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LifeWatch Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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  1. "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeWatch full-time

    Pros

    Majority of management friendly most of the time

    Cons

    Unorganized, silo mentality means nothing gets done

    Advice to Management

    Communicate


  2. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeWatch as a contractor

    Pros

    none that I could think of

    Cons

    - disconnect between expectations and resources provided
    - no clear path
    - constantly changing priorities

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Working for LifeWatch"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control/Logistic Tech I in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Control/Logistic Tech I in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LifeWatch (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you will get 30 min lunch break and two 15 min break

    Cons

    Management allow employees to disrespect each other in the work environment, lack of diversity, lack of opportunities to move up in the work environment, no accountability from management of lack luster performance, Do not pay employees on time, if you are a temp worker you most likely will not get hired.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Cardiac technician"

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    Current Employee - Cardiac Technician in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Cardiac Technician in Rosemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most coworkers are friendly
    Casual fridays
    Has a workout room available to everyone
    Has a break room with free coffee, tea, water, fridge/freezer
    Big company but coworkers feel like family eventually

    Cons

    Floating shift- some days you work 6:30am-3pm and some days 2:30pm-11pm.

    The pay could be better, I believe now they start people off at around $13-14.

    Rules are not taken seriously and people get away with things due to favoritism.

    The company is quick to throw their employees under the bus if something happens.

    New technicians are not trained correctly and they mess up often; which leads to them getting written up eventually.

    Unprofessional phone manners from most technicians and the company doesn't seem to care.

    No room for growth. They will give you a chance at an interview for other positions but end up hiring outside of the company to people who know less than the current employees who applied.. Doesn't make sense.

    Big turnover because employees are treated like children (could be due to the fact that most of them act like it)

    Gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Take your employees seriously. You are losing valuable people who contributed so much to the company and you don't seem to care when they go. You are left with new technicians who are not trained thoroughly and don't know atrial fibrillation from tachycardia and it's making a mess for the older tehcnicians. Also give appropriate raises to your employees. The few extra cents that they get a year compared to the big bucks higher management gets is just sad.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Please try elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good employees but absolutely nothing

    Cons

    No growth, no pay, no incentives

    Advice to Management

    Please care about your employees, be competitive like other companies and give a raise legit raise not cents.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Chaotic!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeWatch full-time

    Pros

    Some great people, mostly very open and helpful.

    Cons

    Sheer chaos! Conflicting information, you get told one thing or half of one thing, then it gets changed repeatedly.... A lot of divas at top level.

    Advice to Management

    grow up!


  7. "Unfortunate leadership"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good product and technology...Sales people can make a decent living and earnings. Top reps make over $200K

    Cons

    The Chairman provides such an unfortunate work environment that forces a new Sales VP Leader out every year. A lot of really good reps and managers have left LW due to his poor decisions. He doesn't value his employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LifeWatch full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly workplace with a diverse culture. Great location, very close to O'Hare. Casual Fridays.

    Cons

    Low,pay,average benefits, lack of leadership. Comunication is nonexistent from executive management. Lack of leadership in majority of Director roles. Consistent layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your workforce.


  9. "Struggling company with poor vision of the future in cardiac monitoring. Employees (all disciplines) spread too thin so"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to jump in and get medical experience but probably not a place to make your career home or stay longer than 2 years.

    Cons

    LifeWatch struggles with internal customer service issues, device problems and reporting issues. While this is common in the industry as a whole, LifeWatch seems to have a higher error rate. Training is limited, so this is an ideal setting for those associates that can find answers and reach out for assistance with minimal direction...just pick up the phone and ask! This will be a pivotal year for any company in the cardiac monitoring industry, given the drastic swings in reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    Payor contracts must be favorable for the sales team to succeed. Without Payors paying for services, how can the sales team be deeply penalized? The economy today allows for only a limited few to pay for services in cash.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great start to medical devices...would not stay longer than 2 years here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong, competitive salary, opportunities for large bonuses

    Cons

    Unstable company, constant threats from upper leadership. No stability

    Advice to Management

    none


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