Thoratec Corp

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Great engineers with average management.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

Pros

Co-workers are the best part of this company.

Cons

Mediocre managers with limited experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Many managers have less experience and technical expertise than engineers.

Other reviews for Thoratec Corp

  1.  

    Average

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

    Pros

    Balance between work and life
    Good Benefits
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Low pays
    EEO is a bit questionable, when you see a particular group of people getting hired
    Biased ethnic grouping, who are loud and use language other than English.This is NOT professional. No action from management or HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job Referrals are good, but please pay attention to qualifications rather than employee connections

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Steady paycheck.

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

    Pros

    Steady paycheck and they make a good, life-saving product.

    Cons

    Management is 'old-school' and still in an R&D mode. The best hope for Thoratec is that they are bought out by a larger company with experience in medical device (J&J, Roche, etc..), so that new blood could be brought in on the top layers and really make it a strong medical device manufacturing company in all the areas required in this regulated industry. Without a complete changing of all the executive guard (lets go with Director and above), Thoratec will never reach the heights that it should have already reached 10 years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on selling the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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