Intuitive Surgical

  www.intuitivesurgical.com
  www.intuitivesurgical.com
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Fast paced, purposeful culture, long-term view

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Majority of leadership has a longer term, realistic view of the environment - more so than other silicon valley companies I've been at (high tech hardware/software/cap equip). Very purposeful with bringing in new talent that fits into the culture. Aware of the pitfalls of being a successful company and actively manages to mitigate.

Cons

Pace is very fast and always increasing. Some people find it difficult to achieve effective work-life balance. Still some silo'd thinking, and as the company continues to grow and get more complex, this will be a challenge

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great product, ethical company, but much of middle management is incompetent. Employees are commodities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time

    Pros

    Excellent innovation, great product, strong growth, exemplary executive leadership.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for career development, advancement. A lot of middle managers are incompetent and apathetic and company has grown too fast to recognize or rectify this. The culture seems to frown upon recognizing accomplishments or providing any affirmation at all, and salaries are often not in line with those of other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get review data on managers, and clean house... or a lot of great people are going to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Strong technology, lousy culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time

    Pros

    Pay is above average as long as stock keeps rising. If stock growth stops or sales miss targets pay is not attractive.
    Annual meetings in sunny places
    Your general appearance and attitude needs to be good.

    Cons

    Your life expectancy is 3 years here
    No family life, high pressure environment
    Get used to seeing people get fired at a whim for no reason
    Churn and burn culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're almost there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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