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Spacelabs Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 11, 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. "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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My dream job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great fellow employees, great boss, great benefits, great location, competitive pay

    Cons

    Existing silos, but senior management is working hard to change the environment

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company where an individual can make an impact."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company while employing about 1,000 feels small enough that you can easily affect change and have a positive impact. Management is supportive of new ideas and willing to allow employees to try new things if it achieves the company's objectives.

    Cons

    Some departments, though not all, have a lack of communication with their employees. This sometimes results in different staff members performing similar tasks to achieve a similar goal. Managers need to communicate more with employees to ensure employees understand short term and long term goals and are aware of what their colleagues are working on to create efficiencies and improve collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications within departments and across departments. If employees have a clearer understanding of how their department interacts and affects another, they will find the people to collaborate with to create increases in productivity. managers should also provide more regular feedback to employees. many employees work day in and day out handling difficult situations nationally and globally with few kudos from managers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A low bar for improvement, some awesome stuff on the horizon."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some incredibly intelligent folk that work here. The flexibility in schedule (depends on manager) has been great. In R&D there are lots of opportunities to learn and work with new technologies. They have foosball and ping pong.

    Cons

    A strong, legacy culture that seems completely at odds with the current mission. Disjointed middle and upper management. A lack of vision with some management in particular, costing the company opportunities for market growth. Really poor benefits and advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Work on getting fewer managers with greater skill and vision. Align all divisions with a clear goal and direction. Work on hiring quality over quantity. Be more Apple than IBM.


  5. "Great potential to win future market share"

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

    Pros

    well funded and positioned to grow. on all the key contracts and winning business in some very strategic accounts around the country

    Cons

    slow to release new technology and product development team does not seem to have their finger on the cutting edge pulse of today's trends

    Advice to Management

    consider paying for some serious PD talent to join the organization


  6. "A place where individuals can make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Software Development in Snoqualmie, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development in Snoqualmie, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A software engineering environment that encourages experimentation. Products that make a difference -- we're literally building software that can help keep someone alive. Feels like a small company -- with < 100 people in R&D in Snoqualmie, every one has impact and can change product direction by convincing a few key folks. Management focuses on a manageable work week, so no one is working crazy hours on a regular basis. Snoqualmie Ridge location is beautiful and the reverse commute from the Eastside is painless.

    Cons

    Health benefits are more expensive than other tech companies. While company is hiring new software engineers, there are too many products to be built by too few engineers, so lead times are long. Regulatory environment is tough to get used to and can feel frustrating when it's time to release a product.

    Advice to Management

    Use a portfolio approach to R&D investment: invest in a small number of strategic products and make them amazing. Build a plan that obsoletes the old product lines faster rather than spending time and energy putting bandaids on them.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good bunch of people to work with. Senior management has a fairly good grasp of what the company needs to become."

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    Current Employee - R&D in Snoqualmie, WA
    Current Employee - R&amp;D in Snoqualmie, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The majority of people at Spacelabs are a pleasure to work with. Office location is in a beautiful part of the Puget Sound area. If you like to contribute to a company that is improving and re-inventing itself, then you'd love working here.

    Cons

    If you don't like challenges and obstacles, but want a steady job that never changes, then this is probably not a good job option for you. (at least not in operations or R&D departments) Average pay is probably below market value for most jobs. (Software excluded perhaps.)

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the people two or three levels below you early in their tenure, and they will be much more likely to stick around longer. Always remember that retraining a new employee is twice as expensive as holding on to the best talent that you already have. And senior management has made some very good decisions of late, so they deserve some praise for that.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Well known Patient Monitor Company Globally competing against GE and Phillips."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Snoqualmie, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Snoqualmie, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Multicultural environment good with good dedicated people. Activities, sports and gathering to promote relationships and teamwork. Focus on developing technologies and products for patients. Good innovative vision for the future.

    Cons

    Challenges with improving legacy process and practices. many new products introduced over the past few years adding to the bolus of effort required. Communication are inadequate at times.

    Advice to Management

    Proactive communication needed for each group. HR need to proactively understand the concerns of employees especially welfare and communicate frequently and clearly.


  9. "Procurement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company, good products, good people

    Cons

    A long commute from the east side of Seattle

    Advice to Management

    Keep on making good products and hiring good people


  10. Helpful (6)

    "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Issaquah, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good work environment and great co-workers

    Cons

    upper management was pretty rigid and blamed the engineering staff for their lack of vision

    Advice to Management

    India was not a solution, you can't outsource the work for cheap


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