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Second Sight Reviews

Updated Oct 27, 2018

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  1. "Great technology to treat advanced Retinitis Pigmentosa"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Second Sight full-time

    Pros

    To use my knowledge to help blind people to see

    Cons

    No cons for Second Sight Medical Products Inc.

    Second Sight2017-02-08
  2. "Sr Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Second Sight

    Pros

    Easy to get work done.

    Cons

    pay not at par with market

    Second Sight2017-08-02
  3. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Sylmar, CA

    I worked at Second Sight for more than a year

    Pros

    Very cool company to work at, and end product is a great goal to strive for.

    Cons

    Some projects can be tedious.

    Second Sight2017-05-02
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Forcing themselves down the drain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Second Sight full-time

    Pros

    The board is good and helps many people. The product could help a lot of people.

    Cons

    Very out dated processes and CYA management. No teamwork, everyone is out to get eachother and put blame on someone else for their own mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Make your teams work effeciently or fire the managers who are too scared to lose their jobs to make a difference. Your teams are hindering your growth and losing your investment money.

    Second Sight2017-04-06
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Innovative company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Second Sight for more than 3 years

    Pros

    First of a kind technology to help blind patients Laid-back Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Management team lack good decision and often hesitate in moving forward Politics between departments which made the products quality low Poor QA department Low salary

    Second Sight2017-01-02
  6. "Quality Review Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Quality Systems Records Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Second Sight for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of very educated professionals working at Second Sight. Smart and humorous coworkers make for a fun place to go to work every day.

    Cons

    Sometimes working with very smart people, egos can get in the way, and posturing can slow the wheels of progress. Training can be an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Remind employees it's not about them. It's about the customers we help every day.

    Second Sight2016-08-02
  7. "Great place to work. Great people. Great camraderie. OUTSTANDING PURPOSE!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Second Sight

    Pros

    Small company who works together toward a common goal. There are good people here from the top down who are extremely talented. The contributions you make go directly to improving the lives of blind people...there is no better reason to come to work. They frequently bring in patients for testing and we get a chance to meet them and hear directly from them about how our products positively impact their lives. While it...

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    Cons

    Brand new technology that is taking time to be adopted due to medicare reimbursement acceptance. Currently covered in 17 states and it is taking a long time to spread to the rest of the country. Because of this, hospitals are hesitant to implant the device for fear of not getting paid even though patients are waiting years to get the product. The company is still not profitable so budgets are tight.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. It took over twenty years to get here...only a few more years to launch into the stratosphere!

    Second Sight2016-04-14
  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - California in Sylmar, CA

    I worked at Second Sight full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most innovative product in medical device industry

    Cons

    small size company,,, for now but growing fast

    Second Sight2015-06-16
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Employee beware!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Second Sight full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are a good con man/woman, you can get away with anything and you will be loved.

    Cons

    If you are a productive employee and accomplish things, but lack the ability to con management, you will fail.

    Advice to Management

    Learn How to manage

    Second Sight2015-06-04
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great company to start out as a young engineer, but is held back by a lack of advanced opportunities and compensation."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sylmar, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Second Sight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is a small company and as an engineer, you will have many responsibilities in a wide variety of work. The people you will work with are all very easygoing and pleasant. The culture is fairly laid back, although that may depend on the department you are in. The company mission is very interesting and if you want to contribute directly to the creation of new medical technology, this is the place. If you are extremely...

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    Cons

    The management of projects has not been very good. There is the habit of picking up many small projects and losing focus on the big picture. A significant amount of the work is not towards real, forward progress of the product, but rather just fixing manufacturing mistakes or making insignificant changes. Upper management seems afraid of making big changes because of regulatory burden, but such is the nature of the medical...

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    Advice to Management

    Maintain focus on larger projects and try to acquire some specialization with your engineers. Increase compensation so you can hold onto talent.

    Second Sight2014-12-31
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