Edwards Lifesciences

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Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
119 Reviews
3.1
119 Reviews
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Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem
Michael A. Mussallem
88 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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  1.  

    Good company but with a few problems

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Draper, UT

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Steady work, great benefits, good pay, and good work environment.

    Cons

    Before you can be employed at Edwards Lifesciences you have to go through a temp agency called Ultimate Staffing for at least 6-7 months, which was a real pain. There's also a problem with other departments holding up production by getting things messed up or not having components done on time so we get tied up a bit. And it feels like little growing room, we only get raises once a year and there's not really an upper position for my department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your managers and make sure they're in control of they're team and making they're quota so the rest of the company doesn't have to stop because of one departments screw ups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very disappointing, Ultimate Staffing recruiters are not honest in their claims.

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people I was working with were (other laborers) very friendly. I enjoyed most of my fellow employees, there's always a few who are harder to interact with, but for the most part, very nice people.

    Cons

    Management appears to be totally and completely profit driven. Concerns and suggestions from employees were either ignored or just shot down. VERY rigorous requirements on production speeds after a very short training period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the concerns and suggestions of your employees. These people are working VERY hard and want to help make this company a success, but it can be extremely demoralizing to feel that your input falls on deaf ears and that your well-being comes in a far second to profitability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 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 (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
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  5.  

    Complicated logistics for product, but overall interesting and impactful work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer I in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer I in Draper, UT

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The products are innovative, and the people are friendly

    Cons

    Outdated software; complicated paperwork and processing of product which leads to errors

    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  7. 2 people 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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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 (less than an 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company but very cloudy future ahead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (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
  11. 8 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 (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

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