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

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Every year someone in each department is targeted and fired

Senior Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

ProsGreat profit sharing and high salaries in a comfortable office environment. Cutting edge medical device products including heart pumps.

ConsManagement secretly meets to profile and target and fire professionals. It sounds paranoid, but it was true. I was fired in order to promote a peer to director level. They needed my salary to justify promoting him.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep everything above board. Don't keep secrets from the employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Thoratec Corp full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Great Management, Open to changes and friendly environment Cons: Needs more open communication with employees Advice to Senior Management: No comment Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great place for a new hire!

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Thoratec Corp as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: The people at the Pleasanton Headquarters are very warm and open. I was with the engineers… Cons: The HR people are nice, but a little scary. It was… Advice to Senior Management: Keep it up! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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