Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
115 Reviews

3.0
115 Reviews
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Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem
Michael A. Mussallem
85 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • there are a lot of great people here, have made some friends for life (in 6 reviews)

  • There are some amazingly talented people working for Edwards, which is why they lead in innovative products (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Critical Care Business unit is poorly managed and needs a new leader (in 7 reviews)

  • No work life balance and no worker appreciation (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    lotso work for a CRA to do

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    plenty of job security in this one!

    Cons

    management is inexperienced with poor skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to learn as many faces professionals

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst  in  Anasco, PR
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Anasco, PR

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of the employees are very nice people.

    Cons

    The work is temporary and it takes a long time to promote the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manager thought he was very intelligent, but many would like to tell him otherwise.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company does a great job taking care of their people. Benefits are very good and if you move into a management position the pay is great also. The R&D folks work hard, from what I observed and innovation is fostered.

    Cons

    There are many inexperienced people promoted at this company. With this, there are many directors, but not enough worker bees to get everything done. The company is heavily populated with engineers, but many of them are contracted. The company has a tendency to have good sized layoffs starting every fall, this includes contracted workers and permanent employees. As with many companies, there are way too many repetitive meetings and people who are afraid to make a decision. Most likely due to the inexperience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more Business Minded people and those who are intimate with the FDA for Regulatory/Quality positions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very innovative company with a highly dynamic CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Products, CEO, People, Corporate Office ,Purpose

    Cons

    Culture is counterproductive leading to in-fighting, posturing and job dissatisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at BU leadership. Create a culture of fostering a positive environment where there is true collaboration and not one of internal competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Value oriented medical device company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    CEO Mike Mussallem is a leading edge thinker. "Life is now" is the company motto and taken to heart for patients.

    Cons

    "Life is now" is not always applied to employees. The corporate culture has shifted as the company has grown from a small start-up to a corporate power house.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn about heart valves

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with very friendly and talented people. There is a wealth of information here for people that want to continue learning and there are great opportunities for people that want to become leaders.

    Cons

    Too much focus on short term needs results in wasted efforts many extra hours on weekends. Taking personal time for vacation, or to care for a family member or even for a new baby seems to negatively impact your opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Short-term Focus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    Work-life balance, sharp people in Engineering.

    Cons

    Short-term focus, company can't compete on price with competition.
    Not enough investment during commercialization with the emphasis being on minimizing up-front tooling/automation costs. Purchased piece part prices and labor content are too high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Position the company to compete on price; in other words, develop and validate production processes before commercial release with less focus on long-term device price.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too much politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary plus benefits. Nice work environment

    Cons

    Too much politics. Hard to get a promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Complicated logistics for product, but overall interesting and impactful work

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer I  in  Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer I in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    The products are innovative, and the people are friendly

    Cons

    Outdated software; complicated paperwork and processing of product which leads to errors

    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great company, but

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    good culture, love the people, highly educated and professional

    Cons

    not strategic thinkers, unorganized, not very good at planning, not good for mid level, minimal career growth for those not in engineering jobs, does not promote well from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop and train your experienced non managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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