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Poor Leadership

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Volcano Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Laid back manufacturing environment, good people, helping patients.

Cons

Poor leadership, no lead by example. Executives are rewarded by the performance of the company but do not pass it on to their employees. CFO carries around a Louisville Slugger and destroys office equipment. Poor handling of moving operations to Costa Rica and San Diego where the CEO lives. Many people are leaving this sinking ship. One way quarterly all-hands meetings are a joke with no open forum for Q&A.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volcano Corporation

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

    Pros

    It's a bi-weekly paycheck and slightly more than unemployment. R&D people work incredibly hard.

    Cons

    CEO is so self-absorbed he doesn't understand strategy communication vs. vacation photos - known to scream obscenities 1-2% raises no matter your accomplishments no career path COO only wants to hear from 3 people in the company and that it's all AWESOME.

    Advice to Management

    have Siemens or GE buy you out and then go and allow R&D to bring back the company to where it's worthwhile again.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Growing pains for a company that grew too quick

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volcano Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Volcano has great ideas of the future of the intravascular therapy, so there are a lot of interesting projects to work on. Most of the people genuinely want to help make patients lives better and are good people to work with. The CEO has a lot of energy, and has a good vision of the future of the company.

    Cons

    Volcano struggles greatly on execution. The company has suffered from their acquisition strategy, which has led to factions within the organization competing against each other rather than working together. The office politics take away from the product development. Some people care much more about making a name for themselves rather than making great products.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the acquisition strategy and work to make the company more cohesive as a whole. There is a disconnect between the executive team and management, that is constantly causing projects to slip. The company's mission is getting lost because of the competition between groups.


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