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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mission and Products Make You Proud of the Company You Work For

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

    Pros

    Helping to make life-saving products is very rewarding in and of itself. The company itself has good benefits and there are departments in the company that are great to work for.

    Cons

    Same challenges as most companies. Lack of communication between the departments, lack of clear overall product direction and synergy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Product direction should have similarities between the different lines that needs to be directed from the top down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    BEWARE OF QUALITY ENGINEERING DEPARTEMENT (it is a death bed for engineers)

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

    Pros

    No Pros at all. Worst management ever.

    Cons

    it is a death bed for engineers.

    Cheating, Lying and not keeping their promises is a pride for the managers. I worked there for 6 years and was cheated by my manager several time. The manager I worked for was promoted to a VP and he then left the company. I got to ask the question to the President, how do you feel - Used ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be reasonable to your employees. Stop cheating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    I've been an engineer at Physio Control for several years, unfortunately the environment has gotten worse

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

    Pros

    We make high quality, market-leading life-saving medical devices. Saving lives is always a good business to be in. I'm proud of the products we make.

    Cons

    way too top-heavy executive management. huge disconnect between the "business end" esp marketing/finance (the people who get in the way) and the product development and operations side of things (the people who actually do things). literally, the two groups are separated into two different buildings, it's like two different worlds. It's gotten steadily worse since we were bought by Bain Financial and emphasis has been shifted to bottom line financials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finance and IT is an unmitigated disaster. Oh wait, Finance runs IT. yeah, Finance is a disaster, starting and ending at the VP. I would give this company a LOT lower ratings, but I believe in the products we make. Being bought by Bain, and having our benefits cut, then being told how awesome our new benefits are, that was a real sh1t sandwich.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great mission. Good people. Poor leadership.

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

    Pros

    Nice campus. Good benefits. If you are lucky enough to have one of the few good managers, you will have a great experience at Physio.

    Cons

    Too many executives - way too many. Too few leaders. Physio's support functions - Finance, HR, IT - have imploded due to poor staffing and leadership. You can't depend on any of those departments to provide services. Extremely high turnover in Finance and HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start leading. Fix internal problems and stabilize the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good and Bad Senior Management

    • 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

    Pros

    Company makes great products, but only recently. Campus is nice and they server beer in cafeteria.

    Cons

    Management is mixed. Engineering strong, QA strong, Sales and Customer Support strong. Financial and CEO are sarcastic and throwback to 1970s style. Been here 4+ years and fed up with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO and CFO. Practice what you preach about leadership and respect. Sarcasm and humilation are not characteristics of leadership. Some of the comments you maker in public are embarrassing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Products and People

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

    Pros

    Products that help people and save lives.

    Cons

    Projects move slow, but are getting better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make things happen in months, not years. If its a good project don't nickle and dime it to death, put in a realistic budget and GET IT DONE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leadership, Management and Work Life Balance

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good but little else. Centrally located on a nice campus.

    Cons

    Executive Leadership, Fairness, Lack of Resources, HR, IT support. Staffing levels are low causing overwork by some and therefore work life balance is off. While some resources work 60+ hours per week, other resources work less than 30 and do not get called out for it. Overall work ethic and management oversight lacking. Not a well managed environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly need some new leadership. Turn over is horrific. Especially in CFO's area. Lack of employee support and horrible management to deal with HR issues fairly and proactively. Needs a new HR leader that is with the times. IT Systems support to Engineering and Production is terrible and out of date

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great products and technologies. Medical devices industries is generally very positive.

    Cons

    Manangement is not able to take decissions in order to move the company forward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in manager with experience in medical field

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mission driven company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lifesaving tools for Lifesaving teams

    Cons

    risk aversion and 'too many cooks in the kitchen' makes product development extremely slow.

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

    Horrible experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Selling medical devices that saves lives. Implement more modern processes.

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction from Management. Unrealistic expectations on the Hospital side of business. Lack of differentiating new products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase base salaries to market level comparable to other med device companies.

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