Edwards Lifesciences

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Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
116 Reviews
3.0
116 Reviews
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Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem
Michael A. Mussallem
86 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.  

    Contracts Administrator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Great product. They truly care about the patients.

    Cons

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

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    Great company

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    Current Employee - Observer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Observer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People are really really nice

    Cons

    I can't think of any disappointment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rock on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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
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  5.  

    material handler

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    Former Employee - Material Handler  in  Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Sandy, UT

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

    Pros

    most of the ppl there are the nicest you work with

    Cons

    working with Supervisor that lie about your hard working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very innovative company with a highly dynamic CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Products, CEO, People, Corporate Office ,Purpose

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent place to work with a great community.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Office culture and compensation are the two big pluses EW offers.

    Cons

    Difficulty of promotion in certain positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid if possible

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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

    They do offer good benefits.

    Cons

    New 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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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

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

    Cons

    Incompetent 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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Value oriented medical device company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    CEO Mike Mussallem is a leading edge thinker. "Life is now" is the company motto and taken to heart for patients.

    Cons

    "Life is now" is not always applied to employees. The corporate culture has shifted as the company has grown from a small start-up to a corporate power house.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place for a recent grad or new hire to gain experience in a cGMP/regulated environment

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    Current Employee - QE1  in  Draper, UT
    Current Employee - QE1 in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    Good training and mentoring for new hires
    Great, friendly people and open, approachable environment
    Good facilities and overall atmosphere
    Great community involvement and interaction
    Work-life balance is supported
    Good sense of purpose and production

    Cons

    It is a regulated (FDA, Euro/Japan Health boards) so a lot of regulations and requirements, which may seem excessive, are needed and must be followed. It makes working more difficult, but ensures that everything is done correctly (or at least verified that it means a standard). Sometimes the goals of projects seem overly tedious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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