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Advanced Bionics Reviews

Updated January 19, 2017
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  1. "Great company with a purpose"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and a great feel good purpose, restoring hearing to the profound or severely deaf

    Cons

    Some areas offer little opportunity to move up or take a long time for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company growing and advancing. Stock options would be a nice opportunity


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good and Bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monument, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monument, CO

    I have been working at Advanced Bionics (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Products are good and certain departments within the company are strong. Benefits are pretty good and the flexibility to manage your own schedule is really nice.

    Cons

    Leadership has declined over the years. There are almost zero high level leaders that actually work at the company headquarters. Most of them live abroad or are field based. They don't communicate much with their employees and they provide very few resources to their employees to help them do their jobs. They also have gotten rid of almost all the incentive plans that used to be in place for their sales people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees need and place higher value on them than on your bottom line.


  3. "Excellent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Bionics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong management, good ethics, competitive benefits, challenging and positive work environment, good community, many upward employment opportunities, fulfilling purpose.

    Cons

    I do not have any to list.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be the strong leaders and great role models that you are. Thank you for a wonderful experience and for allowing me to be a part of your community.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal RF Electrical Engineer in Frazier Park, CA
    Current Employee - Principal RF Electrical Engineer in Frazier Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advanced Bionics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great industry to work in! Very stable.

    Cons

    Confusion in upper management leads to too much disconnect

    Advice to Management

    Take better advantage of your top performers


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, poor leadership."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Valencia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Bionics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The mission to help people hear keeps everyone motivated at AB and the individual teams are very close knit across the globe. Employees at AB are super dedicated across all divisions and departments. The culture keeps many people at the company because there's a drive to change lives with cochlear implants and to be competitive.

    Cons

    AB has been through numerous buyouts and acquisitions. The last acquisition with Sonova was a solid one as far as technology convergence with Phonak, but unfortunately the Sonova leadership and board in Switzerland is far removed. Moreover the leader of AB, Hansjuerg Emch, had no experience in the hearing industry prior to AB. His treatment of employees is negative and degrading and he also makes rash decisions causing everyone to shake their heads in embarrassment.

    Advice to Management

    AB leadership should stick to promoting within and Sonova leadership should do AB a favor by appointing a leader from the hearing industry who can connect with every level of customer; from surgeons and audiologists to patients and their families.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Creative Director"

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Director in Santa Clarita, CA

    I worked at Advanced Bionics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team environment, passionate about what the company did for recipients of their products

    Cons

    Multiple leadership changes, lack of direction and leadership.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Current employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Advanced Bionics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The hours are good, low pressure, not a competitive atmosphere, no pressure to work in the evenings or at night, diverse workforce

    Cons

    No room for growth, lack of support from parent company, departments work as separate teams, lack of collaboration


  9. "Exciting company, good folks"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisor in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Advisor in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Bionics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You help people hear; Valencia is nice community; you drive against traffic to get there because traffic is leaving while you drive in, good morale, interesting work; engineers are dedicated

    Cons

    The company has been sold so I don't know about current management. There isn't anything else but this app is demanding 20 words of cons.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Complex products, lack of communication"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Complex technology to keep you stimulated, helping to restore hearing to people is amazing, compensation and benefits seem fair, lots of friendly engineers

    Cons

    Bad communication between departments, huge turnover of upper management in recent 2 years, company policies are strict, company future is not that exciting, everyone is over-extended with too many projects going on, bad on-boarding process

    Advice to Management

    cut down on projects and treat employees better


  11. "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Validation Technician in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Validation Technician in Pasadena, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Advanced Bionics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Beautiful facilities and great people to be around. Open forum of communication, plenty of perks like lunches and ice cream.

    Cons

    Cannot think of anything wrong

    Advice to Management

    None


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