ABIOMED Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
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ABIOMED Chairman, President, and CEO Michael R. Minogue
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  1. Shock dismissal

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at ABIOMED

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was fun but a reorg screwed that up!

    Cons

    untechnical managenintt took pvero

    untechhnical management took over!

    Advice to Management

    get technical management

  2. great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great product; saves lives; intelligent people

    Cons

    work life balance; CEO surrounds himself with "YES" people. Not really interested in honest and open feedback from rank and file

    Advice to Management

    don't overlook the value of the non-commercial employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    Technology that saves lives

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Danvers, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Danvers, MA (US)

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great to see that your work helps in saving lives.
    Not too much politics.
    Friendly people.
    You learn a lot.
    Talented people.

    Cons

    Priorities change too often.
    Main reason for people leaving is they get burnt out from too much work.
    Management is a little disconnected.
    Insurance premium keeps going up.
    Annual salary increase is 2% of you meet expectation (hard to keep up with inflation).

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers.
    Connect with employees.
    Stop treating every project like an emergency.

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  5. Abiomed is a company you can be proud and passionate to work for. The work at times is intense, but rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA (US)

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Knowing what you do saves lives. Good work for good pay. Most of the management team is understanding and reasonable to work with. Not a lot of politics.

    Cons

    In some departments, the work load is heavier than others and people are required to work 60-70 hours per week every week. Some of the executive team are micro-managers and haven't learned to trust their teams.

    Advice to Management

    Provide what you want done and guidelines and then let your teams execute.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Important lifesaving product, but Management rules by FEAR

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Danvers, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Danvers, MA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic product, critical cardiac care device, easy to explain to other people and it really gets their attention. Looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    Management by FEAR.
    High turnover rate.
    Unrealistic timelines ,i.e., my project loading was technically over 300%, but this was artificially lowered to look better, realistic loading was closer to 500%.
    No support from management.
    Departments are too lean to be able to effectively manufacture or improve the product.
    With the management philosophy in place people will stab you in the back so as not to be blamed for any delays or errors.

    Advice to Management

    Use realistic timelines, and hire enough people to be able to truly improve the product.

  7. A Great Company that does great work

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Danvers, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Danvers, MA (US)

    I have been working at ABIOMED full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company and the work we do really makes a difference in the world and peoples' lives
    Employees get frequent opportunities to hear the stories of the lives that our devices have saved
    They appreciate and recognize those who work hard
    The CEO goes out of his way to know the hard working employees personally
    The company pushes people to do their best
    We have some fun at work

    Cons

    You don't get the "red-carpet treatment" (perks, incentives, trips, all expense paid annual meetings) unless you are part of the Sales Team
    Benefits are not competitive enough (very high deductible)

    Advice to Management

    There need to be more incentives and perks for those who work at the headquarters. At times, it feels as though we're slighted and not appreciated as much as the sales people.

  8. Great product, Long hours expected, no life balance.

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    Former Employee - Operations in Danvers, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Operations in Danvers, MA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation supports hours worked

    Cons

    no mentorship, no integrity in managements words or working

    Advice to Management

    Walk your talk,

  9. Helpful (1)

    A company filled with smart people who work very hard

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Danvers, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Danvers, MA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - You get to contribute directly to products that save people's lives
    - On the engineering side, there are a lot of smart people.
    - Their products are very innovative

    Cons

    - At Abiomed, the philosophy of assigning work to employees is to assign more work than an employee can handle. You will always feel behind schedule
    - The Salary is not very competitive.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Meat Grinder

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    Former Employee - Employee
    Former Employee - Employee

    I worked at ABIOMED

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent technology, progressive thinking, does ok with the resources available.

    Cons

    Senior management afraid to interact with direct labor. Change, change, change....very progressive thinking without the infrastructure or headcount to ensure it is done right and is sustainable. SLOW DOWN.

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to be more approachable. People fear him instead of trust him.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Abiomed

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Danvers, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Danvers, MA (US)

    I worked at ABIOMED

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool products, great vision, good culture

    Cons

    lots of uncompensated overtime expected

    Advice to Management

    better comp

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