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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

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  1. 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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    First Class Company with an *

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    Current Employee - Director of Sales  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company with long standing brands that cash flow. Invested in new technologies that will change the way medical procedures are done.

    Cons

    There is a new element of "petty management" in the company. As a company grows so does the short sighted J&J style of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage ideas and your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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