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ABIOMED Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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3.2
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64%
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87%
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ABIOMED CEO Michael R. Minogue
Michael R. Minogue
69 Ratings
Pros
  • "Employees here are held together by a common purpose: saving lives(in 16 reviews)

  • "Life saving products are helping patients(in 7 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Takes a minute to catch up to speed but worth the ride"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Culture focused on patients Hardworking coworkers Depth of intelligence in employees continues to amaze me some of the most educated, intelligent groups of people I have worked with Every employee is focused driven and valued Massive opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Sometimes the culture can be too overwhelming for some long hours and hard work are the norm and there is a unspoken pressure for everyone to work long hours and work harder than where I experienced at other firms Sometimes roles and responsibilities can be unclear but this is more a reflection of the state of the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work. Management is the reason Abiomed is so successful but there eventually needs to be a realization that the pace is not always sustainable long term and be aware of natural slow-down and bumps from your employees. We are all dedicated and motivated but sometimes we collectively are just exhausted and need a minute to catch our breaths

    ABIOMED2019-03-06
  2. "A great opportunity that wasn't to be."

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    Former Employee - Senior CRA in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABIOMED full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great support, great team philosophy.

    Cons

    Not clear where decisions were made, clinical teams were seemed to have been given orders and little options.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider the individual, the quality they bring, their desire to commit to the company over temporary work lows. This quality of work and commitment to loyalty must be worth something.

    ABIOMED2019-07-18
  3. "Innovative and good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great Exposure to Biotech -Nice coworkers -Great management

    Cons

    -Little room for growth -Dispensable to upper management

    ABIOMED2019-06-12
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Worse company and management EVER"

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      Current Employee - N/A 
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at ABIOMED full-time

      Pros

      There are none to name

      Cons

      They have the worse upper management I have ever come across. This is a very unprofessional and toxic environment with absolutely no work life balance. They say they care about their employees but they DO NOT. You are treated like cattle and no recognition for a job well done. You bust your butt and put in many many hours including late nights and weekends on top of a 49 hr week and they still suck you dry.

      Advice to Management

      Get rid of the management they have now , some are the most unprofessional individuals I have had the unfortunate pleasure of encountering

      ABIOMED2019-06-27
    • Helpful (3)

      "Heart company is heartless"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at ABIOMED

        Pros

        Life saving products are helping patients.

        Cons

        No diversity. Run by the white boys club. Heartless. Unreasonable expectations. Cult like atmosphere. Employees are disposable, rarely promoted from within. Internal promotions tend to be given to already senior people who are (wait for it) white men. They pay well but no amount of money is worth the personal sacrifices you’re expected to make. If you work in the field, don’t expect to see your family again and expect...

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        Advice to Management

        Take your own advice to put egos aside. Your employees are not a military regime. Respect your people.

        ABIOMED2019-06-07
      • Helpful (7)

        "Tough place to work unless you like a lot of structure or were in the military"

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        Former Employee - Director in Danvers, MA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at ABIOMED full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Smart people, hardworking, and nice. Beautiful new physical space, excellent healthy cafeteria with reasonable options and prices and great chef. A mission that cannot be beat. Employees that have been there through thick and thin and have done so much for the company. Free parking, and if you got stock a while back, you made out well!

        Cons

        Definitely a top down environment, very hierarchical. CEO has large ego. His way or highway. He has debate time in his meetings, he listens to all views, and then he makes the decisions and everyones must do it his way and not voice opposition outside the room to the underlings. Everyone knows this in the company and acts as though they do not. There is a Sales Meeting that they spend a fortune on, get high end branded...

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        Advice to Management

        Step off the pedestal and make some changes. Don't just thank everyone in the company once a year. Be more inclusive.

        ABIOMED2019-05-07

        ABIOMED Response

        May 31, 2019Abiomed HR

        Thank you for your feedback, it is helpful as we continue to invest in our winning culture. We are fortunate to have amazing employees who are smart, hardworking and know their work will impact patient lives! Our sales team is the hardest working team in the industry. They work 24x7, ...

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      • Helpful (3)

        "Awesome people demanding job"

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        Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Danvers, MA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at ABIOMED full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great people who are passionate about the product

        Cons

        Absolutely no work/life balance

        Advice to Management

        Let people live their lives and not just live at Abiomed!

        ABIOMED2019-04-24
      • "Nice environment good people"

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        Current Employee - Senior Analyst 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at ABIOMED full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        People are very dedicated to the mission of saving lives, recovering the heart

        Cons

        lack of life work balance

        ABIOMED2019-01-24

        ABIOMED Response

        June 10, 2019Abiomed HR

        Thank you for your review. Abiomed's employees are dedicated to the mission to recover hearts and save lives and to always put patients first! We hope that our employees will take the time they need with their families and loved ones to maintain a healthy balance. If you feel as though ...

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      • Helpful (4)

        "Sales"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at ABIOMED for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Growing business management brutal

        Cons

        Brutal place, no integrity, no work life balance

        ABIOMED2018-11-30

        ABIOMED Response

        January 17, 2019Abiomed HR

        Abiomed continues to grow at a rapid pace. We are recovering more hearts and savings more lives each day with the help of the Impella heart pumps and clinical care teams around the world. With that comes great responsibility, and our clinical care teams are deeply committed to our ...

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      • "Supplier Engineer Co-Op"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
        Recommends
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at ABIOMED for less than a year

        Pros

        Highly Motivational people, Innovative product, People are very helpful.

        Cons

        I didn't find any con's since I had a very good learning experience at Abiomed, Definitely Recommended!

        ABIOMED2018-11-20

        ABIOMED Response

        January 11, 2019Abiomed HR

        Thank you for recommending Abiomed as a Co-op employer of choice! We value our student workers and understand the impact they make on the business. We hope you will continue to follow Abiomed, and apply for future full-time positions. Sincerely, Abiomed HR

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