ABIOMED
3.1 of 5 9 reviews
www.abiomed.com Danvers, MA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jun 9, 2014

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ABIOMED Chairman, President, and CEO Michael R. Minogue

Michael R. Minogue

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Shady business never yields a sunny life

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice gadget. Docs love idea. New mousetrap is a good improvement. Dedicated, hardworking field team for most part. Still opportunity to grow biz. Okay place if you accept that you will burn out or get axed, and can do 24/7 lifestyle.

    ConsNo diversity in leadership team. No upward mobility on commercial side without GE ties. DOJ investigation, class action lawsuits, failed trial, regulatory headwinds - awful decisions but no one is ever held accountable at exec level. Chronic and ridiculously high turnover. Good colleagues axed. Arrogance. Lots of angry people.

    Positive reviews had to be posted by HR or mgmt shills. No one likes working here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFreshen it up, mix up leadership team. Bring in diverse backgrounds with new attitudes and right credentials. Break up the club.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Technology that saves lives

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Danvers, MA

    ProsGreat to see that your work helps in saving lives.
    Not too much politics.
    Friendly people.
    You learn a lot.
    Talented people.

    ConsPriorities change too often.
    Main reason for people leaving is they get burnt out from too much work.
    Management is a little disconnected.
    Insurance premium keeps going up.
    Annual salary increase is 2% of you meet expectation (hard to keep up with inflation).

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more engineers.
    Connect with employees.
    Stop treating every project like an emergency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Abiomed is a company you can be proud and passionate to work for. The work at times is intense, but rewarding.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Danvers, MA

    ProsKnowing what you do saves lives. Good work for good pay. Most of the management team is understanding and reasonable to work with. Not a lot of politics.

    ConsIn some departments, the work load is heavier than others and people are required to work 60-70 hours per week every week. Some of the executive team are micro-managers and haven't learned to trust their teams.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide what you want done and guidelines and then let your teams execute.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Great Company that does great work

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
    Danvers, MA

    ProsThe company and the work we do really makes a difference in the world and peoples' lives
    Employees get frequent opportunities to hear the stories of the lives that our devices have saved
    They appreciate and recognize those who work hard
    The CEO goes out of his way to know the hard working employees personally
    The company pushes people to do their best
    We have some fun at work

    ConsYou don't get the "red-carpet treatment" (perks, incentives, trips, all expense paid annual meetings) unless you are part of the Sales Team
    Benefits are not competitive enough (very high deductible)

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere need to be more incentives and perks for those who work at the headquarters. At times, it feels as though we're slighted and not appreciated as much as the sales people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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