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Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  • Good work life balance depends on your departments (in 14 reviews)

  • It was very motivating to work with a young crowd at such a great company who strives for quality products (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr buyer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits And type of product manufactured

    Cons

    Promoted people not always have the skill set requested or needed

    Advice to Management

    Lisent to your teams.


  2. "Take it or leave it that is the question."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences as a contractor

    Pros

    A growth company, nice environment, plenty of work and good $.

    Cons

    global labeling management style sucks.and would compare it to a terrorist group. Line up to get your head chopped off.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to deal and work with employees. don't be so mean and disrespectful.

  3. "Sr. Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of Opportunities for internal candidates.

    Cons

    No real decision makers, lots of delegation which leads to project overruns.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to different ways of doing things, it can't be "this is the way we have always done it", because that's a sure recipe to becoming extinct.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, if you're ready to work hard!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive salaries. Awesome benefits. On-site gym and cafe.

    Cons

    Heavy workload with limited resources.


  5. "Good and Bad"

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    Former Contractor - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Contractor - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for as a whole. Really emphasizes innovation and creation of new products. Lots of young people so if you're only starting out you can make lots of good friends. Lots of perks and amenities, almost a google like work environment.

    Cons

    Extremely competitive when it comes to promotions and raises. If you're not a TDP or someone from a top tier university, your path to promotion is a lot harder. They have pet preferences to who gets the best jobs. Since the company is so big, it's very easy to get lost in the crowd and not stand out.

    Business units vary from place to place and have their own culture. CC is dysfunctional, THV is very intense, HVT is chill, AT is a start up environment. I worked in THV and it was an incredibly stressful experience. Lots of arrogant engineers who think they're right and egotistical management.

    Advice to Management

    think the company as a whole is doing well. I would say give more equal opportunities to everyone.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Glamorous work environment with almost nothing to back it up"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great amenities, great work/life balance, a lot of extras and bonuses are given, even without merit. There's always job security and they are constantly hiring. The responsibilities are diluted so much that you pretty much cease to learn. This may be a pro for those that are just looking for a job to pay the bills, but it is a big downside for those that are drawn to innovating.

    The campus really is amazing, and provides some fun activities. These are the best amenities that the company has to offer.

    Cons

    Talent in just about everything except making a good product. The company has lost itself in the midst of chasing the image of being a world class company.

    I love the people, but honestly as engineers there is a quite a lot of gross incompetence. There is also heavy politics in the management since the company has been around for quite some time and has employed just about everyone in the medical device industry since the industry was born. It is a fun place to work, but the general cultural feel is that everyone is there to be a mooch and get paid. Therefore, most employees opt for the shortcuts and park their ideas at the first "no" they hear. It is a "I hate work" culture and most employees are here to not hate work as much compared to other workplaces that don't have cool stuff like Edwards.

    There is also zero diversity in thought. Most managers will try to teach you to be like them. I've had a manager tell me to speak just to seem like you know what you're talking about. We are told to do the opposite of innovate, or create, or improve. Conformity is encouraged and being a jerk is respected here. Work culture is horribly traditional and focused on sustaining perception rather than improving.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people. There is so much misplaced talent. Remember what position you are interviewing for... a good employee, not a best friend.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Everything TAVR"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits,growing company, stock purchase program

    Cons

    Everything TAVR focused. Resources not allocated to new product development or to address quality issues in other divisions.

  8. "Lots of Positive Transformation, Yet Still Some Struggles"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II/Heart Valve Therapy in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II/Heart Valve Therapy in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock performance is spectacular, facility has undergone major upgrades, people are very willing to help each other

    Cons

    False promises of new projects, unrealistic project timelines where everything is the highest priority, immense amounts of favoritism at play

    Advice to Management

    Advance employee based on performance not tenure. Promotions and raises seem to be very robotic, in that for even consideration for a promotion or raise, the standard tenure time is required. Coworkers with masters degrees that are not directly relevant to their current responsibilities are developed more than higher performing coworkers.


  9. "Most improve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences (More than a year)

    Pros

    CEO is a good strategist.

    Cons

    Culture and work/life balance have ample differences depending on the country you work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Edwards"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Great Campus

    Cons

    Toxic Culture and Environment in only certain B.U.'s. Hard to tell if the entire company is the same and the BU I work in.


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