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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 38 Guidant Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.2
People You Work With
4.4
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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Component Qualification Engineer

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"everything"

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"nothing"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"try not be a god over people lives"

Market Development Specialist
in Marlton, NJ

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"had great products"

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"no dislikes"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"no suggestions- company no longer exist"

Materials Analyst
in Coronado, CA

"Its a good company but too competitive"

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"high tech"

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"location"

Consultant
in Saint Paul, MN

"I was a contractor, but people generally liked their jobs, and the work was important."

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"Level of work, competancy of peers, friendly atmosphere."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Plan projects better."

Quality Control Inspector
in Temecula, CA

"Thanks Abbott Vascular"

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"People working for Abbott very professional and principle oriented"

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"Too short of employment"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up good work"

Senior Maintenance Technician
in Santa Clara, CA

"good."

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"A good place to work if compare to the others"

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"Friendship and familiar atmosphere."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Fair and honest."

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

"Excellent place to work, good balance with your home life, probably have to hang around awhile to advance, striclty regulated and not quick to change this can slow your work."

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"Great cafeteria, cordial work environment, cycling during Lunch!!"

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

"They use some 5 Star system to evaluate employees. Research this and tailor your answers to suit the question."

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"Rigid regulated environment slowed things down, sometimes got bored"

Receptionist
in Temecula, CA

"Family"

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"People helping people."

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

"Be prepared."

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"Too many employees."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Relax!"

Senior Reliability Engineer
in Temecula, CA

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"Proximity to home, a very focused and dynamic work force."

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

"Assess the interviewer and change you interview style accordingly."

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"The constant Mergers and Aquisitions, Reorganizations in departments."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"You loose quality when you are artificially blinded by yes men."

.NET Consultant

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"nice people to work with. Environment is pretty laid back"

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

"Interviewing process is too structured and the interviewers some times have to follow and no discretion for them"

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"Promotional opportunities seem to be limited."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Communications between all levels should get better"

Guidant Employee
in Temecula, CA

"disillusioned former employee"

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"nothing"

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

"you will love the place if you are totally an unfeeling automaton who supports an environment where you are only as good as your last major success, and that has a very limited shelf life."

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"culture that requires 60 to 80 hour work weeks with little or not return"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"try being human and have a little compassion for your employees"

Senior Validation Engineer
in Temecula, CA

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"Compensation package"

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

"Yes---Negotiate upfront on a career-Path plan."

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"No career growth,very stagnant"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Let your Employees Grow,careerwise and knowledge wise"

Mechanical Engineer

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"I liked the work and the people."

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

"The place that I worked at has been closed down."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Wonderful managers"

Senior Manufacturing Engineer
in Menlo Park, CA

"Great Place to work, but hard to move up with so many talented people."

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"Great people and great job responsibilities"

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

"Very structured interview. Have examples of work you have done."

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"Management could not come up with a successful marketing plan"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"have a vison for the product. Keep treating employees well"

Medical Guide Wire Assembly Technician
in Temecula, CA

"Good place for young people who need money"

What do you like about working at Guidant?

"The People"

What don't you like about working at Guidant?

"long hours"

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