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Spacelabs Healthcare Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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Spacelabs Healthcare CEO Deepak Chopra
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  • They never quibble about overtime but work/life balance suffers (in 6 reviews)

  • R & D can be cancelled at the whim of a new president (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "People make all the difference"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Snoqualmie, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Snoqualmie, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality people that are a joy to work with. Interesting challenges. And more than enough opportunities to make improvements. If you thrive on solving production challenges, then it is that engineer's dream opportunity.

    Cons

    The overhead in all the intricate processes and procedures to keep the FDA happy is a significant drag on innovation.
    Pay is average to below average for the Puget Sound region.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on real innovation in the core product line. Trying to be all things to all people does not produce real wins long term. Revenue is great, but profitability is even better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great potential and like the new direction under the new leadership

    Cons

    Too many product issues and attrition

    Advice to Management

    focus on innovation

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Field Service Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Repive in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Repive in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Extreme freedom to do what is right for the customer. Once you prove you are a professional, you have extreme freedom to make your own hours, etc with no micro-management. As long as your boss doesn't hear from your customer, you don't hear from him/her. Also, good, interesting work.

    Cons

    Once you do a thing, it is yours forever and the better you are at satisfying a customer, the more customers they heap on you. They never quibble about overtime but work/life balance suffers. Also, you have to wear too many hats and you end up not being really good at anything. . Sales has way too much power to flip you from one emergency (that they created), to another. In the end, only workaholics are happy with the workload

    Advice to Management

    You keep hemorrhaging talent, no matter what strata of the organization they are in. Meet with the employees. Go into the field and see what life is like behind the spreadsheet. At the very least LISTEN to them with the determination to ameliorate some of the dysfunction.


  4. "Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anesthesia Sales Specialist in Huntersville, NC
    Current Employee - Anesthesia Sales Specialist in Huntersville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare (More than a year)

    Pros

    great team, experience co workers, great benefits

    Cons

    needs to work on brand


  5. "Sr Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Full control over electrical design from schematic creation to board layout to testing.

    Cons

    R & D can be cancelled at the whim of a new president.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "an OK company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Snoqualmie, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Ability to make an impact

    Cons

    Lack of focus. Trying to do too many different things rather than doing a few really well.

    Advice to Management

    Need to Focus on a few things and do them well.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Unethical and Poor Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menifee, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menifee, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare (More than a year)

    Pros

    None to mention until SL makes changes internally!

    Cons

    Un-Professional, Unethical, Lack of resources, Poor customer service, and Poor management team

    Advice to Management

    Review your leadership and managers representing SL. Improve the work environment!

  8. "Production Worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Leader in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Line Leader in Jacksonville, FL
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small company love the workers

    Cons

    Jobs loss higher pay better timing

    Advice to Management

    Best manager ever


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Good and Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Snoqualmie, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Snoqualmie, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable commute, nice view. Middle management does what they can to make life good, but upper management sometimes prevents good ideas from taking root.

    Cons

    Lots of uncertainty. New President and other upper-level management. Poor performance this past year. Little innovation, and always putting out fires. Attrition is high, and lots of the tribal knowledge is lost forever. Slightly lower than average pay in an above average cost city.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce attrition. You'll probably have to pay better to do this because despite what the company wants to believe, most people work for a paycheck, not because they feel good about the product. Cut your losses on the products that aren't working out and focus on the future. Stop with the date driven releases, and actually release based on the quality. Dont' ask product management for a date, because they'll make something up (this has happened several times in the past two years). Come ask the engineers on the project what their timeline looks like.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Retired and never been happier."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very smart, friendly and helpful people to work with. Interesting work. You are encouraged to do what's right for the customer and the outright deviousness that is the norm for some of the competing companies is not encouraged or tolerated. Very good company ethics towards the customer.

    Cons

    Excelling in your work only earns you more work and eventually it becomes too much. Way too much power on the part of the sales staff to send you from point A to point B on a whim. Eventually you just become their pinball and cannot finish a project like it should be done.
    You have to wear too many hats.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing too many good people to burn out. Fix that!


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