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Hansen Medical Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
8 Reviews
2.6
8 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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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)

    Pros

    Hansen has exciting technology, robotics and catheters.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Cool Technology, Smart People, Poorly Managed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hansen Medical

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Within 6 months you are considered a seasoned veteran

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    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 an year)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales focused company with low employee morale.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hansen Medical

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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

    Pros

    the intent, commoraderie was there amongst workers

    Cons

    incompetent mgrs/dir/ in their jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire people who are experts in the field of manufacturing catheters

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    some bood some bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Hansen Medical

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Technology. Bad Management. Brain Drain.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hansen Medical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - The company has great technology in the field of endovascular medical robotic.
    - There are still some highly talented engineers and scientists left.

    Cons

    - The company's current CEO has poor track record in two of his previous companies (Surmodic and Vascular Architect). No idea why he was hired by the Board of Director.
    - The company's senior management is a revolving door. Many of the VPs on the company's website are actually no longer with the company.
    - More and more of the top scientists and engineers have left the company, and they are continuously doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for the Board to consider succession planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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