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Omnicell Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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Omnicell Chairman, President, and CEO Randall A. Lipps
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  1. "Are you kidding?!?"

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    Former Contractor - Electronics Technician in Waukegan, IL
    Former Contractor - Electronics Technician in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Omnicell as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    casual dress, nice people (mostly)

    Cons

    Unprepared to properly deal with project, poor training and oversight of contractor work, did warehouse work 50% of the time we were there(a lousy 6 days), instead of the electronics work we thought would be doing.

    Advice to Management

    Before you hire any contractors, plan well and put together a procedure that is complete. I received instructions in addition to the "official" procedure. At first, it seemed that "anything goes" at this place. The quality was not emphasized as it should have been. However, when it was finally addressed, some of us were let go without warning.


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Chaos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual work attire. Convenient parking. On-site lunch cafe and gym.

    Cons

    Recent acquisition of competitor is resulting in chaos. Trying to merge two different corporate cultures, procedures and software is a nightmare. Upper mgmt insists on using less robust software for future products "because we bought them." The lower mgmt level is mostly comprised of incompetents with no people skills and no work ethic - totally removed from the day ton day operation of the dept they "manage." Watch your back or you will get stabbed. The "Old Boy Network" is in full bloom at Omnicell.

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed as they will not take it. Extremely poor employee surveys several consecutive years brought no results. Last survey review meeting started with Dept. Mgr. stating "I hate these things, waste of time." That guy is now a Director.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Absence of employee career growth"

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    Current Employee - Commercial in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Commercial in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Omnicell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Centrally located Silicon Valley company. Convenient parking and access to mass transit. Creative hardware and software engineers committed to producing quality products.

    Cons

    Most of one's time is spent navigating the egos of Marketing leadership. Business strategy, when developed, is forced down with no input from the teams doing the work. Constant one-off projects, that produce little value, take away from long term strategy. Narcissistic leadership prevents team members from presenting or having any exposure to executive level leaders. Company is aware of team's dissatisfaction but makes no changes. Cozy sense of security amongst men in leadership with blatant absence of females in leadership. Ageism is something regularly exhibited. A liability and financial disaster waiting to happen. False sense that the executive team cares about the customer. It's all about the 'deal' then business pressures to realize revenue compromise thorough implementations. Lack of employee empowerment and transparency creates a culture of anxiety. Who will be the next person to fall out of favor?--be aware!

    Advice to Management

    There are great leaders in the industry--why are you keeping the poison around?


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Investigate Company before Committing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Omnicell full-time

    Pros

    Active hospital segment customers, good regional sales representatives, parking, easy walk to lunch, transportation

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of gender and minority representation, favoritism, inexperienced leadership in marketing and sales. Regular disregard for "facts" supporting contrary direction to marketing, product or sales strategy leaders. Communication issues across all departments, non-existent in some cases due to executive level competing egos. Challenged corporate culture and demeaning atmosphere. A definite career busting move to work in certain environments. HR aware of issues, coaches for the incompetent but in place to serve the entity. Steer clear.

    Advice to Management

    You are aware of the corrections needed. Get to it to stem the bleed.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Approach with Eyes Wide Open"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location. Heart of Mt.View. Mass Transit. Peets Coffee. A modern building with outdoor patio. Flexible schedules. The opportunity to sharpen chess skills as each day brings new challenges. [obviously you would need to be a very good chess player].

    Cons

    To many chiefs, not enough helpers supported by strategy that changes on a regular basis. Once honeymoon is over you will experience unease which leads to feelings that you will never be safe. It is a dread and despair many people share. Heavy meeting and conf call driven culture where a maze of thoughts can be rendered vague by the lack of words to express them. You will exit these meetings not understanding how you spent your time or what you actually tried to accomplish. And it is wheel that never ends. You must walk the thin blue line to fit in. Creativity is not rewarded and those with organic thoughts are carefully, selectively weeded out as if they were never there. Perfect literary prose fits this situation: "You're not wanted. Understand? We are going to have fun on this island. Understand? We are going to have fun on this island! So don't try it on, my poor misguided boy, or else--- There was blackness within, a blackness that spread.” and coupled with: “People don't help much.....people were never quite what you thought they were" and then at last the blame comes back to YOU as the reason why ....the ship is not sailing and that is absolutely not a good thing as clawing you way back out of the rat hole is exhausting mentally and physically.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp and reorganization of leadership is long overdue especially in select departments. Recommend consolidation of offices, realignment of corporate resources to better optimize people, personal, products as multiple agendas shield productivity. Coaching not working when employees at the mid and lower parts of the ship are regarded with antagonism. Need to seriously address the "inner intensity of avoidance and secrecy” as it relates to how employees, especially women, are treated.


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Poor employee morale, cyclical turnover, very political environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Omnicell full-time

    Pros

    Engineering and sales driven
    Few competitors

    Cons

    Poor morale if you are not a sales person or an engineer
    Employee turnover in some departments is very high
    Management is aloof
    Politics flow from those with access to execs
    Scarcity of women at top level

    Advice to Management

    Work on empowering leaders outside of sales and engineering
    Management needs to engage with with all levels of organization
    Cultural void needs to be addressed with more than parties and token events and giveaways


  7. Helpful (13)

    "RUN!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Omnicell (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of truly dedicated co workers that are great at what they do and leading industry products you can be proud to be associated with.

    Cons

    So many Con's don't know where to begin. Highly Political, Lies Lies and more Lies. Management is deceiving, backstabbing, dysfunctional. Poor Pay, below area standards. Workload not reasonable for work life balance. New acquisition has the company upside down even more so than before. If you have any other job offer take it over this place, you won't last long. Horrible!! Most of the truly talented people have left or are heading out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Show some consideration for your employees and let them know you value their work, stop acting like you are doing everyone a favor by having a job at your company. Hire some consultants to come in and offer a total RE DO..

  8. Helpful (13)

    "Culture of Intimidation"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Omnicell (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is well positioned with few competitors in their niche. Employees can (and do) work 10:00 to 4:00 and are encouraged to take time off from their day to work out at the company gym. Pay is competitive, bonus program is based on objectives that are part of what you would do anyway, and ESPP discount is 15% with a 2 year roll-over.

    Cons

    Software management are former engineering developers with no training in management. Favoritism, intimidation, scapegoating, and poor decision making are not uncommon. If you're comfortable with slacking off, not making waves, and living in a Dilbert cartoon, you'll go far.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your role to support your team, not just boss them around. Refer to the Professional Code of Ethics in Software Engineering.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Good ol boy network"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Omnicell (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company occupies a niche and they likely have the leadership in this niche.

    Cons

    Bad management. Heavy duty politics. Good old boy network.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Challenging to thrive with no cuture, respect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Omnicell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great new building, equipment, conf rooms, WiFi

    Cons

    Very hard to thrive in an environment where the distance between those empowered and those who are powerless gets larger every day. Respect is not earned easily. Too many reorganizations of middle management and too few leaders at the top. Compared to any other silicon valley software company this one truly lacks vision.

    Advice to Management

    Take heed from HP and walk among the people, listen to ideas, shift the sands less often. Stick to a vision to grow people Internally who are in different ranks than top tier.


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