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MicroVention Reviews

Updated 23 April, 2019
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Pros
  • "Has the perfect work-life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Very nice people, easy work life balance" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Company is growing rapidly , so there are growing pains" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Not much room to grow unless you know someone" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Prior Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Initiative, patient advocates, dynamic and diverse.

    Cons

    Communication could improve across departments.


  2. "Area Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Start-up thinking company! Good products!

    Cons

    Too low-pricing for good products. Fake family-like ambiance, some long-term insiders rule badly the business and could lead to mobbing.

    Advice to Management

    Could do better :-)

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for

    Cons

    No cons on my end for this company


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Unclear Project"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tustin, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tustin, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and great fellow employees

    Cons

    Direction of projects not defined or funded

    Advice to Management

    Give people a chance to succeed. Take constructive criticism from people that have proven their competence and abilities and create great systems.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MicroVention full-time

    Pros

    They take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Location - it's not in a major city


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Okay company, didn't hate or enjoy coming to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality in Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Quality in Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice building, good location, growing company.

    Cons

    Very disorganized, many "growing pains" as others say.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great team, learned a lot while keeping a very casual atmosphere
    -Awesome environment, office is really nice, and filled with great working professionals

    Cons

    -My role had me running around constantly, and didn't have a lot of downtime, but was a problem that was to be alleviated by the time my position ended.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Regulatory Affairs...it's just bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MicroVention full-time

    Pros

    There are a few nice people. The building is new. There is an abundance of parking in the parking structure. Free snacks are delivered twice daily.

    Cons

    -Management at all levels are incompetent.
    Senior/executive level RA management lack regulatory knowledge and experience. They also lack management skills and therefore, the RA group is not respected among other departments. RA management does not support their employees and will throw them under the bus to protect themselves. Most RA managers have no experience managing employees. Obvious favoritism to certain employees who are permitted to come and go as they please. RA leadership will not initiate any changes to provide a team-oriented environment, in contrast, RA leadership are spectators as the RA staff attacks one another. All levels of RA management lack professionalism. Employees are threatened termination of employment by direct managers, which leads to a hostile work environment. RA management does not provide constructive feedback.

    -Mass Confusion with a hint of miscommunication
    As a result of little to no regulatory guidance, Product Development Engineers have chosen to enroll in RA training certification courses. RA management frequently changes their minds. Project responsibilities constantly change, which creates confusion within project teams.

    -The RA team does not function as a unified group.
    Certain employees will withhold information to ensure their value to the company leading to backstabbing among coworkers. There is no trust within the RA group. New employees within the RA group will either stay for less than 6 months or never show up at all.

    -Executive leadership lacks ethics
    Patient safety is not a concern. Most of the quality assurance group is incompetent and lack experience. The change control system is paper-based (i.e. red folders circulating for years within the building usually getting lost resulting in compliance issues).

    -The RA staff is left to make non-RA related decisions by other groups (QA/R&D)
    This often results in misdirected blame placed solely on the RA lead when projects do not meet expectations and requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Executive and senior level management needs to be replaced. Add experienced executives and senior level managers. Ethics matter.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can be on a good team with cool coworkers if you’re lucky.

    Cons

    Organization changes quickly. This place is full of engineers-in-training. Workload can be extremely overwhelming in operations. If you’re not a favorite by your manager, good luck getting promoted. The pay is below industry, and when it comes to raise, it’s a lot less than what other companies are giving. My advice for engineers who’s looking for a job here: you’re probably young and just out of college, take the job, learn, and leave. There isn’t much room for advancement and the company culture is incredibly conservative and modernly backward. It’s not worth it to work hard and put in the extra hours.

    It’s by the border of Irvine! There’s at least a handful of big companies that offer much better working conditions, benefits, and pay.


  10. Helpful (14)

    "Anonymous"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MicroVention full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros in working here!

    Cons

    Terrible company! The management only cares about promoting theirselves or those who already have a high position. Specially in accounting! They hire non accounting graduates who don’t know what they’re doing and yet favor them! Management is scared when they have employees who actually knows what they are doing. They find ways to terminate good employees who perform well. Management only looks out for theirselves and don’t promote a healthy work environment for their employees. There is no growth in this company unless you are of a management level. Oh and if you want to make it here, you have to kiss up to your boss as it is the only way you can get promoted. Run far away from this company if you know what’s good for you! They underpay you and they don’t recognize your hard work at all! If anything they act as if you don’t do your job when you work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be better managers and listen to what your employees are saying. Hire educated people!