Intuitive Surgical Employee Reviews

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Really great atmosphere and environment, super fun place to work.
Associate Video Producer (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 14, 2018
This was a great experience, my mentor and senior producer was a wealth of knowledge and I learned a lot. It was a fun team to work with and they are all very talented.
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Demanding work environment. Pays well. Highly motivated people.
Supply Chain (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJuly 17, 2018
Fast-paced demanding work environment. Work-life balance can be an issue in some positions. Many highly motivated employees across the company. Great product. Pay and benefits are very good.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Worklife balance
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3.0
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good work environment
Assembly Technician (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJuly 9, 2018
friendly crew, helpful leaders cross training availability is good
some paid lunch on OT days, employee pot luck from time to time
but only short term & they preach for striving for good quality but pushing very intensely on quantity & blame you for failure on workmanship
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The company speak for itself but most employees making it worst.
Test Technician I (Former Employee) –  InstrumentJuly 2, 2018
The company and work is fair enough, they have concern about your health so they do the job rotation every 2 hrs. may varies on your job position otherwise it’ll be a repetitive work for you. Break time isn’t really enough if you’ll be working in the clean room. Clean environment with shower rooms for cyclist employee, they also lend you a bike but you need to register. Own a bike? No problem they have a safety place inside the building where you can hang or park your bicycle. They have discounts for the gym if you are health and body conscious.
Support group (Engineers) are reliable and very helpful, they addressed and analyzed work related issues. and they do hands on trouble shooting. Test Technicians are mostly Mexican, Filipino, Vietnamese, Chinese and American of course support groups. They gather employees on a regular basis for the company updates with few raffle prizes to give away for product handling.
They will encourage you to get certified on different areas and they have certified trainers.
Here’s the cons;
- If you work under the agency, it’ll take more than one year to get your regularization or you need to work really hard on it or do inside application.
- Optional benefits under agency.
- not enough pay to live in the Bay Area.
- Be aware of working with those very unsupportive and judgemental, supervisors, technician II, and colleagues, (they will pull you down).

I was under the agency and worked for a year and did not intended to leave the company. I wasn’t able to work for a year for a valid reason then I re applied but the agency didn’t
  more... allowed me to work with them anymore. I didn’t asked them for any help thought I can come back soon but to no luck, I loss my regularización and employment in the end I’ve got nothing as a temporary employee even for a year.  less
Pros
free coffee, tea, Shower rooms, skinny locker rooms, bicycle rack, smoking area (no roof), food catered cheap price, fridge, promotion inside application.
Cons
Under the agency, Some Supervisors, Technician II and colleagues are hard to deal with, rumors everywhere.
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Interesting design. State of the art robot but notine of a kind.
Preventive Maintenance and Calibration Tech (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJune 28, 2018
The company started as a very family oriented work place. But as it grew as a corporation the moral and sense of pride of the employees diminished . Due to the lack of leadership skills of the new salaried member of management . The point system attendance grading became a tool to terminate good employees who do not agree with the low self esteem supervisor. There's a lot of this going on.. not very organized and alot of drama .not a bad place to start
For o young in experience person just don't let the drama get to you.
Pros
Good coffee
Cons
Everything else
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5.0
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awesome place to work at
Manufacturing Technician III (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale CAJune 7, 2018
Amazing company to work at. I loved the job culture and how much they took care of their employees. Clean environment and very organized. its a shame i moved but definitely would recommend this company to my friends and family
Pros
free coffee, awesome benefits, great management, organized
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Interesting products, that's all
QA Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJune 6, 2018
The surgical robots are cool, but the engineers look down on everyone not in their club. Advancement is non-existent even though you have the skills. Engineers make mistakes in their designs all the time.
Pros
Cool robots
Cons
Everything else
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2.0
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Cutting edge technology that makes significant positive impact on patients lives and its users
Sr. CSR (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAApril 16, 2018
Fast paced high tech med device robotics company. They have become more focused on the #'s and not the employees or the employees development. Especially tenured employees that have built territories from little utilization to significant market share. When there is little room left for growth in a territory they will aim to replace highly paid Sr. reps with recent college graduates to babysit cases and cut their overhead by 2/3 rds to make #'s for Wall Street.
Pros
Cutting edge technology, dynamic positions, high growth and stock options, Espp
Cons
70-80 hr weeks, 10-12 hour days standing in OR and driving 40, 000 miles and not much recognition.
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5.0
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Intense and respectable work environment
Sr. Regulatory Compliance QARA (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMarch 1, 2018
General: Mature management.

