Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem
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Pros
  • Steady work, great benefits, good pay, and good work environment (in 7 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work life balance is not a consideration (in 5 reviews)

  • Critical Care Business unit is poorly managed and needs a new leader (in 8 reviews)

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  1. The company is very vibrant. Everyone is passionate about their work.

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Company culture, big bonuses, nice people

    Cons

    Sometimes movement can be a little hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great coworkers and a fun working environment.

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    Former Employee - HRIS in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - HRIS in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Upper management is very open. Strong ethical values. Great campus.

    Cons

    Middle management politics. Slow promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better parking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Okay

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    Former Employee - Technician in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    The great medical benefits and some training

    Cons

    No or little personal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Classes needed to train supervisors and management how to work with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Quality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    Good morning everyone else is

    Cons

    Large and small business owners

  6. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meaningful Work
    Innovative Atmosphere
    Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Some politics with management
    Compensation good, but not amazing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay innovative and keep your best employees happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Stay away from the Draper facility

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Draper, UT

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot. There are some nice and smart people.

    Cons

    It is just a rampant, disorganized culture that is hungry for scapegoats. Admit one mistake or issue and you're already on the chopping block where coworkers start being very passive aggressive towards you and start bullying you.

    Rather than actually spending any time really developing any talent, they rather use you as a scapegoat for their displaced frustrations. Honestly, the only way to succeed is to suck up to your superiors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture needs a revamp. Stop trying to punish or find someone to blame and actually develop them. You'd be surprised how many hidden problems you could fix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    EW great to work for most of the time during 20+ years there, but...

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were great, especially the company shutdown during the December holidays; getting that extra week off was amazing. The campus was nice too, with a large park in the middle that was nice for lunchtime relaxation. Onsite Fitness center with state of the art equipment and fitness trainer was a bonus too.

    Cons

    Management talked the talk, but didn't quite get around to walking the walk. HR way too supportive of management at the expense of long term employees. The cafeteria good used to be good, but a change in suppliers caused the quality and value to drop significantly, and it was less expensive and nicer to go off campus to eat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company Values need to be shared and enforced at all levels, not just at the worker level. Mind how new management who bring in their own teams from prior employers try to bend the vision of the company into something unrecognizable, using their power to drive out long term employees by intimidation and threats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    The Thrill Is Gone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, the people, the work we do for patients

    Cons

    Management is only concerned about bonuses. No work life balance. If you pickup the slack if someone leaves they'll dump more work on you and expect you to like and phase out the position. Management will never admit that they are wrong and not listen to the employees who are pointing out issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Some of them are thinking about the bigger picture and are not vying for your job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10. It was good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anasco, PR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anasco, PR

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ok enviroment
    Good medical insurance
    Good peers

    Cons

    No good cafeteria
    No work family balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more open with employees

    Recommends
  11. Great, innovative company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    Great product lines, nice working atmoshphere.

    Cons

    Long hours are the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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