Spacelabs Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Manager in Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Snoqualmie, WA

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Loyal employees with the passion to build life saving products

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership teams with primary focus: revenue. Pay and benefits: it is hard to find anyone who is cheaper.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on delivering quality products that work, not just on revenue.


  2. Helpful (4)

    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.


  3. 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.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    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


  6. Helpful (3)

    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


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    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.



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