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Irvine, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
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Company - Public (EW)
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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Working at Edwards Lifesciences

Edwards Lifesciences has its heart in the right place. Named for the co-inventor of the first artificial heart valve, Miles "Lowell" Edwards, the company is a spinoff of Baxter International. Its main products are still heart valve devices ... Read more

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    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Edwards is doing great research to create the best heart valves around, and it's rewarding to work here
    - CEO Mike Mussallem is personable and a steady leader
    - The benefits are pretty good
    - There is flexibility with telecommuting
    - Edwards is charitable
    - Good investment in training/conferences for employees

    Cons

    - Business Units are very disconnected due to size and scale of company
    - Processes to achieve change are not very efficient, so a simple change can take weeks or months
    - The company is "1 man deep" in many areas, so if a critical person is busy or on vacation, you can't get the help you need until they return
    - People are expected to be available 24/7 to support the company
    - Parking on main campus in Irvine is very busy (stack parked by valet), but that should be fixed when the planned construction of a new parking structure is completed

    Advice to Management

    - Make processes more efficient by not requiring 100% approval rating before proceeding with change, as it's pretty difficult to have every person approve of everything
    - If you want 24/7 coverage, hire 24/7 coverage instead of mandating that all current employees are expected to be available all the time
    - When someone quits, please fill their position asap so the workload is not distributed to the remaining team members, who then become overworked and eventually quit due to stress and responsibilities, leading to hemorrhaging of entire teams

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    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Edwards Lifesciences.

    Interview

    Contacted by HR recruiter and had a brief phone interview. Set up phone interview with hiring manager. He brought one other engineer on the conference call. On site interview was with 7 people, in 5 separate sessions. Hiring manager bought me lunch from the cafeteria as we talked.

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Edwards Lifesciences Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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