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Physio-Control Reviews

Updated June 7, 2018
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Pros
  • "We make life saving products for life saving teams" (in 12 reviews)

  • "The research department although small has some of the brightest and most dedicated to saving lives scientists" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is non existent if you are a high performer and your manager had no clue what you or your team does" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Look at the supplier and the relation to senior management" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Nice Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a cafeteria, a gym, and even a recreation room.

    Cons

    A bit further from my home.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Boys Club/buddy system/shortsighted management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The research department although small has some of the brightest and most dedicated to saving lives scientists
    The former mission of saving lives made all the horrible politics, sexism, racism, and BS somewhat bearable.
    They being put survivor stories at quarterly meetings that help you connect to the customers and end users, reminding you why you must do your job with quality.

    Cons

    Don’t even know where to start. They seem to keep hiring managers and director level people who have no experience in leadership and medical devices. These people are also old school and instead of being humble and accepting their knowledge gaps and actively working to diminish them dedicate themselves to engaging in personal conflict and empire building.
    High performers often carry the weight of terrible and disengaged workers. It’s hard to fire them when your boss has no idea what any of you do for the organization.... Demoralizing.
    Work life balance is non existent if you are a high performer and your manager had no clue what you or your team does.
    The company has not joined the 21st century or kept up with tools and technology development. There are good IP ideas on the pipeline but no real technical talent in management to see them come to life.
    Management and project engineers also have zero clue as to what good project management and good record keeping looks like. Lots of reactionary moves. Very little to none strategic planning and execution.
    98% of managers are 6 feet tall and white. They do not like to be challenged, specially by women. The bullying, sexist comments, and discrimination are so overt its painful to be in meetings with senior management and project engineering.
    You will have to fight for your promotions and career development and be prepared to be told you are too ambitious even when they tell you are doing amazing work and have exceeded expectations consistently. Don’t be surprised if your colleagues who are men get doors open for them and granted promotions they didn’t ask for. It’s a Boys club and if you are not a boy, you won’t get a seat at the table.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring egotistical, sexist, and incompetent leaders. High performers want to be engaged and do challenging work. Help them deliver results and develop cutting edge technology instead of berating them for having high aspirations. Stop being mediocre.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Below Average"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Physio-Control full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gym, cafeteria, leniency, co-workers, beer thursday

    Cons

    Horrible HR and Stryker (Bought Physio Control) is doing a poor job working with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Regulate HR Staff. Hire new up to date people.


  4. "Electrical engineer techinician"

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

    I worked at Physio-Control full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice, relax, fun environment, a lot of people

    Cons

    Nothing bad about this place

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed for manager


  5. "Field sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company easy to navigate internal waters

    Cons

    Bad management, people should really be evaluated better

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who can actually do the job


  6. "Great company mission statement."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with. I liked being a part of a company who has a primary focus to save lives.

    Cons

    Physio changed ownership several times throughout my 7 years with the company. Also, pay raises were never very good.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Questionable"

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

    Pros

    Most people are great. Lots of knowledge and experience. Benefits are just okay, especially after Stryker acquisition. Lost good key leaders after Stryker.

    Cons

    Current leadership is horrendous. Work-life balance is non-existent. Constant pressure on schedule and sales rather than quality. Functional leadership in several areas is very weak.

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (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.


  10. "Assembler"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work at

    Cons

    Very poor management, and too much favoritism!

    Advice to Management

    As a professionals, you should know what to do, what to change.


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