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Edwards Lifesciences Reviews

Updated December 7, 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. "Sales Rep"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong portfolio in all 3 divisions help maintain pipeline and promote growth

    Cons

    -comp plan decreasing earning potential over the years


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Engineering Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edwards Lifesciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong top level management. Committed to innovation in cardio vascular market place. Great opportunity for professional growth.

    Cons

    Disconnect with top level management. Risk adverse culture in upper/middle management. Micromanagement does empower project teams.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in the teams

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Tread Carefully - IT Department is not what it apprears"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Management in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - IT Management in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Edwards is a great company with a positive mission and passion patient care.

    Cons

    Beware of the CIO - do your research - google his name - proceed at your own risk.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the CIO... get someone who is a leader and doesn't micromanage and drive the staff info the ground.


  4. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, logistics behind everything is great and organized, company does well to make sure employees are recognized for the work that they do

    Cons

    I can't find any (yet)


  5. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    - Passion
    - Great People
    - Growth opportunities

    Cons

    - Politics
    - Sometimes too fast


  6. Helpful (16)

    "Great salary and benefits -- but at a cost. Proceed with eyes open."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, amazing campus (with gym and large subsidized cafe), and cool community building events

    Cons

    The company has no soul. Sr. Management throws down impossible "stretch" goals, resulting in overworked/demoralized staff and quick burnouts. Cut-throat attitudes, micro-managers galore, and people in management positions who should probably take a few management courses before overseeing a team. Don't be dazzled by the offer package. In return you'll be expected to be on call 24/7 (text, email, phone--kiss your free time goodbye), and work with thankless people.

    Advice to Management

    Peer-to-peer evaluations do nothing to uncover the managerial flaws of your senior management team. Also, conversations and feedback with HR go in a black hole. Your innovation and investment in R&D is phenomenal. I wish Edwards would put the same time/effort/money on valuing their employees and providing an adequate work/life balance.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences full-time

    Pros

    Campus is beautiful, near the airport and great amenities. Bonuses at least in the THV business unit have been at the max for the last couple years.

    Cons

    Very political, not really very many perks considering how profitable the company is, salaries are at the low end of the spectrum, only TDPs can move up at a reasonable rate, merit increases are almost insignificant. It's basically a bubble and you have to drink the "Kool aid" to be successful. High performers and achievers do not get rewarded if you aren't in the club.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times...the world is changing faster than our systems can keep up with.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great treatment"

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company obviously cares about employees.

    Cons

    It's hard to integrate into the tight-knit group.

    Advice to Management

    Management usually makes a point of integrating all employee levels.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Director, Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Edwards Lifesciences is a place where there is challenging work that leads us to make a difference in the world

    Cons

    The management keeps decreasing the perks of salary and benefits. Recent changes have made many of consider if this is the best place to spend our time

    Advice to Management

    Don't take away the extra incentives for the highest talent designation


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Innovative Company"

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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

    Innovative, Good infrastructure , Opportunities for growth, Good Compensation

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and slow at making decisions, Needs to be consistent in their decision making and keeping commitments


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