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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. Thoratec is headquartered in Pleasanton, California with facilities in Burlington, Massachusetts; Rancho Cordova, Sunnyvale California; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK; and Zurich, Switzerland.

Careers

Welcome From the CEO

If you are looking for an inspiring place to work, Thoratec Corporation is looking for talented and energetic professionals to join our team.At Thoratec, our success and continued growth result directly from the excellence of our employees. That's why we strive to foster teamwork and innovation, encouraging professional growth and fulfillment.We value people who are passionate about collaboration, creativity, and quality. Join our commitment to developing world-class medical devices that save and restore lives worldwide. Start by exploring all we have to offer.


Sincerely,
D. Keith Grossman
President and CEO, Thoratec Corporation

Employer Message

What does it mean to be part of the Thoratec Team? It means working in a fast-paced environment that inspires you. It means collaborating on projects that literally save patients' lives.Being a part of the Thoratec Corporation Team means living the Thoratec values everyday. As an employer of choice, we believe it is important for our employees to work in an environment that fosters our corporate values, that motivates them to deliver world-class products to our customers and encourages them to stretch to the best of their abilities. We look for people who are as passionate about what they do as they are inspired by the organization's mission.We encourage those who appreciate the spirit of innovation, the challenge of stretch goals and who have the ambition to exceed our customers' needs to become part of the Thoratec Corporation Team.

Our Values:

  • Quality and Customer Focus
  • Urgency
  • Prioritize and Focus
  • Decisiveness
  • Accountability for Results
  • Courage

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    Pros

    They create a good product and are focused around keeping people heart healthy. The work style is somewhat relaxed and most workers are friendly.

    Cons

    Management leadership is weak and there is very poor communication between groups. People are not clear on objectives at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear to employees about objectives. Don't be afraid to admit things you do not know or understand. Be open to feedback and change from employees.


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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed 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

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    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

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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