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ResMed Overview

Website www.resmed.com
Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Public (RMD)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Breathe easy, because you won't lose any sleep while using ResMed's products. ResMed makes and distributes medical equipment used to diagnose and treat respiratory disorders that occur during sleep, such as sleep apnea. Most of its products treat ... More

ResMed – Why Work For Us?

In 1989, Peter Farrell founded ResMed to treat obstructive sleep apnea in innovative new ways. In one day, that single idea would change the lives of millions of people around the world. Today, we’re a team of more than 4,000 employees, thinking, creating and challenging ourselves to better serve our patients – every day.

To this day, we continue to be energized by Peter and his entrepreneurial spirit as we move forward toward the future. His foundation of innovation continues to inspire and empower us as we:

  • Advance education, awareness and screening around sleep apnea and respiratory conditions
  • Create better diagnosis and therapy solutions for patients
  • Enhance respiratory care and management for healthcare professionals

At ResMed, every team member at every level of the organization can do extraordinary work and deliver innovation. It’s through this confidence in our people that we’ve developed and delivered a broad range of innovative products and solutions.

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, we have research and development, manufacturing, sales and support offices in more than 100 countries across the globe, including Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom. Join us, and you become part of the team that’s led the medical device industry for more than 25 years, with more than 3,000 patents issued and pending, and more than $1.5 billion in annual revenue.

Awards / Recognition

At ResMed, we are constantly thinking beyond the horizon and challenging ourselves to remain visionaries of the industry we created. We’ve always done things our own way. With integrity. With passion. And with the aspiration to improve lives with our expertise. We’re honored to be recognized with these distinctions:

  • World’s Top 50 Companies — Citigroup
  • Two Innovation Excellence Awards — Red Dot Design Awards, 2014
  • 2014 Healthiest Company (medium-size employer) — San Diego Business Journal


In 1981, Professor Colin Sullivan of the University of Sydney created the first continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. Built from a reverse vacuum cleaner pump, the device was the first noninvasive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. While many saw its potential, only Dr. Peter Farrell recognized a commercial opportunity. In 1989, he founded ResMed to advance the treatment of sleep apnea, and in 1995, we began trading on NASDAQ. In 1999, we transferred our principal public listing to the NYSE. In late 1999, we established a secondary listing of our common stock on the Australian Stock Exchange.

As awareness of sleep apnea increases, ResMed continues to grow. Our innovative solutions have defined superior performance and comfort across the industry. And the numbers speak for themselves: the company generated revenue of US $1.6 billion in FY 2014 and had a five-year annual growth rate of 11 percent in revenue and 19 percent in net income."

We believe that the passion and commitment of our team is responsible for our success. So as we continue to grow and work together, we look forward to a successful future for our company and our team members.

Changing lives with every breath

At ResMed, we believe that every breath is a gift. And from the day we began pioneering sleep apnea treatment in 1989, our purpose has been to spread awareness and deliver life-changing products and solutions to patients suffering from sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions.

Twenty-five years later, we’re unveiling a new brand that reinforces our stance as an industry leader and, more importantly, our commitment to improving lives. To reflect our updated brand, we’ve refreshed our company website for the US and updated our logo.

The blue-to-red pulse curve not only symbolizes the transition from deoxygenated to oxygenated blood with every breath and beat of the heart, but it represents the very reason we are here today as an organization; to make every breath another chance for positive change.

undefinedIn 1981 Professor Colin Sullivan and colleagues at the University of Sydney described and developed nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the first successful, noninvasive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

After publication of the initial successful results in Lancet, Sullivan, who had patented the technology, attempted to find a compatible partner to help commercialize the sleep technology. In 1986, Chris Lynch, who was then working with Dr. Peter Farrell, who was Managing Director of the Baxter Centre for Medical Research and also Vice President of R&D for Baxter Healthcare, Japan, met with Sullivan and recommended that Peter also meet with him to hear his story. The result was that in 1987 Farrell, on behalf of Baxter, invested in Sullivan’s technology to further evolve the prototype and subsequently undertake clinical trials of the CPAP device on a group of patients with severe sleep apnea.

