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My experience has been fulfilling.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Volcano Corporation

Pros

People have a great sense of humor. Solid vision to impact patients worldwide. Many opportunities to the stronger performers. Financially sound and strong.

Cons

The Company is working towards building infrastructure and alignment throughout the organization. This is counterintuitive to the "autonomy" Volcano claims for its different sites. Working through a lot of transition and change.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Career Stepping Stone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Volcano Corporation

    Pros

    Compensation is best upon hiring, after that the raises are 2% or less no matter how good the performance may be. the production workforce generally tries to work hard while having to adjust to regular engineering staff changes. The technology is fascinating and one may gain from the experience.

    Cons

    Go Go Go is the president's personal mantra which has an obvious conflict with "getting the job done right the first time" and ultimately weaving any Quality agenda into the organization. The message is hurry hurry hurry while realizing the consequence of failure time after time. The new product development process hasn't matured and time to market extremely slow. Acquisitions have spread support responsibility very thin. The QA organization and structure is nowhere near the size it should be for a major class III device manufacturer and often the nearest staff engineer is 400 miles away. The president's quarterly all-hands address is a one man, one way communication that faltered in hiding the Costa Rica off-shore manufacturing effort from the workforce. The president's annually revised company slogans reflect a sort of corporate marketing re-inventing cheer that fail miserably to inspire and invigorate. Engineering turnover is regular and easily observed. Some experience and expertise may be gained but professional careers are generally short lived here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be mindful that the biggest asset of the company leaves the door every day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fast Pace environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Volcano Corporation

    Pros

    Some good people, helping patients, generally understanding of project delays / screw ups. Some departments are better than others. Salary is decent for Sacramento area.

    Cons

    Transfer of manufacturing to Costa Rica means limited future opportunity for most operations employees at the site.

    QA is more difficult to work with than similar sized medical device companies, lots of unwritten rules and processes which are more complicated than they need to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investing the millions spent on Costa Rica facility and process improvements before moving (to Costa Rica) into Rancho Cordova could have yielded similar profit if given the chance.

    No opinion of CEO
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