Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
115 Reviews

3.0
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.  

    Engineering Technician quality and process.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Anasco, PR
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Anasco, PR

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was the best experience I 've ever had. Helped me develop and apply my engineering skills, The satisfaction of implementing my ideas. The satisfaction of contributing in the manufacture of products intended for the health and care of an ill patient. An excellent opportunity to grow as a professional.

    Cons

    Excellent pay, medical plan, trainings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company that didn't hessitate in any investment to help employees and the community.

  2.  

    Excellent place to work with a great community.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Office culture and compensation are the two big pluses EW offers.

    Cons

    Difficulty of promotion in certain positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    POSITIVE

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    Former Employee - Department Specialist  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Department Specialist in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My favorite employer in my career. Great people to work with and for. Great CEO, very positive.

    Cons

    Management seems to have favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give others a chance than staying with the comfort zone.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Application Developer

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer
    Former Employee - Applications Developer

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Bright ppl all around

    Cons

    Lot of movement at high level positions

  6.  

    Great Experience, but projects exceed the time spent on the internship

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Very smart co-workers to learn from
    Company prides itself in being top-notch, interns are treated well and exposed to many learning experiences
    University Relations sets up good events for interns
    The goal of the company is to create devices that work FOR patients, not as cost driven

    Cons

    Lack of direction
    Spent much time learning about medical devices, not much working with them
    Look for an extension if you are only there for 3 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have interns sit in every meeting, include them in emails. As long as it isn't proprietary, it will give the intern a better idea of cross-department interaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best place I have ever worked

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    Current Employee - Management  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leadership really cares about patients. Long term thinkers, senior management has been in place and doesn't rotate so you are not getting radical changes of direction every two years like other places. Nice campus, good pay and benefits, lots of smart people.

    Cons

    You have to be committed which often means long hours. If it is just a job, you may not fit in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course, keep the culture while the company grows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent talent, a large percentage of fellow engineers are extremely competent. Well-established culture of recruiting and developing entry-level engineers from top schools results in a significant pool of young and eager talent. Great opportunities for growth, hard work is well-recognized. Exciting new technologies and industry-leading innovation. Ample opportunities to share in the success of the stock price.

    Cons

    Relatively long hours are expected when nearing major goals, but nothing crazy. Goals are set quite aggressively, making the aforementioned time crunch unavoidable. Significant differences in culture between business units. Relationship-oriented culture can be a pro or a con, depending on your personality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in young talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    3+ yrs and great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible time off, awesome teamwork, sharing of ideas and synergy

    Cons

    I've noticed a difference in how contractors are treated vs being a full time employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for, IT reorgs a lot

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Great Senior management, great CEO, great perks

    Cons

    They pay well, but you work a lot, very high expectations always

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More headcount, less consultants

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, great people

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    Former Employee - R&D Intern  in  Midvale, UT
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Midvale, UT

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for, especially in the R&D department. Some of the best co-workers I've had as well.

    Cons

    Didn't have a formalized intern development program like I've seen at other companies, but that is perhaps more related to being in Utah away from headquarters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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