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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 37 Guidant Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.2
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
4.0
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Product Performance Engineering Technician
in Santa Clara, CA

"Abbott Laboratories is a big company and medical device is a big division within Abbott. I am glad to be a part of it for nearly 12 years. Of course, there were ups and downs, but our team was able to overcome all obstacles to achieve our ultimate goals - making double digit growth for several consecutive quarters."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Guidant Employee
in Chicago, IL

"Good company with a lot of drive and great environment."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
Guidant (63)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Newport Medical Instruments (7)
1.3 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Roberts Home Medical (5)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (3,730)
Guidant Employee
in Temecula, CA

"Applier beware! Abbott Vascular is amid major restructuring, ongoing since 2007. Looming over the campus hangs a localized dark gloomy rain cloud. Employees are stressed by the ever present threat of the next reduction in workforce, trying to keep up with the resulting increased workload and the perceived need to impress management in the hopeless endeavor to save their jobs.Corporate Abbott brought with them the big business zero employee loyalty culture. If you plan to work here, embark knowing you are just a number and as expendable as everyone else, suffer no false illusions of mutual loyalty and you will do fine. The wiser will steer clear and pursue any of the many other opportunities available and save themselves the inevitable trouble!"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Guidant Employee
in Santa Clara, CA

"The company treats people very nice. They are slow in reaction to the market sometimes. Innovation needs improvement."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average Guidant Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $4
2013 $4
Guidant Employee
in Temecula, CA

"Great company to be part of. A good opportunity for entry level professionals to learn about the medical device manufacturing industry."

Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Manufacturing Engineering Technician
in Temecula, CA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
R&D Engineer
in Temecula, CA

"Good opportunity ."

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"They make products which benefit the health and lives of thousands of people;"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be patient if you are used for working for a smaller company this will be a big change."

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"The difficulty in getting even simple changes made in a timely fashion."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Some of the precedures need to becom less rigid to keep a creative atmosphere."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Production Supervisor
in Redwood City, CA

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"Well run operation, I received good management support. There was good training too."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you are familiar with Good Manufacturing Practices. because they will ask you about them,"

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"I was a temporary hire I did not receive benefits."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep doing what you are doing. Support production so the Build Plan could be met"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Software Engineer
in Saint Paul, MN

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"Medical device to save peoples life, good benefits and bonus"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Understand the job requirements and pay attention to related medical knowledge"

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"Spend too much time on documentation required for medical devices"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I wish to spend less my time on meetings and scheduling plan"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Supplier Quality Engineering Technician
in Temecula, CA

"Abbott Vascular has provided me with the opportunity to achieve my career goals."

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"The ability to combine by IT background with Quality, I have extensive experience in both fields and would like to combine both to allow for a more rounded individual."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Know your ISO, CFRs, and applicable to the medical device industry."

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"The fact that the company made a decision to move it's manufacturing outside of the US."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To implement a cross functional culture for the management team."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Database Administrator
in Temecula, CA

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"Flexibility to work from home. Travel to other sites worldwide. Growth opportunities."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Have at least a bachelor's degree. Make sure you are knowledgable about medical products."

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"There is not anything I do not like about working here. Just trying to keep options open to improve myself."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't have any suggestions for management. They seem to be doing a superb job."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Quality Control Manager
in Temecula, CA

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"The company rewarded management personnel well. The campus is very nice"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Understand the stability of your position since they are moving"

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"They are moving to Costa Rica and managers are pushing people back leaving litte advancement opportunity"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To put people that have quality experience in positions of Quality Director or above"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Consultant
Person You Work For 4.7 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.7 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.1 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.7 / 5
Equipment Services Project Manager
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.2 / 5
Company Culture 4.4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Clinical Research Associate
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3.5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4.2 / 5 Way You Work 4.4 / 5
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