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Updated Jun 12, 2014

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3.5 13 reviews

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Gerhard Roehrlein,

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company

    EE Intern (Former Employee) Valencia, CA

    ProsWonderful people, incredibly cool product, sense of satisfaction from the work

    Consintern program could be more developed

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffice culture is fantastic, connect to patient series is amazing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Overall it has been a very good experience and I would like to work here longterm.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLovely building, cutting edge company, high class

    ConsVery young crowd - age discrimination

    Advice to Senior ManagementHIRE your temps! People need stability.

     

    Mechanical engineering intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat focus on making sure all employees feel a sense of purpose and keeping communication open between everyone in the company. Everyone from factory workers to engineers to executives shared in all-company lunch events (In-n-Out truck, for example) every few weeks. Customers came in often to speak to everybody about their experience with our product, and told stories of how our product changed their lives. Great to keep track of why you do what you do, to remember why doing quality work is so important, and to make the customer experience part of our institutional knowledge.

    The work at Advanced Bionics is really exciting and on the cutting edge, so there's lots of be excited about.

    ConsAs with any medical company, AB is subject to the highest form of regulation: the FAA. This means AB moves more slowly on everything than companies in other (less regulated) industries.

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    An amazing opportunity to live knowing your efforts help the lives of so many...

    Director Bus Dev (Former Employee) Valencia, CA

    Pros1. Making a difference in peoples lives
    2. Competitive salary
    3. Share in IP strategies for all employees
    4. A culture of opportunity and success

    Cons1. Limited structure for advancement
    2. Extensive travel requirements for most employees
    3. Big company managerial oversight retards quick decisions

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the "little people"more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company, great products, mostly positive environment.

    Technician (Current Employee) Valencia, CA

    ProsVery talented co-workers, extremely sharp technical staff. An interesting, challenging and worthwhile product that helps people.

    ConsAsk for support and you usually get ignored. Review system is a joke. Getting accurate and consistent answers to your questions is too difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeriously communicate with your employees more. You may also want to provide more than a ping-pong table for employee activities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ship without a captain

    Principal Engineer (Current Employee) Valencia, CA

    ProsIntend of the products are great, helping the deaf to hear. Something you can be proud of. Always in the cutting edge.

    ConsNew upper management from Swiss is in total disarray at the moment. I wish it will get better soon. Otherwise, they may have to sell the company (again).

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn the rope faster, don't make mistakes.

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    A fair company to get started in medical implant industry

    Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) Sylmar, CA

    ProsCI is a niche market with less competition

    ConsThe company needs to make better management decisions.

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    Great People, Uncertain Future

    Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) Valencia, CA

    Pros- Great people abound at all levels
    - Many engineering opportunities - never bored
    - Generally good work environment

    Cons- Marketing calls for reactionary development and not innovation
    - New owners bring efficient management, but unwilling to accept development time for innovation
    - Regulatory hurdles that come with medical devices increase stress - resulted in a recent layoff

    Advice to Senior Management- Plan ahead for regulatory problems and minimize disruption to innovative research and products
    - Maintain easy going communication between colleagues and promote team work (competition among colleagues might be on the horizon)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    New Owners are anti-american

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sylmar, CA

    ProsCuring Deafness
    Some good people
    Very passionate employees

    ConsPoor communcation from Senior management. German owners are anti-american.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove everybody to zurich where you will actually have respect for your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good salary, very poor leadership

    Marketing Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsThe payments were excellent, very nice worker-patient interest

    ConsThere was no fairness or respect regarding the job title - instead of one job, I had three
    The vice president for the region did not value the work
    My boss was not a good leader and even delegated writing his personal emails

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive much more training overall, respect each workers job title

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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