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Updated Jul 24, 2014

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2.4 41 reviews

46% Approve of the CEO

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Richard A. Packer

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    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

    Designer (Former Employee) Chelmsford, MA

    Proswork-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.

    ConsExtremely 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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    High turnover is not surprising

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    TERRIBLE Management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementLearn 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...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked harder, not smarter.

    Anonymous (Current Employee) Chelmsford, MA

    ProsPay is good, bathroom is clean, some people are genuinely nice.

    Cons-High demand work with inadequate amount of employees.
    -New employees are not trained efficientantly and are expected to make unrealistic goals in a matter of days after being "signed-off" on training record.
    -Supervisors with little to no communications skills and bad work ethics.
    -Numbers are more important than quality.
    -Morale on the manufacturing floor is very low and management just turns the other cheek or chooses not to recognize it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to what the employees are saying. Learn the actual job you are managing and learn to recognize the stress the employees are dealing with while on the job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Beware of Life Vest

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsGood colleagues and talent. Pittsburgh is a pretty nice city with good peeps. Watching management is entertaining.

    ConsHuge growth yet high turnover. Bungling management with quirky first time execs. No one cares about employees, retention, capabilities or personal development. Vindictive execs get rid of the really good employees quickly because they don't fit into the "lifevest culture" which means buying into bs. shaky business model- talk with the sales force- they'll tell you how messed up this place is. VP's are manager level in other companies,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    engineer co-op

    Engineer Co-Op (Current Employee) Pitts, PA

    Prosfast and good. HR is very nice.

    Consyou must have a car. There is no bus get there

    Advice to Senior Management..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Heading The Wrong Direction

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Pay, team-oriented environment, relaxed dress code, beautiful office

    ConsNot enough parking - forced to valet = damage to car - good luck taking a lunch break, inappropriate behavior permitted and dismissed, management is not knowledgeable or appreciative of employee's job duties - they demand numbers, but have not a clue how to do the job themselves, work load is not balanced, training is too short and poor - new hires are not fully prepared for their job(s), thrown into the flock, and expected to "sink or swim", no privacy - expect management to discuss your attributes, or lack of, in general conversation

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen this company was starting up, the main focus was on the patients. When a life was saved, it was a big deal. Now, it's all about sales and pumping product out faster than it can be produced. So a life was saved...big deal...that's what we do. Seriously?! What about the one's who aren't saved? Where are the numbers on that? Manufacturing cannot adequately keep up and send out properly functioning equipment. Shipping costs are skyrocketing. So much comes back soon after it is shipped out. This puts unnecessary stress on employees, and creates more work across the board. Patients are dissatisfied. Medical professionals are losing respect. Check reviews online! Zoll's reputation is declining where it counts. Good employees are leaving. You're going to lose the most valuable staff you have to the competition....and it is coming like a freight train. Hope you're ready.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Struggling to stay positive

    Account Coordinator (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    Prosgood vacation package, decent benefits, tons of growtht (job security)

    Conshorrible processes in place and ACs are responsible for taking the blunt of the dissatisfied sales field, seems like they want to use and abuse us and hire new college grads over and over again rather than fixing the very blatant problems (no anticipation - things aren't fixed until they are really, really bad)

    Advice to Senior Managementfix the systems and put strict processes and policies in place then inform both internal AND external in clear, concise way to avoid constant negative work environment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Good people, great product, room for improvement in culture and benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people for the most part -- most want to come in every day and do a good job. Those that don't soon find themselves out of a job.

    Good healthy living options (wellness program, fitness center, quitting smoking, weight watchers).

    If they could get their $*%^ together, they could make this an amazing place to work.

    ConsPerformance management is a joke -- performance reviews happen once a year, but they have little to do with actual business objectives. Feedback is seldom and usually given to those who are poor performers (what about the rest of the folks contributing to the company's success).

    Communication from the top is rare; the only thing we hear about company-wide is what the marketing or sales teams are doing in terms of hiring. What about the rest of the company news? There are some good people doing great things, but marketing is the only group that is allowed to "market" their successes.

    Also, if you are in sales or marketing, you are treated like gold -- everyone else is ignored or trampled on. This creates a huge "us vs them" disconnect. Particularly with any form of money -- you could be an administrative assistant in sales and be on a bonus plan whereas managers and leaders in other teams get nothing.

    The 401(k) plan is horrible: a) 6 years for vesting? The company is banking on the fact that the average employee stays with the company for 3 years or less so they will rarely have to pay out any of their investment. b) Match stinks - it's discretionary and only about 3.5 % of your salary and happens once a year. Though Mr. Packer states that we are competitive I want to know what companies he has compared us to. They cannot remain competitive this way.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Worked to the bone

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chelmsford, MA

    ProsI work in the manufacturing department so my review is focused there. The pay is good and the people you work with are genuinely good people. Everyone there is willing to help each other out to get the job done.

    ConsThe level of pressure everyone is under to complete projects is unbelievable, every project and action is under a strict to unreasonable deadline to be completed. The projects and work keep piling up with no end in sight. There is not a lot of recognition to what it actually takes to get the work done by Management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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