Great Medical Device Company, Leader in Heart Valve Manufacturing
Complaints Coordinator, Heart Valve Therapy (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – 8 April 2017
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives.
Logistics Assistant (Former Employee) – Singapore – 24 February 2017
I have learned a lot about time management. It is a manufacturing company doing heart valves. Coordinating orders and manufacturing is really challenging. That is because when I first joined, the company has just moved to its office in Changi North.A big change from their office in Ubi Techpark. Therefore there is minimal sewers from the production team that could produce a QA approved valves. During that time we have to work closely with the production team leader as well as QA. Management is good, the appraisal is being done openly. We know where we have excel and otherwise. We are encouraged to move forward and make changes for better results.
Family occasions, free lunches during festive season
Growing company distant from its manufacturing drones
Heart Valve Assembler (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – 21 February 2017
Very strict about attendance; will work you to the bone with overtime; was an interesting experience but working on tiny devices under a microscope is not for everyone. Not a bad job if you can stand it as the benefits and salary+overtime are great.
Lots of employee benefits, good income, opportunities for advancement and permanent position
Soul-sucking manufacturing work, training is abysmal, poor communication in management
Manufacturing Supervisor (Current Employee) – Draper, UT – 12 December 2016
This a great place to work that has wonderful benefits. There are many people that work here that a very approachable and are willing to help mentor and develop others. There are great educational benefits as well. Many options offered to employees with jobs, cafeteria, gym, etc.
Opérations (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – 12 November 2016
I have worked here for several years. I am a highly productive employee. Unfortunately, promotions at Edwards are nonexistent. They have chosen people they will promote almost continuously, while others are completely overlooked. The work hours are unsustainable, plan on 70 hour work weeks as the norm. Very unfortunate and disappointing.
Manufacturing Technologist (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – 2 November 2016
Edwards is a great company that provides an exciting and challenging work environment.They provide plenty of growth opportunity as well as a great work/life balance culture. They are a competitive company that looks to attract the best personnel to help lead the company to success.
Labeling Specialist (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – 21 September 2016
Labeling group with a really poor attitude from leadership and clica, poor communication, unclear and confusing standard work procedures, poor training, poor meetings, poor morale, and poor team dynamics. In less than 5 months about 10 people resigned from a total group of 40 leaving behind a culture of insecurity, mistreatment, and demeaning attitude.
Advice to Management
get management training, stop screaming at people, and stop making people feel miserable
Great team workers who really want to put out a good product, We work hard to get the job done right and on time.
There is an atmosphere of fear and intimidation. Due to negative attitude from upper management, 4 workers walked out in 3 months. Advice to Management Review Globel Labeling department management.
I use to work in the labeling department.....and left for the vary reasons stated above. I have friends that still work in the labeling department and they tell me that things have not changed and have gotten worse. So glad I left when I did last year.
Job Work/Life Balance
Fast paced enviornment
Global Label Specialist (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – 19 September 2016
It's a good place to work and interact with many different people everyday. There is a cafeteria on-site which makes it easy to get lunch. Co-workers are readily available to help brain storm. Working in teams was a big part of my job there.
Finance Manager - AP & Travel/Expense (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – 13 July 2016
Good work life balance depending on the department. Corporate Accounting area is heavier on month/quarter end. Advancement within the finance organization structure is flat so there are not many opportunities for vertical growth. Usually all lateral moves.