Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated May 8, 2021

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Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem
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Pros
  • "Great company culture focused on patients and employees(in 37 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, employee focused, work life balance(in 34 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Struggle with Work life Balance(in 46 reviews)

  • "Long hours, lack of communication between layers of management(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Outstanding Company to Work For

      Apr 23, 2021 - Product Manager in Irvine, CA
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      Pros

      Career growth, compensation, flexibility, challenging work, ability to positively impact patients (including several of my own family members).

      Cons

      None- Edwards is an outstanding company from the top down.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      May 4, 2021 - Treasury Manager in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Live their mission. Small company feel.

      Cons

      Growing pains. Spending a lot of time bringing automation and system technology up to date.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Strong mission, great amenities

      Apr 18, 2021 - Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Very hard to get a job here - I’ve personally referred 6 individuals and none of them got the jobs they applied for. -One of the best medical device companies to work for

      Cons

      -Wish they considered permanent ‘work from home’ more of an option during this pandemic. Edwards seems to live in the Stone Age when it comes to WFH (although it depends on your manager). I’m fortunate to be working from home for the past year.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      Apr 1, 2021 - Human Resources Manager in Irvine, CA
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      Pros

      Edwards has a wonderful patient focused culture. There is also a lot of focus on employee development and diversity, inclusion and belonging. The people I work with are truly like family.

      Cons

      I have to say that the only con that I can think of has not directly affected me yet. But, there are way too many hurdles for HiPo individuals to jump in order to get the work assignments and roles they deserve. Because of this, I have seen many HiPo individuals that brought great value to Edwards leave for other opportunities.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great benefits, great people, but comes at a price

      Apr 24, 2021 - Quality Engineer II in Draper, UT
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      Pros

      Edwards is a bustling, fast past manufacturing environment that is truly on the front lines of innovation in providing solutions to cardiovascular diseases. They hire top talent and there's a lot of really great, top notch young engineers there. The benefits are also very competitive-5% 401k match (vesting schedule), stock discounts, really great maternity AND paternity leave, and you get an entire week off around Christmas time. You also get ample sick time and PTO.

      Cons

      Although Edwards has amazing pros, I think the cons can really overshadow that. As an engineer, you will be overworked and your team will be understaffed. Edwards Draper prides itself in delivering results while running very very lean. Their method of training new engineers or engineers that transfer roles is pretty much just "figure it out as you go". There's not a lot of resources in place because everyone truly is overworked and doesn't have a ton of time to mentor or help others. The expectation is kind of to just put your head down and work hard and you'll be rewarded. The issue is that there aren't a lot of growth opportunities at the Draper site (compared to the Irvine location). They provide a lot of time off and sick time, the only problem is that if you take it, you're only creating a bigger burden from yourself down the road because now you have less time to get your projects and tasks done. Taking time off isn't truly time off because every day you take off is a day less that you have to get your stuff done, and only causes more stress. This is pretty common across all engineering teams because people are pretty silo-ed and you can't just have someone cover for you 100% while you're gone. Even as a sustaining engineer (like a ME or QE), you will have additional projects and tasks outside of your sustaining tasks. So your workload may fluctuate substantially based on if the manufacturing lines you are over have problems. Different lines are more prone to issues than others so your workload may fluctuate substantially. If you are working on a bigger project (like introducing a new product line), you are expected to sometimes put in very long hours (like coming in at the start of production at 5 am and not leaving until 5 pm), just because there's so much to do and so little time. Overall, the work life balance I think is the biggest con to working at Edwards.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good but not great

      May 8, 2021 - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
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      Pros

      Stable no many layoffs over the years

      Cons

      Too many managers and not great culture

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Place to Work

      Apr 19, 2021 - Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing benefits and work-life balance

      Cons

      Long hours some days, due to meetings.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Top notch

      May 3, 2021 - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunities, solid, challenging, leading edge

      Cons

      Stress, busy, long hours, high cost of living

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Associate Finance Manager

      Apr 9, 2021 - Associate Finance Manager in Anasco, PR
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      Pros

      Makes products that save lives

      Cons

      I have no negative comments about the company.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company culture

      Apr 6, 2021 - Director 
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      Pros

      Leadership believes in strong community values, helping patients

      Cons

      Very California-focused company culture may not be inclusive of workers in other regions

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