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Natus Medical Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not much overtime, but no personal development.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Middleton, WI

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

    Pros

    Employees are pretty nice. Not much overtime.

    Cons

    The software is so old and poor designed. Have a very bad management on the development process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time looking into your product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Culture is focused more on taking care of sales force than other employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company offers stock option purchases. 10 holidays, 1-5 years 4 weeks of vacation and sick day accruals. Can carry over to next year up to 180 hrs

    Cons

    No rewards for employees unless you are a salesman or sales woman. They have award trips, regional and national awards for performance, while the rest are lucky if we get a raise....multiple national meetings a year...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be are in your allocation of employee development...award and compensation programs. Need career development and a career path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Natus Medical (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fasted paced and fast growing organization. Compensation and benefits are average.

    Cons

    Lack of significant stock compensation and restricted to Directors and above.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    10 years of empty promises

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Controller in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Controller in San Carlos, CA

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

    Pros

    Not much to offer in the way of pros.

    Cons

    The executive team is focused solely on the stock market. Day to day activities revolve around the stock price. Never ending changes to meet market expectations. No focus on quality of products or services just stock price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO needs to stop making empty promises. After 10 years we are fully aware that anyone below executive level is to be treated poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Quality Inspector in Mundelein, IL
    Current Contractor - Quality Inspector in Mundelein, IL

    I have been working at Natus Medical as a contractor (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    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.

  9. 5 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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Endless promises, all talk no action.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer

    I worked at Natus Medical full-time (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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    The ship is sink

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

    I have been working at Natus Medical full-time (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

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