Edwards Lifesciences

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Updated Apr 25, 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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    Excellent place to work with a great community.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

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

    ConsDifficulty of promotion in certain positions.

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

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    Department Specialist (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

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

    ConsManagement seems to have favorites.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive others a chance than staying with the comfort zone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Applications Developer (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work. Bright ppl all around

    ConsLot of movement at high level positions

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

    Intern (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsVery 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

    ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementHave 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.

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

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    Best place I have ever worked

    Management (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsLeadership 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course, keep the culture while the company grows.

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

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    Fantastic company to work for.

    Senior R&D Engineer (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsExcellent 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.

    ConsRelatively 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 Senior ManagementKeep investing in young talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3+ yrs and great!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

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

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

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

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    Great company to work for, IT reorgs a lot

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Senior management, great CEO, great perks

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore headcount, less consultants

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, great people

    R&D Intern (Former Employee) Midvale, UT

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

    ConsDidn'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.

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

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    An excellent and diverse company committed to advancing vital cardiovascular equipment technologies.

    Mechanical Engineering Intern (Current Employee) Draper, UT

    ProsEdwards really cares about each of their employees and patients, and desires to help you with career advancement.

    ConsThe pay isn't as competitive when compared to other Mechanical Engineering disciplines in other industries.

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

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