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Clinical Engineer Position is a dead-end position

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Clinical Engineer  in  Houston, TX (US)
Current Employee - Clinical Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Cyberonics full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good benefits and ok salary.

Cons

The Clinical Engineer position is advertised as a core development position. In reality, the people in this position will NOT get promoted and are continuously under stress due to high workload. The management ask employee to participate in "outside" projects on top off working 50+ hours. Many people with high hope and positive attitude will take on more projects (now working 60+ hours); however, when it comes to transferring, the CTS management opposes such a move. This is partly due to very high turn over of the team. In the past 2 years alone, 11 people have quit, 2 managed to transfer to clinical quality engineer (after being with cyberonics for 3+ years), and 1 person (after 2.5 years) transferred to quality engineering group. This position may be "ok" for a new desperate BME graduate but I highly recommend looking for another position immediately.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make the development plan (which is done annually) happen for the CTS members within 12 to 16 months. Also, increase the number of workforce so that the team doesn't hurt when one person quits.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company, rough position.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Clinical Engineer  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Cyberonics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company cares about most employees and their wellness. Amazing benefits and great executive staff that know what they are doing and can actually remember your name.

    Cons

    The position I work in is CTS. The department is under appreciated and general chaos. For such a crucial department to the company, one would think more attention would be payed to the lower management however, this is not the case. Instead there is no confidence in the direct management, it is common for them to "throw you under the bus", and the turnover is so high because of how hard it is to develop out of the department. It's nothing but negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to CTS and entry-level employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Cyberonics Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cyberonics full-time

    Pros

    Cyberonics has a lot going for them, executive management knows what they are doing. they have a great product and have the knowledge needed for future developments.

    Cons

    Middle management struggles with older philosophy management - too many still in the "silo." Bonus system encourages this with departmental goals, and not enough Team goals. Need cross-functional rewards to align the department goals with the company goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees, rather than micromanaging. Encourage cross-functiong project teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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