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Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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  • "There are times that work/life balance will be askew" (in 26 reviews)

  • "They have driven numerous 'top talent' people to other Business Units or out of the company" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "Awesome company to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Career Opportunities in other business units
    Benefits
    Local employee services (dry cleaning, car wash, gym, campus cafeteria...)
    Care for Employees
    Endless trainings (Edwards University)

    Cons

    Work-life balance
    It might be hard in first 6 months to get use to pace

    Advice to Management

    The company is growing rapidly and lots of new challenges are emerging. Please keep listening your employees for needs and problems. Thank for contributing our success as our leaders.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It just keeps getting better!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission is clear and purposeful across the enterprise
    Servant hearted, intelligent, innovative leaders and colleagues
    Huge heart for strengthening our communities and the underserved with heart issues
    Growth - Change - opportunity

    Cons

    Not my con - but the pace is not for everyone.
    It requires adaptability - there is a reason we have a value of “welcome surprises!”

    Advice to Management

    Continue leading with authenticity, entrepreneurial spirit and focused on the patient and our people

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Feel like the purpose of saving patients is a driving force throughout the organization. This company is focused around a high touch culture where people get things done through relationships. So having strong people skills is definitely important to be successful here. There is a welcoming warmth to Edwards that definitely comes from the culture.

    Cons

    The company is growing which is a great thing and with it comes capacity and bandwidth issues. It's hard to keep up with the pace and more processes will be necessary to help scale and truly globalize. There are space issues as a result of growth. Working remotely is still new and most leaders are fearful it will impact the high touch culture. I see it as a flexible benefit to efficiency and effectiveness when managed well.

    Advice to Management

    Continue keeping your focus on the patients and the people. You are doing great and are examples of authentic leadership with a big heart. Thank you!


  4. "Staff engineer"

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    • 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 Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefit
    Growth opportunity

    Cons

    Highly competitive environment
     And Top heavy


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere with great pay/benefits.

    Cons

    Can be a stressful environment


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good Business - As Long as you drink the Kool-Aid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Very dynamic company, great product and successful business model.

    Cons

    The culture is "drink the Kool-Aid or leave." Must be willing to put Company above everything else, never question senior management or provide constructive criticism. Senior Management has a very "elitist" attitude. Play the 'blame game' and will use middle management as the scape goat. Similar to Allergan culture - if you that environment is for you, you will do well.


  7. "Great experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Cook in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Communication
    Vacation
    Great hours
    Friendly management
    Fun environment

    Cons

    There are no cons so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Run!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    The company is solid, growing double digits. Salaries are above industry average for the positions. Benefits are good.
    There are tons of perks of being an employee, from cafeteria to on-site gym. Employee events are often and fun.
    Overall, coworkers are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    However, depending on BU and department, there is no work life balance and no flexibility. So no time to enjoy the perks.
    Senior management have complete lack of leadership and management training and don’t appreciate inputs or new ideas. If you love being a worker bee with no time off and cero ability to add value, this is the perfect place. Working 60-80 hrs weeks is the normal. Also, extremely political environment. Cero accountability for upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Get Management training for senior management, and get rid of abusers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • 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 Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    High level of diversity across all levels. Encourages innovation and focused on "patients first". Good pay and benefits scale. Excellent bonus program. Full R&D pipeline across all business units.

    Cons

    Depends on BU. HVT culture is the single digits BU that is slow growing but focused on innovation. THV mfg is moving outside of CA, TMMT is the Golden child right now. CC is the middle child that is growing. MFG paradigm is moving more and more towards overseas sites

    Advice to Management

    Decision making is very slow. This could use some organizational improvement


  10. "Technical Writer"

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    Current Employee - Specialist Technical Writer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Specialist Technical Writer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company ethics. Our products save lives!

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other companies.


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