Spacelabs Healthcare Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Manager

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

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Location if you appreciate the outdoors and the commute if you live on the eastside.

    Cons

    The culture here is awful! Not to mention the business is struggling with FDA obligations because it is severely under staffed, continues to hire and keep unqualified personnel, and values profits over compliance. This view is more evident by the volume and frequency of device recalls that have been issued against our newer products.

    Salary is below market, no bonus structure for managers or below, PTO is earned but rarely approved, and work/life balance is non-existent if you are in anyway supporting manufacturing operations.

    Coming here was not one of my best career decisions. Don't make the same mistake!

    Advice to Management

    Address your design, manufacturing, and staffing issues, hire for competence and skill not for who will work for the lowest rate.

    You still have good people who care, but your inaction and lack of support is causing them to explore other opportunities.

    Lastly, do not throw your staff under the bus for your failures and poor decisions. Those who you depend on will eventually leave you and your incompetence will shine through.


  2. Helpful (1)

    This company could be great, but its current Leadership is the laughing stock!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare

    Pros

    Endless opportunities to improve upon throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Deeply rooted culture that is stuck in legacy systems, an over abundance of unqualified staff that do not grasp FDA regulations, inadequate training program that is mostly self-guided, a Sr Leadership team that fails to understand that the root of all its issues is their inability to effectively manage its own resources or use their talent well, and when the unrealistic expectation isn't met...its the working level Manager that is blamed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your talent, stop micro managing, quit reacting to everything you hear that isn't supported with data, plan and execute for the future, invest in the systems, tools, and your people! Remember that you get what you pay for.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Worst employer/employment ever

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

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Be straight with people and quit treating them so poorly


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Many good people left

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

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you really have life and work balance

    Cons

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


  6. Overall, not a bad place to work.

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

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    R&D, Marketing control the business.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Environment is nice but budget seems to be off.

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

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    Commit more to people than bottom-lines.


  8. A place where individuals can make a difference

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

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Programmer

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

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small to medium company with friendly people working there

    Cons

    Downsized and outsourced due to poor financial management.


  10. Helpful (2)

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

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

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (6)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner II in Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner II in Snoqualmie, WA

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!



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