Intuitive Surgical

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Intuitive Surgical Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
84 Reviews
3.7
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Intuitive Surgical President & CEO Gary S. Guthart
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent innovation, great product, strong growth, exemplary executive leadership (in 6 reviews)

  • respectful, low pressure, fair expectation, healthy work-life balance, good diversity - and, not to forget decent cheap heavily subsidized lunches (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can sometimes be taxing, but what is fun without challenges (in 11 reviews)

  • lots of work and still in it's growing pains (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

     

    Fast paced medical device company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, rewarding,team members work toward a common goal. Inspiring to know you can make a difference in people's health by the job we do.

    Cons

    Lack of communication amongst management, unrealistic expectations of work output vary throughout the season, no clear path to promotions,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do what you say and say what you do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience, great technology.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical

    Pros

    Great technology, rewarding job..great patient outcome

    Cons

    Nothing is ever good enough for management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical

    Pros

    Great benefits, technology, plenty of growth still to be had

    Cons

    More travel than originally anticipated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to learn and work on exciting technical challenges.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You are given a lot of freedom to get your work done. One of the things considered during hiring is character, and it makes for a great environment.

    Cons

    The company is experiencing growing pains and could do better in areas of career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intuitive surgical has absolutely restored my faith in the med/surg. Industry. I have been nothing but impressed!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical

    Pros

    Commitment to patient first!
    Technology is incredible!
    Culture is refreshing!

    Cons

    None to date speak of...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doin what you're doin��

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Business outlook for the next few quarters

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intuitive Surgical full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Technology in an area of industry that is highly controlled by hospitals and the government. Solid footing in the niche it serves.

    Cons

    Rapid growth era is over. Now it's about how to make the product less expensive and while increasing overall capability. Competitors coming from the majors such at J&J, Medtronic, and others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Incredibly demanding culture which puts work-life balance way out of whack if you are trying to raise a family.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainer
    Former Employee - Trainer

    I worked at Intuitive Surgical full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a great deal, and absolutely left a better professional than when I arrived.

    Cons

    Way too much "coaching" and "feedback" to the point of doing it just to do it. Tremendous arrogance pevades the sales organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Firing JA was a great first step. Nexr, stop leading by fear and intimidation and let your incredible, talented group of sales people do their jobs in peace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Room for Improvement

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

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great product and strong sales force. Highly respected company.

    Cons

    Leadership only seems to care about the bottom line, not about the individuals especially connected with Sales. Very cutthroat, culture definitely lacking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good interviewing process

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intuitive Surgical

    Pros

    I was selected for an interview through my LinkedIn profile. Interview process was very professional, well-organized and quick. I was ultimately not hired but would recommend anyone who has a chance to interview with them.

    Cons

    Hiring team could be more precise in what qualities, skills and experience they were looking for in their candidate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    Jan 15, 2015Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    Thank you for taking the time to respond regarding your interview process with Intuitive Surgical. We pride ourselves on organizing an efficient interview experience for our prospects. Also, thank ... More

  11.  

    You will learn a lot

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time

    Pros

    You will learn a lot. Open door policy with executives and nice people.

    Cons

    This company needs to grow up and understand that they can't do things like they did in the past. Management seems to get this, but they don't know how to move forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that you are competing in the valley for top talent.

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