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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Highly motivated company, top of the line products.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - THV in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - THV in Draper, UT

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (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 They use outdated technology to supplement their outdated processes.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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QE1 in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - QE1 in Draper, UT

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (less than an 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
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great experience but highly dependent on your direct manager

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

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than an 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Expect a lot of overtime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company but with a few problems

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Draper, UT

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than an 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
  7. 2 people 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 (more than an 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    decent salary, good benefits and retirement

    Cons

    not much room for growth without a lot of experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep calm and chive on!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good stable company

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

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    * Excellent work life balance
    * Good compensation
    * Stable company

    Cons

    * A lot of people have been there for a while so movement opportunities are limited

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    You have to work long hours.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but complex place to learn the heart valve business

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

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Good people, products, career opportunities

    Cons

    Weak internal systems, more time is required to get anything done, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is top management heavy. Employee seem complacent and most everybody thinks that the "golden days" will continue...unfortunately, that is not the reality. Do serious efforts on innovation front, otherwise it will be hard to sustain the market leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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