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Hansen Medical Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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  1. "Victim to industry consolidation!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Dacula, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Dacula, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology that was just hitting the surface of what it could do.

    Cons

    No drive for sales with minimal sales reps and company operating a a loss for several years never helps.

    Advice to Management

    There is no more management due to Auris Robotics acquiring them.


  2. "Clinical Sales"

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Vascular Specialist in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Vascular Specialist in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hansen Medical (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology, only catheter system on market with unmatched stability and precision.

    Cons

    Out of typical work flow in Interventional space. Needs refinement.


  3. "R&D Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hansen Medical (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good employees and great idea for product.

    Cons

    Same as most medical startups - hard to get traction and produce device at profit.


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  5. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hansen Medical (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company, manufacturing and OR/clinical equipment onsite so you can be involved in every aspect of the process, from concept to manufacturing to clinical workflow. Very fast-paced hardworking collaborative environment with lots of very smart passionate people to work with.

    Cons

    The market for the product is not extensive, lack of communication (or disagreements) between upper management and engineering mean that project goals and timelines can be confusing.


  6. "Place grinds you up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Expose to many different areas.
    Learn cool technology.
    Most people are very nice.
    Team listens to your voice.

    Cons

    This place grinds you up.
    Not much effort put into improving product quality.
    No desire for continue improvements.
    Spent too much time talking instead of doing.
    High attriction

    Advice to Management

    Should work hard on keeping good people.


  7. "Amazing place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative technology and great people!

    Cons

    I cannot think of any


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Catheter Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Catheter Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Its a small company so you get to work on a lot of different things and are exposed to a lot of different areas of the business. We are understaffed so you will have responsibility for as much as you can handle very quickly.

    Cons

    The company is lacking direction, projects change and get canceled/started on a whim, senior management and engineering departments generally do not agree


  9. Helpful (1)

    "hansen"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hansen has exciting technology, robotics and catheters.

    Cons

    still searching for the "can't live without this tool' market niche


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Within 6 months you are considered a seasoned veteran"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Product that has a lot of future potential. Talented people (they just leave too quickly which leads to the Cons section below).

    Cons

    High turnover creates lack of knowledge within the company (all departments). Depressing stock price and with a good portion of your compensation tied to equity, you can watch your compensation decrease before it is vested and any action can be taken. It takes a long time to gain upward mobility.


  11. "was a great idea, too bad the wrong people are in charge"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the intent, commoraderie was there amongst workers

    Cons

    incompetent mgrs/dir/ in their jobs

    Advice to Management

    hire people who are experts in the field of manufacturing catheters


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