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Worst time of my life

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Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Irvine, CA
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Irvine, CA

I worked at Edwards Lifesciences as a contractor (less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

Actively listen and help your employees achieve their goals.

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  1. Great company, great people

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  2. Helpful (4)

    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 (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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