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"A place where individuals can make a difference"

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Current Employee - Software Development in Snoqualmie, WA
Current Employee - Software Development in Snoqualmie, WA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

A software engineering environment that encourages experimentation. Products that make a difference -- we're literally building software that can help keep someone alive. Feels like a small company -- with < 100 people in R&D in Snoqualmie, every one has impact and can change product direction by convincing a few key folks. Management focuses on a manageable work week, so no one is working crazy hours on a regular basis. Snoqualmie Ridge location is beautiful and the reverse commute from the Eastside is painless.

Cons

Health benefits are more expensive than other tech companies. While company is hiring new software engineers, there are too many products to be built by too few engineers, so lead times are long. Regulatory environment is tough to get used to and can feel frustrating when it's time to release a product.

Advice to Management

Use a portfolio approach to R&D investment: invest in a small number of strategic products and make them amazing. Build a plan that obsoletes the old product lines faster rather than spending time and energy putting bandaids on them.

Other Employee Reviews for Spacelabs Healthcare

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Struggling to achieve past greatness"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Technical Project Manager in Issaquah, WA
    Former Contractor - Technical Project Manager in Issaquah, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, relaxed environment, opportunity to help people.

    Cons

    Management seems to have lost focus on the people that make the company what it is.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and let the people you hired do the job you hired them for.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Legacy products, ideas and people make for an non innovative company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Snoqualmie, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hours are fairly flexible depending on your manager

    Cons

    The difference between a merit increase of a top performer is negligible to that of a low performer, creating no incentive to overachieve.
    Product development team spends a significant amount of time firefighting legacy product issues instead of obsoleting legacy products.
    No innovation, a follower in the industry instead of a leader
    Lack of resources for most projects.
    Lack of communication between different business areas
    Many employees are close to retirement.
    Fresh university graduates are not well mentored and there is no emphasis on career development

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to invest in their top performers and get rid of the low ones. Tolerating low performers forces high performers to leave.
    Take preventative actions to keep employees happy instead of waiting until they resign, at that point it is too late.

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