Volcano Corporation

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Volcano Corporation Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
50 Reviews
2.7
50 Reviews
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Volcano Corporation President, CEO, and Director R. Scott Huennekens
R. Scott Huennekens
34 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.  

    Exciting, positive and fast-paced.

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    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
  2.  

    Volcano Corporation Rancho Cordova

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Volcano Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved working for Vickie Wilson, she is extremely intelligent, patient, kind, understanding and yet has is able to take a strong stand when needed. They build medical products that save lives everyday and it is wonderful to be a part of those events. Many other employees and managers will be missed, with a very good group to work with.

    Cons

    The company is moving its manufacturing to Costa Rica, therefore eliminating my position. Promotions were very slow in coming, but it was a small company as far as the manufacturing portion of it goes. They are going in Costa Rica with lots of opportunity for the Costa Ricans but not here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good people, poor incentives.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volcano Corporation full-time

    Pros

    People are fun and enjoyable to work with. Time off is comparable with most other companies. Fun events outside of work.

    Cons

    Good changes happen slowly, and bad changes happen quickly. There really is no employee incentive program. Awards typically go to groups of people who are just doing their jobs, not going above and beyond.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Volcano

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    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    up and coming company with a lot of potential

    Cons

    Currently going through some growing pains

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great for cutting-edge engineering and medicine

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Volcano Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Volcano covers many aspects of their products: design, manufacturing, sales, etc. so any talented professional will have a role to play. Technology is amazing, sophisticated, and is key to saving lives.

    Cons

    Engineering is an eight-hour drive north of the HQ. Another design team is out east. Software team seemed too eager to apply all the big-time methodologies and best practices, to the point of decreasing their productivity. (But this is not my area of professional expertise, and things may have changed.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, the company was a very nice place to work. Good support from colleagues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    The team at Volcano is the most highly educated and intelligent I have ever worked with. The company culture is dynamic, and fast paced. But, there is also a family atmosphere. Teamwork at Volcano is key to success.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's really too busy :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We really need more support personnel, like Admins.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunity, always challenging, forward thinking company

    Cons

    Cut throat, not compensated for performance, too much variability in management styles

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    The senior management is very open and accessible. The culture is fun with a young active vibe. I feel like what I do makes a difference in the companies success. In general I feel valued as an employee. Great flexibility for work life balance.

    Cons

    As the company is growing there is a a lot of change and constant re-org. Lots of layoffs recently especially in non San Diego locations are bad for morale.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience has been fulfilling.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Volcano Corporation

    Pros

    People have a great sense of humor. Solid vision to impact patients worldwide. Many opportunities to the stronger performers. Financially sound and strong.

    Cons

    The Company is working towards building infrastructure and alignment throughout the organization. This is counterintuitive to the "autonomy" Volcano claims for its different sites. Working through a lot of transition and change.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Mid-size company with local feel

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer

    I have been working at Volcano Corporation

    Pros

    Medical device development and well funded

    Cons

    Growing by more by acqusition than market share

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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