“Flexible work location, but busier than ever!” described one product design engineer working on a number of products, including digital health and IVDs.
“Endless meetings” added a medtech manager.
As one supervisor for a medical device company who mostly worked from home reported, “More hours worked in total due to more emails, online meetings, reduced resources, and high expectations.”
One professional working in product design engineering said that “Like many businesses, we've been hit with lower sales/profits, but cost controls have kept staffing [intact]. However, that has also impacted our ability to hire to alleviate overloads and increasing demands to keep production and products stable in this new unstable world environment.”
“Pay is low, but more is being demanded of me because other staff in same department were let go,” said one medtech R&D staffer. “Overall, it feels like the company is taking advantage of the fact that getting a job is difficult during the pandemic, and using this as an excuse to overwork employees while keeping salaries low.”