Edwards Lifesciences

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5 people found this helpful  

Edwards is a real roller coaster ride, some good times/some bad.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Irvine, CA

I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

there are a lot of great people here, have made some friends for life. Nice campus, decent benefits.

Cons

Leadership lacking in my dept., it is tough to focus on improving core processes when leaders are constantly driving the latest buzzwords and bogus initiatives. No understanding of what day to day in the trenches is so no real support. Vast difference in the business units, no consistency...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Time to decide if EW is really going to be a top tier company...time to get rid of some of the long timers who don't have a clue about managing and innovation. Now that times are tough, need to reevaluate strategy!

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very enjoyable, a solid company that offers the potential to advance ones career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CAD Operator in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Senior CAD Operator in Draper, UT

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable, Benefits, Tuition Assistance, competitive pay, opportunity for growth, Pride, Low Stress Level, Not micro-managed.

    Cons

    Slow to promote, Consistent use of outdated computer programs and technology, slow to implement new technologies and methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get advice on how to make things better from those who work in the "trenches" and who can actually see where improvements can be made. Don't just listen to managers, they don't know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience, but projects exceed the time spent on the internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very smart co-workers to learn from
    Company prides itself in being top-notch, interns are treated well and exposed to many learning experiences
    University Relations sets up good events for interns
    The goal of the company is to create devices that work FOR patients, not as cost driven

    Cons

    Lack of direction
    Spent much time learning about medical devices, not much working with them
    Look for an extension if you are only there for 3 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have interns sit in every meeting, include them in emails. As long as it isn't proprietary, it will give the intern a better idea of cross-department interaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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