Edwards Lifesciences

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Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014

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3.3 109 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem

Michael A. Mussallem

(80 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Glad I was there but glad to be gone!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsWonderful 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.

    ConsEmployees 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.

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    Good company culture to work in

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLove 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!

    ConsCompany 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 Senior ManagementIn 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.

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

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat product. They truly care about the patients.

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

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    Great company

    Observer (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsPeople are really really nice

    ConsI can't think of any disappointment

    Advice to Senior ManagementRock on

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Highly motivated company, top of the line products.

    THV (Former Employee) Draper, UT

    ProsEdwards 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

    ConsBecause 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 Senior ManagementStay 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    QE1 (Current Employee) Draper, UT

    ProsGood 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

    ConsIt 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience but highly dependent on your direct manager

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsI 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

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

    ConsExpect a lot of overtime.

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

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    Good company but with a few problems

    Material Handler (Current Employee) Draper, UT

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

    ConsBefore 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 Senior ManagementTalk 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.

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

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

    ConsIn 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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