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Intuitive Surgical Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  • difficult to have a good work/life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • It is a fast-paced environment, and that may not be for everyone (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tons of intelligent people around who are passionate about what they do

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about it


  2. "title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding career with many layers

    Cons

    Layers of things to do

    Advice to Management

    Help control the noise

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Manufacturing Technician"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intuitive Surgical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great project. Good management. Stock ownership.

    Cons

    Must be under 25. Military experience helps. Horrible pay.


  4. "Disruptive technology at its best!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic technology and resources. Good people to work with. Currently have a monopoly on the tech, we'll see for how long! Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    The human resources area is lacking in its involvement with day to day issues affecting employees. Top management is still the original group, very smart engineers, but not great in human relations and delegating. Directors are chosen by their sales achievements, not by their people-managing skills. Awful decision-making at that level.

    Advice to Management

    Select middle and upper management with the people-managing skills at the forefront, not just their sales records. People leave bosses, not companies.


  5. "Exciting industry. Leading edge technology"

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    Current Employee - Global Label Manager in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Current Employee - Global Label Manager in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented company. Expanding at a good rate of speed. Expected continued growth. Industry leader with innovative technology. Management is hands on for high profile projects

    Cons

    Company is not used to working with collocated employees. West coast centric. Still in its infancy in regards to being audit proof.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Making a difference while leading the market"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Benefits, Total Compensation, Clear Vision and Goals.
    Improving outcomes for Patients, Surgeons, Health Care Organizations and enabling innovative approaches to effective disease treatment.

    Cons

    Long hours, limited options of work locations

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but find ways to attract outstanding candidates from a greater geographic reach. (HQ Campus as well as other cities with talent pools)


  7. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome people, great benefits, and decent pay. A very dynamic and innovative work environment.

    Cons

    Occasional long work days.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "CLINICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Sales Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Clinical Sales Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money
    Prestige (knowledge, sales training, intimate relationships with surgeons, C-suite, and staff is tops in the industry)

    Cons

    Takes toll on family life if you don't learn balance from beginning


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working environment"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intuitive Surgical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of freedom and easy to make friend.

    Cons

    No continuing learning program available.

    Advice to Management

    Need to development continuing learning programing

    Intuitive Surgical Response

    May 11, 2017 – Director, Executive Recuitment, Diversity & Inclusion

    Thank you for your feedback – we take reviews seriously and do our best to address any concerns voiced by both our current and previous employees.
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  10. "No vertical movement"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intuitive Surgical (More than a year)

    Pros

    You know right from day one what needs to be done, so you keep executing.

    Cons

    Mgmt. doesn't care about progress. They hire a lot of contractors


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