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Endologix Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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  1. "HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Endologix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My experience thus far has been exceptional. My on boarding and training process has been detailed, well planned and very informative. I've also received flexibility in my schedule. The company has been fully supportive of my continued education while employed. The HR team is fantastic. They are detail oriented, extremely knowledgeable and always willing and able to assist. I truly feel a family-like atmosphere throughout the organization. The CEO and President are strong business leaders who are willing to do "whatever it takes" to create a culture of innovation, inspiration and empowerment for each employee. I'm excited about the direction of the company, and I look forward to several more years of career growth with the organization.

    Cons

    I have yet to experience cons. The organization is going through some exciting cultural changes and it will take time to permeate, but it's willingness too is very strong.


  2. "Best place I ever worked; great place for leaders and front-line employees!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Endologix full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sr. Management, open door policy, pay, culture and work-life balance. Great location and modern office space. Internal support when you need help.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be very stressful due to a technicality but expected considering lives are at stake.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with your mission; the competition doesn't want ELGX around due to the risk of losing a huge amount of marketshare long-term. If launched correctly and with percision, Nellix will dominate the market for years to come.


  3. "QE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Endologix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    with the current situation of company, I can't think of any pros.

    Cons

    Bad management, missing direction. Upper manangement is very unstable, anyone can get fired anytime.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid beauracrasy, Endologix is not big enough to tolerate your bad politics. Don't let employees suffer because of your poor decisions.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Depends What You're Looking For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Endologix full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good resume builder. A lot of cross-training. Invests in career development. Initiative rewarded.

    Cons

    Lack of foresight and proper business planning. Promotions were based on relationships not merit. Morale low. Workload unbalanced across available resources.

    Advice to Management

    All hands on deck.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Pros and Cons for Endologix"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Company strives to be the innovation leader among companies making products to treat aortic aneurysms
    - Ability to learn about multiple product platforms designed to treat aortic aneurysms
    - High value placed on customer relations leading to many opportunities to understand the real customer needs. Multiple groups of physicians, both domestic and international, visit the campus every month.
    - Many opportunities to make improvements to existing procedures and processes. Many people here still have a lot to learn within their functions.
    - Many people are hardworking and passionate about making products to help people.

    Cons

    - Too many organizational structure changes. Many employees are assigned to a new manager almost every year and in some cases more frequently.
    - Promotions are not always merit based.
    - Recognition of teams and individuals for achieving significant milestones is often nonexistent depending on the senior management over the project, budget constraints, or recent news
    - Company is still figuring out how to work across two sites, Irvine and Santa Rosa, and has been for over a year, which has led to inefficiencies in management and product development. Changing the Product Development Process twice within the last two years is also a significant contributor to project delays.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "High Turnover, Not Recommended"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Endologix full-time

    Pros

    Good talent and friendly employees (non-management). New and well-maintained facility. Offers electric car charging. Plenty of parking. On-site gym. Free fruit two times a week.

    Cons

    Turnover is extremely high, resulting in very little historical product and process knowledge. Employees are treated as a moveable resource headcount and moved around as needed by management, and because of this, there is no talent /career development.

    Toxic environment. There is no focus on developing a pleasant company culture. People are always blaming others and throwing departments/people under the bus. New comers keep joining and trying to revolutionize the way things are done, which results in a very unstable environment.

    Work load is very high and stressful. Processes and systems are cumbersome and designed for a large company with more resources, which prevents even small tasks from being accomplished quickly. Engineers are not empowered to think freely, problem solve, or lead projects. Very few things can be completed at the Engineering peer level. Everything has to be signed off by a Manager or above.

    Politics are a huge obstacle. Favoritism is rampant. Management tries to undermine other departments by refusing to approve or sign off on things until what they want done is accomplished.

    Operations is completely mismanaged with little / no concern for product quality. The concern is always cost over the patient. Priorities are constantly changing. Projects are not well-planned. The teams are constantly cutting corners to cut costs.

    Management is not transparent and does not properly communicate their vision (if any).

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with the employees needs and concerns. Employees are the heart of your company. The extremely high turnover rate should be telling you something.


  8. "Vice President"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Endologix is going today through some rocky times, but this is a very solid company with great products and a strong R&D pipeline. Leadership is committed to making hard decisions, always putting the patient first. This is a company that is revolutionizing an industry and is definitely going places. Awesome people drawn from within the game industry and selectively from best practice organizations.

    Cons

    Recently we have had some regulatory delays. It caused short-term belt-tightening, but the vision and pathway to market leadership remains clear.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course and don't lose faith in the fundamentals of this strong organization.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "CRA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products hire good people in the start, lost all their good people to be replaced with inexperienced people

    Cons

    Upper Management makes reckless decisions and very unscientific decisions without looking at data and consulting stakeholders. Marketing department is given more value than valid Clinical and regulatory departments. Marketing tries to run some clinical studies with poor knowledge of the science or process. They scrap good studies and fund poorly thought out studies with product failures more often than not. R&D never tests to protocol and later they find they were lacking. Lot of volatility in all the departments and insecure work environment in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop losing your good people, think about the decisions you are making so recklessly


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Too political for its size and horribly mismanaged"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people (non managers), and decent facility. It used to be collaborative and a good team, but a lot of incompetent people have taken the places of those they gutted out.

    Cons

    There is almost no guidance or vision in this company. The mentality is to throw you in the water and see if you sink or swim. While this may have worked in a previous generation, it is unsustainable especially when so many people leave the company and hardly anyone comes in. Employees need to feel empowered and feel pride in what they do for them to stay. Working here feels like you ran in circles all day and made no progress. In the end, you are exhausted and have nothing to show for it.

    Managers play petty games. One of my bosses (I've had 4 in the past year) even placed bets with another manager about his employees and tried to convince us to do certain things just to win his bets. The management and VPs only talk to their favorites so they get a very skewed opinion of how it really is around here. Thus, making bad decisions and pushing out good people.

    Advice to Management

    We are a small company, and we should not be this divided. Just talk to the employees and you can see for yourself how bad it is rather than making us take HR surveys that don't ask specific questions.

    Be patient with your employees, don't just move them around every month. There needs to be time to stabilize and learn. The constant shuffling only worsens the problem.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Tragic case of mismanagement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Endologix (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Endologix *had* a great product pipeline, great engineers and support staff and a general sense of optimism. The company has changed greatly over the last 2 years, with the hiring of bad leaders and culminating in the terrible decision to merge with Trivascular. On the plus side, they still have an on-site gym, cafe, and generally pay is decent. Many of the non-managers are great to work with.

    Cons

    As other reviewers have mentioned, there is extremely toxic management here. They fight with each other and with other departments. Collaboration is practically non-existent. Unfortunately the CEO has distanced himself from the actual contributors and relies heavily on these toxic managers. Most of the good people (the folks that actually built up the technology and company!) have left due to this and the environment is filled with plenty of inexperienced managers trying to push half-thought ideas. All these "leaders" have to do is to not mess things up but sadly, they cannot even do that!

    Advice to Management

    John, you need to get back into the details yourself and stop relying on some of your leaders. To turn this ship around, you need to cut some of these toxic leaders/managers from the org and promote from within.


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