ZOLL Medical Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
48 Reviews
2.8
48 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at ZOLL Medical full-time

    Pros

    Growing company, lots of room for advancement and growth. Also for IT workers a lot of challenges and no shortage of work. Not to mention free coffee and tee.

    Cons

    Working with the business has been a major challenge both in the terms of communication and being able to do you needed work to keep IT operations up and running. It does seam like every time I propose an improvement I tend to dig myself even deeper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to listen to those in the trenches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Good Work Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at ZOLL Medical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Senior Mgmt and company direction

    Cons

    Small Company with big data issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rewrite the code for SaaS database mgmt

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with industry leading products focused on resuscitation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZOLL Medical

    Pros

    Consistent growth year over year in a stable work environment. Long term career paths are available with good benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Take a minimum of 5 years to be considered one of the company. Like most corporations there is red tape and politics to get things accomplished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course, you are doing well and the future looks great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid engineering department but need stronger management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZOLL Medical as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Able to learn on the job
    - Good community

    Cons

    - Separation between engineers and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Clearer goals and listening to senior employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Positive growth outlook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZOLL Medical full-time

    Pros

    Good cooperation between most departments. Advancement opportunities exist due to rapid growth. Diverse workforce. Salaries are competitive. Company is willing to hire inexperienced but qualified individuals.

    Cons

    Rapid growth equates to long and sometimes stressful days. Parking is difficult. Not a place for those who dislike change in their daily routines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Profit sharing plan for all employees would improve morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be careful of fake reviews!! Lifevest in Pittsburgh operates in a shade of grey I've never experienced before!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZOLL Medical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    THIS IS A START UP ENVIRONMENT. Still very young management maturity which can be a good thing if you don't like the discipline, strategy and process. Single engineering product, and company strengths and management values are based on engineering. Everyone knows or can meet anyone, and it's a beautiful building.

    Cons

    Where do I begin!!? First of all, management is aware of the poor reviews they've been receiving lately and has an internal initiative to improve their image since they had so many problems hiring people to move to Pittsburgh. That said, be careful of recent reviews!! Look at the trends in review and you'll all of a sudden see their ratings improve from an average of 2 starting this spring. What kind of management does that?
    Second, the company is run by a project manager who has referred to non-engineering roles as necessary evils. He has the wrong people in the wrong roles and his staff constantly under mines him.
    Third, the LifeVest, the flagship, is referred to as the "Lie Vest" by the physicians and community because of bad marketing and sales policies, the amount of burn churn, and overselling. That pretty much sums up things here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get enough equity then bring on some good external people who have done this type of thing before.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very dissatisfying experiences

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZOLL Medical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rapid growth with unique niche product. Business leaders still operate with a "small business" feel. Able to get to know the people and products quite quickly. Generally friendly staff and colleagues. Everyone is in the same boat.

    Cons

    Very very inexperienced management who are looking to protect themselves. It was common to have extremely lofty goals be set, but the company and management wasn't prepared to spend the resources or manage the implications of the direction. Arbitrary decisions and mis-managed responsibilities and objectives makes it a frustrating work environment, and there is no process and milestones are therefore always black and white. One is never explicitly told to do anything unethical, but just "get the job done", with only one known path. Management and products are not respected by physician customers or general community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose misguiding employees, prospective employees, and customers, and just tell the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    High turnover is not surprising

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZOLL Medical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The salaries and compensation for the type of work done are competitive. The building is roomy and generally a clean working environment.

    Cons

    Promotion within is limited. The position you are hired for is where you will likely stay. The top performers often carry the rest of the employees and advancement is politics not performance. Management is aloof, uncaring and Cliquish. As the company grows and the workload increases, the turnover rate grows with it. AGAIN: Turnover is very high and great employees are leaving. In some departments 70% rate over the past year. This hurts the morale of the backbone employees of the company. The corporate culture is such that anything goes regarding performance/attendance. If something doesn’t change in the internal structure of departments the problems will continue to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider your employees every day and what will keep them engaged and wanting to work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good knowledgeable people but could try and be a bit more "with the times" when it comes to atmosphere and vacation time

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    Former Employee - Designer  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Designer in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at ZOLL Medical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work-life is your usual 8-5 at a desk. Depending on what department youre in the people are friendly and welcoming. Never felt like I asked a dumb question, especially with no marketing background. Learn a lot about working for a large corporation which isnt always a bad thing (job security). The work given was sometimes mundane but at least that was acknowledge by management.

    Cons

    Extremely conservative. It's a medical device company, as a creative person dont be disappointed when you receive crazy projects in programs like WordDoc and Powerpoint. You're not going to like everyone you work with, which in this case is very true. 10 vacation days and 2 floating holidays are all you get for the first 5 years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times and give a full 14 days of vacation. Improve the work atmosphere vibe by doing at least one catered lunch a month. Motivate your team with incentives and performance emails. I think sometimes management is a little overworked and in turn the employees suffer from not having weekly meetings/discussions. Be opened minded to modern design concepts. Theres always room to mix organic with contemporary without looking too informal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    TERRIBLE Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZOLL Medical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    they pay well for the nonsense you have to put up with

    Cons

    It's all about the little minions working nonstop to put more money into the pockets of the upper management. If you actually are responsible for bring in the money, then you will not see any of it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage through positive reinforcement NOT bullying/harrassing. LEAD BY EXAMPLE. Stop with the double standards, ie, expecting unlimited OT from your employers and coming in on weekends but not showing the same effort. People have lives outside of work, this company "forgets" about that though...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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