Physio-Control

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Physio-Control Reviews in Redmond, WA

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
60 Reviews
3.0
60 Reviews
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Brian Webster
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Helping to make life-saving products is very rewarding in and of itself (in 7 reviews)

  • Great HR department and work life balance (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • It used to be a good company to work for, but not any more after it fully divested from Medtronic (in 3 reviews)

  • Extremely high turnover in Finance and HR (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, 60 year history, lots of change going on

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

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

    Pros

    Good reasons to work here are company's mission and its impact around the world. Company is in the midst of big strategic/execution changes (R&D, global organization) based on recent ownership change. Beautiful site/campus at HQ with tons of renovation going on.

    Cons

    Commute to the main site can be problematic unless you live nearby (cross-bridge commute from Seattle is a bear and getting worse - not the company's doing, but a factor.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up a satellte west side (Seattle) hoteling office for project teams to use from time to time and to recruit new talent from the NW biotech 'reactor core' neighborhood.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Making lifesaving tools, robust quality system in place, adequately staffed, good pay, bonus, onsite gym, onsite cafeteria, free beer on Thursday, etc...

    Cons

    A lot of paperwork to make changes, however, its similar to any medical device company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in your people and culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Misguided leadership at the top

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Strong mission, great customers. Most of the employees are ethical and willing to help others.

    Cons

    The CEO and CFO have a displayed a consistent leadership approach: even though they are embarrassingly unaware of what is really happening in the company, these two berate those who often are the top performers, many of whom have been told they have high potential. And then they fail to take accountability for their own errors. Sorry, the free beer that they offer doesn't make up for an atmosphere of mistrust, lack of empowerment and support, and self-serving top leadership actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Bain Capital: it's time to create change at the very top, bringing in leaders with maturity, multi-company experience and strong people skills. And please, don't wait until more of the top performers move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I have been working at Physio-Control full-time for more than a 3 years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Making lifesaving tools, robust quality system in place, adequately staffed, onsite cafeteria, etc...

    Cons

    A lot of paperwork to make changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    A great internship experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Physio-Control as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have a very focused internship program that pairs you with a mentor and a specific project you can put your name on. Projects usually have a good impact and are not just busy work. The atmosphere is fun and they have a games and lounge area by the cafeteria. This company takes risks on people that are passionate and willing to prove themselves.

    Cons

    Human resources seems to take a long time to get around to giving you an offer. The internship program is geared more towards students that have another year left so they can take their time in opening up positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For interns that are recently graduated, make up your mind quickly whether you want to hire someone or not. Recent grads shouldn't have to wait around for months after the internship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience at Physio-Control is 100% positive.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Finance in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Finance in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Physio-Control as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best part working there is learning about the product and how much it is so much needed globally.

    Cons

    Being a contract worker you do not have a chance to embed your self and acquire the values of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep outstanding people to help improve your ebitda. Long term Goals are most important, and when budget is questioned, one must look at the whole picture to see if the current situation will get better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intense workplace worth the time in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Physio exposes you to how a company operates in a truly competitive industry. Even though it's a B2B firm, you really see how to design products and services for the customer.

    Cons

    You really have to understand how to be passionate about your job because there are no easy roles or roles where you can expect to clock in and out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more support for people who can create change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Outlook for this Medical Technology Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Great HR department and work life balance. The company has a cafeteria, a gym, and many other amenities. Company is going through some additional growing pains, so as long as they continue to hire quality, team members with good positive attitude, they should be fine ( a few rotten apples can ruin the whole tree).

    Cons

    Typical things associated with a company thats growing and making positive changes. But positive outlook outweighs the temporary growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue to hire only quality, positive, educated personel through university intermship programs & other quality channel specific means (avoiding channels such as Monster.com and Careerbuilder.com types). Continue to strengthen compliance/reputation through training of team members and a strong LEGAL department thats proactive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's medical...everything is slow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Physio-Control as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People seemed fired up to work there. I enjoyed having the assembly line in the bottom floor; it was neat stuff was made on site.

    Cons

    How many different ways can you talk about heart defibrillators? It got kind of boring after a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They seemed to have good folks in charge. As an intern i asked to meet with senior executives, and they took the time to have lunch with me which was nice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely under-staffed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Physio-Control full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has good benefits and a nice campus.

    Cons

    An atmosphere of intimidation permeates all divisions. Being extremely under-staffed, long hours are a requirement. Use them up, burn them out, and spit them out is the way of life. I've worked at Physio-Control for 10 years and have seen many good employees beat down and broken. This will ultimately be the downfall of a company with great products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and staff properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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