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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 12 Intuitive Surgical Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.1
People You Work With
4.1
Person You Work For
3.9
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
4.0
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
3.8
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Mechanical Engineering Intern
in Sunnyvale, CA

"I worked at Intuitive as a Mechanical Engineer intern. I enjoyed the learning experience and gained many skills related to the biomedical device industry!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Intuitive Surgical Employee
in Sunnyvale, CA

"If the highlight of your day is free food, this is the place. As for the company culture, it is very poor. There is a lack of recognition, and people think they are important in this bland Silicon Valley company who are full of themselves."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.8
Intuitive Surgical (14)

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)
Quality Engineering Consultant
in Sunnyvale, CA

"Good company with a lot of energy. Less office politics and people work hard."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Intuitive Surgical Employee
in Sunnyvale, CA

"The team I am working with is very supportive. They're always willing to help with any issues that arise. The managers are also approachable."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Average Intuitive Surgical Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $4
2013 $4
Assembly Technician
in Sunnyvale, CA

"I've worked for Intuitive Surgical, working with this company has enhanced my skills in many ways. ISI was truley a great company to be in, but there is also many great opportunities out there. ISI has been around for about 16+ years, The company employs about 1200 people with a few locations, sunnyvale being the corporate location."

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 5 / 5
Intuitive Surgical Employee
in Sunnyvale, CA

"I've worked at Intuitive for almost 2 years. They treat their engineers very well. There is a very open environment as represented by the CEO of the company running the quarterly employee meetings and appearing at other division meetings as well. The only negative is the amount of documentation required for relatively simple engineering changes."

Person You Work For 3.3 / 5 People You Work With 3.3 / 5 Work Setting 3.3 / 5
Support You Get 3.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 3.3 / 5 Way You Work 3.3 / 5
Senior Software Developer
in Sunnyvale, CA

"Excellent company, however to advance far expect to have a PhD."

What do you like about working at Intuitive Surgical?

"Almost everything was great, may return someday. Left of my own choice and can be rehired."

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

"Just be honest, if this is the right place for you it's wonderful but if not they will send you down the road."

What don't you like about working at Intuitive Surgical?

"Non-PhD holders are seldom if ever promoted beyond Principle Developer level. Management and architect positions are almost completely PhD filled. This is probably a natural result of being in the medical device business."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The philosophy of being a barbarian (ask in the interview) is slipping away, beware that."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
PR Manager
in Sunnyvale, CA

What do you like about working at Intuitive Surgical?

"An amazing company which is transforming peoples' lives and health."

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

"Bring your best work ethic ideas and discuss how you can make improvements"

What don't you like about working at Intuitive Surgical?

"Unable to think anything I don't like about the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Perhaps the company might hire additional ethnically diverse professional staff"

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

"Great company to work for, no opportunity for growth, high turnover of managers."

Person You Work For 2.7 / 5 People You Work With 4.2 / 5 Work Setting 3.3 / 5
Support You Get 3.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.1 / 5
Company Culture 4.5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Field Service Engineer
Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.6 / 5 Work Setting 4.6 / 5
Support You Get 4.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.6 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4.6 / 5
Senior Field Service Engineer
in Chicago, IL

"I miss working for this company."

Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3.5 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.5 / 5
Company Culture 4.2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Sales Representative

What do you like about working at Intuitive Surgical?

"Great technology, sales management doesnt care about the feet on the streets"

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

"Keep on closing for the job"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"You can reduce turn over, by providing support to the sales force"

Person You Work For 2.6 / 5 People You Work With 3.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.1 / 5
Support You Get 2.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.6 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.1 / 5
Company Culture 2.7 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Senior Project Manager

What do you like about working at Intuitive Surgical?

"Autonomy to do my job - given responsibility and accountability."

What don't you like about working at Intuitive Surgical?

"Took too long to change management that was not working."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Company is closed."

Intuitive Surgical Employee
in Santa Clara, CA

"Not Recommended"

What do you like about working at Intuitive Surgical?

"Free coffee and leftover food"

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

"Don't"

What don't you like about working at Intuitive Surgical?

"Ethnic and age discrimination"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't be hypocritical"

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