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"Fantastic engineering"

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Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The engineering staff is super smart and very talented. It is gratifying to know we make surgery less invasive and less traumatic. The problems we solve are difficult and interesting, and everyone works very hard to achieve the common goal.

Cons

The company is growing quickly, and the culture is changing. To get any product into the field, a herculean effort is required to satisfy V&V and regulatory requirements.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work.

Other Employee Reviews for Intuitive Surgical

  1. Helpful (17)

    "boys club work horse environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intuitive Surgical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazingly interesting product that is able to help people in such a positive way and that is a great feeling. Stock options so long as the stock is low.

    Cons

    Not a collaborative team environment, people throw each other under the bus all the time and claim credit for work that they do not perform. It's also a very sterile environment where people do not really interface which creates a depressing environment. There is no work/life balance, expect to work 70+ hrs and weekends. Also do not trust HR, there is no such thing as anonymous at this company. This is a boys club environment and anyone that speaks up for concern of cutting corners affecting quality or any other HR issues will be pushed out of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to quit protecting bad employees, they are protecting people that are a lawsuit waiting to happen. Should also take into account the employees overall happiness with quality of life and work.


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Very financially successful and compensating company with a high pressure fire you at anytime environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Clinical Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    technology is the coolest thing on the market and most individuals in surgical sales find it attractive. Get to work with multiple different surgical specialities and obtain a broad knowledge base. Work within all levels of the hospital to grow surgical programs

    Cons

    It can be a pressure cooker environment where hitting your procedure and revenue numbers can come down to loosing your job. They fire people at will if you get a new manager and they do not like you or want their own people in your position your gone. In 4 years with the organization I have 6 manager.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting on people based on political connections within the organzation.


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