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Edwards Reviews

Updated 8 February 2018
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Edwards President Geert Follens
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Pros
  • Decent pay, relaxed(mostly), decent work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Good place to work - some very good people willing and offering to help (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of training to perform job effectively (in 4 reviews)

  • Slow career progression & slow move to senior positions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Burgess Hill, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Burgess Hill, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edwards full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good place to work ; safety 1st mentality. good salary for the area ; good environment. part of Atlas Copco . if you are a new employee there great opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Decisions take time / Need to develop a good network to become visible

    Advice to Management

    Empower people to make decisions


  2. "Edwards Clevedon"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edwards full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work - some very good people willing and offering to help

    Cons

    Can be very difficult at times and some people are very unhelpful - the terms passive aggressive come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Review your current managers and their suitability for the position.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Plenty of opportunities to develop skills and experience as a Mechanical Designer."

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Clevedon, England
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Clevedon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Edwards (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast timescales mean designs are implemented quickly leading to good learning curve for Designers and opportunities for hands-on work. Good interaction between departments mean Designers get a good overall experience of the design process. Opportunity to progress to Senior roles.

    Cons

    Improvements are made too slowly and are implemented poorly. A lot of differences exist between the products from different sites and processes sometimes don't suit all sites. Engineering Change is not managed well or quickly enough and is too reliant on manual tasks. No flexitime and generally a bit old-fashioned.

    Advice to Management

    Improvements are needed to better manage Engineering Change. CAD data releasing should be interwoven automatically with the system used for BoM releasing i.e. like in a Product Lifecycle Management system. Allow and introduce flexitime.


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  5. "Technically lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Burgess Hill, England
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Burgess Hill, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I arrive Edwards 2015 replace tech manager. I work Dyson and Generally Electric beforehand. Lots good things at Edwards, free parking space and lots training.

    Cons

    Was promised training but that vanish like bad smell in wind tunnel. Good place to work for people who have experience, no one would tell me what to do.

    Advice to Management

    Value people who have made your wealth.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Resilience and under appreciation are the order of the day"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Burgess Hill, England
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Burgess Hill, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Edwards full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a canteen onsite

    Cons

    There is no visionary leadership beyond the mountain of dashboard and power points used to shift blame and justify poor decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Stop believing your own press, look around and lead


  7. "Pump on!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eastbourne, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eastbourne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and interesting technology (if you like pumps)

    Cons

    Poor management lacking leadership skills and technical ability

    Advice to Management

    Surviving redundancy does not mean that the staff are equipped to do the job.


  8. "A bit old fashion but OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Local company and interesting product. Loads of positive changes since becoming a part of Atlas Copco.

    Cons

    No career path or clear career progress prospects, unclear policies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving and changing with time and learn from AC global partners. You are doing a good job!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Field Service Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burgess Hill, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burgess Hill, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Edwards full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Acceptable pay for the work being conducted

    Cons

    Lack of training to perform job effectively. Poor job security

    Advice to Management

    Ensure new employees are trained properly before giving them tasks to perform on their own.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Burgess Hill, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Burgess Hill, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offers great career, development opportunities in a friendly, modern working environment. Local employer. Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Has gone through a period of change..


  11. "Great team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good people, great technology, strong customer relationships - well embedded, diversity was important, long history in the vacuum world which attracted good talent

    Cons

    Difficult transfer of ops to Korea, private equity owners very short term focused, subsequent sale to Atlas Copco should be good new


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