Edwards Lifesciences

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Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
126 Reviews
2.9
126 Reviews
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Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem
Michael A. Mussallem
92 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very innovative company with a highly dynamic CEO

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences part-time (less than an 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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Value oriented medical device company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Avoid if possible

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

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (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
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (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
  8.  

    Excellent place to work with a great community.

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

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences as a contractor (less than an 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn about heart valves

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with very friendly and talented people. There is a wealth of information here for people that want to continue learning and there are great opportunities for people that want to become leaders.

    Cons

    Too much focus on short term needs results in wasted efforts many extra hours on weekends. Taking personal time for vacation, or to care for a family member or even for a new baby seems to negatively impact your opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Need to Treat Employees Better & Focus on Compliance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Quality in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    Edwards is a good company to learn the basics of cGMP compliance. Health benefits are good.

    Cons

    Company lacks sound direction from management. Too many ego-driven directors and above. Management talks a good talk but doesn't back their talk with sound decisions. Office culture is too political. Too much turnover at Operations and Engineering management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management in a Draper is clueless to the day-to-day struggles of employees. Production workers are not given the opportunity to maintain a fair work/life balance. Meeting numbers and keeping costs down are the main focus. Development opportunities are nonexistent and honest feedback is not given nor encouraged. The company's ethics do not align with employees that want to make correct decisions. Develop employees and embrace a culture of allowing senior employees to train and mentor the less experienced! Management that thrives on the "one mistake and you're fired" mentality is toxic to the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Highly motivated company, top of the line products.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - THV in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - THV in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    Edwards is a great, solid company to work for. They are very driven and focused on success. There are some amazingly talented people working for Edwards, which is why they lead in innovative products. Everybody's friendly and the environment is VERY diverse, even for Utah. The opportunities to grow and learn in your career field are abundant at Edwards.You will assuridly gain valuable skills by working here

    Cons

    Because Edwards is so highly driven, the work environment can be very stressful, engineers working less than 50 hours a week are considered slackers. Everything is a rush and an emergency, and everyone is stretched thin. Getting promoted is nearly impossible, even if you've been doing the workload of 3 people at a level 2 steps above your pay grade for the last 3 years, it's still not enough to justify a promotion in their eyes. They use outdated technology to supplement their outdated processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay current with new technology available, this could only help you. Don't be too stingy with promotions, this is causing you to lose amazing, valuable talent. Don't stretch your employees too thin.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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