Alfred Mann Foundation

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Alfred Mann Foundation Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Valencia, CA

    I worked at Alfred Mann Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, great environment and good research

    Cons

    It is a non profit so they can't have competitive salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In general it is a great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Average company with average leadership

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Valencia, CA

    I worked at Alfred Mann Foundation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is good work/life balance at this company.

    Cons

    There is little room for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great people on a great mission.

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Valencia, CA

    I worked at Alfred Mann Foundation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    How would you like to work in a place that creates medical products that make a huge -- perhaps life saving -- difference in peoples lives? That's what they do at the Alfred Mann Foundation. The culture is professional and collegial and you get to work with highly educated and competent people.

    Medical research requires an extensive, standardized documentation process and technical writers are valued for their contribution in helping everyone achieve that.

    Cons

    I have no cons to offer about this group. I got to know a majority of the people there and I observed that the only complainers were people who were not particularly good at their work. The complainers weren't bad people -- they were good people who were in the process of removing themselves from a good and important group.

    I will say, though, that research is a trial-and-error process. There is sometimes the feeling that a lot of effort just went into something for no result. You just need to know that the feeling of life-saving and life-changing success will make it all worthwhile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have a great respect for the company management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Too many politics

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Valencia, CA

    I worked at Alfred Mann Foundation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The organization does interesting work and most of the employees are very friendly.

    Cons

    Too many politics getting in the way of advancing one's career, as well as, making a meaningful contribution to the organization overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look from the perspective of lower-level employees; you might learn some interesting things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA

    I have been working at Alfred Mann Foundation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very Rewording
    Work Balance
    State of the Art Technology
    Next Phase Medical Device

    Cons

    Takes too long for a Medical Device to Get approved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    A very good employer overall.
    An excellent employer.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Santa Clarita, CA

    I worked at Alfred Mann Foundation

    Pros

    Work experience with an ISO 9001 certified medical device developer. The satisfaction of working on providing injured people with new solutions to their problems; specifically, wireless electrical stimulation of nerves for accident & stroke patients for rehab.

    Cons

    They are currently focused on a single device which all research and development revolves around (an implantable neural microstimulator), so you've got to love the product or go elsewhere for a change. In addition, I've seen very talented people who were let go when business got a little slow in their department, when I feel they should have been moved laterally. I think AMF was trying to be budget-conscious, but I noticed that these changes lowered morale a bit, and were not the only option for saving company resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just to move their talent around instead of laying them off too hastily.

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