Edwards Lifesciences

  www.edwards.com
  www.edwards.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
115 Reviews
3.0
115 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem
Michael A. Mussallem
85 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too much politics

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary plus benefits. Nice work environment

    Cons

    Too much politics. Hard to get a promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company, but

    • 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

    good culture, love the people, highly educated and professional

    Cons

    not strategic thinkers, unorganized, not very good at planning, not good for mid level, minimal career growth for those not in engineering jobs, does not promote well from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop and train your experienced non managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company overall, unfortunately my particular manager wasn't the most encouraging early in my career.

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere and great head of IT--always good work coming out of that department.

    Cons

    In my particular position, I didn't get enough cross-training or interaction with other departments. Was mostly just me and my manager for day-to-day work. Was a bit behind on website technology while I was there, but this was changing with the new director of IT around the time I left.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Great 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

    decent salary, good benefits and retirement

    Cons

    not much room for growth without a lot of experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep calm and chive on!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good stable company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    * Excellent work life balance
    * Good compensation
    * Stable company

    Cons

    * A lot of people have been there for a while so movement opportunities are limited

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but very cloudy future ahead

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary & bonus share. Products are proven though nothing new will come out any time soon

    Cons

    No retirement pension. Bonus have been going down. Many competitors are catching up (BSX, MDT, STJ) & producing better products & more reliable. Criticare BU is in trouble with way too many competitors out there. Unless you are in "circle of buddies", you have slim or no chance for promotion at this place. Ppl been there a long time will never leave & abuse the systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. I already got all my profits the last 5 yrs & ran.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Unstable

    • 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful sense of mission with employees, and management, genuinely trying to the do the right thing

    Cons

    Internal politics are horrible, with employees caught in the middle. Constant restructurings are just re-arranging the deck chairs, making managers feel like they are doing something, but leading to uncertainty and instability for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actions speak louder than words with respect to loyalty towards your employees -- stop sacrificing long-terms gains for short-term cost-cutting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Management needs to take a hard look at itself...

    • 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company with huge potential if top management is willing to take a hard look at themselves and the impact they have on it's people, results, and long-term outlook. The cumbersome management processes are killing the productivity and innovation of the company

    Cons

    Very political and arrogant in certain areas of the business. Company prides itself on innovation - but very limited to product not commercial in a time when they need to think innovate their go-to-market approach. Hard to see this turning around when top management is blind to the faults of "the in-crowd"...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up the people at the top jobs. Reward results versus political "insiders". Beware of the arrogance in THV

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

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

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

    Pros

    Boundless market opportunity
    Challenging and interesting product development
    Good pay

    Cons

    Top heavy management structure - the better to surround the guilty and punish the innocent
    Culture of blame - no cross-functional collaboration; every man (woman) for himslef(herself)
    Poor management guidance - no mentoring whatsoever
    No work life balance and no worker appreciation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have talented people, develop them. Stop the hire/fire merry-go-round. Or, if you must, try a little navel gazing and fire yourselves.
    Critical Care BU is so dysfunctional, you did a dry run employee opinion survey. Afterwards, the actual survey results still tanked. What's up with that?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting Products

    • 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

    I have learned a lot in this job

    Cons

    To move up you have to be one of the few that have good friends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Worked for Edwards Lifesciences? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.