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Updated May 10, 2017
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  1. "Business Developement"

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    Former Employee - Regional Director of Business Development in North Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Director of Business Development in North Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Biotronic was purchased by Nuvasive. There are no negatives

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "Techs are treated like kings and queens"

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    Former Employee - Office Staff in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Office Staff in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Biotronic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are technician, you get everything you need. If you work in the office, you get very little. Everything revolves around the techs

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth for the office staff

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Great job, horrible company"

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    Former Employee - Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Technician in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Technician in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Biotronic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting and meaningful work. The education department has an excellent training program. You'll have a physician remotely supervising almost all of your cases. That paired with the training you receive will give you great confidence in the OR. The "Cons" section below is not pretty, but under the new CEO, company leadership has been making good progress toward fixing some major issues. They still have a long way to go though.

    Cons

    Columbus, OH is incredibly understaffed. YOU WILL BE OVER WORKED AND UNDER-APPRECIATED. The job will quickly consume your personal life. Frequent 10-12 hour days (or longer) and an incredibly unpredictable schedule. I had countless days where I wasn’t home for dinner and I worked such long hours that I never even saw any sunlight. Also, your schedule for the next morning isn't given to you until 6PM. Whether you’re on call or not, you’re expected to be in the city and ready to cover a surgery with little to no notice. All of this means you can't make personal plans or schedule ANY appointments without using vacation because you never know when you’ll be working. The company just now addressed its atrociously low pay (due to unsustainable turnover) but don't expect to see any decent money until 9-12 months into the job after you’ve passed the certification exam. Passing the certification exam is mandatory, the $600 testing fee is only reimbursed IF you pass, and you'll be so over-worked you won't have the time or energy to study for it. You're only paid for work done in the OR, although there is plenty that needs to be done at home. And finally, the training contract: As a condition of employment, you'll have to sign a $25,000 contract that lasts 27 months. Knowing that new employees can't easily leave the company because of this contract, they are basically hazed - being given the crappier cases, made to work longer hours and with fewer breaks. Overall, neuromonitoring itself is a great job that I could have enjoyed much more had it not been for this company that couldn't care less about its employees’ happiness and quality of life. Your actual work in the hospitals is very rewarding with the only real down side being that some surgeons and anesthesiologists are incredibly disrespectful to the profession as a whole, making it very challenging to do your job in the OR.

    Advice to Management

    Columbus Ohio is a mess, although it's surely not the only area that is. Fix your staffing issues to reduce stress on employees so that they can actually have a life outside of work. Give recognition to those who go so far above and beyond what should be asked of them. Get rid of the ILLEGAL training contract that is essentially used to make employees feel trapped and reduce turnover, and treat employees well enough that they'll stay with the company voluntarily.

    Biotronic Response

    Apr 13, 2016 – HR Manager

    It is very disappointing to hear that this former employee had less than an outstanding experience; however, we would like to thank him/her for taking note that our current CEO and leadership team... More


  4. "BNN review"

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    Current Employee - IOM Tech in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - IOM Tech in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In Columbus a tech will be able to get a lot of experience with different types of cases. Being an integral part of the surgical team. Most of the hospital staff are welcoming and helpful.

    Cons

    Long hours and constant changes, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Hire more techs so when techs leave the area those positions are not left empty long.


  5. "Poor Management/Management Skills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Biotronic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits, not much else.

    Cons

    Long, Long hours (and this is office staff, not clinical). I was oncall every other week for 24 straight hours a day, with my coworker. We would trade weeks back and forth. During that week you never got a full nights sleep. Other on-call departments were off during the day, but not our department. Management, from the very bottom to the very top, is the worse. They do not listen to office staff complaints and do not deal with them appropriately. There is too much favoritism of the lazy people and no promotions for the people that actually put in the time and effort to get the work done. I worked there for almost 9 years and it was like walking out of a nightmare when I found a much better job and quit.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your office staff as fairly as your Tech staff. Listen to the legitimate complaints and stop listening to gossip mongers. Maybe some management courses would be in order for management to better understand on how to deal with issues and people. HR has always been less than favorable and should be revamped and taught not to spread an employee's personal business to the whole office. Reward and promote the people that are actually accomplishing the job.

    Biotronic Response

    Jan 7, 2016 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. Biotronic strives not only to be the industry leaders in patient care and quality assurance, but also in employee engagement & satisfaction. We appreciate all your... More


  6. "IONM Technologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biotronic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to increase knowledge in IONM and train.

    Cons

    Compensation plan is poor. Little value is given to technologists. Very unpredictable schedule; no way to plan for anything outside of work. Low retention rate

    Advice to Management

    Value your technologists more than you do.


  7. "Definitely improving!!"

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    Current Employee - Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Technologist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Technologist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biotronic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a long term employee, I've seen the ups and downs, and with the new CEO things are definitely looking up! Change doesn't happen overnight, but this company is definitely heading in the right direction.

    Cons

    Unpredictable work schedules can be hard, but that's the industry and not isolated to Biotronic. If you get into intraoperative neuromonitoring, you live by the operating room schedule. That doesn't reflect on the company, its the nature of the job ANYWHERE!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work on the travel policies and the improved staffing. I see communication from top down slowly improving. Keep working on that.

    Biotronic Response

    Jan 7, 2016 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. Biotronic strives not only to be the industry leaders in patient care and quality assurance, but also in employee engagement & satisfaction. It is wonderful to hear that... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Neuro tech"

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    Current Employee - Neuromonitoring Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Neuromonitoring Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ..... They take care of all your paperwork, great if you have never been in the business and are not cnim

    Cons

    Long hrs and ridiculous expectations for someone unless you are single no kids and don't have any thing else going on, defenitly not the standard everywhere, pay is way below industry average, management lacks communication, and traveling is not voluntary but made mandatory which will burn anyone out quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the problems don't create fake reviews

    Biotronic Response

    Jan 7, 2016 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. Biotronic strives not only to be the industry leaders in patient care and quality assurance, but also in employee engagement & satisfaction. We appreciate all your... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "great company, stressful job"

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    Current Employee - Neurophysiologist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Neurophysiologist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Biotronic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great training, interesting work, excellent variety of surgeries and hospitals. Many opportunities to travel and see new facilities and surgeons

    Cons

    schedule is unknown until afternoon/evening before, some forced travel, pay structure has gone from very tech focused to all profit driven.

    Biotronic Response

    Jan 7, 2016 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. Biotronic strives not only to be the industry leaders in patient care and quality assurance, but also in employee engagement & satisfaction. It is wonderful to hear that... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Unique services provide quality experience in overall enjoyable workplace"

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    Former Employee - Associate Medical Biller in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Associate Medical Biller in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biotronic part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flex-time, work place casual dress, benefits package

    Cons

    not a smoke free workplace, outgrowing current office space

    Advice to Management

    As the company continues to expand its business, the central business office staff should be increased accordingly. Workload/employee is unbalanced.

    Biotronic Response

    Jul 13, 2015 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. Biotronic strives not only to be the industry leaders in patient care and quality assurance, but also in employee engagement & satisfaction. It is wonderful to hear that... More


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