Edwards Lifesciences
3.3 of 5 96 reviews
www.edwards.com Irvine, CA 5000+ Employees

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Valuable experience for better or worse

Engineer (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA (US)

I worked at Edwards Lifesciences

Prosmeaningful products
Engineers given significant amount of responsibility
Managers can handle honest mistakes
Bonus offered
Co-workers are confident in your ability
Contemporary Campus
Travel opportunities
Continuous improvement of system infrastructures
Training
Issued laptops and credit cards
Nice employees to an extent

ConsManagers change frequently. Don't expect a promotion under this circumstance.
Top heavy organization.
Co-workers commonly transfer before completion of (any) projects. It will be a mystery what some employees are actually working on.
No rationale why particular employees receive promotion after promotion. Also, it is typical to offer management positions to outside candidates.
Certain managers not accessible or approachable. Will consult with specific employees for communication.
Company looks stable, but can't be, since they layoff employees

Advice to Senior ManagementAlign priorities between cross-functions. Assign a short list of objectives to your staff. Promote existing employees with a history of documented successes. Lead by example. Demonstrate an understanding of company policies and the ability to construct a project timeline. Employees are subjected to outright mean and bully type managers. Regarding Critical Care comments on the other reviews, I would have to agree. Time to address company culture if you haven't done so yet. Hopefully, it's better place to work there now!

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Confusing. The company is great, but the upper level management while good at their jobs are not competent leaders.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA (US)

I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences


Pros: The company truly does focus on the patient and from the first day you… Cons: While the company is patient and employee focused, the upper management I've worked with lacks much in people skills, leadership,… Advice to Senior Management: Pay more attention to who does what in your department. Consider… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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The layoffs at the end of each year are extremely demoralizing, and negatively affect all else.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA (US)

I have been working at Edwards Lifesciences


Pros: Income level is decent Some talented people at mid-level positions Autonomy Cons: Layoffs around Christmastime - even for high performers - Happy Holidays! Extremely top heavy in senior management Sr. Mgmt fits the cliche: "it's not what you… Advice to Senior Management: Stop laying off people who perform. Donate some of your excessive pay and stocks to keep families whole,… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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