Thoratec Corp Reviews

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  • Worthwhile as a stepping stone.

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Thoratec Corp

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Pros

    Good salary & decent benefits. Outings are fun. Some opportunity for growth and development.

    Cons

    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.

Thoratec Corp Interviews

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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Declined Offer
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    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Thoratec Corp (Pleasanton, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    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

    Interview Questions

    • 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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Additional Info

Website www.thoratec.com
Headquarters Pleasanton, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1976
Type Company - Public (THOR)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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.

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