Physio-Control Reviews

Updated 27 Jun 2020

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2.8
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4 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance is non existent if you are a high performer and your manager had no clue what you or your team does(in 7 reviews)

  • "High turnover in HR and Finance/Accounting teams(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Improving over the past three years after several years of sad decline"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Physio-Control full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Despite the pain of many changes, some of which were not well-received by employees, the company has grown much stronger under Stryker. A big part of this is due to a house-cleaning at the very top, which saw the top three leaders (all highly incompetent) exited from the company after Bain sold the company to Stryker. The "good old boys", autocratic & uninformed management style has been replaced by a much more professional and intelligent approach towards planning, resourcing, evaluating and problem solving.

    Cons

    For some, the level of outplacement under Stryker has been difficult. But overall the company is much stronger than under Bain.

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  2. "Great Company and Great Customers"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Physio-Control full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Customers, Holiday Time Off, Performance Bonuses

    Cons

    No rotating being on call


  3. "Neat company, but rapidly going downhill since the acquisition by Stryker."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Physio-Control full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, travel, and work environment.

    Cons

    Poor resources, organization, and management.

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Boys Club/buddy system/shortsighted management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Physio-Control full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The research department although small has some of the brightest and most dedicated to saving lives scientists The former mission of saving lives made all the horrible politics, sexism, racism, and BS somewhat bearable. They being put survivor stories at quarterly meetings that help you connect to the customers and end users, reminding you why you must do your job with quality.

    Cons

    Don’t even know where to start. They seem to keep hiring managers and director level people who have no experience in leadership and medical devices. These people are also old school and instead of being humble and accepting their knowledge gaps and actively working to diminish them dedicate themselves to engaging in personal conflict and empire building. High performers often carry the weight of terrible and disengaged workers. It’s hard to fire them when your boss has no idea what any of you do for the organization.... Demoralizing. Work life balance is non existent if you are a high performer and your manager had no clue what you or your team does. The company has not joined the 21st century or kept up with tools and technology development. There are good IP ideas on the pipeline but no real technical talent in management to see them come to life. Management and project engineers also have zero clue as to what good project management and good record keeping looks like. Lots of reactionary moves. Very little to none strategic planning and execution. 98% of managers are 6 feet tall and white. They do not like to be challenged, specially by women. The bullying, sexist comments, and discrimination are so overt its painful to be in meetings with senior management and project engineering. You will have to fight for your promotions and career development and be prepared to be told you are too ambitious even when they tell you are doing amazing work and have exceeded expectations consistently. Don’t be surprised if your colleagues who are men get doors open for them and granted promotions they didn’t ask for. It’s a Boys club and if you are not a boy, you won’t get a seat at the table.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Below Average"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Physio-Control full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gym, cafeteria, leniency, co-workers, beer thursday

    Cons

    Horrible HR and Stryker (Bought Physio Control) is doing a poor job working with employees.

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  6. "Electrical engineer techinician"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Physio-Control full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice, relax, fun environment, a lot of people

    Cons

    Nothing bad about this place

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  7. "Field sales"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Physio-Control for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company easy to navigate internal waters

    Cons

    Bad management, people should really be evaluated better

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  8. "Great company mission statement."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Physio-Control

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with. I liked being a part of a company who has a primary focus to save lives.

    Cons

    Physio changed ownership several times throughout my 7 years with the company. Also, pay raises were never very good.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Questionable"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Physio-Control

    Pros

    Most people are great. Lots of knowledge and experience. Benefits are just okay, especially after Stryker acquisition. Lost good key leaders after Stryker.

    Cons

    Current leadership is horrendous. Work-life balance is non-existent. Constant pressure on schedule and sales rather than quality. Functional leadership in several areas is very weak.

  10. "Pricing and Contracts Analyst"

    4.0
    Pricing & Contracts Analyst in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Physio-Control for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers were great Short commute Nice outdoor view Affordable cafeteria food 3 weeks PTO

    Cons

    The company culture is old school, hard to move up without putting in the time

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