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"Great engineers with average management."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

Pros

Co-workers are the best part of this company.

Cons

Mediocre managers with limited experience.

Advice to Management

Many managers have less experience and technical expertise than engineers.

Other Employee Reviews for Thoratec Corp

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very disappointing, was expecting more"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some very good people in the engineering and technician ranks.
    Life saving technology.

    Cons

    R&D senior management at HQ is dishonest and incompetent. They are only interested in quick & dirty fixes and covering their behinds.
    At all locations old timers rule, no way to get new ideas considered. Hence, "next gen" is nothing truly new.
    All designs are outsourced so engineers are just paper pushers.

    Advice to Management

    Make yourselves look good by listening to those who know better.


  2. "Thoratec"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    small company environment; flexible work environment

    Cons

    got purchased by St Jude Medical

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