Thoratec Corp

  www.thoratec.com
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Average

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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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    Steady paycheck.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thoratec Corp full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  2.  

    Good, but some improvement needed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer

    I worked at Thoratec Corp

    Pros

    Incredible work culture, very interesting products, all levels of management more often than not promoted from within, friendly inhabitants (with a few notable exceptions)

    Cons

    Penny wise pound foolish budget decisions (they wasted at least two weeks of my salary to save a few hundred dollars buying the cheapest possible equipment; eventually I had to go out and buy some of my own).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's okay to spend a little extra money buying decent equipment, because the amount of time and salary wasted attempting to buy the cheapest junk is at times incredibly frustrating and seemingly a criminal misuse of investor money (yes I know that's not how the accounting is calculated, but budget gimmicks don't hide the monumental waste of time and money, which translate into lost opportunities).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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