Thoratec Corp

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Unethical management style and no independence of quality auditors

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Former Employee - Quality Auditor II  in  Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Quality Auditor II in Pleasanton, CA

Pros

Great benefits and bonus pay rate.

Cons

As the quality auditor in the compliance department, I did not have the ability to make independent audit decisions and was directed to alter my reports based on what I was told. There is this mentality of “you can make everything a finding” and when things don’t go as intended, you’ll be “thrown under the bus”. There was constant pressure to meet schedule and you were rewarded with more work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve policy and training for inclusion and engagement of employees

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Your work makes a difference

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    Pros

    Great employees; amazing products. When patients come to the facility and talk about how Thoratec's products kept them from dying it really brings home the fact you're making a difference with your work.

    Cons

    Lack of management communication and systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Every year someone in each department is targeted and fired

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    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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