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Physio-Control Redmond Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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Pros
  • We make life saving products for life saving teams (in 12 reviews)

  • Great work life balance with a solid 40 hour work week block schedule allowing to leave the office for personal appointments (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Embedded Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Embedded Software Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Physio-Control as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good work environment. Interesting and rewarding to work on life saving products. Very health conscious, have their own gym and indoor walking track.

    Cons

    All the typical corporate culture issues, their pay is maybe a little low for most of the engineers


  2. "Pricing and Contracts Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Pricing & Contracts Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Pricing & Contracts Analyst in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Physio-Control (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were great
    Short commute
    Nice outdoor view
    Affordable cafeteria food
    3 weeks PTO

    Cons

    The company culture is old school, hard to move up without putting in the time

  3. "Schedules and ungency/ planning"

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    Former Employee - Senior HW QA Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior HW QA Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Physio-Control (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good location, good projects, friendly personal, Fair amount of test equipment with decent budgets, Good information monthly company results from senior staff and CEO. Onsite cafeteria with good variety of selections and nice campus

    Cons

    Lacks sense of timeliness of projects and priorities. Gets caught up in minutia and not making decisions, lack of sense of doing what is right and implementing it in a timely manner. 5+ years on same project and still need 1 year. All personnel below management laugh at new schedule after it is released.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved with Engineering meetings, actually go to engineering meeting and motivated personnel. Look at self for why high turnover of personnel.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission, but pure management."

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Open work environment. Smart engineers. Good benefits. Good fitness center that cost only $10 per month for full time employees. Open work environment.

    Cons

    Upper management not have a vision about the future. Research is not appreciated at all and too much politics inside the company. All projects are delayed on significant time. Many recent lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Hope Stryker will bring more experinced high managers, who will be able to organize a right work and finish projects on time.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Stryker and Physio Control"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission
    Improvements to facilities
    Desire to be a leader in the industry

    Cons

    In effective managers, which aren't removed and continue to cause turn over.
    Old boys club makes it hard for women to move up or even get fair pay.
    Disconnect between Global teams, where some teams get more improvement than others. Double standard on how budgets are spent under the same VP.
    Poor work life balance in many departments.
    Improvement projects are constantly stuck in IT, due to VP taking money out of IT for years.
    Outdated computers, IT infrastructure and operating systems. Team members spend a lot of time waiting on their computers, reducing productivity.
    Due to being so far out of date it will take years for Stryker to make any progress, even with sizable investments.
    Lower pay was justified by great benefits including healthcare, that now with Stryker is horrible healthcare, more expensive premiums, more out of pocket and smaller network. So the low pay is even lower and there is more people leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Take an honest look at your organization, look at all the people who are leaving. Some turn over is good, but you are losing a lot of talent, with a lot of knowledge that is needed.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "moving out of the dark ages?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong mission
    Generally good people, although competence levels vary
    Installed base of products creates strength (but also complacency)

    Cons

    Hopefully Stryker will continue to clean house as appropriate. The top two leaders were quickly taken out by Stryker due to their affair and incompetence.
    Leadership has been notoriously removed from and/or unaware of issues. Hopefully this improves with the departure of the top two leaders

    Advice to Management

    Act as one team and support employees in reaching goals vs. simply being an armchair critic.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Physio-Control full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere! Stable organization, good benefits.

    Cons

    Confusing systems integration and inter-department communication needs work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great for getting your foot in the door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Physio-Control (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice here. Lots of interaction between employees. Volleyball games and other community based activities to take the pressure of the workplace off.

    Cons

    Work you till you're exhausted. Not always clear instructions, projects can be very loosely defined which can pose a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Physio-Control full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Internal career opportunities are good for people who are capable and willing to learn new skills. Middle management (operations and quality) is excellent and filled with people who genuinely care about your personal growth and happiness. The benefits are OK and look to become better with the recent Stryker acquisition. Onsite gym, cafe, community outreach, mission, and outlook all add to the wonderful things that are Physio.

    Cons

    Certain departments run leaner than others (quality) and the work can seem endless at times.

    Advice to Management

    Put more resources into quality, some of us are drowning in work.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Field Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Representative in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Product, Mission, Employees, Customers. Supporting First Responders is very satisfying.

    Cons

    Director Level manages by fear and intimidation. Service Management executive makes plan while FSRs struggle to reach plan. Employees stopped giving constructive feedback in fear of being marked as trouble makers. No one can make a decision in the Field without involving Director level approval. No employee empowerment. District Managers a glorified admins. Service managed by finance team. Redmond is always right and FSR are always wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Your Service team is on the brink. We are doing more with less headcount and the savings are not coming back via our comp plan. Stop managing by fear and intimidation. Trust your District Managers and Senior FSRs.


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