Hansen Medical Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Amazing place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Hansen Medical

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

    Pros

    Innovative technology and great people!

    Cons

    I cannot think of any


  2. Definitely a start-up

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

    I worked at Hansen Medical full-time

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

    Pros

    Management that has successfully grown medical device companies in the past.

    Cons

    Most start ups are lean, and try to do minimal amount of work to get product out the door, Hansen takes that to the next level. Compliance and quality are definitely iffy here.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality


  3. Great place to learn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Catheter Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Catheter Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Hansen Medical full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Its a small company so you get to work on a lot of different things and are exposed to a lot of different areas of the business. We are understaffed so you will have responsibility for as much as you can handle very quickly.

    Cons

    The company is lacking direction, projects change and get canceled/started on a whim, senior management and engineering departments generally do not agree


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  5. Cool Technology, Smart People, Poorly Managed

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

    I have been working at Hansen Medical full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Technology that seems to have potential (maybe more so in the EP space than vascular) and some highly talented individuals (who tend to leave at about the 2yr mark). The compensation is reasonable/competitive but you have to endure a lot day to day.

    Cons

    - Poor senior management with a lack of transparency
    -"Good ol' boys club" mentality
    - High turnover
    - Not a great place for career development
    - Strict time-off policies with little to no flexibility for work/life balance


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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Hansen Medical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hansen has exciting technology, robotics and catheters.

    Cons

    still searching for the "can't live without this tool' market niche


  7. Excellent technology

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

    I have been working at Hansen Medical

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

    Pros

    The technology is unique and will bring benefits to doctors and patients

    Cons

    It may take some time for doctors to adopt the new technology


  8. Helpful (2)

    Within 6 months you are considered a seasoned veteran

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Hansen Medical full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Product that has a lot of future potential. Talented people (they just leave too quickly which leads to the Cons section below).

    Cons

    High turnover creates lack of knowledge within the company (all departments). Depressing stock price and with a good portion of your compensation tied to equity, you can watch your compensation decrease before it is vested and any action can be taken. It takes a long time to gain upward mobility.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Sales focused company with low employee morale.

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

    I have been working at Hansen Medical

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

    Pros

    Hansen builds a very cool product that has the potential to really help patients and surgeons.

    Cons

    Low morale among the teams and a lot of employee turnover, resulting in a lack of corporate knowledge staying in house.


  10. was a great idea, too bad the wrong people are in charge

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Hansen Medical

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the intent, commoraderie was there amongst workers

    Cons

    incompetent mgrs/dir/ in their jobs

    Advice to Management

    hire people who are experts in the field of manufacturing catheters


  11. some bood some bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Hansen Medical

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People you work with in good. (I was in back office function)

    Cons

    senior management doesn't know what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    get some help, don't try to manage by yourself



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