Group delivers know-how, and awareness of urgency in process documented discipline, for Quality Systems & Regulatory compliance.

Practical execution of very complex operating systems.

Very strong operational style on documentation of CAPA's.

Robust Engineering and technical leaders drive multiple new process and product launch & transfers platforms; very busy and strcutred work flow environment.
Pros
wisdom is everywhere
Cons
expensive area to live.
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4.0
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Good company
Industrial Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAFebruary 26, 2018
The company does really good. The mangement was cut throat. Workplace culture is good an dmy learning curve was also good. They have strict goals and deadlines
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Innovative product
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAFebruary 9, 2018
Fast pace company with a superior innovative product.Lead by brilliant cross functional teams. Industry leader in minimally invasive medical procedures
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3.0
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Wonderful Company
Quality Inspection Technician (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAFebruary 7, 2018
Just Inspect Material
Company's Product
Need better management accountability to protect employees
Most departments have a wonderful camaraderie
Working with "fake" people or lacking integrity
Helping provide a life saving product for people

Overall, This is a wonderful company to work.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Certain individuals
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A great place to expand your skills
Software Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAFebruary 1, 2018
In a typical day, you will likely feel pressure to participate more towards goal achievement, unless you already work the expected 60-70 hours per week
Pros
Lots of opportunity for growth
Cons
Forget family life, Intuitive is more important than family
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4.0
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See below
Manager, RMA (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJanuary 14, 2018
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. is the global technology leader in minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery. For more than 15 years, Intuitive Surgical has focused on advancing surgical technology while consistently maintaining a “patients first” philosophy. The da Vinci Surgical System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than four million patients worldwide.
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Poor Culture with Poor Management
Quality Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJanuary 2, 2018
Lot of political environment tough to handle
No respect for employees working on contract
if you know how to handle politics and can do cajoling of your manager This company is for you for SURE
Pros
Nothing to mention
Cons
no growth and no respect
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2.0
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Culture is hard
Sr. Accounts Payable Accountant (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CADecember 11, 2017
The culture here is very stressful and the people are very heads down all day. If you are a worka holic then this would be a great place for you. I would rather not comment.
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Sr. Technical Associate (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CADecember 9, 2017
I have no reviews for this company. A typical day is eight hours. The manage sucks, they are all there on seniority, they are not managers and they don't go to bat for you.
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none
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none
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4.0
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Exciting company with lots of potential for growth.
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 20, 2017
There is so much to learn from the other employees at Intuitive Surgical and so many projects happening at once. It is easy to approach someone from another group to ask for advice on your own project. There are many intelligent and talented people who work here.
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Best jobs go to Stanford Grads
Staff Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 18, 2017
Very hard to advance in engineering unless you have a Stanford engineering degree. The best jobs go to Stanford grads and non-Stanford are second class citizens.
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what I learned
Technician One (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 12, 2017
a typical day at work in which we have to reach our goal is competitive and challenging, I really learned a lot for the 3 months I was working with them. The hardest part of working here is getting off really late and when there is a rework in a process it makes our work slow because you have to do it over again. But the most enjoyable part of the job is when the team reached the goal and everyone is cooperating and working hard to reach the goal. Team work is the key and it is really good working with cooperative people.
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