ABIOMED Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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ABIOMED Chairman, President, and CEO Michael R. Minogue
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Important lifesaving product, but Management rules by FEAR

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Danvers, MA

    I worked at ABIOMED full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic product, critical cardiac care device, easy to explain to other people and it really gets their attention. Looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    Management by FEAR. High turnover rate. Unrealistic timelines ,i.e., my project loading was technically over 300%, but this was artificially lowered to look better, realistic loading was closer to 500%. No support from management. Departments are too lean to be able to effectively manufacture or improve the product. With the management philosophy in place people will stab you in the back so as not to be blamed for any delays or errors.

    Advice to Management

    Use realistic timelines, and hire enough people to be able to truly improve the product.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Stressed

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Operations in Danvers, MA

    I worked at ABIOMED full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the Product saves lives and that is wonderful

    Cons

    Management leads by intimidation. overtime expected, not recognized Don't make a mistake.

    Advice to Management

    remember people are human


  3. production operation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA

    I have been working at ABIOMED

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are only a few good coworkers who at least try very hard

    Cons

    Horrible management! Too much stress and expectations without the support.

    Advice to Management

    Get better "people" supervisor/managers


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Lasted 4mos

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA

    I worked at ABIOMED full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly and knowledgeable. Heart pump is impressive, nice to work on product that helps people. Future business outlook good as pump becomes standard of care. Coffee is good.

    Cons

    No work life balance, unreasonable expectations, poor work environment. Given the product expected it would be great place to work. Discovered on first day that wasn't the case, disappointed.

    Advice to Management

    Leave


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great product, Long hours expected, no life balance.

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    Former Employee - Operations in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Operations in Danvers, MA

    I worked at ABIOMED full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation supports hours worked

    Cons

    no mentorship, no integrity in managements words or working

    Advice to Management

    Walk your talk,


  7. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABIOMED

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product, people want to be there Most managers/directors are very hands on

    Cons

    Senior Management completely out of touch. They hired folks right out of the military with ZERO industry experience and put them into senior roles or high level management roles. Company organization is awful Below average pay and benefits 60 hour plus work week is expected

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people for how hard they work. Get rid of the slackers and recognize the individuals who work 24/7.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Abiomed

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Danvers, MA

    I worked at ABIOMED

    No opinion of CEO
    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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New technology in medical industry

    Cons

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


  11. Helpful (2)

    Meat Grinder

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    Former Employee - Employee
    Former Employee - Employee

    I worked at ABIOMED

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    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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