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ABIOMED Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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ABIOMED Chairman, President and CEO Michael R. Minogue
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Pros
  • Employees here are held together by a common purpose: saving lives (in 12 reviews)

  • great product; saves lives; intelligent people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • It's virtually impossible to have a work/life balance here (in 5 reviews)

  • If you are, it's a great place to be (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "No Gender Diversity At The Top"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission with a good strategy

    Cons

    No women on the leadership team other than HR. Why? No real diversity at all.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring executives that look just like you.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Turning into one of the other bad cultured companies on the same street"

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    Current Employee - Cleanroom Associate in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Cleanroom Associate in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Patients first really is the mission everyday. And everyday the people that work at Abiomed are proud to be working there knowing what they do has impacts on patients. There is always constant change which is good but some have been bad.

    Cons

    Ever since the company has grown and the clean room has scaled up, it seems the company has forgotten about abiomed culture. And the fact that they now treat the people who build/assemble the products like nothing. The moral and motivation has gone down due to management hiring supervisors from other companies down the street who have shown they do not possess Abiomed's culture. There used to be a sense of trust and openness to speak with Supervisors. Now there is micromanaging and someone constantly hovering over. There is constant hiring/firing in the cleanroom. This should speak volumes about how bad the management has become. The fact that this is constant means the quality of how product is made will constantly suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote from within instead of hiring from outside. Employees get reviews and the Supervisors need to be assessed as well. They should also have to attend people skills training and supervisor training. You are slowly losing good employees due to bad management and bad supervisors.

  3. "Great life-saving device...."

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    Former Employee - Clinical in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical in Danvers, MA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABIOMED (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great clinical team ... solid life saving device

    Cons

    Leadership opportunities - awareness of team dynamics and opportunities


  4. "Abiomed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time

    Pros

    Great device that really does help the patient. They also pay very well.they have the best national meetings I have ever been to.

    Cons

    Lots of call, I worked many weekends and holidays. I was out of town typically two or three days per week.

    Advice to Management

    I wish that I had much more autonomy with my job, if they gave employees more freedom to work I think that everyone would enjoy the company more.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "analyst"

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company. The company is expanding the facility and hiring more talent people. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Old-fashioned management. The company doesn't care how to make employees happy and motivated. It's hiring a lot but the management doesn't know how to provide good growth opportunities to keep talent people. I won't recommend young and ambitious people to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of claiming "Patients first", the company should emphasize "Employee first". It's only when the employees feel happy at work, they will work hard to serve patients.


  6. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABIOMED (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New technology in medical industry

    Cons

    Growing pain to management. A lot of wastes in operation.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great product; saves lives; intelligent people

    Cons

    work life balance; CEO surrounds himself with "YES" people. Not really interested in honest and open feedback from rank and file

    Advice to Management

    don't overlook the value of the non-commercial employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Abiomed"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Danvers, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool products, great vision, good culture

    Cons

    lots of uncompensated overtime expected

    Advice to Management

    better comp


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Meat Grinder"

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    Former Employee - Employee
    Former Employee - Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent technology, progressive thinking, does ok with the resources available.

    Cons

    Senior management afraid to interact with direct labor. Change, change, change....very progressive thinking without the infrastructure or headcount to ensure it is done right and is sustainable. SLOW DOWN.

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to be more approachable. People fear him instead of trust him.


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