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Spacelabs Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Great team, motivated positive people with creative passion for improving healthcare.

    Cons

    Resource constraints at times create barriers to progress


  2. "Production Worker"

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    • 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

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of potential but culture and management terrible!"

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

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company makes valuable, lifesaving/caring products.
    Some very dedicated employees working hard to make company better.
    Some very experienced and skilled employees.

    Cons

    Parent company CEO, "toxic" and leads by fear and threats.
    Company culture not conducive for efficient/effective collaborations, and innovation.
    Many employees are demoralized, apathetic, and just staying in for the paycheck.
    Financially mismanaged; unclear about fiscal priorities. Company is "penny-wise, pound foolish".
    Headquarters location in Snoqualmie hard to commute to, unappealing for potential talent.
    Lack talent, skill-sets, process and discipline in product development and innovation.
    High employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Spin off or be acquired by a better parent company.
    Treat employees with more compassion and better benefits/rewards.
    Make building a more positive, inspired, and compassionate company culture a high priority.
    Invest in talent, processes, and tools that will lead to more innovative and competitive products.
    Relocate headquarters someplace that will attract talent easier--like closer to Seattle.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Good and Bad"

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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
    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.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Retired and never been happier."

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    • 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!


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Great company, many challenges . . ."

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are amazing people, awesome team effort all of the time.
    It's up to staff at corporate to suggest and make changes which is great.

    Cons

    If anyone quits or loses their job, their workload is absorbed by others and no replacement is made available. If any new management is hired old processed are looped into history which has not been proven to be beneficial. What's the saying, "history repeats itself".

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward the staff by promoting from within. Notice the capabilities of who is on your team by reading their resumes on file, especially is you are a new manager and have no idea what your team is capable of. After all, we all work for the same company and want it to succeed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good Situation!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare (More than a year)

    Pros

    Money is good, Co-Workers are great and always willing to help. Good people who are working hard to do there best in a difficult environment.

    Cons

    Not a good situation, a lot of turn over. The job expectations are unrealistic with very little resources available. Not a good work environment run by a Dictator. High pressure. Not worth the pay!

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on your employees. Make sure to continue to focus on Training/Developing your employees and providing a work life balance/culture.

  8. "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good family like atmosphere with genuine team spirit.

    Cons

    Need to have support in cleaning up historical bagges.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focus in doing what's right.


  9. "Software Developer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very laid back relaxed environment.

    Cons

    If you are looking to improve your skill set as a developer, it not the place.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pro's and Cons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have an interesting product line, and lots of opportunity to do good work if you are self-motivated

    Cons

    Tools are old. Location is not accessible to public transportation.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. They are your greatest asset.


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