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"Every year someone in each department is targeted and fired"

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Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Thoratec full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great profit sharing and high salaries in a comfortable office environment. Cutting edge medical device products including heart pumps.

Cons

Management secretly meets to profile and target and fire professionals. It sounds paranoid, but it was true. I was fired in order to promote a peer to director level. They needed my salary to justify promoting him.

Advice to Management

Keep everything above board. Don't keep secrets from the employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Thoratec

  1. "Engineer"

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    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

    Great Management, Open to changes and friendly environment

    Cons

    Needs more open communication with employees

    Advice to Management

    No comment


  2. "Great place for a new hire!"

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    Current Intern - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Intern - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thoratec as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people at the Pleasanton Headquarters are very warm and open. I was with the engineers and they were happy to explain what they were doing to others.

    Salary was great, awesome community events

    Cons

    The HR people are nice, but a little scary.

    It was sometimes too cold in the building.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

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