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"I loved it."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good team work; oriented toward employee morale. the work was always interesting and fast paced; there was good collaboration between departments

Cons

the department i worked in was small so it was hard to move up; but no shortage of learning new techniques

Advice to Management

hard to say because i didn't really have any complaints-- feedback was constructive and management was interested in growth and development of employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Edwards Lifesciences

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, people, position options"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn from different areas.
    Great resources if you use them.
    Can move within company business units for experience.

    Cons

    No professional development without threats.
    Promotions only for a** kissers.
    Lack of communication from executive level downward.
    Critical care has lack of enthusiasm, morale, and pipeline.

    Advice to Management

    Make opportunities for lower level staff to prove themselves.
    Figure out why people leave EW.
    Make employees want to love company and atmosphere.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Stay out of the politics at all costs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Edwards always has new, cutting-edge products to work on. Compensation and benefits are very good. There are some really great people working there.

    Cons

    Edwards is all about corporate politics. Most of senior management subscribes to the philosophy that "perception is reality" -- and it's far easier to appear competent than to be competent. You will not do your career any favors by ever disagreeing with senior management. On product development teams, the schedule is written in stone and never in touch with reality. Once you get to mid-level, you are considered company property. Your supervisors will expect you to always be available, even if you are on vacation or at home. The CC division has extremely talented low and mid-level people, but senior management that ignores them on a daily basis. Management doesn't care about product maintenance, just getting the new product on the market. They have great older products that are left without any attention. Edwards is very top-heavy, and new senior managers are always suspicious of long-term employees, as if staying at Edwards for more than five years is a bad thing.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the consultants, stop reading all the new managment books, and start listening to long-term employees. They're the ones in the trenches and know your products best. You have great talent there, but you can't use it if you won't listen to what it's saying.


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