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MicroVention Reviews

Updated 16 October, 2018
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  1. "Okay company, didn't hate or enjoy coming to work"

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    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.


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    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!

  3. Helpful (4)

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

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    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.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "fair pay not friendly enviornment"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Tustin, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Tustin, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Negative working environment. Bad energy from lead to sub lead down to employee. Very little compliments for good doer, more complaints. my Lead somehow cannot control her personal emotion and always expose out on employees at work

    Advice to Management

    Manager should listen more to employees not just lead. Manager should not let lead do ever she wants like verbally abusive to ward employees


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Anonymous"

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    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!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Process Development Technician"

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    Current Employee - Process Development Technician in Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Process Development Technician in Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job for someone that likes to do the minimum.
    Most Engineers/Managers are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow unless you know someone.
    Too easy it's sometimes boring.
    Pay is decent.

    Advice to Management

    Try to help others reach a level where they know they're needed.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Review of MV from current employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MicroVention full-time

    Pros

    very good boss and team

    Cons

    some minor politics does exist


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work and grow."

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    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment, benefits, compensation, and room for growth. Company is growing rapidly and has great opportunities.

    Cons

    Company is growing rapidly , so there are growing pains. But it will be well worth it!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage positive growth. Great job!


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Good products"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MicroVention full-time

    Pros

    Exciting products and industry
    Engineering ok to think out of the box
    Feel like you're working with products that will really help people

    Cons

    Lots of nepotism
    Talent not as important as who kisses up to management
    Political environment can be frustrating
    Upper management wants to hear only what they want to hear

    Advice to Management

    Promote the truly talented - not those kissing up as you have already promoted lots of those
    Listen to what employees say to you - don't just write it off if you don't like it
    Stop the nepotism


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