Thoratec Corp

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Every year someone in each department is targeted and fired

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

I worked at Thoratec Corp full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

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

Cons

Management 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 ManagementAdvice

Keep everything above board. Don't keep secrets from the employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Management, Open to changes and friendly environment

    Cons

    Needs more open communication with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great place for a new hire!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Thoratec Corp as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people at the Pleasanton Headquarters are very warm and open. I was with the engineers and they were happy to explain what they were doing to others.

    Salary was great, awesome community events

    Cons

    The HR people are nice, but a little scary.

    It was sometimes too cold in the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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