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Great company, great people

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Former Employee - R&D Intern  in  Midvale, UT
Former Employee - R&D Intern in Midvale, UT

I worked at Edwards Lifesciences as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Great company to work for, especially in the R&D department. Some of the best co-workers I've had as well.

Cons

Didn't have a formalized intern development program like I've seen at other companies, but that is perhaps more related to being in Utah away from headquarters.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Worst time of my life

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

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good cafeteria food - very healthy and wholesome choices
    Some good people still in the company - they treat their senior management very well

    Cons

    Employees are disposable and contract employees are usually kept on for 2 years, high job turnover rate, management doesn't want to encourage new ideas or employee advancement, and promotions seem to be based on politics not hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actively listen and help your employees achieve their goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management Lacking in Foresight and Leadership Skills

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

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

    Pros

    The campus is nice and continuously improved
    The products are good and you know you are helping patients every day
    Co-workers are nice people

    Cons

    Politics are stifling the company, people get promoted without technical skills, more because the upper management 'likes' them
    Managers don't know what they are doing and there is no way for them to learn how to improve themselves and develop their employees. Most managers are just looking out for themselves
    Constant location shuffling of departments - major loss of productivity during each relocation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn who the real workers are and reward them, not the 'face' of the projects. Politics are terrible and it will hurt the company in the long run. There are tons of talented people at Edwards, but they are buried under all of the levels of management. Stop overworking the engineers, it's too much.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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