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Alfred Mann Foundation Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2018

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  1. "A great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Alfred Mann Foundation full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work.

    Cons

    I have nothing to add.

    Alfred Mann Foundation2018-01-20
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Mission and Work Life Balance, But Needs Better Execution"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alfred Mann Foundation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Entire company feels like a close knit family - One of the best missions... to serve unmet and poorly met medical needs - Well equipped research facilities focused on early stage medical device development - History of innovation which can be inspiring - Beautiful park like location with onsite gym, volleyball, basketball and tons of acreage for any fitness activity - Great health benefits and work life balance...

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    Cons

    - The company is low on cash endowment and is slow to commit resources at the moment - Newer projects seem... less innovative... do not provide enough value... progress too slowly to compete in the saturated markets of neuro-stimulation and myoelectric sensing

    Advice to Management

    - Keep Alfred Mann's legacy intact, keep the namesake and the mission to address unmet and poorly met medical needs - Try to approach new markets and exercise caution when considering a rehash of old know how and IP...the company is small enough that it can pivot in an entirely new direction - Work life balance is nice to have, but not what the company needs right now - foster a nimble, hard working and results focused...

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    Alfred Mann Foundation2018-07-09
  3. Helpful (2)

    "techician"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Alfred Mann Foundation

      Pros

      good flexible working hours; sick leave paid; no big pressure at work; friendly people; some company organized activities; good working environment

      Cons

      average mid-level management people, lack of skills; too many politics; work for people not for work; too many meetings; covering problems instead of solving problems; lack of novel projects

      Advice to Management

      concentrate on management quality, encourage comments from lower level employees, get feedback from lower level employees to their supervisor; concentrate on product quality

      Alfred Mann Foundation2016-01-10
    • "Sr. scientist"

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      Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Sherman Oaks, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Alfred Mann Foundation for more than a year

      Pros

      Great management and great smart team

      Cons

      too small, no room to grow

      Alfred Mann Foundation2015-06-26
    • Helpful (1)

      "Awesome place to work"

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      Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Valencia, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Alfred Mann Foundation full-time

      Pros

      Smart people, great environment and good research

      Cons

      It is a non profit so they can't have competitive salaries

      Advice to Management

      In general it is a great place to work

      Alfred Mann Foundation2014-05-01
    • Helpful (1)

      "Average company with average leadership"

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      Former Employee - Managing Director in Valencia, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Alfred Mann Foundation full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      There is good work/life balance at this company.

      Cons

      There is little room for advancement.

      Alfred Mann Foundation2013-12-09
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great people on a great mission."

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      Former Employee - Technical Writer in Valencia, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Alfred Mann Foundation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      How would you like to work in a place that creates medical products that make a huge -- perhaps life saving -- difference in peoples lives? That's what they do at the Alfred Mann Foundation. The culture is professional and collegial and you get to work with highly educated and competent people. Medical research requires an extensive, standardized documentation process and technical writers are valued for their contribution...

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      Cons

      I have no cons to offer about this group. I got to know a majority of the people there and I observed that the only complainers were people who were not particularly good at their work. The complainers weren't bad people -- they were good people who were in the process of removing themselves from a good and important group. I will say, though, that research is a trial-and-error process. There is sometimes the feeling...

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      Advice to Management

      I have a great respect for the company management.

      Alfred Mann Foundation2013-09-22
    • "Too many politics"

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      Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Valencia, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Alfred Mann Foundation full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      The organization does interesting work and most of the employees are very friendly.

      Cons

      Too many politics getting in the way of advancing one's career, as well as, making a meaningful contribution to the organization overall.

      Advice to Management

      Take a look from the perspective of lower-level employees; you might learn some interesting things.

      Alfred Mann Foundation2013-05-29
    • "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Alfred Mann Foundation full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Very Rewording Work Balance State of the Art Technology Next Phase Medical Device

      Cons

      Takes too long for a Medical Device to Get approved.

      Alfred Mann Foundation2012-08-01
    • "A very good employer overall. An excellent employer."

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      Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Santa Clarita, CA
      Recommends

      I worked at Alfred Mann Foundation

      Pros

      Work experience with an ISO 9001 certified medical device developer. The satisfaction of working on providing injured people with new solutions to their problems; specifically, wireless electrical stimulation of nerves for accident & stroke patients for rehab.

      Cons

      They are currently focused on a single device which all research and development revolves around (an implantable neural microstimulator), so you've got to love the product or go elsewhere for a change. In addition, I've seen very talented people who were let go when business got a little slow in their department, when I feel they should have been moved laterally. I think AMF was trying to be budget-conscious, but I noticed...

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      Advice to Management

      Just to move their talent around instead of laying them off too hastily.

      Alfred Mann Foundation2008-08-29
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