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Stay away. Seriously.
Director (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 17, 2018
This place is such a farce. People are phony at higher levels. You’ll work like a dog. And when it’s time to leave, no one even recognizes this company as a player in the Med Device space.
Pros
None
Cons
Terrible culture and environment. Wrong people in management. No true growth.
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Clinical Data Coordinator (Temporary Assignment) (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 10, 2018
As a contract employee there were no benefits offered other than health insurance. Ideally it is better to be a full time employee where all benefits are available. Company merge has produced some growing pains and changes. Many have left and the positions are not being filled. Interface with employees in UK, Italy, France, etc. This is a global operation but can have communication glitches also.
Pros
Challenges, Opportunity for growth
Cons
Growing pains with new merge
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clinical specialist
Clinical Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 6, 2017
The company is stressful with trying to reach goals, the sales reps are under pressure to meet them by any means. The product is good and is a benefit to the patients and families. I enjoys my job but did not enjoy the stress of having to reach goal.
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Truly believe in the outcome!
Regional Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 12, 2017
I may not have worked long for Cyberonics (corporate cut backs took a chunk of its staff) but I was proud to be an employee. It was amazing to see how their products improved the quality of life for employees. The job was exciting! Travel, meeting new people, coordination of events. Never a dull moment!
Pros
The smiles on a patients face
Cons
I'm not there :(
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Great place to work(LivaNova)
Technical Support Specialist III (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 2, 2017
Formally Cyberonics and now LivaNova, was a great company to work for. A smaller company but never felt like you worked for a corporation. Management style was excellent all the way to the CEO. All were very approachable and served their people well. Plenty of community involvement and they made it feel like everyone was working to achieve the same goal.
Pros
Excellent work environment, work/life balance
Cons
No FDA approval which hampered their growth
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Hard business to stay ahead
Team Leader/Supervisor/Trainer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 18, 2017
Was hard but full-filling knowing you are helping people with a disease that can debilitating. Company went public during my tenure and they we gracious enough to share the profits with all employee's.
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workplace culture
Sr Document Controller (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 5, 2017
They took very good care of their employees, especially healh
wise. They were very conscious and always have incentives to improve health. Great benefits
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Cyberonics
Clinical Research Associate III (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 1, 2017
Poor leadership. Product development very weak. Amazing product is put into humans. Poor work place environment. High turnover, both employee and management.
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Don't take this job
Former acct exec Cardiopulmonary (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOOctober 22, 2016
Totally dysfunctional management. Total management management by intimidation. Company does not recognize sales as the work horse. Cut commissions to make a number
Pros
Great sales people
Cons
Pathetic management. Disgusting ethics and morality
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Recent changes since the merger
Principle Electrical Engineer / Design Assurance (Former Employee) –  Houston, TX 77058July 6, 2016
As Cyberonics, it was an excellent place to work. Since becoming LivaNova, not so much. New management structure and style significantly hurting morale. Could impact success of the company over time.
Pros
Highly dedicated and expert employees
Cons
Demanding and intolerant management
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Great employees
MATERIAL HANDLER III (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 27, 2016
There is a disconnect between the employees and management. Requirements were often not passed down or talked about between departments.
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Great place to work
Publications Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 3, 2016
Great Health Benefits and nice coworkers - super busy environment - great team building and training - an atmosphere driven by patient care and concern
Pros
Benefits
Cons
None
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Don't do it!
Clinical Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 1, 2015
Absolute worst place to work. Management is clueless. There is no work/ life balance due to the amount of hours required to get the job done. Again, the result of bad management.
Pros
None
Cons
Takes a serious toll on your physical and mental health
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Nice Company
Customer Support (Current Employee) –  Clear Lake, TXSeptember 13, 2015
Worked on temporary contract position. Nice environment and positive company culture. They care about their employees.
Pros
Medical device with a GREAT product
Cons
None
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Too many politics
Clinical Data Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 8, 2015
In the past, this company was a fun place to work with a lot of ability to grow within your position. In the past 5 or so years, the politics have really ruined a great place to work. It was disappointing to see such a great company be overpowered by a few individuals who have too much control. People fear for their jobs daily as they can be let go on the word of one person without the proper amount of research into the situation from the HR department.

In the past I would have highly recommended this company.
Pros
Benefits, Gym, Lunch onsite
Cons
Politics, Power Struggles, Management
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Recent merger and change in leadership has company in question
Therapeutic Consultant (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 22, 2015
Attend clinics at my neurologists office and assist with diagnostic testing on the VNS devices in patients, as well as offer different dosing strategies to optimize efficacy with these patients. While in clinic, I must sell VNS to the neurologists and all the office staff in order to obtain patients that VNS will help. I then call the patients and schedule appointments with them. I educate/sell them on VNS therapy. Once I receive patient approval, I proceed to a surgeon's office and assist in setting up consults/OR dates for these patients. Once I set these dates, I proceed to the hospital and have the purchaser buy the necessary product at the price I have negotiated with them. I attend the surgery in order to run diagnostic testing to ensure the device was properly implanted, after which I contact the patients neurologist and schedule a 2 week follow up in order to have the device turned on.
Pros
Great compensation when at plan.
Cons
New management has the company in limbo.
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Independent evironment
Therapeutic Consultant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 13, 2014
Cyberonics is a good company to work for especially if you crave autonomy. Challenges surround the fact that the company only has one product and it is very mature and not well received by many key opinion leaders.
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Salary is competitive
Verification Specialist II (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 28, 2014
Commute is too far
Company is experiencing growing pains
Inadequate life work balance
enjoyable part-familiarity
hardest part-environment
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Hell on earth
Clinical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 13, 2014
After the two week training period was over, the complaint flood gates opened up and all hell broke loose. I worked all day, everyday...seriously. I worked all day, everyday.
Pros
It truly is a great product
Cons
Not enough employees in the complaint handling department
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Disfunctional
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 11, 2014
A typical day at work is spent reviewing and creating documentation. Then training on how to do it and recreating it after the FDA audits.

I have learned that you spend an exponentially greater time "properly" documenting a new design than you actually get to spend designing it. Unfortunately, I have learned no new marketable skills while here.

Upper management seems out of touch with what is really going on where as mid management is spread too thin to direct limited resources properly. This creates a lot of frustration when extra resources are promised but never a reality.

Immediate Co-workers are great but all in all the company is very cliquey. Too little cooperation between departments. Always an "Us against them" environment. Too many inexperienced people in key roles.

Chances of career growth are limited due to small product portfolio. It's all about who you know, not what you know which leads to inexperienced people in key roles that are unable to make a decision.

The hardest part of the job is staying motivated due to boredom, too many meetings, and lack of interesting work.

The most enjoyable part of the job is the rare opportunity when you actually get to perform design engineering work.

...and yes there is a ping pong table and on site work out room.
Pros
Company manages to make money each quarter and has a great bonus program.
Cons
Too much documentation, not enough meaningful work, Too many planning and re-planning meetings, No clear plan for the future.
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