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Spacelabs Healthcare Reviews

Updated May 22, 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 (7)

    "It's a challenging place if you believe in quality and productivity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Snoqualmie, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Lots to do but everyone runs in circles a million times first. Very disappointed but know this is a great opportunity once leadership straightens out.

    Cons

    Leadership wouldn't do anything to properly improve. Quality isn't a priority as much a revenue is.

    Advice to Management

    Please work together to fix that place. Your employees deserve that and your customers should only get a quality product that's 100% safe. I hope the new QA VP pulls it all together for all of your sake. It's not very impressive being in a role that you have no ability to change things for the good, so show your team you can do that. Get out of your offices and speak with your hugest asset and make sure they are treated with respect, and aren't terrified to deliver their opinions because of the fear they will get fired.
    Remove the hustle environment, and deliver on just one promise, and they will be pleased. And I repeat only ship product you would feel comfortable being hockup to.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Disappointed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a good experience to learn what not to do, and what type of skills/personalities are detrimental to an organization.

    Cons

    No career growth. Org chart is very top heavy, so the salaries for anyone at manager level or below is not competitive. No bonuses if you're not at a certain level. President publicly points out certain individuals at all company meetings. Overall, the org does not have stable foundations.

    Advice to Management

    New mindset and new people are needed. Look into whether it is beneficial to on board someone with 15 yrs experience vs less yrs of experience/new graduate who is willing to work hard and has passion, drive for their work. I think OSI HQ needs to learn more about the medical device industry. It's very different from the other companies in their group.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Feel reall6y sad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Great location
    Great intentions
    So much potential!

    Cons

    Not so great commitment to excellence
    Not so great management styles
    Not so great "caring about the employee" - it's all about the bottom line

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the pyramid model; you are only as great as your employees and the bottom layer will support the rest. Having been at SLHC for so long showed me the degeneration of caring about the employee; any bene we had, taken away; life balance - almost none; support from mgmt - virtually none. Shame really - has so much potential.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Too much to do. There is a long list of projects and products, but no ability to consistently establish priority"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - An Engineering Leader in Snoqualmie, WA
    Current Employee - An Engineering Leader in Snoqualmie, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid long-standing company with a recognized name. Very new anesthesia product. Interesting challenges.

    Cons

    There is a lot of time spent on fire-drills and demands of the minute. Leadership does not have the ability to say "no" to new projects. Too much focus on immediate revenue actions. Too much focus on a few big customer needs. Aging monitoring product line.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize. Cut projects (development and business). Establish business and organization goals and stick to them


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Mediocrity Defined"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Snoqualmie, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people
    The location is beautiful
    The building is nice
    Decent work life balance for most of the year

    Cons

    The location is far out
    Very top heavy organization
    Quite a bit of bad management
    Mediocre pay
    Certain times of the year are crazy due to poor management
    Unorganized
    Very little product ownership
    Company strives for mediocrity

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on implementing proper software design procedures and product ownership.


  7. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Snoqualmie, WA
    Current Employee - R&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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Snoqualmie, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Loyal employees with the passion to build life saving products

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership teams with primary focus: revenue.
    Pay and benefits: it is hard to find anyone who is cheaper.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on delivering quality products that work, not just on revenue.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Snoqualmie, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Snoqualmie, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Location if you appreciate the outdoors and the commute if you live on the eastside.

    Cons

    The culture here is awful! Not to mention the business is struggling with FDA obligations because it is severely under staffed, continues to hire and keep unqualified personnel, and values profits over compliance. This view is more evident by the volume and frequency of device recalls that have been issued against our newer products.

    Salary is below market, no bonus structure for managers or below, PTO is earned but rarely approved, and work/life balance is non-existent if you are in anyway supporting manufacturing operations.

    Coming here was not one of my best career decisions. Don't make the same mistake!

    Advice to Management

    Address your design, manufacturing, and staffing issues, hire for competence and skill not for who will work for the lowest rate.

    You still have good people who care, but your inaction and lack of support is causing them to explore other opportunities.

    Lastly, do not throw your staff under the bus for your failures and poor decisions. Those who you depend on will eventually leave you and your incompetence will shine through.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Worst employer/employment ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some really good people there although they have checked out or resigned themselves to the situation

    Cons

    Lack of management, lying, poor quality of processes (regarding both manufacturing and human resources issues).

    Advice to Management

    Be straight with people and quit treating them so poorly


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