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Toshiba Medical Research Institute Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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  1. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great exposure. I learnt a lot during my internship

    Cons

    None. I learnt a lot during my internship

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "loved it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toshiba Medical Research Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - challenging tasks
    - fun environment
    - free lunch and outings
    - good benefits

    Cons

    - Low enforcement of best coding practices

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Focus on the talent and pay respect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toshiba Medical Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance. Work on challenging problems and deliver meaning solutions to medical imaging product. The company try to attract the talent by raising the salaries and giving out small rewards.

    Cons

    Management is a total mess. Many research and engineering people left due to poor management. The top management team only care about themselves, and pay little respect to individuals. Promote and clear out people w/o any transparent and fair procedures. Get the wrong persons in the critical management roles, and many talents left the company due to that. Not much room for personal growth.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people, motive them by setting higher goals instead of asking them to stay at the "right place". Stop playing those political games, otherwise good people will keep leaving.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Political Management (Make it as your last Resort)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toshiba Medical Research Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people, particularly the junior level engineers and scientists are very talented individuals. They provide a good health insurance plan and a reasonable 401k plan. The workload itself is reasonable i-e 37.5 hrs/week.
    They have nap rooms which to be very honest are not worth to use due to cleanliness issues.

    Cons

    If you have any self esteem, forget about holding it for long. There is no respect to individuals, talent, new ideas. One of their slogan is "Diversity" which is true if you are at junior level. There is no diversity at the top level. Having worked in the x-ray/CT imaging research group, the senior management is a complete mess that is disorganized, preoccupied and only good in playing political games and in letting your self esteem down. There is a lot of attention to gossip and rumors and the response to them is very unprofessional. More than a half dozen people that I know left tmru due to the management.

    Advice to Management

    While I understand that the management is talented but talent is not the only thing to run a company, group or project. The whole top level management is tied knit together. Come out behind the doors and run tmru like a real business.
    Better communication with employees is needed and that step has to be taken by HR.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Toshiba medical research institute"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment. Balance between life and work is good.

    Cons

    Not respect to individuals. Management is mess, change ideas frequently. They prefer to play political games rather than focus on the science.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Senior Hardware Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL

    I worked at Toshiba Medical Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Toshiba moved the Research and development team to a new building and modern offices. This helped to motivate all employees plus the company commitment to the employees’ benefits also added encouragement.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there is limitation in moving up the ladder and if you are unhappy with your situation not much you can do about it. There are no training programs.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to each individual and their needs in your company, because engineering is your asset and you will not succeed without your engineers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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

    Pros

    Technical freedom, flexible hours, work / life balance, great friends! Challenging work assignments, interesting technical problems, never boring! Fresh fruit, free lunch every other Wednesday.

    Cons

    No cons, great company to work for!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It was a great place to work."

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

    I worked at Toshiba Medical Research Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting cutting edge work with reasonable work-life balance.

    Cons

    Allow project teams to outsource work as needed.

    Advice to Management

    Lost opportunity for learning by closing project down too early.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Like the job that are posted"

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

    Pros

    Helpful in working to make application easy-to-use

    Cons

    The challenge of waiting for jobs to response

    Advice to Management

    Help to get job to call for interviews


  10. Helpful (11)

    "A good place to fry in the sun if you're a fish"

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    Current Employee - Tech Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Tech Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Toshiba Medical Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The workforce here is very talented and worries about developing products that won't harm people. If you work here, you will be a recognized expert. If you like a culture that has a glossy facade with meaningless perks such as nap rooms and fresh fruit and healthy lifestyle crap crammed down your throat, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Senior management will throw you to the wolves.When Japan says jump, it had better be high. The game playing behind closed doors is unbelievable and it is disturbing how management hears noise and responds in a totally inappropriate fashion, using gossip and innuendo to shape policy instead of business evidence.

    Advice to Management

    Get out from behind your closed doors. One of you is a wolf in sheep's clothing and the others are too stupid to realize you are playing a game to try to get ahead. Get real folks, this isn't a children's club, its a real business and some of of us would like to see it run like one.

    Toshiba Medical Research Institute Response

    May 1, 2014 – President

    Thank you for your comments and review.

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. The environment at TMRU is very important to me and the more feedback we receive the easier it... More


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