When you join the Edwards team, you’ll be inspired by colleagues who embody the drive, innovation, optimism, and integrity that make us who we are. Our employees believe patients come first, and they’re fearless when it comes to trying new approaches, new paths, and new ideas. They have an unwavering commitment to doing their best for the people who need our products. Together, our employees are leveraging their passion for discovery to accomplish our goals and make a difference.
Five years ago, I was looking for a growth-oriented, financially solid, exciting environment with products that served a true human need. Edwards was it. My coworkers are educated, conscientious, focused, giving, respectful, and fun. They really put the customer first. Every day at work I have fun serving patients, doing what I do best. I really can and do make a difference for our customers.
The culture of innovation and fun activities that encourage community service attracted me to Edwards. The development opportunities and the variety in my work have kept me enthusiastic. I've met a lot of people and formed strong relationships with co-workers, managers, and outside vendors. I love working with our global partners because they bring a different perspective that proves to be useful during projects. Sometimes when they visit, they'll bring local delicacies for us to try. So far, my favorites have been mooncakes from Singapore and rich chocolate from Switzerland!
I came to Edwards after being a stay-at-home mom for three years. I love the company's values, and it feels good to be doing something that actually helps people. The people I work with day-to-day are amazingly smart and creative. They are passionate about the quality of their work, and everyone strives to make the work environment fun while making sure we stay on task. Most important, Edwards is flexible with the needs of my family, which is crucial when both parents work.
My favorite thing about working at Edwards is being able to work at the nexus of technology, business, and medicine. Helping patients is something I never stop being proud of, and it's invigorating to work collaboratively with colleagues who are smart, nice, and driven. We achieve results through strong teamwork synergies, and Edwards provides young talent with real responsibility in diverse settings.
Because of the people, culture, and products at Edwards, I have been able to grow professionally and personally in a short amount of time. My friend's mom was recently diagnosed with aortic stenosis and needed treatment. She successfully received an Edwards surgical valve and feels amazing. She attributes her new lease on life to a product from a company that I am proud to be part of.
I heard about Edwards at an info session at UCLA. It's my first job out of college, and it doesn't feel like work. I enjoy what I do and the people I interact with. It's fun and professional. We use a lot of acronyms here. I remember once I was asked to provide a DVD for a report. I automatically assumed that I needed to provide some sort of "design verification document." We all had a good laugh about my confusion.
I recently underwent chemotherapy, and the support and love I received from this organization, all the way to [Chairman and CEO] Mike Mussallem, was amazing. I am blessed to be a part of such a wonderful group of individuals that truly care about and support you through the good and bad times. Working here, I get to see how my work helps the patients. That is a reward in itself.
I have the privilege of meeting people who have been helped by the devices that Edwards makes. We recently welcomed a heart valve patient for a visit. The tears of joy and gratitude weren't just from the patient and her daughter. All of the employees in the room were reaching for tissues. This woman, in her late 70s, was looking forward to the next chapter of her life. To us, developing innovative technologies means life: the chance for patients to see their children and grandchildren grow up, to pursue their passions, and to experience the lives they love.
I came to Edwards because I was inspired to make a difference in the lives of patients. In time, I discovered an unmatched commitment to innovation, enthusiastic and engaged coworkers, and unending opportunities to learn. I love the focus, the people, and the patients. That's why I'm here.
At Edwards, there are endless opportunities to work on a variety of interesting projects. Even if you are not assigned as a resource to a project, colleagues are always willing to listen. They value your ideas and opinions. I work with a very diverse, energetic, intelligent group of people whom, when faced with adversity, function flawlessly together to overcome obstacles and achieve goals.