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"Great engineers with average management."

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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

  1. "Great Team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Part of a group but feels like a SME where you can make a real impact
    The product is life saving technology - great motivator
    Good team spirit

    Cons

    Business taken over and so no more opportunities within Thoratec.
    Can't think of any other bad points - it has been a great place to work.


  2. "Great small size medical device company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great life saving products. Due to super specialized field, we get to become very close with customers, distributors and patients and we can directly and very quickly see how our products have saved the lives of many Heart Failure patients.

    Cons

    Very conservative with Business expansion in emerging markets which is slowing down the progress of market penetration and therapy acceptance in these areas.

    Advice to Management

    Investing in emerging markets with more supports from marketing. Hopefully, Thoratec can keep its' unique company culture with existing specialized team after the acquisition by SJM.

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