Volcano Corporation

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Volcano Corporation Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
57 Reviews
2.8
57 Reviews
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Volcano Corporation President, CEO, and Director R. Scott Huennekens
R. Scott Huennekens
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are still a few good people left (in 6 reviews)

  • Great technology, great people - some of the best (until they leave or get fired) (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The company is moving its manufacturing to Costa Rica, therefore eliminating my position (in 6 reviews)

  • But t seems to be micro-management churn created by upper management and isn't the process at all (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lots of learning opportunity and committed to improving the quality of life saving technology.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Automatiion Technician in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Automatiion Technician in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Volcano Corporation

    Pros

    Proud to be a part of life changing technology that helps people in life threatening illnesses.

    Cons

    As the company expands globally, they continues to thrive with their personnel talent and versatility but unfortunately expansions sometimes affects other people's livelyhood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "I've only work here as contract worker for almost 2yrs. but I love the people I work with and a great place to work for 'coz you yourself represent the image and quality of your product. I'm proud to be part of this company even only for a short period of time."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company about to become even better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Volcano Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Volcano is about to be acquired by one of the leading companies in the medical device field. This should speed up many of the improvements Volcano management was already in the process of making with respect to business processes, systems, collaboration, and infrastructure.

    Cons

    The company has been struggling to transition out of a rapid start-up and entrepreneurial mind-set. Many of the processes, applications, etc. were more appropriate for a much smaller medical device company, not one like Volcano with over 2000 employees located across the globe. Management chronically underinvested in systems, tools and infrastructure which would allow them to take the company to the next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The agreement to be acquired by a large medical device company with a great reputation was the smart move. Ultimately this should result in increased market penetration for Volcano's excellent cardiology and peripheral product portfolio into more hospital sites world-wide, and improve the working conditions of the employees who survive the shakeout following the acquisition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volcano Corporation

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    people and potential not matched

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  5.  

    Great products! Good people.

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

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

    Pros

    Great products, reasonable salary, and great teammates!

    Cons

    Not enough room for professional growth and salary comparable to the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to take care of the reps out in the field with established relationships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, great products. Fun place to work with energetic group of people.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volcano Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company has growing pains like all mid-size companies. But, all things considered, it's a solid team who strive to improve the lives of patients.

    Cons

    Workloads can be intense, as resources are tight. Difficulty in prioritizing projects over the long term. Lots of juggling required to be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing and evolving as we transition from a small company to a big company.

  7.  

    Management finally did something right

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volcano Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Scott finally sold the company.

    Cons

    Scott and company walk away with millions, rest of us get the shaft.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Karma. Enjoy your golden parachute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Volcano Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with - lot to learn

    Cons

    had to travel a fair bit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Exciting, positive and fast-paced.

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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 Volcano Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very smart, high-integrity people. A lot of honesty and cooperation. Few if any jerks. Lots of interesting challenges in a dynamic industry with the potential to save or improve thousands of lives.

    Cons

    Small/mid-sized company competing with giants. Strategic mistakes/misdirection and false starts that are a natural part of the growing pains for a $300-400M company but that put in doubt whether all the effort and hard work will ultimately pay off. People go all-out but stock is trading at 1/3 what it was a couple years ago. Hard sometimes to keep the faith.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue and expand on your efforts at robust communications with employees. You've got a loyal base despite the current strong headwinds. They're invested, but want to better understand the thinking behind strategic decisions - and to know that those decisions were careful and deliberate.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Need a life raft?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Volcano Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    When I took this sales job I was very excited. Great technology and seemed to be a growing company. They were acquiring products and companies. They took the time to train and get you prepared for the field.

    Cons

    Recent acquisitions of Crux IVC filters, Pioneer, and Atheromed were all Bad decisions. It is quite apparent from the Crux and Pioneer acquisitions and sales of this product that upper management has no clue what products to acquire and deliver to the market. Pressure, job threatening, and unattainable quotas are Volcano's core values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get your renegotiated golden parachutes when you are acquired in the near future. The soldiers in the field that work their tales off are just hoping not to get laid off. Grow a conscious management! It makes for a better working environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor morale - High turnover

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    Former Employee - Finance/Accounting
    Former Employee - Finance/Accounting

    I worked at Volcano Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, product has the potential to make a positive impact. Opportunities for international exposure.

    Cons

    Morale low; very high turnover in accounting/finance roles resulting in a brain drain. Org chart top-heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at Finance management for the underlying reasons for high turnover; many good people are leaving because the tone & culture has taken a huge hit the past couple of years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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