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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

I worked at Thoratec Corp full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

Improve policy and training for inclusion and engagement of employees

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  1. Your work makes a difference

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Thoratec Corp full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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