Edwards Lifesciences

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Good learning opportunity

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

Pros

It is a worldwide company and there are opportunities to travel to other worldwide offices to learn.
Very interesting work.

Cons

It is a worldwide company and there are opportunities to travel to other worldwide offices, which could be a problem.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Help improve the facilities--hire architects and interior designers to better the work environment. By having a nicer environment employees work better.

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Good location, not so-good company for ethical treatment of employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    Outstanding products, challenging projects, technically competent people working here.
    Growth has been phenomenal
    Nice facility overall
    Good location, closer to all infrastructure.
    Generous expense with AMEX account

    Cons

    Politics & relations rule at this place. Be aware & I am NOT making this up.
    Ignore all the fantasies, parties, privileges that they give you. They are mainly paint-coating to get you in the company before they squueze you to death.
    Layoffs happen periodically every 2-3 years whether business is good or bad.
    Make sure once you get in the door & work here: back up your PC every week. Employees who resign going to competitors, laid off or fired are escorted out the door the same day. You will not have much time to remove your personal files.
    Upper & middle management only worry for themselves & their primary objectives (KOD's) which lead to their hefty bonuses end of year. They could care less about the people that put in well over 40 hr a week year after year after year.
    The management expect you to work from home in the evening & on weekend & even through the holidays to meet their KOD objectives.
    The parking & traffic around the facility is horrific. If you are late to work (like 8:30 AM), you will spend 20 minute to park & walk to your office
    Last advice: when you quit EW going to competitors, do not tell the boss & HR so. Just say you are taking a breather & look for jobs later. They will leave u alone for your last 2 week notice & won't harass you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should listen to employees & be less selfish. Focus on new technologies before losing the edge to competitors. Many scientists, engineers will defect & benefit competitors. Mike Mussallem should put his upper management people on unemployment line for 60 days then bring back so they know what it is like to be ordinary citizens. They will then treat their employees much better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Depending on what Business Unit your work for -will depend on your happiness

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros

    In the Industry Edwards is a Market Leader , Benefits are good , as with anywhere there are quality people working at this Company

    Cons

    Managment in CC has been around for so many years it is very Political - There are some dishonest Directors that rule the roost and unless there is a change I don't know how the business will survive in this environment. Work life balance is non-existent if you are on vacation it is expected that you will pick up your voicemails , emails and complete reports on demand. This was not the case here many years ago this has become standard practice - Integrity is an issue in this division as well - If you don't get drunk and stay out late partying you will not be seen in a positive light if you are in Sales . In this decade most companys don't stand for this type of behaviour. The THV side of the business is completely different and if you work for them you have great Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrity , honesty, work life balance - all of these should be looked at. See where the turnover is occuring stop listening to excuses and make changes. Learn from the THV group - they have happy employees - Happy employees are great employees (dedication should be valued)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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