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"Great company"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Thoratec full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great co-workers and dedicated staff overall
Life saving products
Challenging and interesting work

Cons

Program scope changes too frequently

Other Employee Reviews for Thoratec

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Thoratec Corp in danger of loosing its edge"

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Thoratec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is high GP. Lot of cash flow

    Cons

    Management spends money lavishly. They have no centralized vision. The director level of management does not know what they are doing. They take trips just to get out of the office and call it supplier visit or audit. Engineering on the NPI side is made up of all fresh out of school not it all, they no nothing about design. Thoratec can not bring their focus together. They don't have a working next gen product. One trick pony.

    Advice to Management

    Collaborate instead of fighting one another. Get a leader who knows how to lead.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast growing at a slow pace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thoratec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Thoratec offers an amazing pipeline of life saving products that are unmatched throughout the world. There are extremely talented individuals that have long tenures and provide excellent guidence.

    Cons

    Product development is extremely slow due to the nature of the product (Class 3 med device). This company is not fast paced to release new product resulting in multi year projects. Also, management is quick to hire from outside rather than develop from within.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion/development from within would inspire those that have greater aspirations to move up within the company.

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