Spacelabs Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
26 Reviews

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Spacelabs Healthcare CEO Deepak Chopra
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  1.  

    The worst work experience of my life.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    The best training of my life

    Cons

    New Management came in decided to just get rid of people. I was at 106.3% to quota and the let me go anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You probably don't care about anyone except yourself. Learn not to be so short sited.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to have a great product and engineering. Now basically outdated and a me-too product

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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

    There are some good people at Spacelabs and they have a reputation for good engineering

    Cons

    Company invested too much in the anesthesia product and damaged their core product. Sales management is pretty much adhering to the latest sales fad of churn and burn. Management has been going downhill for five years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper ,management needs to get a clue and listen to the veterans...of course most veterans have left in the last several years. Deepak Chopra the has good intentions and runs OSI very well, but Spacelabs is drifting.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    My dream job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare

    Pros

    Great fellow employees, great boss, great benefits, great location, competitive pay

    Cons

    Existing silos, but senior management is working hard to change the environment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Workaholic culture, the company owns you once you start.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare

    Pros

    The company offers a great foundation of high-tech medical capital equipment, coupled with in-depth IT infrastructure experience which can open the door to better employment opportunities down the road. If you have a large installed base of customers you can earn a very good living, but if that is lacking, you will be constantly clawing at the heels of much larger, more resourceful, and better respected competitors.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non-existent. You are expected to work all day in the field and then attend meetings/conf calls in the evening frequently, in addition to working on weekends and holidays. If you go on vacation and something blows up at one of your accounts, you will be called and potentially have come home early to address the issue. In addition to all the meetings, reps spend too much time on slow, antiquated, cumbersome technology "productivity" tools for quoting and account management (Lotus Notes), and compiling all the mandatory Bluesheets and reports needed by management, which gives you very little time for actual prospecting of new business. Middle management loves to continuously tell all the stories of the people they have fired over the years, which makes for a very uncomfortable and stressful environment-your job is never safe here. Necessary support personnel for presentations, implementations, and training are slim and over-booked, so it's a constant juggling act of meeting customer timelines and scheduling SL personnel-which leads to poor customer perception that we don't have our act together. They will regale you with the riches that await you in the bonus plan (true if you're 250% of quota) but overall comp at plan is pretty average (if not on the low end, if you take into consideration all the "overtime" you put in). Overall, there are many other medical device sales positions out there with less stress, better products, and better balance for the same, if not more, money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire. Most of the senior management has come from long tenures at previous competitors and don't understand the Spacelabs differentiators. Invest consistently in R&D so your sales executives are not selling the same equipment they did in the 90's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer II
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer II

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare

    Pros

    Great technology & products, fantastic but aging work force.

    Cons

    Never know when the axe might fall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senoir management needs to understand that software development always takes twice the time anticipated.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Economy showing weakness in Senior Management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare

    Pros

    how the monitors connect with the hospitals network is the best in the industry. Field staff, including sales, service and nurse educators are dedicated to winning business and taking care of the customers

    Cons

    Old product line. Senior management is reactive because it is very thin, resources are thin throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if the other parts of the organization, especially product development, were held accountable to performance as strictly as the sales organization - Spacelabs would be much better off.

    When I was hired last year I was told Spacelabs felt like a big family. It felt that way for a few months, but that feeling is gone by everybody I spoke with recently in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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