Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated June 17, 2014
Updated June 17, 2014
115 Reviews

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Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Glad I was there but glad to be gone!

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    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.

  2.  

    Good company culture to work in

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    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
  3.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Observer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Observer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences part-time for less than a 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
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    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.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Highly motivated company, top of the line products.

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    Former Employee - THV  in  Draper, UT
    Former Employee - THV in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    Edwards is a great, solid company to work for. They are very driven and focused on success. There are some amazingly talented people working for Edwards, which is why they lead in innovative products. Everybody's friendly and the environment is VERY diverse, even for Utah. The opportunities to grow and learn in your career field are abundant at Edwards.You will assuridly gain valuable skills by working here

    Cons

    Because Edwards is so highly driven, the work environment can be very stressful, engineers working less than 50 hours a week are considered slackers. Everything is a rush and an emergency, and everyone is stretched thin. Getting promoted is nearly impossible, even if you've been doing the workload of 3 people at a level 2 steps above your pay grade for the last 3 years, it's still not enough to justify a promotion in their eyes. They use outdated technology to supplement their outdated processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay current with new technology available, this could only help you. Don't be too stingy with promotions, this is causing you to lose amazing, valuable talent. Don't stretch your employees too thin.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place for a recent grad or new hire to gain experience in a cGMP/regulated environment

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    Current Employee - QE1  in  Draper, UT
    Current Employee - QE1 in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    Good training and mentoring for new hires
    Great, friendly people and open, approachable environment
    Good facilities and overall atmosphere
    Great community involvement and interaction
    Work-life balance is supported
    Good sense of purpose and production

    Cons

    It is a regulated (FDA, Euro/Japan Health boards) so a lot of regulations and requirements, which may seem excessive, are needed and must be followed. It makes working more difficult, but ensures that everything is done correctly (or at least verified that it means a standard). Sometimes the goals of projects seem overly tedious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great experience but highly dependent on your direct manager

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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 a year

    Pros

    I had an overall positive experience at Edwards, largely due to my direct manager who was a great mentor, worked hard, and supported me throughout my time. The company has a great work/life culture in the Finance department and encourages employees to continuously develop through training and online courses.

    Cons

    The politics within higher management and the lack of support for lower level employees. Directors and VPs are not in tuned with what is going on with the more junior level folks, often only concerned with their own career trajectory. It was frustrating that more senior level employees often worked less than junior level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be in tune with your junior staff. Set a better example of leading, working hard, and putting in the effort in everything you do.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company. You'll work hard, but they take care of you.

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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 less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great percs, you'll learn a lot

    Cons

    Expect a lot of overtime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company but with a few problems

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    Current Employee - Material Handler  in  Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    Steady work, great benefits, good pay, and good work environment.

    Cons

    Before you can be employed at Edwards Lifesciences you have to go through a temp agency called Ultimate Staffing for at least 6-7 months, which was a real pain. There's also a problem with other departments holding up production by getting things messed up or not having components done on time so we get tied up a bit. And it feels like little growing room, we only get raises once a year and there's not really an upper position for my department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your managers and make sure they're in control of they're team and making they're quota so the rest of the company doesn't have to stop because of one departments screw ups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company overall, unfortunately my particular manager wasn't the most encouraging early in my career.

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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 a year

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere and great head of IT--always good work coming out of that department.

    Cons

    In my particular position, I didn't get enough cross-training or interaction with other departments. Was mostly just me and my manager for day-to-day work. Was a bit behind on website technology while I was there, but this was changing with the new director of IT around the time I left.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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