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Vocera Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • better Work life balance, Perks, and shares (in 6 reviews)

  • Great culture, the passion of this team is like no where else you will find (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Medical is expensive and 401k match is not competitive (in 3 reviews)

  • Too quick to release new products to market before fully testing and validation (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Hidden Gem"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Building products using the newest / hottest technologies that are not just another consumer driven product.
    * A lot of job satisfaction knowing you are building something that will help people when they are their most vulnerable (in the hospital although we also sell into other service industries), while also taking care of the caregivers too.
    * Great culture, the passion of this team is like no where else you will find.
    * We are back to growth mode and it's exciting, lots of opportunity (make the case for what you want to do and you'll be heard).
    * If building a product that makes a difference speaks to you, you'll have a lot of rewarding job satisfaction. A lot of ownership in your work. We are not so big that your work gets lost in iterations. You can see your impact.
    * Lots of opportunity for working cross functionally which provides opportunity to continue to learn.
    * You write your own story here....

    Cons

    Teams are spread out all across the country / world. You can end up being online across multiple time zones to make sure we don't drop the ball. we have a lot of ownership to do our role, but that can mean across multiple time zones. Exciting but can be a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, It's great to see the new focus on improved benefits plans, ability to recognize our colleagues and the focus on employees that are so passionate and invested in the success of the team.


  2. "Fair company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Increasing emphasis on employee happiness. Improving on transparency. Company has a large break room and provides free meals every Thursday along with $5 food trucks on the first Tuesday of each month. They match 8% of employee contributions to 401k plans, competitive benefits packages and vested/discounted stock packages. From an engineering perspective, it's small enough to be able to feel a real impact for your work too which is nice.

    Cons

    Inconsistent recognition
    Decreasing amount of team bonding activities, especially for engineers

    Advice to Management

    Recognize more than just the outstanding achievements, if you put pressure on employees to deliver a feature, recognize them for it, even if it is small.

    Add EV charging stations, several employees are making the transition to electric vehicles

    Some employees are beginning to get concerned about how the new google transit village will affect us

    Install different vending machines, they're always broken

    Encourage more bonding activities.

  3. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vocera full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture. CEO is an awesome laid back easy to talk to guy. Unique niche in the medical technology space

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to grow, would like to see more opportunities created for advancement.


  4. "Office Manager"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vocera part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are a growing company and lots of new and exciting things to see in a company that has a great product.

    Cons

    None that I can even think of


  5. "Too much and terrible middle management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat competitive pay, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Middle management claims to hold tons of accountability, but is very quick to push the blame to other team members. Way too much gossip within IT / Services and the place feels like it's ran like a high school popularity contest. If you're too flexible management will walk all over you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your middle management and ground team members who actually assist their customers.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "HR"

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

    I worked at Vocera full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch, 1%401K match after two yrs, flexible work schedule, outings every three months

    Cons

    Most managers are inexperienced on managing people. They provide directions to the team that do not make any sense as they are lack of experiences in their role and created too much unnecessary works for others. The turn overs are high. The seating area is open which means your boss can be sitting next or behind you which makes it uncomfortable and it's not for everyone. Your job evolution is based on the feedback from all the manager you work with. All managers get together and give feedback about your performance - very odd. All the incentives only go to people on higher job level which including bonus. No bonus for all others.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers with experience. Don't just put a body there and create more troubles for others. Be fair to your employees and share the bonus pool with your employees if they performance well. Take care of your employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "On the rise."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vocera full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is improving. Benefits and compensation on par with most if not better than similar sized organizations.

    Cons

    Limited engineering resources strains development staff and innovation.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "From Bad to Worse"

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    Former Employee - Service
    Former Employee - Service
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a time that it was a great company to work for: Customer focused and excellent teamwork all around. Things have changed drastically.

    Cons

    Vocera bought Extension Healthcare which has a horrible alarm management product called Engage. Extension is now taking over the services department at Vocera which isn't saying much since Extension lacked customer focus and had an undeployable product.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let Extension ruin the services team.


  9. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vocera full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful team members. The culture is very relax and rewarding.

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Create way to grow employee


  10. "Sales Development Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Its a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be hard to get ahold of management


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