time. With all the recent layoffs and resignations work load keeps going up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The long term plan needs to be clear and people need to feel they will have something to do besides fighting fires related to the most recent acquisition. The leaders are concerned with growing the company at any cost, there is no passion at the top for Neurology, only what will keep us afloat and make our numbers look good so when we reach 500 million we will be an attractive purchase to a larger company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, higher than average pay. Hard work

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    Former Employee - Clinical Specialist
    Former Employee - Clinical Specialist

    I worked at Natus Medical full-time

    Pros

    Higher than average pay for this position. More holidays than most. Company is financially stable and well respected.

    Cons

    Not organized. Policies and procedures change regularly. Little communication. Managment does not seem to know what is going on in the field. Very political environment. Travel is not 75%, more like 80-95%. Be prepared to be thrown into the fire without an extinguisher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to workers in the field. Pay attention to what is actually happening. Lot's of money being wasted and workers are burning out. Pay attention to how things are being ran.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Saw exciting products and software made and how bottom line driven management ruins

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Natus Medical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Engineering team with talented software, mechanical and electronics engineers.
    Challenging environment with great products.
    Software is very advanced in its core functionality, but mostly legacy, extremely hard to learn, maintain and build on.

    Cons

    Half of the engineering team was gone by fall 2013 due to demoralizing atmosphere.
    Corporate mgmt, especially CTO seemed to be hell bent to move jobs to India.
    Company adopted GE's style of management hardly appropriate for an industrial company, and totally inappropriate for a high tech company, R&D investment % was low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To corporate management - resign, to middle management - survive until corporate resigns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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