In 1988, for a variety of reasons, Baxter decided not to enter the sleep apnea market and in 1989 Dr. Farrell founded ResMed in order to affect a management buyout of the Sullivan sleep technology from Baxter. After the MBO was completed ResMed proceeded to commercialize Sullivan’s prototype CPAP device to allow scalable device production and, therefore, effectively treat a critical mass of patients with OSA, the major manifestation of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB).

From its early operations, in late 1989, ResMed grew dramatically during the next 25 years. Revenues for the first fiscal year in 1990 were less than $1 million and there were only 9 employees. As of December 2014, RMD employs well over 4000 people globally, operates in 100 countries, has revenues of approximately $1.6 billion and the current market capitalization for RMD on the New York Stock Exchange is close to $7.5 billion.

Our Vision is to be the global solutions leader for SDB, COPD and other major chronic diseases. Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for patients, prevent progression of chronic diseases, and reduce overall healthcare system costs.

Aims and objectives

We are a global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative medical products for the treatment and management of respiratory disorders, with a focus on sleep-disordered breathing.

We sell a comprehensive range of products in more than 100 countries worldwide through direct offices and a network of distributors.

We are committed to advancing innovative technology in sleep and respiratory medicine and commercializing innovative products incorporating these technologies on a global basis. In reaching our goals, we will at all times act ethically in dealing with both customers and employees..

undefinedImagine what you could accomplish if you could drive positive change every single day. At ResMed, you can find out. As the leader in sleep and respiratory disorder solutions, our work changes lives with every breath.

Joining ResMed is more than saying “yes” to making the world a healthier place. It’s discovering a career that’s challenging, supportive and inspiring. Where a culture driven by excellence helps you not only meet your goals, but also create new ones. And where each day you’ll uncover a new reason to love what you do.

Our Culture

At ResMed, we believe in supporting, inspiring and developing our people. So we recruit the best and then give them the tools to make a real difference in the lives of our patients. We believe that fresh thinking inspires innovation – and our shared success.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide global leadership in sleep medicine and non-invasive ventilation based on innovative technology to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and management of sleep disordered breathing.

Our core values

As a company and individually, we believe in:

  • Ethics and integrity
  • Proactive communication
  • Instinct and resourcefulness
  • Commitment to quality
  • Initiative
  • Self-esteem
  • A sense of urgency
  • Value-consciousness
  • Apolitical teamwork
  • Customer focus
  • Creativity
  • Concern for our co-workers

Our promise

As a company that lives by its values, you’ll find that we’re always looking to do things the right way. Whether it’s our products, our people, our environment or our communities, we bring a profound level of respect and support to each.

Our people

We’re only as good as our people. We seek out the best and support them with programs that enhance their development, safety, health and wellness.

Our environment

We adhere to national, state and local regulatory compliances, and we’re expanding our adoption of the ISO 14001 standards that reflect the need to conserve and protect our natural ecologies.

Our community

Our commitment to our communities is a reflection of our focus on improving people’s lives. Whether we’re giving our employees time off to volunteer, matching their donations, or offering support through the ResMed Foundation, we are proud to give back to our local and global communities.

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    Great benefits Nice office On site cafe


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ResMed Interviews

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    Technical Lead Interview

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at ResMed (San Diego, CA).


    The process included several panel interviews, and were not focused as much on skills as cultural questions. ResMed is looking for do-whatever-it-takes types while pushing the "flat organization" mantra. They are attempting to replicate Google methodology. There were multiple red flags for potential work-life balance issues which would be backed by other reviews.

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    • How would you handle multiple (quote "20") people approaching you simultaneously with an issue or request?   1 Answer

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  • Best Places to Work in San Diego (Medium), Best Companies Group, 2009

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