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Omnicell Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (11)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Approach with Eyes Wide Open"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Investigate Company before Committing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Absence of employee career growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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?


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Chaos"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Research Carefully"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Sales Director
    Former Employee - Systems Sales Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Middle management was extremely supportive but not given the latitude to make decisions.

    Cons

    Upper management stiffled creativity and had a sell at all cost mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people and empower them to make decisions. The reason why the Soviet Union fell apart was due to centralized leadership.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "A lot of internal dysfunction."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The products play a valuable role in hospital's provision of efficient and quality healthcare. The customers are great to work with.

    Cons

    Organizations do not work together well. Multiple examples of "us" vs. "them." A lot of distrust between organizations and immature behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more--with entire employee base and cross-functionally at the management level. Set an example in cooperating and supporting each other's organizations and recognize managers and employees who do this too.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Frustrating place"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health care, some smart people, generally flexible work environment

    Cons

    Highly political, little appetite for innovation or risk, weak Sr. Executive team


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Full time for less than a year."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Floor in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Production Floor in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Omnicell full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some good people doing the work of many more. Decent amenities: break room, onsite gym and half basketball court for employees. Not much else.

    Cons

    Little to no professional growth is possible unless you're friends with someone higher up. Unqualified management on many levels due to this stagnant method of promotion. New and current employees are not treated with respect, although this may vary from manager to manager. New employees start temporary and are often told that their services are not needed on a whim. In the length of time I was employed I was told 4 times take time off. If you are living paycheck to paycheck, this company does not value job security.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be held by qualified personnel. Select managers in this company definitely would not have equivalent positions in any other company.
    Even someone at the bottom can see that this company has its priorities backwards. To succeed, a company that produces a product should emphasize quality, innovation, personnel, and sales and marketing; in that order, but here at Omnicell, only sales and marketing seem to be the only thing upper management is interested in.


  10. Helpful (15)

    "Unqualified Management- Provide Proper Training"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, gym and pay is competitive.

    Cons

    No work life balance and long hours. Unqualified management that you would never see in other companies be in charge of entire departments. Train these individuals to treat others with respect. They say they respect their employees but managements action show otherwise. Best to keep quiet if you want to stay employed at Omnicell .

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you hire qualified individuals to supervise and manage others.


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