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53%
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Starkey Hearing Technologies CEO William Austin
William Austin
110 Ratings
Pros
  • "It’s a nice place to work people are very friendly and you can gain the skill and knowledge of fixing hearing aids(in 11 reviews)

  • "Work environment, co-workers, company culture are all positive and rewarding(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Change in upper management caused a few road bumps, but these seem to have been eliminated in recent times(in 12 reviews)

  • "High turnover within Retail Marketing and Sales(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Education and Training Audiologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starkey Hearing Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work environment, co-workers, company culture are all positive and rewarding. Challenged every day to think creatively, create meaningful content and deliver the best to customers

    Cons

    Work long hours including nights and weekends, company expectation that you will always work when needed regardless of personal life. Salary/compensation can be improved for the amount of work actually worked

    Starkey Hearing Technologies2017-09-16
  2. Helpful (15)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment. Able to be promoted internally.

    Cons

    Ruthless when it comes to cutting cost. They will cut headcount whenever possible, limit pay increase to under 3% for entire departments. They will promote employees but will not support them (just add more responsibilities for same pay).

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee development and less on protecting owners family members. Improve quality of product and profits will follow.

    Starkey Hearing Technologies2018-06-04
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Technologies full-time

    Pros

    It is relaxed work environment

    Cons

    not so much raise, not so much bonus

    Starkey Hearing Technologies2018-03-24
  4. "Systems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starkey Hearing Technologies full-time

    Pros

    -Fast pace technology and nice working environment

    Cons

    -Nice place to work at no complaints

    Advice to Management

    None

    Starkey Hearing Technologies2018-02-11
  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Technologies

    Pros

    Good work environment. Less hierarchy. Friendly coworkers. Good place to start your career. Less bureaucracy than other big companies. Gives importance to work life balance.

    Cons

    Did not find a lot of cons. Benefits & compensations offered are probably a little less than other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Enjoyed working here. Try to maintain the employee satisfaction rate. Loved the humanitarian work carried on in different corners of the world.

    Starkey Hearing Technologies2016-08-17
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    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Starkey Hearing Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work environment, quality group of people, excellent cause. Like every company, the stress level depends on your role and your boss, but overall it seems like a very relaxed place to work. They have a great tuition reimbursement program for your continued development, as well as many internal training programs.

    Cons

    The opportunities for advancement are not well defined, though the company is working on that. There are strong internal politics to navigate, since many people have been at the company for over 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to ensure that good people have opportunities for advancement within the company, even if it means making new positions for them. This is the one major weakness Starkey has.

    Starkey Hearing Technologies2016-01-07
  7. Helpful (23)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Territory Account Executive in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Clean working environment, and may be a decent entry springboard to gain experience for your next employer prospect. May provide a perspective of larger family run company.

    Cons

    Strong history of political positioning among management that leaves a wake of loyal high quality workers - who are routinely and coldly escorted to the exit. This consistent history over many years displays their complete disregard to loyalty and respect to the many many employees who dedicated their valuable time and skills for much of their career years. If you need experience - get it here, but move on to... healthier run employment options - that's my suggestion. Beware - the values they espouse to are a veil that's exploited as a feel-good element for employees, as well as a public and customer image enhancer and differentiation strategy. Deep down, management understands this, and the one person that's on this fitting crusade is in his autumn years. With the COSTCO type hearing aid dispensing model eating severely into their bottom line, along with the huge costs and margins needed to maintain a small technological differentiation in the current hearing aid manufacturing industry, and in addition to their large investment in current old-school way of delivering hearing help, I view them as being quite vulnerable to new models that will change the way consumers acquire hearing help that could leave them and their loyal customers, as well as employees, looking around and wondering what just happened. Based on recent shake-ups, who knows what's really in their private agenda to manage such a challenging future for a vulnerable company. As has been proven, they certainly wont blink an eye while baling on their loyal customers and loyal employees so they can position the family in a favorable situation. Note - if you have put in years of service and your ESOP has a significant value - be prepared to wait up to 24 months or more to receive the full value, while all that time it will sit in a non-interest bearing "account" that you won't be able to manage. The ESOP is under their discretion, not yours.

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    Advice to Management

    No need to provide any advice as Starkey is an autocracy of private agendas with disregard for meaningful suggestions. The latest shake-up illustrates this point.

    Starkey Hearing Technologies2015-10-07
  8. "Research Intern Engineer in Starkey"

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    Former Intern - ResearchEngineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Technologies for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Good work-life balance 2. Comfortable working environment (I work at the Eden Prairie office)

    Cons

    1. A lot of meetings

    Starkey Hearing Technologies2014-10-03
  9. "Nice place to work, start people, good atmosphere"

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    Internship in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Technologies

    Pros

    It's project based, and one can think independently as well as seeking help from the co-workers. Laboratory and office together, interesting working environment.

    Cons

    Less communication between co-workers, everyone seems to do their own things. Less opportunity to meet with higher level management team.

    Starkey Hearing Technologies2012-04-26
  10. Helpful (8)

    "Mediocre strategy, terrible culture"

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     in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Starkey Hearing Technologies

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are generally comparable to industry standards. There are some bright spots within the company -- individuals who lead/manage. Physical work environment is decent.

    Cons

    Very much an old boys club. And, the mentality is so ingrained that it resurfaces readily when difficulties arise. Contrary to what upper management would like to believe, employees are not the least bit satisfied, empowered or engaged in their work.

    Advice to Management

    (1) Change your culture. (2) There is a huge disconnect between the words we hear and the realities of our everyday work. (3) Stop micromanaging and start leading.

    Starkey Hearing Technologies2012-04-16
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