Intuitive Surgical - da Vinci Surgery is amazing. Working at Intuitive is not. | Glassdoor
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"da Vinci Surgery is amazing. Working at Intuitive is not."

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Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time

Pros

Robotic surgery is incredible, and it's not going away. I am a believer in our product, and I am a believer in the value da Vinci brings to patients. The company has developed a brilliant platform technology with a large line of instruments and accessories that drive the company's market growth...and competition has yet to appear.

Cons

Toxic environment at Sunnyvale headquarters. I am constantly disappointed by management. Managers who have been at the company 5+ years are protected by senior management, despite routine and numerous reports of abusive behavior to HR, and notoriously high turnover on certain teams. People at this company tend to feel like hamsters at the wheel - the company prides itself on running lean, but the result is that employees are worked to the bone and offered little opportunity to look strategically beyond the tasks of the day. Compensation at headquarters averages in the 60th percentile, despite the high cost of living in Silicon Valley. The company has been padding relatively low salaries with stock, but in 2013, stock prices have come crashing down. No 401k match. Holiday days are lean - beginning with 11 days a year. Little growth opportunity - other med device companies have rotation opportunities - there's none of that here. And if you move to another team, it may be done in such a way that you see no bump in pay. Keep your sanity and work/life balance - don't work here.

Advice to Management

Listen to the rumblings you hear from the ground level and take action against toxic managers - when your employees don't feel valued, the business hurts.

Other Employee Reviews for Intuitive Surgical

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Great growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Very "clickish"... Reminds me of High school. You have your "social climbers", who try to fit in with the "in crowd". And the mean girls who look down on you and talk about you behind your back..


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Phenomenal product, excessive micromanagement, too much feedback."

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    Current Employee - Clinical Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Clinical Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Product that truly benefits patient lives
    Pay is great when you're hitting your numbers

    Cons

    Hours required to do the job right
    Being micromanaged beyond your imagination
    Unrealistic quota expectations (at times)
    Poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Don't ride your field sales team so hard. You would have more qualified applicants and a stronger sales force if they were treated more appropriately.

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