Great story from Abiomed!—18 days ago
Mission: ABIOMED’s entire team is dedicated to the principle that technology leadership and the spirit of innovation are essential to our business goals and to our mission. Our focus every day centers on four themes: • Saving Lives • Leading in Technology and ...
Great story from Abiomed!
Abiomed (NASDAQ: AMBD) is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support. Our products are designed to enable the heart to rest by improving blood flow and/or performing the pumping of the heart. CEO, Chairman, and President Michael R. Minogue has focused the company’s efforts on developing ground-breaking technologies designed to improve the patient outcomes focused on native heart recovery. Founded in 1981 for the purpose of developing the world’s first artificial heart, Abiomed has remained dedicated to finding ways to bring the most advanced and beneficial technology to patients and physicians.
Recovering hearts and saving lives is the founding principle and guiding compass of our organization. This is our highest recognition of success. Recovering and preserving our patients hearts enables them to return home to their families and enjoy an improved quality of life.
Growing shareholder value rewards our investors and helps to ensure the company’s financial stability, allowing for the continued pursuit of our mission. Shareholder value is driven by executing our goals and achieving positive financial results. For employees, growth of shareholder value provides financial security for our families and the pursuit of happiness for our future.
We are committed to providing patients and health care providers with the highest quality devices and optimal cost-effective solutions. We accomplish this through the relentless exploration of new ideas and approaches that allow us to address new clinical challenges for our customers and patients.
Patients First. Our patients and customers are the motivation for all that we do and achieving our mission is dependent on their well-being. We must always act with integrity and honor and demand the best of ourselves. We work hard, have faith in each other, and have fun celebrating the patient success stories.
Looking for a challenging, collaborative work environment where you can truly make a difference? At Abiomed, we are passionate about saving lives and making a difference in the lives of our patients. We are motivated by our patients’ stories and their appreciation of our efforts. We see, firsthand, the impact of what we do every day.
Our culture of integrity and focus on the patient inspires every individual in the company to continually contribute and improve. We embrace the spirit of innovation, with a dynamic team of people from all different backgrounds, from clinicians to engineers.
Abiomed is a great place to work. It’s a place where employees look forward to each day because of the challenges they face, as a team, the solutions they develop together, and the excitement that comes with those solutions making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients.
Michael R. Minogue | CEO, President & Chairman of the Board
Dr. Seth Bilazarian | Chief Medical Officer
Kelley Boucher | Vice President of Human Resources
William J. Bolt | Senior Vice President of Global Products Operations
Andrew J. Greenfield | Vice President and General Manager of Global Marketing
Michael G. Howley | Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales
Steve McEvoy | Vice President and General Counsel
Dr. Thorsten Siess | Chief Technology Officer
Michael Tomsicek | Chief Financial Officer
Dr. David Weber | Chief Operating Officer
Michael R. Minogue | CEO, President & Chairman of the Board
W. Gerald Austen, M.D. | Edward D. Churchill Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital
Dorothy E. Puhy | Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurer, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Martin P. Sutter | Managing Director, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures
Henri A. Termeer | Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and President, Genzyme
Paul G. Thomas | Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Roka Bioscience
Eric Rose, M.D. | Executive Vice President, MacAndrews & Forbes, CEO, Siga Technologies, Inc.
Jeannine Rivet | Executive Vice President of UnitedHealth Group
Chris Van Gorder | President and Chief Executive Officer of Scripps Health
I have been working at ABIOMED full-time (More than 3 years)
I joined thinking I would enjoy working with these folks, and I do.
I thought the work would be good, and I could make an impact because of the high growth and the company's need for someone with my skills, and that also proved to be correct.
I didn't expect that I would get such satisfaction because of the work we do, the patients we impact and the lives we save. All the employees bond together for a common goal: to save lives.
More important than the stock price or the number of units made or sold, Abiomed really cares about the patient outcomes - the lives saved. That is what motivates employees and runs Abiomed.
Not exactly what I expected when I joined this company - but a really nice surprise. I will be sticking around here for quite some time.
I am sure I could find some slightly higher salary, or some slightly better benefit, or a place with ping pong tables/massage tables/manicures, but I can't find another place where I can bond with coworkers and help to save lives and feel like I am making a real difference in my life.
I really would rather this company be closer to my home, but I can live with this.
Advice to Management
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at ABIOMED.
In all, there were 3 rounds. In the first round itself, I was asked to answer technical and behavioral questions. The second round was just a basic phone discussion while in the third round I was asked deep technical questions on my resume.
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