Edwards Lifesciences

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Great learning experience

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

I worked at Edwards Lifesciences

Pros

- Smart people, most of whom are genuinely concerned about patients
- Great location
- High value brand: Edwards is selling the biggest blockbuster since the stent

Cons

- No real employee development or advancements
- Culture clash between veteran "staffers" and FNGs
- Culture clash between "haves" (THV) and "have-nots" (Critical Care)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't cheat in the way you calculate attrition to make it look like it's below 5%. It's not.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Be aware of Management & useless HR

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    Former Employee - Mfg Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Mfg Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    Great location, nice facilities, close to everything, great HV products (though facing tough competitions now), many great engineers, technicians & operators still work here with great personalities. I learned so much in my short years there & now have a blossoming career with knowlege & technologies I gained. I can't thank Edwards enough.

    Cons

    Horrible traffic, too political in promotion/ reward, too many management levels (you can be as deep at 7 levels under CEO Mike Mussalem & can have 3 ppl with the same level reporting to each others). Tough to get anything done here. The old-timers protect their retirement benefits, stocks & didn't want to approve anything creative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce politics should be # 1 priority. Edwards has lost so many valuable employees that eventually it will cost them far more to replace. Just like the goverment, they rewarded failures & punished successes. Mike M. is a great CEO. As low-level as me, he frequently said hi to me whenver he saw me on campus. All I did was joking at him once & he remembered me. That made my day. His problem is he listened to the bullies from his senior mgmt that have been slowly hired to run campus since 2009 or so. They have done NOTHING to improve Edwards technical position except to force bogus numbers to justify their bonuses.

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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Modern day Tower of Babel - it's a wonder Critical Care Div. ever gets anything done

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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

    Pros

    This stuff really does save people's lives
    Great pay and benefits
    Most people at the working level are great to work with

    Cons

    politics, politics, politics
    nobody's got your back so decisions are made for personal rather than overall considerations/benefit
    forget about mentoring; it's all about scapegoating
    bloated bureaucracy; even mundane decisions are subject to escalation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    critcal care is constantly pushing people out the door to bring new ones in. It hasn't worked, doesn't work, will not work. Empower employees and open up channels of communication without fear of reprisal.
    Will there ever be another employee satisfaction survey?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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