Spacelabs Healthcare

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Spacelabs Healthcare Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
26 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many good people left

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    you really have life and work balance

    Cons

    no opportunities for carrier development, only if you know how to play politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst employer/employment ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some really good people there although they have checked out or resigned themselves to the situation

    Cons

    Lack of management, lying, poor quality of processes (regarding both manufacturing and human resources issues).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be straight with people and quit treating them so poorly

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, not a bad place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Nice facility in good location, close to recreation, Mt Si.

    Cons

    R&D, Marketing control the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Environment is nice but budget seems to be off.

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    Former Employee - Developer  in  Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Developer in Snoqualmie, WA

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Environment allowed for self-directed work and experimentation as long as progress was made and communication was open. People were always friendly and helpful as they are all committed to bettering people through the products produced.

    Cons

    Company always talking about bringing in new people to help with the overload on current developers. However, Company always seems to be in a hiring freeze and continues to overload current developers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit more to people than bottom-lines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A place where individuals can make a difference

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    Current Employee - Software Development  in  Snoqualmie, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development in Snoqualmie, WA

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A software engineering environment that encourages experimentation. Products that make a difference -- we're literally building software that can help keep someone alive. Feels like a small company -- with < 100 people in R&D in Snoqualmie, every one has impact and can change product direction by convincing a few key folks. Management focuses on a manageable work week, so no one is working crazy hours on a regular basis. Snoqualmie Ridge location is beautiful and the reverse commute from the Eastside is painless.

    Cons

    Health benefits are more expensive than other tech companies. While company is hiring new software engineers, there are too many products to be built by too few engineers, so lead times are long. Regulatory environment is tough to get used to and can feel frustrating when it's time to release a product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use a portfolio approach to R&D investment: invest in a small number of strategic products and make them amazing. Build a plan that obsoletes the old product lines faster rather than spending time and energy putting bandaids on them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Programmer

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    Former Employee - Programmer
    Former Employee - Programmer

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Small to medium company with friendly people working there

    Cons

    Downsized and outsourced due to poor financial management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Struggling to achieve past greatness

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager  in  Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Issaquah, WA

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people, relaxed environment, opportunity to help people.

    Cons

    Management seems to have lost focus on the people that make the company what it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging and let the people you hired do the job you hired them for.

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

    Legacy products, ideas and people make for an non innovative company

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Snoqualmie, WA

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work hours are fairly flexible depending on your manager

    Cons

    The difference between a merit increase of a top performer is negligible to that of a low performer, creating no incentive to overachieve.
    Product development team spends a significant amount of time firefighting legacy product issues instead of obsoleting legacy products.
    No innovation, a follower in the industry instead of a leader
    Lack of resources for most projects.
    Lack of communication between different business areas
    Many employees are close to retirement.
    Fresh university graduates are not well mentored and there is no emphasis on career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to invest in their top performers and get rid of the low ones. Tolerating low performers forces high performers to leave.
    Take preventative actions to keep employees happy instead of waiting until they resign, at that point it is too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Really awful company to work for and a difficult environment to tolerate.

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    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner II  in  Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner II in Snoqualmie, WA

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Sometimes they scheduled an annual picnic that was nice to take your family to.

    Cons

    Required me to work (5) five days a week plus weekends (most of the time) and never allowed a true vacation (if I was allowed a vacation, I would always get a call and be asked to turn it into a working vacation) But, most requests for vacation were denied based upon that it was never a good time and they could not afford for any of their employees to be gone. The main reason for this is that they have a ratio of (1) one person doing (2) two peoples jobs. Over the years, I accumulated the maximum number of hours of vacation time or PTO - Paid Time Off as they called it. And this was (6) weeks. And even being maxed out and not having a vacation for the previous (3) three years, I still couldn't get a vacation approved. Then I started losing time (each paycheck) because you can only accumulate so much. When I was laid off, I was denied the pay out of the (6) six weeks that I had earned. What really made it unbearable was how upper-management would take elaborate vacations (sometimes up to four weeks and in exotic places) and then come back with reports of how wonderful it was for them and their families. Crazy but true!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a heart, people deserve the perks that are offered at the beginning of their employment. Let your employees have what you promised and what they earned for showing up each and every day. If you deny them a vacation, don't keep the pay too, employees have families and children that may have to forfeit their time together during vacations, for the sake of the company, as you often explained, but why do employees have to forfeit maybe having a new TV, or couch, or refrigerator or even accumulating a college fund so that their children may get a higher education. Please don't deny your employees vacation and keep the pay as well!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly frustrating experience because of entrenched roadblocks and lack of conviction to really execute on vision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Snoqualmie, WA

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Potential to revitalize an entrenched and spectacularly flawed internal process.
    Company is mostly financially stable.
    Some very sincere and intelligent people.

    Cons

    No singular vision and lack of team cohesiveness.
    Company is process bound and real innovation suffers because of severe legacy penalty.
    Parent company sucks money, but does little more than talk about making changes.
    Investment in employees is non-existent even after promises to change, nothing does.
    Multiple legacy systems that have significant flaws keeps development fighting fires instead of innovating.
    A large number of people at the company are just in it for a paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to give more than lip service to moving the company into the next generation.
    The people that are trying to effect this change are not really supported by the company.
    Company should seriously consider what it says about belief in senior management when a large number of people decide to leave.
    Real change comes from within.
    Lack of true talent will continue to derail any positive changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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