Thoratec Corp

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Great engineers with average management.

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

I have been working at Thoratec Corp

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.

25 Other Employee Reviews for Thoratec Corp (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Very disappointing, was expecting more

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    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Thoratec Corp

    Pros

    Some very good people in the engineering and technician ranks.
    Life saving technology.

    Cons

    R&D senior management at HQ is dishonest and incompetent. They are only interested in quick & dirty fixes and covering their behinds.
    At all locations old timers rule, no way to get new ideas considered. Hence, "next gen" is nothing truly new.
    All designs are outsourced so engineers are just paper pushers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourselves look good by listening to those who know better.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Average

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

    I worked at Thoratec Corp

    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
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