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Fantastic engineering

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

I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The engineering staff is super smart and very talented. It is gratifying to know we make surgery less invasive and less traumatic. The problems we solve are difficult and interesting, and everyone works very hard to achieve the common goal.

Cons

The company is growing quickly, and the culture is changing. To get any product into the field, a herculean effort is required to satisfy V&V and regulatory requirements.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work.

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  1. Fast paced, purposeful culture, long-term view

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

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. Helpful (6)

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

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

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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