Edwards Lifesciences

  www.edwards.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

111 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Career Opportunities
  • Disapproves of CEO

6 people found this helpful  

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

Engineer (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

ProsOutstanding 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

ConsPolitics & 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 Senior ManagementThe 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn new things; just take forever to get it done (if ever)

    R&D Engineer (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros: Edwards is a real progressive company in recent years after losing edges to competitors like Medtronics, StJude. The company willing to spend money for their employees… Cons: The upper management really get lost when it comes to promoting people. They promoted the ones who did the least work & screamed the… Advice to Senior Management: A lot of good people working here. Money can't buy everything.… More

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    Information Technology (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences

    Pros: - Great benefits. - Stock is doing great! - New CIO – hopefully things will change for the… Cons: - Lack of career development plans. - Hard to find balance work and life. - Very political. - Lack of project management specialists – anyone can be appointed… Advice to Senior Management: - Hire project management specialists, or invest in training. - New project requests… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

There are newer reviews on Edwards Lifesciences.

Worked for Edwards Lifesciences? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.