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Physio-Control Reviews

Updated December 17, 2016
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Pros
  • Very innovative, life-saving company (in 11 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 full-time; Weary Contract through Ajillon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting pay as a Contractor through Ajillon is $16. 6 months of strong work ethic, attendance, and accuracy in Order Entry will better your chances of Full-time employment and raise. (up to $18)
    The supervisor actually cares about her team as people. She's been so great in advice and listening. The Customer service team is small, a team of 5-7, but has a veteran of 36 years at Physio, and is the absolute best and made it really hard to leave. Truly like a family.
    There are PLENTY of hours to work, especially at End of the Month and End of the Year. These specific hours are mandatory.

    Cons

    * There is not a set "Training Program". As of now you'll be trained by another CSR, but ultimately learn while working. (They are trying to build a program now, woohoo!!)
    * With the team being so small, you need to coordinate days off. There have been 2 times we've only had 3 associates in CS.
    * You're going to be villainized by the Customer AND Sales Rep at some point.
    * Heard a lot of complaints about Stryker's acquisition and new Benefits in 2017...

    Advice to Management

    None, though hopefully someone can implement that training program within the next year.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great People, Great mission"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -I love their mission Statement, "We make lifesaving tools for lifesaving teams..."
    -It makes you feel like you are really making a positive impact in the community when you go to work.
    -The Annex (Free beer on Thursdays, TV with Cable, classic arcade games, pool table, foosball table)
    -Gym and volleyball tournament

    Cons

    -needs to hire more young people
    -slow working environment


  3. "Enjoyed working at Physio-Control, would consider returning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working at Physio-Control, would consider returning with changes to upper management. Beautiful campus. Company involved and vested in promoting health around the globe.

    Cons

    Strange undercurrent from CEO office that affected company moral and team work. Liked what I saw of the CEO in the all hands meetings but didn't always see that what was said and how that impacted my lower level job.
    Lack of interaction between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk and remember the golden rule - take care of everyone in the same way you take care of yourself.
    Understand what motivates people.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Overall a good company, good products, good people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Physio-Control full-time

    Pros

    Physio Control makes lifesaving products. as a team member, or even a contractor, you will make or support the manufacture and distribution of products that actually save lives on a daily basis. not many companies around here can say that.

    Cons

    every company has cons. every company has shady crap going on in the corners of their executive management. physio control is no exception. there are some frustrating things going on. But in the end, you make product that actually save lives, and are in demand by emergency lifesaving services across the world. as a production floor employee, as mid level or senior professional contributor, you don't have any control over that anyhow, and it goes on everywhere. So you can make phones, or games, or torpedoes, or Amazon distribution services and you'll still have to put up with the same nonsense, so why not go make lifesaving equipment. when the BS trickles down, smile and nod. and remember you're making lifesaving devices that are used around the world.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of half of your senior directors and vp's? no, seriously, just purge, there's a ridiculous number of you. it can't be profitable to have that many chieftains. oh, yeah, you're all waiting for Bain to divest so you can cash out. whatever then, just try not to screw things up too much, k? :-)


  6. "Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Physio-Control full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Company. Has the potential to be great.

    Cons

    Slow to develop new products


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people who work at Physio have a lot of heart and really want to do a good job. Regularly, the company brings in customers to talk to R&D about what they want. They have several programs to help foster new ideas and concepts from employees.

    Cons

    A little bit of an old-school white male culture. Most of the VPs are white men in their 50s, as are most of the employees in general. Also, R&D has a reputation of not being able to deliver on time, so other parts of the company are hesitant to trust them with risky new projects and prefer to simply acquire promising startups with new technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Be more approachable. Seek out feedback and ideas from more than just your favorites. Most of all, just be more friendly and open to feedback from the average company peon. We know a lot more than you give us credit for. ESPECIALLY when we are trying to give you the cold, hard truth about a problem or a reasonable schedule. Just smile and seek out that kind of feedback! :)


  8. "Great environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lifesaving products that make a difference.
    Opportunities of more junior engineers to work on critical projects.

    Cons

    R&D seems disorganized.
    Needs more innovation.
    Held back by regulatory.

    Advice to Management

    Be more ambitious in exploring new technologies both within the company and externally. Innovate rather than follow the competition.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great place for R&D, though expect to fight fires"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool products and a meaningful mission. Good co-workers. Good work-life balance. The business cares about employee development and well-being.

    Cons

    Product development is chaotic and poorly planned. Requirements are constantly in flux. Schedules are fiction. Design teams have to chase a moving target throughout development.

    Advice to Management

    More planning, solid requirements and scope, and less schedule pressure would save time and money in the long run.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Little Under Pay and Benefit but Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Physio-Control (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start and learn quickly. They invest in talent and retain employees for a long time. Work is fun and rewarding.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are a little under par. Profit sharing is 5% of salary. The amount of profit sharing is dependent upon company revenue. Most years ~3% is given from what I have heard.

    Advice to Management

    IT sucks especially when it is urgent. External department communication sucks. Sustaining and new product development need to share lessons learned.


  11. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Physio-Control (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team of people; strong product line; rewarding work.

    Cons

    Could be more opportunity for promotion and growth.



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