Edwards Lifesciences

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Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
115 Reviews
3.0
115 Reviews
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Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem
Michael A. Mussallem
85 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company culture and opportunity to grow if you are willing to put in the effort to network.

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    Current Employee - Department Coordinator  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Department Coordinator in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked with a staffing agency for Edwards. Treated me just like an employee and managers still wanted to grow me. Very helpful

    Cons

    Have to network to grow. Hard getting a job from a temp position from my experience. But am a recent graduate. Want at least an MBA for a lot of fields.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    No Direction from senior management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good opportunity to learn medical device but not a place to retire.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Draper, UT

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I like the core team aspect as well as the operators. It can depend on where you work though. There are several business units from CSS, to HVT, to THV. Great benefits!

    Cons

    The pay for the operators is atrocious considering they're making life saving devices and only starting at $10.76. I was in THV and it was a crappy place to work based on upper management, specifically Nathan Tenzer. Do not work for this guy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider adding someone who is more personable than Tenzer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Engineering Technician quality and process.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Anasco, PR
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Anasco, PR

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was the best experience I 've ever had. Helped me develop and apply my engineering skills, The satisfaction of implementing my ideas. The satisfaction of contributing in the manufacture of products intended for the health and care of an ill patient. An excellent opportunity to grow as a professional.

    Cons

    Excellent pay, medical plan, trainings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company that didn't hessitate in any investment to help employees and the community.

  6.  

    lotso work for a CRA to do

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    plenty of job security in this one!

    Cons

    management is inexperienced with poor skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away! They are career killers

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Draper, UT

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome products that saving a lot of lives.

    Cons

    Long hours. Terrible environment in Draper. No possible advancement. Managers know everything and won't promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire Tenzer and reshape THV management. They did an OK job at getting THV Draper running but their medling will rear it's ugly head in a few years. No regard for humans; employees or otherwise. You think you have problems with the FDA now... They offer no mentorship because that would take time away from shipping product. Does Mussalim know that Draper THV managemet is doing the exact opposite of everything that preaches and believes in?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to learn as many faces professionals

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst  in  Anasco, PR
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Anasco, PR

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of the employees are very nice people.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire more Business Minded people and those who are intimate with the FDA for Regulatory/Quality positions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Glad I was there but glad to be gone!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    Wonderful 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.

    Cons

    Employees 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.

  11.  

    Good company culture to work in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    Love 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!

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    In 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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