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Spacelabs Healthcare Reviews

Updated September 4, 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 (4)

    "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great, very smart people work here. They just can't have much impact.

    Cons

    Upper management has head in the sand. Only concern is pretty monitors. Still banking on selling the same story of features on equipment that hasn't changed in a decade. Industry has shot past them and the story doesn't resonate any longer. Still trying to sell hospital systems from the bottom up instead of hiring people with relationships at the top. They won't pay for people with that experience. Sales quotas often 3 times what a territory averages.

    Advice to Management

    Make changes at the top, recruit outside help, people with the experience to lead. Pay them and give them the autonomy to make changes.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "There's a reason they're in last place..."

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's easy to move up the ladder, when the ladders moving down...just kidding, there is little advancement here. Most of the people here have been here forever because they can't go anywhere else.

    Cons

    Very cliquish...Most of the people here have been here since time began, and have no concept of other products. Lots of ex-nurses whose qualifications were simply having used SL monitors now in decision making roles. Reminds me of Jack in the Beanstalk, cause OSI gave them some $ to build monitors and they used it all to build an anesthesia machine that nobody wants. Meanwhile their monitors are 20 years old, and it's too late to catch up.

    Advice to Management

    Infuse some new blood from outside the company. And I don't mean nurses. This company needs people who have industry experience who have worked outside of SL.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Update February 2016"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    NONE - this operation continues to amaze anyone that the exists there for many reasons all not good. The know how to spend money and not make money

    Cons

    Worse conditions exist and will continue to occur, not a happy place to work. Upper management is totality at fault with the dictatorial decisions. No communication is the normal operation and this is a place where the workers have to hide to survive and agree to all orders without question. The supply chain should not be making any decisions as they are the problem. Lower costs do not sell the inferior products.

    Advice to Management

    With firing, not resignation of the president now more removal of the upper management will hopefully come. The CEO of OSI needs to remove all the deadmeat at the top. The division of Spacelabs will hit bottom soon. Continued poor decisions to save money by closing operations does not make money. No one cares what was done in the past - time to move forward before it is too late.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Long hours, little innovation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a paycheck, benefits and work area's are climate controlled.

    Cons

    Management does not listen to ideas or any input, once a decision is made it is followed whether or not if it's detrimental to company or product. Lots of internal conflicts between departments and internal processes cause large amounts of unneeded work. Simple requests turn into 2 month ordeals with multiple forms to be filled out and signed by numerous people not related to the request. Long hours are expected with 24/7 availability of managers. Low regard to workers work/life balance. Little innovation by management, progress is made by purchasing of other companies.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "run, don't walk"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Sun Prairie, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Sun Prairie, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    only thing was the type of product one could work on

    Cons

    lose your job for ubiquitous reasons, no paid out vacation, no severance, terrible communications, run dictatorialy with no willingness to listen to alternatives, poor benefits, zero job security and unwillingness at the top to take responsibility for poor decisions


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Spacelabs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Spacelabs Healthcare (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company. Most of the people there are nice and helpful

    Cons

    Inexperienced management. They do not really know the products that are manufactured by Spacelabs. They do not listen to the customer as well as they should when developing new products

    Advice to Management

    Look before you leap

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Eng Status"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Snoqualmie, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to learn the fundamentals of medical devices. The company offers an excellent opportunity for interns to expand their skills in mechanical and software engineering. New recruits are given the opportunity to work with experienced talented people that enjoy taking the time to train others.

    Cons

    This Organization does nothing to foster employee motivation. They treat all employees like a number Whenever they need to finish a project they push the R&D Team to work endless hours without regard of their well being. No personal recognition is ever given.


  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 (7)

    "So much potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Snoqualmie, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Snoqualmie, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and with so much regulatory push, there have been many improvements to processes. Hopefully, this will increase product quality.

    Cons

    There is a huge lack of resources in certain departments. People are expected to continue to do their normal day to day work while fixing processes that have been identified by regulators. The workload is unbearable sometimes. Work/life balance does not exist. Employees' hard work is rarely recognized or appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your main asset no matter how low on the totem pole. Appreciate them, compensate them appropriately for the work they do, and reward them for their hard work. People will continue to leave to find better benefits.


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