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Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem
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  1. "solid"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and good people

    Cons

    reduction in force annually causes stress

    Advice to Management

    promote


  2. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Most ethical Company in it field

    Cons

    Management turnover rate is high.


  3. "Amazing place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture
    Passionate employees
    Focus on innovation to address unmet patient needs
    Beautiful facilities
    Leadership position
    Bright future

    Cons

    Be prepared to work hard!
    Collaborative culture can sometimes result in slower processes

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on the strong culture and the valued employees, and continue to foster it as you are


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  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, logistics behind everything is great and organized, company does well to make sure employees are recognized for the work that they do

    Cons

    I can't find any (yet)


  6. "Sr. Engineering Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong top level management. Committed to innovation in cardio vascular market place. Great opportunity for professional growth.

    Cons

    Disconnect with top level management. Risk adverse culture in upper/middle management. Micromanagement does empower project teams.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in the teams


  7. "Tread Carefully - IT Department is not what it apprears"

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    Current Employee - IT Management in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - IT Management in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Edwards is a great company with a positive mission and passion patient care.

    Cons

    Beware of the CIO - do your research - google his name - proceed at your own risk.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the CIO... get someone who is a leader and doesn't micromanage and drive the staff info the ground.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great treatment"

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company obviously cares about employees.

    Cons

    It's hard to integrate into the tight-knit group.

    Advice to Management

    Management usually makes a point of integrating all employee levels.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Great salary and benefits -- but at a cost. Proceed with eyes open."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, amazing campus (with gym and large subsidized cafe), and cool community building events

    Cons

    The company has no soul. Sr. Management throws down impossible "stretch" goals, resulting in overworked/demoralized staff and quick burnouts. Cut-throat attitudes, micro-managers galore, and people in management positions who should probably take a few management courses before overseeing a team. Don't be dazzled by the offer package. In return you'll be expected to be on call 24/7 (text, email, phone--kiss your free time goodbye), and work with thankless people.

    Advice to Management

    Peer-to-peer evaluations do nothing to uncover the managerial flaws of your senior management team. Also, conversations and feedback with HR go in a black hole. Your innovation and investment in R&D is phenomenal. I wish Edwards would put the same time/effort/money on valuing their employees and providing an adequate work/life balance.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Edwards Lifesciences is a place where there is challenging work that leads us to make a difference in the world

    Cons

    The management keeps decreasing the perks of salary and benefits. Recent changes have made many of consider if this is the best place to spend our time

    Advice to Management

    Don't take away the extra incentives for the highest talent designation


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the better place to work in Irvine

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay



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