Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem
Michael A. Mussallem
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Pros
  • Great benefits (especially stock purchase) (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and for (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. Quality engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Good benefits, and health, 401k.

    Cons

    too many meetings. Some hard people to work with

    Advice to Management

    fix the problem for permanent.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Transcatheter Heart Valves (THV)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company name, diverse line of products, great amenities: basketball, gym, cafe, locker room/showers, and always enough work to keep you mentally stimulated

    Cons

    Welcome to the 50/60 hour work week and barely competitive pay. Edwards grew too quickly and was not able to support such growth with capable management.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the culture does not foster/encourage work-life balance


  3. Helpful (2)

    Product Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Great stock options
    -Great company to work for in terms of long term stability
    -Fast-paced, aggressive

    Cons

    -Very very long work hours (with unfair expectations)
    -Lack of results-oriented culture. You only get ahead by vying for political favors

    Advice to Management

    -Create a better culture. This one sucks.


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  5. IT support analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was paid a good wage considering the work I did. They offered good benefits. They have a gym at the work place.

    Cons

    If you work in a call center of any sort, you know that calls handled matters but it doesn't seem to at Edwards. Management doesn't seem to know how to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Employee moral programs are only effective if performed at all locations. "Fair" should also be uniform across all locations.


  6. Research and Development Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment that is very supportive of family and personal life. Excellent facilities within the R & D Division, very few jerks there.

    Cons

    Pay was just barely competitive, occasionally management would get caught up on ideas that engineers found were not promising, lots and lots of focus on deadlines for clinical trials.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the majority of your good work, consider increasing the incentive to contribute to patents. Never loose your sense of humor.


  7. Dept. Coordinator position

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Coordinator in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Department Coordinator in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job flexibility depending on manager, amazing food at cafeteria, fitness classes, ergonomic accomodations, 401k matching program, PTO/Vacation time up to 3 weeks/year, new buildings, educational opportunities, possible tuition reimbursement, etc.

    Cons

    Certain departments don't care how much education you have, the pay rate is designated based on specific job not skill. They rationalize the low salaries with having above avg benefits for employees, but those don't pay the bills. It's a really rewarding company founded on amazing values + led by an inspiring CEO, but because of how most positions pay, I wouldn't be able to stay here long-term.


  8. Good company; don’t expect career growth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Highly ethical company focused on doing the right things internally and in the community.
    Edwards has an inspirational mission that's integral, motivating and visible. Employees are proud of high quality products - all focus on doing the right thing for patients and making an impact in the community. You're surrounded by a lot of smart people who work well together.

    Cons

    It's hard to make progress due to bureaucratic systems and reluctance to change. Senior management, at times, seems disconnected from realities of daily operations.

    Advice to Management

    You've got an excellent mission and great aspirations. Invest time to understand and improve personnel dynamics and how the company actually functions.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Terrible Company Culture

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Name use to carry some cache, nice cafeteria.

    Cons

    Managers are clueless, very political atmosphere, a lot of chest pounding, posturing, and big egos. Top heavy organization where very few engineers get tons of pressure from very many managers who try to take credit for pushing them.

    Advice to Management

    decrease in number, increase in skill.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Outside Sales rep

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great innovative company spends money on research and developing cutting edge technology.
    Good pay for outside sales. A lot of long term employees

    Cons

    Still somewhat good old boy company. Don't always reward long term loyal employees.
    Not a lot of cross over division opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees who are actually out in the field to get real feedback on what is happening. Sometimes things are truly out of their hands


  11. Helpful (1)

    Very bad engineering experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family oriented culture, multiple initiatives intended to retain employees, gym in house an a cafeteria being developed.

    Cons

    Very poor engineering judgement at all levels. Management is consistently out of focus and lacks in how to prioritize engineering tasks. Very poor engineering development program.

    Advice to Management

    Benchmark, there are multiple ways on how to best use your resources and recognize their competitive advantage in favor of the business.



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