Thoratec is a wonderful company with exciting technology.
I had an exceptional manager who supported my growth as a professional and within the organization.
At Thoratec, one has a career and not just a job. It is a mission. The HeartMate product portfolio greatly impacts the lives of patients with advanced heart failure. So much so that employees are dedicated, driven to speak with yet another physician, another decision-maker, to gain another opportunity to impact the life of a patient and their family.
The work-life balance tends to deteriorate because employees are so busy, there is no awareness of time - other than it is flying. There is regular "time" and there is "Thoratec time" - which seems to pass at exponential rates.
In summary, Thoratec is in the business of saving lives. What could be more rewarding? I loved working here.