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"CEO is visionary, but doesn't see the internal issues"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Masimo full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

CEO has a great vision and wants to improve healthcare.
Talented engineering team with great proprietary technology in noninvasive monitoring.
Lots of talented and driven people wanting to make a difference.

Cons

Company still operates like a startup, everything is subject to change at the last minute and best practices are rarely gleaned and implemented...there is little time for reflection and learning because the company is so fast-paced. Many decisions, down to smaller details are funneled up to the CEO because he is the founder and still wants to be involved. This can sometimes stifle creativity, because everyone will ask themselves "What does Joe want?"

Company recently announced a 1 week mandatory shutdown period, which will come out of employee vacation days. This is not industry practice. My perception is that this policy was implemented to make it culturally acceptable to take vacation days. That should tell you something about the culture here and how hard people are working.

Engineering runs the show here, and will bully the other departments into submission. They don't play well with others, and they (unfortunately) have the full support of the CEO.

Engineering seems well supported, while other departments struggle with available resources to stay afloat. Too many supervisors, not enough resources to get work done. Thus, many work on weekends and late nights (and sometimes during vacation). Work life balance is difficult to achieve here so turnover in some departments tends to be high.

Advice to Management

Change needs to come from the top, departments need to work together more effectively. Perhaps the only way to accomplish this is by CEO intervention and letting go of the bullies to set an example (no matter how talented they may be).

If the above advice cannot or will not happen, new (impartial) senior leadership is needed to see the big picture and to improve organizational effectiveness. This company can achieve so much more if people outside of Engineering are valued and if a stern message is sent that Engineering needs to play nice with others.

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    Pros

    It is a nice company

    Cons

    I have no bad things to say


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Over-sized startup not willing to grow up"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Hardware Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Masimo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment that pushes technology. They have a talented pool of employees that you can learn a lot form and make the work more enjoyable. Willing to spend money when there is a clear return on investment.

    Cons

    Weak leadership. Everything is great until something goes wrong. Everyone is willing to throw you under the bus to save themselves. No moral compass. They prefer to turn a blind eye to issues. No long-term vision. The same problems repeat themselves-they don't learn from their mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Being a good engineer does not make you a good manager. You should hire managers from outside of engineering that have actual management training and experience. The petty and unprofessional behavior of many of the managers is unacceptable.

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