Edwards Lifesciences

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Stay out of the politics at all costs

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Edwards Lifesciences

Pros

Edwards always has new, cutting-edge products to work on. Compensation and benefits are very good. There are some really great people working there.

Cons

Edwards is all about corporate politics. Most of senior management subscribes to the philosophy that "perception is reality" -- and it's far easier to appear competent than to be competent. You will not do your career any favors by ever disagreeing with senior management. On product development teams, the schedule is written in stone and never in touch with reality. Once you get to mid-level, you are considered company property. Your supervisors will expect you to always be available, even if you are on vacation or at home. The CC division has extremely talented low and mid-level people, but senior management that ignores them on a daily basis. Management doesn't care about product maintenance, just getting the new product on the market. They have great older products that are left without any attention. Edwards is very top-heavy, and new senior managers are always suspicious of long-term employees, as if staying at Edwards for more than five years is a bad thing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire the consultants, stop reading all the new managment books, and start listening to long-term employees. They're the ones in the trenches and know your products best. You have great talent there, but you can't use it if you won't listen to what it's saying.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyable Workplace, I Love Working Here!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    - The employees are very friendly, easy to work with, and proud of what they do
    - Extended learning opportunities funded partially or fully by the company or department
    - Patient-focused workplace, working here is rewarding
    - Great benefits, decent employee stock purchase plan

    Cons

    - Lots of red tape and processes are sometimes slow
    - Big company, easy to go unnoticed if you let yourself
    - HR and Management pride EW for growth opportunities and movement within the company- this is the case with some employees, but not the majority
    - Job satisfaction seems to vary widely with business unit and/or management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value your employees and keep us informed of the corporate goals and directions
    Transparency is always best, be clear about the work that has been done, the work that needs to be done, and how it all fits together for the big picture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice environment and learning experiences

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    Team work among colleagues is great, especially to get things done. Lots of training to get you to appreciate and understand your part in a project.

    Cons

    Work load can be too extreme at times. Lack of appreciation for work-life balance concept, to the extent of non-existence at times. Pay wise, not competitve enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Listen to the employees from all levels and increase the awareness of better work-life balance

    Approves of CEO
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