Physio-Control

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Physio-Control Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
52 Reviews

2.6
52 Reviews
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Brian Webster
42 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    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

    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
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  5.  

    If you're looking to grow within the company, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving  in  Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving in Bothell, WA

    Pros

    Not many...besides maybe the co-workers I worked with at my level.

    Cons

    Will not you succeed or grow within the company, will steal your ideas even though they preach to hear your ideas. I began on a warehouse floor and wanted to work my way up and they promise you the world then will snatch the rug from underneath you. Too many supervisors in a 4-5 yr stretch. Seems like we were having a different supervisor every year. We had a 6 month stretch with no supervisor in our warehouse.

    Always seemed to hire managers that were "tight" with other managers. We always got the same message, when we would get a good supervisor they would not stay long.

    Moving the warehouse to Redmond (use to be in Bothell) was the dumbest mistake. Everything is crammed into the facility and that is why I left. Why a warehouse was not built in Redmond is beyond me.

    Managers treated me unfairly. However would treat friends differently. There was a double standard daily. They tell you to voice out your opinion if something was wrong but would backstab you in the process.

    IT is terrible. The worst warehouse managing system I HAVE EVER SEEN. Would average twice a month the system would shut down for up to a whole day and would put a hault to distribution. Workers were forced to change their personal schedules to accomadate this issue. Did IT stay extra...I THINK NOT!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to your people. The good ones are leaving and will continue to leave as long as they're poor management. Stop hiring useless workers within and take a look who is actually useful within the company. This company has potential but for some reason is scared to succeed even though they preach it daily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's medical...everything is slow

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

    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
  7.  

    Great Products! Greater Mission! The best is yet to come!

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

    Pros

    Company and the commitment team members have is the reason people stay for a long time. Best group of people I have found to work with in my over 40 years of working. Company is changing the culture somewhat to attract early/mid career talent which seems to be working. Engineering has a great leader and a good management team. Love the fact the Bain is making such an investment in products and their people.

    Cons

    The problems that the company has are easily solved with time, patience and some money to solve them. Leadership seems to be embracing change that will benefit the company and moving it forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open to change, as you listen to your people. Keep the faith, large ships turn slowly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Outlook for this Medical Technology Company.

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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

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talking the talk...just for the sake of hearing their own voice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Products designed for the noblest of purposes, designed by and supported by people who want to make a difference...

    Cons

    ...unfortunately, the people who want to make a difference, by and large, happen not to be senior management. Management is very good with laying out the corporate mission and using all the buzzwords and following all of the trends, but is horrible in placing a value on its most valuable assets, its employees. Leadership in Operations has seen a high amount of turnover, with those promoted internally to backfill the open positions often having a desperate, scared look in their eyes, quickly becoming bullies and yes-man in order to survive. Unfortunately, things on the G&A side are even worse. The CFO (who also is over IT) looks at his team as replaceable pieces, not caring in the least about team member development, satisfaction or retention; what he does care about is his impending payoff that will occur when Bain is able to flip the co. And the only department w/in the co. with a higher turnover than Finance? HR, which should be painfully telling. Morale is very, very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. Stop punishing them or firing them when they speak up and try to do the right thing (defined as the most ethical and/or in the best LT interest of the co., not in the best interest of management's incentive bonuses). Be more responsive to all QA issues (not just the ones that more high profile),. Pay more attention to how the co. is spending its R&D and capital $. Bring in a strong and highly competent HR VP. And send the CFO packing, replacing him with somebody who is not egocentric and only out for himself; good employees are not disposable...don't treat them that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Extremely under-staffed

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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

    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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great product, horrible management

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

    Pros

    Great life-saving products, good benefits, part-time opportunities sometimes available for good work-life balance, good people.

    Cons

    Upper management is insincere and does not want to hear reality, looking out for themselves and not running a professional, progressive, quality-driven business. Staffed very lean with constantly changing priorities, making it difficult to successfully see projects through to completion. Lack of accountability, don't develop their best people, don't promote or hire managers based on people-skills and ability to manage and inspire others, but rather on ability to give and receive marching orders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the people more than in building the management levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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