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Good people, disconnected senior management, elitist attitudes

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Volcano Corporation as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Has potential, but with the move of manufacturing to Costa Rica, employee morale and confidence is very low.

Cons

Senior management sends out regular emails announcing quarterly profits, but provides employees 0 merit increases. The Go, Go, Go mantra is viewed by employees as unprofessional, overly simplistic, obnoxious, and insulting. The good old boy network is alive and well here. Rentention rates of VP managers is overlooked and they are not held accountable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to the employees and clean house of the elitist managers that are not adding value to the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volcano Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volcano Corporation

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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