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ABIOMED Reviews

Updated April 19, 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)

  • Observed no cons during the contract engagement (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "I feel honored to be able to work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    I really would rather this company be closer to my home, but I can live with this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A Great Company that does great work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company and the work we do really makes a difference in the world and peoples' lives
    Employees get frequent opportunities to hear the stories of the lives that our devices have saved
    They appreciate and recognize those who work hard
    The CEO goes out of his way to know the hard working employees personally
    The company pushes people to do their best
    We have some fun at work

    Cons

    You don't get the "red-carpet treatment" (perks, incentives, trips, all expense paid annual meetings) unless you are part of the Sales Team
    Benefits are not competitive enough (very high deductible)

    Advice to Management

    There need to be more incentives and perks for those who work at the headquarters. At times, it feels as though we're slighted and not appreciated as much as the sales people.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Always continually growing and improving"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clean Room Operator in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Clean Room Operator in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to be apart of something that's helping save lives! This company is everything. Abiomed has a great working culture. There's a lot of hands on and you are able to have a voice to implement ideas. This company is not like others, where they treat production workers like nothing. They acknowledge and show appreciate for the clean room operators. There's so much diversity. And everyone tries to work towards one common goal.

    Cons

    This place is the best. There aren't really any cons. You will only succeed here if you have a positive attitude and can adjust easy to many growing changes. The cafeteria or vending area should get the AVANTI Market because there are no close by places/stores to grab lunch or a snack if you've rush to work without a meal.

    Advice to Management

    I'm happy to be apart of this growing company.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Field"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Successful company with a lot of opportunities
    - Competent and inspiring management
    - Humble and feel-good culture

    Cons

    No cons - great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay humble and inspire your employees through the work that everyone does


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Assembler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working for Abiomed. They really care about their employees.

    Cons

    No cons just pros


  7. Helpful (2)

    "GreatCompany"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    I didnt find anything bad or negative with the company. Overall it has a great culture and facilitates and promotes employee advancements.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Very Rewarding and Fulfilling Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been at Abiomed a couple weeks shy of 5 years and I cannot say enough great things about this company and the people. No matter what job or role you have within the company, you are frequently commended by the CEO, executive team, patients and patients' families for being an integral part of saving people's lives. It is very rewarding and fulfilling being a part of this company's work.

    Cons

    I have no cons to speak of


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ABIOMED part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly friendly and smart people to work with. Very calculated and hard working. The company actually does a lot of good in the world of medicine making the experience even more meaningful.

    Cons

    Temporary structural restrictions with a quickly growing staff and a not so quickly growing building. Great time to be a part of the company with such tremendous growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard and treating people right and you will never had a lack of talented people wanting to work for you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company - work hard, get rewarded"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Abiomed is a great place to work if you like to work hard and be appreciated for it. Employees are invited to quarterly meetings with the CEO who pulls no punches. You run into executives in the hallway, and many times they know your name. While the company expects a lot from their employees, but they give a lot back too.

    Cons

    The company is growing, and sometimes this means changing gears quickly. Follow directions though, and you will do well.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging but GREAT!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products and MISSION. Company focuses on "Patients First" and that is really cool no matter what your role is within the company. We all work hard! If you work hard you will be recognized.

    Cons

    some people work harder than others and get the same raise.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the people! I have noticed an improvement in this area and it feels good. I want to be here forever.


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