Edwards Lifesciences

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Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014

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3.3 109 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem

Michael A. Mussallem

(80 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • there are a lot of great people here, have made some friends for life(in 6 reviews)

  • There are some amazingly talented people working for Edwards, which is why they lead in innovative products(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Critical Care Business unit is poorly managed and needs a new leader(in 7 reviews)

  • No work life balance and no worker appreciation(in 4 reviews)

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    Glad I was there but glad to be gone!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsWonderful mission that Edwards employees live and breath. State of the art products that made me really proud to be a part of the overall plan.

    ConsEmployees are extremely clickish and very competitive - kinda like high school (and HS life was awhile ago). Glad that I worked there wouldn't want to work there again! High pressure.

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    Good company to learn as many faces professionals

    Help Desk Analyst (Current Employee) Anasco, PR

    ProsMost of the employees are very nice people.

    ConsThe work is temporary and it takes a long time to promote the employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company culture to work in

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLove how the company is trying to be conservative and environmental-friendly... the park, gym, basketball court, volleyball, cafeteria! Everyone is nice and helpful, never have I seen rude employees, good job HR!

    ConsCompany uses third party hiring firm for which they take a percentage off the paycheck.. I could've made more with direct-hire by Edwards than be contracted through this firm, but I know there's a hiring limit per department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn my department, it's kind of disorganized in terms of files, both hard copy and digital. There needs to be better management of placing files into proper folders on the network.

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

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    Contracts Administrator

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat product. They truly care about the patients.

    ConsManagement needs to have a 'hands-on' at all times.

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    Manager thought he was very intelligent, but many would like to tell him otherwise.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany does a great job taking care of their people. Benefits are very good and if you move into a management position the pay is great also. The R&D folks work hard, from what I observed and innovation is fostered.

    ConsThere are many inexperienced people promoted at this company. With this, there are many directors, but not enough worker bees to get everything done. The company is heavily populated with engineers, but many of them are contracted. The company has a tendency to have good sized layoffs starting every fall, this includes contracted workers and permanent employees. As with many companies, there are way too many repetitive meetings and people who are afraid to make a decision. Most likely due to the inexperience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more Business Minded people and those who are intimate with the FDA for Regulatory/Quality positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Material Handler (Former Employee) Sandy, UT

    Prosmost of the ppl there are the nicest you work with

    Consworking with Supervisor that lie about your hard working.

    Advice to Senior Managementlook closer. i love working there intell they let me go for the dums supervisor. that dose not know what they are doing

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

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    Very innovative company with a highly dynamic CEO

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsProducts, CEO, People, Corporate Office ,Purpose

    ConsCulture is counterproductive leading to in-fighting, posturing and job dissatisfaction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a closer look at BU leadership. Create a culture of fostering a positive environment where there is true collaboration and not one of internal competition.

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

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    Great company

    Observer (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsPeople are really really nice

    ConsI can't think of any disappointment

    Advice to Senior ManagementRock on

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Avoid if possible

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey do offer good benefits.

    ConsNew management doesn't have a clue how to fix the issues the company faces. Because of recent moves, trust in upper management is at an all time low. Working 60 hour weeks is the new 40.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Focuses too much on appearance and not enough on the actual company integrity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSeems like an upscale company that cares about employees on the outside. Nice campus.

    ConsIncompetent managers and very heavy business politics. Borderline unethical. Cares too much about reputation but operations are falling apart on day to day basis. Many incompetent engineers and too much money invested in poorly designed products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove operations and invest more to improve products and manufacturing, employ more resources in sustaining operations. It's all talk, live up to the standards you brag about.

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

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