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Cardica President, CEO, Chief Medical Officer, and Director Bernard A. Hausen
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  1. "Assembler"

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

    Pros

    All the employees are team players. Very professional and great work ethics.

    Cons

    Small company. No special perks.


  2. "Public company / Start-up atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardica (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technically competence, great learning environment, lots of seasoned engineering staff

    Cons

    Some leadership disconnects throughout the organization

    Advice to Management

    Strive to improve communications interdepartmentally, vertically, and from bottom to top.


  3. "Great Team of the best in their fields make you feel like family."

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to solve complex issues, and think outside the box. Open, flexible schedule and above scale compensation.

    Cons

    Inexperienced engineers, and engineering managers create lack of clear focus, and random waste. The low pressure, often casual attitude can be frustrating to seasoned employees.

    Advice to Management

    Close the in house gym until after, or before work hours. Tell us what you realy plan for us in next 2 years.


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  5. "a huge learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    managers were always willing to teach, there was a lot of room for growth

    Cons

    this was a start up company and a small company so jobs were secure

    Advice to Management

    to be more open with guidance and instructions


  6. "Great coworkers, great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cardica full-time

    Pros

    Very fun work environment, extreme challenges being solved routinely. Very nice office and surrounding area. For young engineers Cardica offers a tremendous amount of responsibility as well as opportunities to implement various technologies out.

    Cons

    Because of the challenges, there is a large amount of work to do and maintining a work/life balance can be challenging without discipline. Senior managers travel a lot, and commute from outside the bay area. Although they make themselves available, this can make things challenging.


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    "Great experience as intern"

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    Former Intern - Marketing/R&D Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Former Intern - Marketing/R&D Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardica as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great group of people to work with
    -cutting edge medical device company

    Cons

    -only con is that I couldn't work more hours due to my summer schedule

    Advice to Management

    none.