ABIOMED Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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ABIOMED Chairman, President, and CEO Michael R. Minogue
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  1. Helpful (1)

    A Great Company that does great work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company and the work we do really makes a difference in the world and peoples' lives Employees get frequent opportunities to hear the stories of the lives that our devices have saved They appreciate and recognize those who work hard The CEO goes out of his way to know the hard working employees personally The company pushes people to do their best We have some fun at work

    Cons

    You don't get the "red-carpet treatment" (perks, incentives, trips, all expense paid annual meetings) unless you are part of the Sales Team Benefits are not competitive enough (very high deductible)

    Advice to Management

    There need to be more incentives and perks for those who work at the headquarters. At times, it feels as though we're slighted and not appreciated as much as the sales people.


  2. Always continually growing and improving

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clean Room Operator in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Clean Room Operator in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great to be apart of something that's helping save lives! This company is everything. Abiomed has a great working culture. There's a lot of hands on and you are able to have a voice to implement ideas. This company is not like others, where they treat production workers like nothing. They acknowledge and show appreciate for the clean room operators. There's so much diversity. And everyone tries to work towards one common goal.

    Cons

    This place is the best. There aren't really any cons. You will only succeed here if you have a positive attitude and can adjust easy to many growing changes. The cafeteria or vending area should get the AVANTI Market because there are no close by places/stores to grab lunch or a snack if you've rush to work without a meal.

    Advice to Management

    I'm happy to be apart of this growing company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    A company filled with smart people who work very hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABIOMED full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - You get to contribute directly to products that save people's lives - On the engineering side, there are a lot of smart people. - Their products are very innovative

    Cons

    - At Abiomed, the philosophy of assigning work to employees is to assign more work than an employee can handle. You will always feel behind schedule - The Salary is not very competitive.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Abiomed is a company you can be proud and passionate to work for. The work at times is intense, but rewarding.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Knowing what you do saves lives. Good work for good pay. Most of the management team is understanding and reasonable to work with. Not a lot of politics.

    Cons

    In some departments, the work load is heavier than others and people are required to work 60-70 hours per week every week. Some of the executive team are micro-managers and haven't learned to trust their teams.

    Advice to Management

    Provide what you want done and guidelines and then let your teams execute.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Technology that saves lives

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great to see that your work helps in saving lives. Not too much politics. Friendly people. You learn a lot. Talented people.

    Cons

    Priorities change too often. Main reason for people leaving is they get burnt out from too much work. Management is a little disconnected. Insurance premium keeps going up. Annual salary increase is 2% of you meet expectation (hard to keep up with inflation).

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers. Connect with employees. Stop treating every project like an emergency.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Shock dismissal

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was fun but a reorg screwed that up!

    Cons

    untechnical managenintt took pvero untechhnical management took over!

    Advice to Management

    get technical management


  8. Helpful (1)

    Abiomed

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Danvers, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool products, great vision, good culture

    Cons

    lots of uncompensated overtime expected

    Advice to Management

    better comp


  9. Helpful (1)

    great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great product; saves lives; intelligent people

    Cons

    work life balance; CEO surrounds himself with "YES" people. Not really interested in honest and open feedback from rank and file

    Advice to Management

    don't overlook the value of the non-commercial employees


  10. Project Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABIOMED (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New technology in medical industry

    Cons

    Growing pain to management. A lot of wastes in operation.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Meat Grinder

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee
    Former Employee - Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent technology, progressive thinking, does ok with the resources available.

    Cons

    Senior management afraid to interact with direct labor. Change, change, change....very progressive thinking without the infrastructure or headcount to ensure it is done right and is sustainable. SLOW DOWN.

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to be more approachable. People fear him instead of trust him.



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