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Palomar Medical Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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Palomar Medical President, CEO, and Director Joseph P. Caruso
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  1. "rn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Escondido, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Escondido, CA

    I have been working at Palomar Medical (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, room for advancement

    Cons

    high workload, not always good staff to patient ratio


  2. "Merge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, nice working atmosphere and good products

    Cons

    The Management decide to merge only to have a lot of $$$$$$$ on their pockets and not thinking on the employees

    Advice to Management

    No management at all, just thinking on them

  3. "Temporary help turned out as a blessing in disguise!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temp Help in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Temp Help in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was able to try all sorts of jobs and responsibilities there. (I was a college student only for temporary help on breaks) The teams are all willing to teach me what they do and there aren't brick walls built up between departments. It was an awesome experience... They are now Cynosure which I've heard is making even more improvements in the company.

    Cons

    There were times that communication was an issue. Constructive criticism should have been taken positively and not negatively.


  4. "Scrambled, unprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Palomar Medical full-time

    Pros

    My direct team is awesome. which is about 5 people

    Cons

    Everyone is all about me me me. they want you to do work for them but will never help anyone else

    Advice to Management

    support your employees and look out for their best interests and treat them all equally.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Here today, gone tomorrow?!?!?!......a lesson in professionalism is much needed."

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    Former Employee - Small Fish In A Big Pond in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Small Fish In A Big Pond in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The nurses and doctors who worked for this company were very professional and easy to work with/for. You could actually make extra money by signing your life away and being a 'Guinea Pig' for their laser treatments.

    Cons

    This company had a terrible work environment. It seemed as though the people who had been working for the company for a long time had a disgruntled attitude and would act as if they were far more superior to their more newly hired co-workers. Employees seemed to all be walking around on egg shells for fear that they would lose their jobs at any given time and for any given reason. I don't think it promotes a good work environment when you're constantly afraid you will be fired for no reason. Hard working, good people seemed to get fired from this company everyday to the surprise of all or many. It didn't seem like there was a rhyme or reason for it. The chiefs didn't communicate to the Indians who were 'beneath them' and middle management seemed to be totally unqualified for their position. Also, it seemed as if there were a significant amount of 'unprofessional' relationships blooming throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    I would highly suggest that upper management hire more professional and qualified people. It seemed as though there were a select few people who were 'protected' in this company while the 'unprotected' would get fired for no reason?!?!


  6. "work environment"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Palomar Medical as a contractor

    Pros

    good team work. competitive pay

    Cons

    very "green" staff and management


  7. "Mixed feelings of this company"

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

    I worked at Palomar Medical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people were great. Definitely in some departments you felt these people were more family ang great friends.

    Cons

    There were many who shouldn't have stayed as long as they did.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "More Interested in Lawsuits than Engineering"

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

    I worked at Palomar Medical full-time

    Pros

    As an Engineer I got to work with many of my different skill sets which was great and they even helped expand some of my skill sets. Some of the work can definitely be interesting. There are quite a few extremely smart scientists that work for the company and they are a great source of knowledge.

    Cons

    This company has more VP's than it has Engineers. They make most of their money from Lawsuits rather than actually selling product. See their stock ticker if you want confirmation.

    As an engineer this is one of the worst places I could think of to work. They are very set in stone in the paths that you must take. The management drives their employees extremely hard for little return. I was actually warned when I went to interview, but did not follow through with the employee's advice.

    Everyone looks out for themselves at this company and there is no team feeling. All the upper management only look out for themselves and have no problem throwing other VP's under the bus to prove they are right. After working at Palomar for multiple years, I have to say it is possibly the most hostile and worst work environment I have ever worked in.

    Advice to Management

    This company definitely needs a shakeup and an entire restructuring.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Talent Off Politics On"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Palomar Medical full-time

    Pros

    Very flexiblle schedule.
    Pockets of friendly/good teams to work with.

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Management and executive have their own club. If you are not part of it, you are treated like an outsider.
    A lot of unprofessional relationship going on.
    Management is looking for their own benefits; they do not stand up for their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the garbage at mid level management. Too many VPs


  10. "Dont get conned buy the ICON"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palomar Medical as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Review - there newest laser equiptment is slightly better than there older equiptment, from 11 years before.

    Cons

    Terrible rating - Do not buy direct from Palomarmedical.com
    Up at 3am worrying about dealing with reps from this company, believe me, as a medical professional, i have bettter things to do.
    After you sign on the dotted line ... ... then prepare yourself for a terrible wake up in "you need to read there fine print!"

    They really stick the screws to you from top to bottom:
    major run-around on getting answers (he said she said stuff, but this is what we meant)
    bad repairs on units and handpieces
    totally forget about there trade-in/up program

    This is coming from Dr.s office that got duped not once, but 3 tiimes over 9 years (i have a 300, 500 & Icon), i would have thought i earned some loyalty.

    Do not buy Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.
    15 Network Drive
    Burlington, MA 01803

    Advice to Management

    Dont set your sales staff up to promise things that can not be backed by corporate.