Edwards Lifesciences

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Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
128 Reviews
2.9
128 Reviews
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Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Steady work, great benefits, good pay, and good work environment (in 7 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work life balance is not a consideration (in 5 reviews)

  • Critical Care Business unit is poorly managed and needs a new leader (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company with an incredibly talented workforce.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was amazing. People are very willing to help you learn and grow. There are strong policies in place and controls around all aspects of the company. Pay is also very good. I was an intern but I would definitely recommend to anyone applying for a full-time position.

    Cons

    Just from what I saw was that it was a bit hard for people to move up internally in my department. Also there was a lot of position changes but they were horizontal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Class leading products
    Opportunity for advancement
    Dynamic Leadership Team (mostly... you know who you are)

    Cons

    innovation is lacking in all BUs
    lawyers seem to run the show

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend more money on RD in the other BUs, not just THV
    We aren't as innovative as we make ourselves seem across the board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Proud to work for EW, but looks aren't everything

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Always a party or happy hour. Just when you think you hate your job, there's a party or some free schwag to bring you back up. A company that takes care of you, true to motto of Patients first, extremely dedicated employees especially at assembler/operator level in Operations.

    Cons

    Engineers spend majority of time on paperwork. Poor planning/strategy causes priorities to change daily. Marketing input valued more than best manufacturing practices. Rush for regulatory submissions often results in not the best solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VPs, what do your Directors actually do all day?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company culture and opportunity to grow if you are willing to put in the effort to network.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Coordinator in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Department Coordinator in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked with a staffing agency for Edwards. Treated me just like an employee and managers still wanted to grow me. Very helpful

    Cons

    Have to network to grow. Hard getting a job from a temp position from my experience. But am a recent graduate. Want at least an MBA for a lot of fields.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Edwards is a dynamic company lead with impressive executive leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mike Mussallem (CEO), Transcatheter Heart Valves, Southern California HQ, Great Campus, Patient First Culture

    Cons

    Silo Business Unit Structure, Relationship Culture, Employee Trust, Compensation, LTI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    No Direction from senior management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Glad I was there but glad to be gone!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    Wonderful mission that Edwards employees live and breath. State of the art products that made me really proud to be a part of the overall plan.

    Cons

    Employees are extremely clickish and very competitive - kinda like high school (and HS life was awhile ago). Glad that I worked there wouldn't want to work there again! High pressure.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company culture to work in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    Love how the company is trying to be conservative and environmental-friendly... the park, gym, basketball court, volleyball, cafeteria! Everyone is nice and helpful, never have I seen rude employees, good job HR!

    Cons

    Company uses third party hiring firm for which they take a percentage off the paycheck.. I could've made more with direct-hire by Edwards than be contracted through this firm, but I know there's a hiring limit per department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my department, it's kind of disorganized in terms of files, both hard copy and digital. There needs to be better management of placing files into proper folders on the network.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Observer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Observer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are really really nice

    Cons

    I can't think of any disappointment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rock on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Contracts Administrator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Great product. They truly care about the patients.

    Cons

    Management needs to have a 'hands-on' at all times.

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