Thoratec Corp
3.2 of 5 19 reviews
www.thoratec.com Pleasanton, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Fast growing at a slow pace

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

ProsThoratec offers an amazing pipeline of life saving products that are unmatched throughout the world. There are extremely talented individuals that have long tenures and provide excellent guidence.

ConsProduct development is extremely slow due to the nature of the product (Class 3 med device). This company is not fast paced to release new product resulting in multi year projects. Also, management is quick to hire from outside rather than develop from within.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromotion/development from within would inspire those that have greater aspirations to move up within the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very disappointing, was expecting more

    R&D Manager (Former Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Thoratec Corp


    Pros: Some very good people in the engineering and technician ranks. Life… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Make yourselves look good by listening to those who know… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great engineers with average management.

    R&D Engineer (Current Employee)
    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 Senior Management: Many managers have less experience and technical expertise than engineers. More
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