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Laerdal Medical Corp. Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - Global End User Services Manager/IT Manager in Bruceville, TX
    Former Employee - Global End User Services Manager/IT Manager in Bruceville, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonder employees and great vision

    Cons

    Lack of LOCAL Texas management leadership at a top level

    Advice to Management

    Have a vision for future and move into services as recommended 3 plus years ago


  2. Helpful (4)

    "NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wappingers Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wappingers Falls, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good local company with great benefits. Allows individuals to feel like they're making a difference in "helping save lives". Some really nice people. A few great managers to work with.

    Cons

    This company WAS amazing to work for. Management, CEO, and all level of employees would treat each other as equals, with respect, and even lunch together. That changed drastically. Egos and attitudes have replaced the friendly, respectful environment. Has always been a cliquey environment, however, it has gotten worse. Favoritism and grudges run amok. Results don't matter if you're not kissing butt. Hiring and promotions go primarily to young males. Management is more concerned with the implementation and sale of new products to address competitor advantages than address customer needs. False reporting is more important than actual results. Early release of faulty product without regard to customer need or desire put a huge strain on sales staff, repairs dept, and customer service. Management wants product to succeed and blames sales team and customer service for it's failure. Human Resources not always involved in employee disciplinary issues so proper protocol not always used. Firings, therefore, are sometimes completely unforeseen and unwarranted. Then it becomes a "he said, she said" during the exit interview where management always wins. I've seen this way too many times and staff is always very concerned that they are next for firings or layoffs. There is no sense of security. Heavy ego environment from both male and female managers. If they don't want you, they will find a way to get rid of you, even if it means falsifying facts and documentation. Global leadership sucks and demands immediate positive results even using prior failed policies. Unqualified people in management positions, however, they will never be demoted either because someone doesn't want to admit they made a bad choice or long term friendships.

    Advice to Management

    The company is slowly failing and falling short of expectation and reputation. Our time is limited. Get back to your core believes and stop restructuring every 3 years especially going back to failed policies. Treat your employees better and recognize real talent and commitment.


  3. "Operations Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gatesville, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gatesville, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Manufacturer of lifesaving medical training products

    Cons

    Management communication could use improvement

    Advice to Management

    Communication is a two-way street.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Coral Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Coral Springs, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family owned with a great mission statement. Very supportive of individual roles within the organization. Good benefits and direct managers listen and are creative in handling any challenges.

    Cons

    None. If there were any worth mentioning they'd be listed here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your teams


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Confused Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McGregor, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McGregor, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has a long standing customer friendly attitude, but that has been fading fast due to current leadership.

    Cons

    If you fall out of favor, internally, it can be tough to regain any trust, even if you are an honest hard working individual. They are constantly looking for more sales results even though the company hasn't produced many new products, and has continued to push improvements to old products back or out! Meanwhile the competition has gained a lot of ground!

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you do well and stick with it. Don't be a Jack of all trades and a Master at nothing.....which is currently what they are doing.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "International company in depressed geographical area makes for overworked underpaid employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mission based, good employment opportunities with international reach that would not otherwise exist in semi-rural areas. I learned a great deal here. Although getting steadily worse, benefits are good.

    Cons

    Pay is below index (source PayScale) for geographical area but with little other opportunities, employees are stuck. Expectations, stress and expected employee commitment are high. Company does little to support employee well being that is meaningful and sincere given its mission of "Helping Save Lives" Excessive travel required with most roles. Many broken families as a result. US office is generally not open to workplace flexibility despite having a highly skilled and engaged employee base.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your US based employees a quarter as well as your home office employees and this will be a major improvement. Reflect the Mission in your approach to all employees regardless of location.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing department"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Hampstead, NC
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Hampstead, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company; many perks, family environment.

    Cons

    Lots of clicks, little guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees professional development.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Values!"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Gatesville, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Gatesville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has great values.
    Staff is professional and friendly.
    Great benefits. (3 weeks of paid vacation from the start)
    European management style
    Safety record

    Cons

    Severely under-staffed
    European management style
    Internal training is outdated
    Status Quo environment
    Prefer quick fix (Band-Aid) vs Earn Value

    Advice to Management

    Look at Value addition instead of arbitrary quick fix
    Train staff before transferring them to a new active position.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Short, wrong place, wrong time"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Wappingers Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Wappingers Falls, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits good, 401K and retirement also very good.

    Cons

    Management is involved in turf wars - TX vs. NY. Hired thru a recruiter, bait and switch. Never heard of inside sales ding cold calls, really a telemarketing job. Was not told that in the very lengthy interview process. Have a bad taste in my mouth.

    Advice to Management

    Make up you mind, small caring company or not. US or Norwegian company? No control over 1st line mgmt, it was clear I was not her choice and she proved it. I would avoid this company big time.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Workers but Top Management Ruins Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wappingers Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wappingers Falls, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Laerdal Medical Corp. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people who genuinely care about they product, customers and the company mission of "Helping Save Lives'. Work/Life balance excellent and benefits beyond generous

    Cons

    Upper Management loves to 'ReOrg' on a constant basis which causes nothing but DISorganization and confusion. Roles and responsibilities of Senior Management seem to change all the time, which makes it incredibly hard to do your job.

    Advice to Management

    For a company that preaches 'No more silos' - Upper Management does a pretty good job of compartmentalizing information on a 'need to know only' basis. Try launching a new product when no one will even divulge what the name of the product IS!


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