Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO 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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156 Employee Reviews

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  1. It has been a great working experience.

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    We help save lives with our products...entrepreneurial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get different business units to not be silo'd

    Advice to Management

    Break down barriers


  2. Great company to work for, IT reorgs a lot

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Senior management, great CEO, great perks

    Cons

    They pay well, but you work a lot, very high expectations always

    Advice to Management

    More headcount, less consultants


  3. Helpful (1)

    3+ yrs and great!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Flexible time off, awesome teamwork, sharing of ideas and synergy

    Cons

    I've noticed a difference in how contractors are treated vs being a full time employee.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent talent, a large percentage of fellow engineers are extremely competent. Well-established culture of recruiting and developing entry-level engineers from top schools results in a significant pool of young and eager talent. Great opportunities for growth, hard work is well-recognized. Exciting new technologies and industry-leading innovation. Ample opportunities to share in the success of the stock price.

    Cons

    Relatively long hours are expected when nearing major goals, but nothing crazy. Goals are set quite aggressively, making the aforementioned time crunch unavoidable. Significant differences in culture between business units. Relationship-oriented culture can be a pro or a con, depending on your personality.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in young talent.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Best place I have ever worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Leadership really cares about patients. Long term thinkers, senior management has been in place and doesn't rotate so you are not getting radical changes of direction every two years like other places. Nice campus, good pay and benefits, lots of smart people.

    Cons

    You have to be committed which often means long hours. If it is just a job, you may not fit in.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, keep the culture while the company grows.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience, but projects exceed the time spent on the internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Very smart co-workers to learn from Company prides itself in being top-notch, interns are treated well and exposed to many learning experiences University Relations sets up good events for interns The goal of the company is to create devices that work FOR patients, not as cost driven

    Cons

    Lack of direction Spent much time learning about medical devices, not much working with them Look for an extension if you are only there for 3 months

    Advice to Management

    Have interns sit in every meeting, include them in emails. As long as it isn't proprietary, it will give the intern a better idea of cross-department interaction.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Application Developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer
    Former Employee - Applications Developer

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Bright ppl all around

    Cons

    Lot of movement at high level positions


  9. Helpful (1)

    POSITIVE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Department Specialist in Irvine, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My favorite employer in my career. Great people to work with and for. Great CEO, very positive.

    Cons

    Management seems to have favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Give others a chance than staying with the comfort zone.


  10. Engineering Technician quality and process.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Anasco, PR
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Anasco, PR

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (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 Management

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


  11. Great, innovative company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences

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

    Pros

    Great product lines, nice working atmoshphere.

    Cons

    Long hours are the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Improve work-life balance.



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