Up early, often having long cases, then drop offs. Team Lead and Management is terrible at scheduling, multiple issues a week, and always have to make up for their miscommunication. Often make accusations they cannot back up about your performance if they don't like you. It appears they go off of personal thoughts instead of professional thoughts of their employees. The higher up you go in management, the more disrespectful they become. This is an entry level position with no room for advancement if they don't like you. You are very underappreciated and blindsided constantly. It is just such a shame at how downhill this company went in three years. This only happened after new logistics manager took over. Before that, things were absolutely awesome.
really no pros anymore. co-workers (technicians) are okay
long days, minimal pay for amount of work, no work-life balance.
laser technician (Current Employee) – Chicago – January 17, 2016
I felt manipulated, played with:
50% below national avg. pay, no on call pay, 40-60 hours paid only 1/2 rate not 1 1/2 as lead to believe, told to sleep in Van, No meal allowance even though was out of town 24+ hours, 100% accuracy is only considered mediocre performance to management,
Pro: get to work with lasers!, never the same thing, a lot of hours away from home
they are not concerned about your financial well being, or family life
Scheduling could be difficult not knowing until the evening prior to the following work day what your schedule would be for the next day. I would travel to hospitals within Ohio and the surrounding states to set up surgical lasers in the operating rooms and assist the surgeons during the procedures. Most often the cases were given to a single Laser Tec and it was rare that cases would cross and you would see any of your other co-workers. The most difficult part of the job was not knowing if or when you would be working the following day until after 5pm that day.
Field laser technician (Former Employee) – Cleveland Oh – January 29, 2014
Pay is low for what is required and any overtime worked is half time pay not time and one half.After working a long day you may have to drive up to 8 hours to be ready for the early morning case the next day.The management don't respect your private life.
Healthcare Laser Specialist - FT (Former Employee) – Fort Myers, FL – December 11, 2012
Every work day was different. One day you could work two hours and the next sixteen. My co-workers were great. They were always there for me if I needed help and vice versa. The hardest part of the job was not having a set number of hours and driving across the state on a daily basis. After a while it takes a toll on the body.