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ABIOMED Reviews

Updated April 12, 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. "Mechanical Engineering Co-op"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Danvers, MA
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABIOMED as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company work culture with opportunity for improvements

    Cons

    Some disorganization when it comes to job roles


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing technology and growing fast"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Operations in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding colleagues, dedicated to their jobs and patients; technology is unparalleled with no competition in site; company is stable and in a state of constant growth with beautiful new office space; Leadership seems focused on making positive changes for employees.

    Cons

    Benefits could be outstanding, but are really just ok; no matter your role, the job/company is all-encompassing. It's virtually impossible to have a work/life balance here.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit the benefits package - 401K match and the cost of insurance deductibles; consider coming up with a telecommuting work policy as it's not always critical to physically be in the office to be effective and get the job done; recognize outstanding employees company wide in addition to the field team.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mission is second to none"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is passionate about what they do "Saving people's lives" their mission is shared by everyone that works here. The people are smart and friendly and want each other to succeed. Bringing in Top Talent in key management roles that will help build continued success.

    Cons

    The company is growing at a unprecedented rate and space is tight. People are moving a lot. They are expecting to open their new add on facility in January 2017 and it is going to be a state of the art facility with lots of room for projected growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain Analyst Coop"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manufacturing Engineer Coop in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manufacturing Engineer Coop in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABIOMED (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working atmosphere
    Challenging environment
    Growing compnay

    Cons

    Less pay
    No recreation activities
    supply chain dept ok ok


  5. "Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Rowley, MA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Rowley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABIOMED as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional company to work for. Pleasant environment and easy commute off Rt. 128. Great cafeteria. Company growth projected.

    Cons

    Observed no cons during the contract engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating with employees, they feel invested. Good job.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Technology that saves lives"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to see that your work helps in saving lives.
    Not too much politics.
    Friendly people.
    You learn a lot.
    Talented people.

    Cons

    Priorities change too often.
    Main reason for people leaving is they get burnt out from too much work.
    Management is a little disconnected.
    Insurance premium keeps going up.
    Annual salary increase is 2% of you meet expectation (hard to keep up with inflation).

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers.
    Connect with employees.
    Stop treating every project like an emergency.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Abiomed is a company you can be proud and passionate to work for. The work at times is intense, but rewarding."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowing what you do saves lives. Good work for good pay. Most of the management team is understanding and reasonable to work with. Not a lot of politics.

    Cons

    In some departments, the work load is heavier than others and people are required to work 60-70 hours per week every week. Some of the executive team are micro-managers and haven't learned to trust their teams.

    Advice to Management

    Provide what you want done and guidelines and then let your teams execute.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A company filled with smart people who work very hard"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABIOMED full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - You get to contribute directly to products that save people's lives
    - On the engineering side, there are a lot of smart people.
    - Their products are very innovative

    Cons

    - At Abiomed, the philosophy of assigning work to employees is to assign more work than an employee can handle. You will always feel behind schedule
    - The Salary is not very competitive.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Patients First!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time

    Pros

    Beyond rewarding to work in a company that does such wonderful things for patients everyday. They are literally saving lives.

    Cons

    Employees work extremely hard (which is good), but a better work/life balance is needed.


  10. "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABIOMED as a contractor

    Pros

    Company growth is impressive. Comfortable working environment. Great location - North of Boston.

    Cons

    Not able to secure permanent empoyment

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication with Staff going. Builds moral and commitment.


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