Covidien
3.1 of 5 412 reviews
www.covidien.com Dublin, Ireland 5000+ Employees

Covidien Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.1 412 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida

José E. Almeida

(122 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Decent company with good products but weak Sr. management

    RSM (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGood products, HQ locations and aggressive global growth

    ConsCrazy for a publicly traded company but family relationships at the top are the new normal here...including the CEO. Definitely not about how you do your job but who you know (family relations)

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet acquired and go retire

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslot of growth opportunities for interal candidates

    ConsHave to continuously manage yourself, in order to not get lost behind business objectives

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    Proscompetitive salary, close to work

    Consslow growth, always has high turn over, lay offs always occur near bonus time for big shots , Health insurance is expense and is horrible

    Advice to Senior Managementshare the wealth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, some really good people, many changes in the near future

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat products
    Some knowledgeable people
    Big Company

    ConsPolitics
    No life-work balance
    No technical knowledge
    No sales people promotion and support
    There are not fairly promotions, only people they know even if they cannot do the job

    Advice to Senior ManagementPolitics make inefficient teams and poor results

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bureaucratic

    Senior Development Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive compensation package.
    Some areas are innovative.
    Competent coworkers

    ConsPoor work-life balance.
    Every department has a different goal/objective which makes cross-functional collaborative work difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to align goals cross-functionally.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Operations (Former Employee)
    Mansfield, MA

    ProsSalaries are very good and competiitive. Financially sound and still making $$. Decent benefit package although for a Healthcare company, Health insurance is not that good. Fair amount of autonomy - not too much micromanaging.

    ConsWork/life balance can easily get out of synch. Culture has definitely changed and very much $$ driven. Customer Service is likely going to suffer. Company has some sort of reorganization or shake up at least every 18 months. Acquistions aren't fully integrated and left to operate on their own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the dust settle and reassess what are the priorities. Employee morale is very low and folks are "waiting for the other shoe to drop."

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Learning experience

    Logistics Planner (Current Employee)

    ProsSummer Hours, great for people who want to excel and learn

    ConsPolitical atmosphere not supportive of a team work environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to be more team oriented atmosphere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat orientation
    Nice staff
    Good work environment

    ConsLow skill
    Boring work
    Unengaging
    Down sizing the department
    Slow system

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    Overall, Covidien is a good company that has a positive impact on people's lives.

    Marketing Communications Manager (Current Employee)
    New Haven, CT

    ProsAs a medical device company, it feels good to work with products that are involved with making lives better. A lot of good people with good ideas. Flexible work/life balance, good benefits and creative people.

    ConsThe typical large company bureaucracy and politics. Progress often moves at a glacial pace. More communication is needed between LT and regular staff. Efforts are made to elude to a culture shift, but evidence is lacking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDrive for better alignment to tie all marketing efforts together. A CMO would be good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    New Haven, CT

    ProsI enjoyed working for a company that changed patient's lives.

    ConsThe company suffered from an identity crisis. Working across global business units, as I did, I found that the culture of the organization varied widely. Many of the marketers were not professional marketers. They were sales professionals on a rotation. They came in , tried to further their careers and moved on. This lead to a near-sighted mentality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to build a collaborative culture that focuses on continuity and long term outcomes. Also, layout career paths and stick to them. It was quite hard to get promoted.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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