- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Thoratec CorpDoesn't RecommendPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEODoesn't RecommendPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Good salary & decent benefits. Outings are fun. Some opportunity for growth and development.
Some co-workers & upper management will treat you well & respectfully; unfortunately others will not.
Long hours, tight (sometimes unrealistic) timelines. Depending on employee, work schedule & demands will vary; some managers have "favorites".
Advice to Management
Pay attention to morale and how departments are managed. Stop paying attention to strategy of competitors & innovate within & strategize better. Prioritize, prioritize.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Thoratec Corp (Pleasanton, CA) in August 2014.
Initial phone interview with HR, followed by hiring manager. Two follow-up rounds in-person. First one to meet with managers and directors in marketing followed by a meeting with VP. Very smart team. Questions included 5 yrs goal, long-term goal, walk me through your resume, weakness, strength, how would you define value proposition of Thoratec business
- how would you define value proposition of Thoratec business Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Offer was very promising. Team is very smart. Great leadership/management. I had another offer that aligned with my long term goal.
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Thoratec is the world leader in mechanical circulatory support with the broadest product portfolio to treat the full range of clinical needs for patients suffering from advanced heart failure. The company's products include the HeartMate LVAS and Thoratec VAD, with more than 20,000 devices implanted in patients suffering from heart failure. Thoratec also manufactures and markets the CentriMag and PediMag / PediVAS product lines.