Vocera Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
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  1. Great company! Great heart!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vocera full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and vision. Improving ability to execute.

    Cons

    Facing the healthcare headwinds, but positioned to survive and resume growth mode in the coming years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Warehouse & Logistics Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Warehouse & Logistics Supervisor in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse & Logistics Supervisor in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Vocera

    Pros

    The culture was very laid back with good core values

    Cons

    The favoritism by manager level and up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Could definitely be better

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Vocera

    Pros

    Great products and technology with a vision to integrate other technologies. CEO who does care about the ability to help others.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional sales model and questionable sales management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a direction and employ appropriate sales management team in the healthcare capital equipment market. The hunter farmer scenario is not setup appropriately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Constant turnover of employees due to poor management.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Vocera full-time

    Pros

    Great products, innovation and technology

    Cons

    Poor and unfair management practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on treating all employees fairly, with realistic goals and no favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Great concept

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vocera full-time

    Pros

    People are great, good company, good benefits.

    Cons

    There are some things that can and should be addressed to get the company moving along better than it is, get rid of people who aren't doing what they should and are making things worse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Can be a good place to work depending on which department you are in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Vocera full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The support Department is probably the most organized team. Credit to very smart and capable mid management.
    Outlook for the company is stable, very loyal customers.
    Work/life balance seems to be very good.

    Cons

    Company is small but moves really slow. Outdated technology is here to stay.
    Upper management doesn't know how to manage the new acquisitions, just making things more confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on product. Focus on the users. Stop acquiring company that have little value or with immature products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Meh

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vocera

    Pros

    Long term employees seem motivated, but it's going to be tough for them to transition to new products.

    Cons

    Company is set up to design, build, and sell legacy product in a changing market.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. small company that feels like a big company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vocera

    Pros

    -It is possible to get a lot of work done by walking around and talking to people at their cubes.
    -Location of the headquarters is right next to major freeways and plenty of public transportation.
    -Quite possible to learn quite a bit and have upward mobility.

    Cons

    -Technology feels dated and company may be going in wrong direction.
    -It has a big corporate feel that is impersonal while the company is quite small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trim down management, too top heavy

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Vocera full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great individuals to work with throughout the company. We share information effectively to get the job done. Lots of room to learn new things, and take on new projects. Technical Support Managers also are great to work with, and help you complete your goals.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to share at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at the moment.

  11. 8 people found this helpful

    Too late to fix

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Vocera full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - They still have fairly good customer approval ratings, perhaps because Healthcare IT is stuck in the 90s.
    - They have good staff in Tech Support and IT.
    - They provide free fruit once a week to employees.
    - They have a good work-at-home policy.

    Cons

    - The Vocera badge, its main source of product revenue, is old technology.
    - Most of the talented pre-IPO employees (including the founders) have already left.
    - The company stock is now trading below its IPO price.
    - A million-dollar-a-year executive just resigned to take a job with a pre-IPO company. Expect more executives to follow.
    - For such a small company, there are way too many VPs, directors, and middle managers, and not enough people who actually do work.
    - Their revenues have been flat, no growth, for several years, despite having more than $100 million in cash to invest. They're not profitable.
    - Turnover in Engineering is high. They haven't been able to keep talented people. Most new job openings in Engineering are slotted for Bangalore.
    - They have an unbelievably poor track record for acquisitions, none of which have added revenue.
    - A couple years ago Vocera doubled its sales staff and didn't increase sales at all.
    - It's an English-only product, and mostly a U.S. product.
    - The Race Street location in San Jose is ugly and unsafe (particularly at night), although it's close to the light rail station and 280. If you drive to work, your car is likely to get broken into in the parking lot. Don't expect a company-paid bus to take you to work.
    - There's no company match on 401K contributions. If you're not a VP or a director, they really don't care about you.
    - There’s no subsidized food service for lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better managers, or train them better. Treat employees better. Make smarter acquisitions.

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