Edwards Lifesciences

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short-term Focus

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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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, sharp people in Engineering.

    Cons

    Short-term focus, company can't compete on price with competition.
    Not enough investment during commercialization with the emphasis being on minimizing up-front tooling/automation costs. Purchased piece part prices and labor content are too high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Position the company to compete on price; in other words, develop and validate production processes before commercial release with less focus on long-term device price.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great experience but highly dependent on your direct manager

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    I had an overall positive experience at Edwards, largely due to my direct manager who was a great mentor, worked hard, and supported me throughout my time. The company has a great work/life culture in the Finance department and encourages employees to continuously develop through training and online courses.

    Cons

    The politics within higher management and the lack of support for lower level employees. Directors and VPs are not in tuned with what is going on with the more junior level folks, often only concerned with their own career trajectory. It was frustrating that more senior level employees often worked less than junior level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be in tune with your junior staff. Set a better example of leading, working hard, and putting in the effort in everything you do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company. You'll work hard, but they take care of you.

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great percs, you'll learn a lot

    Cons

    Expect a lot of overtime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    POSITIVE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Give others a chance than staying with the comfort zone.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Too much politics

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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 (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
  7.  

    Complicated logistics for product, but overall interesting and impactful work

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    • 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 a 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 a 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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company, but

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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

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Application Developer

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    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

  11.  

    Good company but with a few problems

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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

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