Assembly Line Lead (Current Employee), Draper, UT – January 29, 2014
Pros: you can expand your opportunities within the company
Cons: starting pay is not enough depending on what position you get
A typical day at work consists of being reliable, showing operator’s teamwork, and reminding them how important it is to follow SOP's and drawings. Also, I insure the lines always have works orders available so there's no down time. Edwards is a company were you learn and grow, management come from many different backgrounds and are still learning on – more... a daily bases. The job is not hard or difficult to perform; it's just about taking the time to understand the process. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to work with a diversity of cultures, being able to learn about them what makes the job interesting. – less
Business Development Head (Former Employee), Irvine, CA – August 8, 2013
Great historical valve business that brought leading innovations in pericardial replacement valves and mitral rings, but recent management seems challenged to bringing new technologies to market in a timely manner. Transcatheter valve business seems to be doing well.
Labeling Specialist (Current Employee), PR – June 18, 2013
Cons: not much opportunity of professional growth
A typical day work, data entry of investigations of every owner in the company. Send notifications of overdues reviews. Updating my data of documents and procedures that change in the company. Answering calls and attending meetings. Work in groups to make final decisions in some cases. The most enjoyable part of the job is receving a thanks from the – more... people I help. Also I am co-lider of a comittee of Health and Wellness. This participation with the comittee make me fill usefull because i help people and that make me proud. – less
Manufacturing Coordinator (Former Employee), Midvale, UT – April 25, 2013
Pros: manage project assignments
Cons: short breaks
While working as a Manufacturing Coordinator at Edwards Lifesciences there was a lot of multitasking. Had to take notes during staff meetings. Had to keep confidential records. Enjoy my work and got along with all the candidates.
Proofreader (Former Employee), Irvine, CA – April 17, 2013
Pros: decent pay for a rather simple job
Cons: gossip, lack of leadership, exclusion of temps from almost everything
You are given little training and the rest is a "learn as you go" process. This includes being told information that may contradict what you've been taught. You are not at liberty to edit documents and are sternly warned by your superiors if you do.
There is very little opportunity for advancement into permanent positions, especially proofreaders who – more... seem to be a dime a dozen and are routinely discarded without notice. Contingent staff treated differently than permanent staff and are always excluded from events one would deem beneficial to all such as meetings with the CEO or charitable work. They can't even attend the annual holiday party without paying for tickets.
The "old guard" at Edwards seems set in their ways and it's doubtful anything will change. While a quiet place to work, high-school gossip is still to be expected.
Management is virtually non-existent or incompetent, and those in charge speak to proofreaders as if they are not capable of comprehending the instructions of even the most menial task ("Does that make sense?" with a sneer is often the last thing you will be told). Meetings are eventful -- everybody thinks their way is the best solution to the problem. The level of egoism within the department is beyond measure.
Workflow is very inconsistent. Some days there will be nothing then some weeks you have an abundance of overtime. Projects come and go and sometimes cancelled altogether (and the layoffs begin). Make friends early and exchange contact information when you can because you never know when you'll be the next to go. – less
A medical device company that improves the lives of the recipients.
Buyer/Planner (Current Employee), Draper, UT – April 14, 2013
Pros: there is so much to learn and knowledge to gain.
Cons: covering for an employee on maternity leave and not guaranteed permanent employment.
Working for a medical device company makes for an exciting career. The management is is great to work with and the co-workers are wonderful as well.
I am learning about all of the FDA regulations and training that is required to have the end product avaiable for the customers in need of the Transcatheter Heart Valves.
The most enjoyable part of the – more... job is knowing that it is up to me to make sure that all of the parts are in stock so the end product can be made and delivered to hospitals and doctors to use on the patients in need of this product. – less
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee), Irvine, CA – January 18, 2013
Pros: on-site cafeteria with freshly prepared food
I worked here as a temp. Typical day would start with pulling patient files to be typed into the computer system. I worked in a small department that was mixed in with other departments. Nice co-works and management.