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Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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Edwards Lifesciences Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem
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Pros
  • Good work life balance depends on your departments (in 13 reviews)

  • It was very motivating to work with a young crowd at such a great company who strives for quality products (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance need improvements (in 24 reviews)

  • sometimes there is a disconnect between business units in such a large company (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Leader in Med Device Industry"

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

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Explosive growth into new markets, interesting lines of business.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility. Business casual dress five days a week.


  2. "Decent Medical Device Company; good products"

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

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Nice campus, great colleagues, challenging projects

    Cons

    politics, top heavy company. Too much fat around in terms of the service...many are simply buying their time to retire from here. It affects the workplace.

  3. "High growth with growing pains, but stalling; rigid HR processes"

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

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

    Pros

    Truly impactful technologies; market leader; high growth; interesting pipeline.

    Cons

    Growing pains; high growth unlikely to continue; surgical heart valves and critical care BUs neglected. Culture issues in lower growth businesses. Stingy with equity. Even high performers at the Director level get small stock grants.


  4. "Sr. Engineer, Quality"

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    • 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

    The company has maintained a small company feel where relationships and contacts matter at times more than merit.

    Comparable if not better compensation when compared to similar companies in the area. The company has been performing extremely well financially other the past years, which has really made it a great place to work.

    Cons

    Corporate politics can be frustrating.


  5. "Engineer 2"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is great, in general everyone is very friendly and helpful which is helpful when you are a new engineer.

    Cons

    A lot of politics within management


  6. "Sr. Product Manager II"

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

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly colleagues, nice cafeteria, good benefits, good salary for Orange County area

    Cons

    company match to 401K is lower than others, relationship driven company, parking is awful

    Advice to Management

    fairly new, so not much advice to management, would like to see a stronger 401K match...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Times have changed at Edwards & not what it used to be!!!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly good people & work environment. GREAT products for a good cause w/wonderful benefits & fairly good career path (if they like you).

    Cons

    Every man for himself mentality. CEO & another EVP are skirt-chasers and everyone knows it, but does nothing about it. Past EVP's have gotten away with large expense accounts for "commuting" when they are supposed to be living in CA, but their family is living elsewhere. Wasted money that could have gone into much needed R&D, or the employees salaries. Bonus criteria needs to be changed and not benefit all of upper senior management.

    Advice to Management

    The execs make way too much money while the worker bees do all the work. The egomaniac CEO needs to retire with his overpaid millions!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Great people, products, site and benefits

    Cons

    Politics, weaker senior leadership, too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    impression are not the only measure, hard work and attitude pays off more.


  9. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Intern in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Intern in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work-Life balance
    Fun Employees
    Good, Hard work
    Very well Organized

    Cons

    Salt Lake City is not a great location. No night life in the region

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Customer and Employee Focused company"

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Competent top management - desire for growth

    Cons

    The top management desire for improvement doesn't always trickle down

    Advice to Management

    Reach out more to middle management directly


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