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Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance depends on your departments (in 11 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 23 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Benefits, Terrible Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits.
    Focus on Employees.
    Stability and Growth.

    Cons

    A relationship-based culture that is very political.

    The Critical Care Business Unit also suffers from unreal deadlines and understaffing.


  2. "Over All Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    company developing and improving in some departments, good opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    some supervisors are giving too much favoritism to some team members and if they don't like you then they can ruin your career too ( you don't have to have any reason your supervisor can make up the reason).

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure why those supervisors are still working their even so many team members complained against them. please protect good workers from those kind of supervisors......


  3. "material handler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Port Orchard, WA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Port Orchard, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the compensation is decent for the job responsabilities, and the hours are ok.

    Cons

    lack communication between employees and supervisors


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Very political"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. I heard now they have a big cafeteria coming and a brand new gym.

    Cons

    You need to be part of upper management to have some sort of consideration. Very political,there is a lot of favoritism around. Sometimes it is not what you know, but it is who you know.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Edwards Lifesciences"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefit package

    Cons

    Poor planning and execution of field actions, i.e. purchasing new technologies, companies, and not having a solid roll-out plan. Decisions made at the top are not thought through each stage of execution, leaving people to struggle for power. Major "good old boy" problems and attitudes that permeates all divisions with the exception of Critical Care.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Clinical Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good opportunity for learning. Great products and clinical reach.

    Cons

    Company still unsure how to fully implement and engage this role - inefficient use of resources & expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your clinical experts in evolving this role - do not have it driven by non-clinical & inexperienced Marketing personnel. This role has so much potential - it's much more than a hand-maiden role for Sales & Marketing.


  8. "Engineering technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Irvine, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management is very reasonable.
    Up to date test equipment, laboratories'
    Offer friendly environment for rest after work: work out room, walking circle, snap meal, on site restaurant, huge parking structures ...
    Best work experience I've ever met.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to get hire after 18 months of contract.

    Advice to Management

    Good practice employees should be hired sooner


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Transcatheter Heart Valves (THV)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company name, diverse line of products, great amenities: basketball, gym, cafe, locker room/showers, and always enough work to keep you mentally stimulated

    Cons

    Welcome to the 50/60 hour work week and barely competitive pay. Edwards grew too quickly and was not able to support such growth with capable management.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the culture does not foster/encourage work-life balance


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and lots of fun, educated co-workers. Ability to travel and be involved with global operations. Clean work environment.

    Cons

    Corporate politics at play - it's more about who you know and winning them over vs. demonstrating solid performance. Overwhelming amount of procedures are in force given it is a regulated industry.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach - attract and retain key talent!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The great medical benefits and some training

    Cons

    No or little personal growth

    Advice to Management

    Classes needed to train supervisors and management how to work with employees


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