Covidien Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    The future looks bright

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    The Medtronic acquisition of Covidien seems more than just another mega-merger. One plus one can equal three. Great company values and a company that seems to walk the talk, that would be Medtronic i'm talking about.

    Cons

    Integration activity cannot come fast enough. There are areas of Covidien that need swift intervention. Lots of us are hoping for more rational org structures and less complex matrix structures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring your best process and put it in place. Take off the kid gloves. We are ready for change. Covidien is a company built of many acquisitions and the employees are desperate for a coherent single culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. National Accounts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Healthy company, "fat" has been cut already

    Cons

    internal resources are stretched too thin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Business Improvement/Operational Excellence Senior Leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Opportunities to excel and progress

    Cons

    Good old group at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove old boys click network for good decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Very autonomous and vague job description, free to excel as long as you work hard.

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    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Co-Op in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Co-Op in Mansfield, MA

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Great environment
    Rewarding work
    Good people
    Personal growth
    Training

    Cons

    Corporate structure
    Politics
    Culture of acquisition, difficult and redundant systems
    Antiquated management system and happy with status quo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop young talent
    Implement more realistic mentorship program
    Consolidate similar services in one department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. I've been at covidien for 14 years and plan on retiring there

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    Current Employee - Manufacturer Associate I in Wabasha, MN
    Current Employee - Manufacturer Associate I in Wabasha, MN

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Great benefits, good nice Co workers

    Cons

    A lot of overtime pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is the key

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Very Pleasing

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    If you're able to prove yourself, then the managers and team leads are very willing to work with you.

    Cons

    Not much, you just don't get the benefits of being a salaried employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    She is great, if she continues to try and improve the team, then it'll become an even better department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great facilities - some of the best labs in the country and a great fitness center with huge windows opening out to the flatirons. Good ESOPs. Good opportunities for growth in the right groups.

    Cons

    Smallish cubes, environment can seem a bit formal at times but site leadership is committed to improve it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. good place to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of learning,understanding management, great co workers

    Cons

    fast paced, company has lots of changes at all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great company depending on your preferences

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Great benefit, large corporate experience

    Cons

    The company operates in small offices.

  11. 6 people found this helpful

    What a ride - opportunities,challanges, hardly a dull moment but big changes are coming.......

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    If you can move, thereare opportunities nationwide and world-wide.
    You can work in an office, at home, be in the field, work in a plant, R&D or distribtuion center.
    if you are willing, you can get involoved in many different projects which introduce you to different areas/departments of the business.

    Cons

    We are about to be acquired so tensions are high, people are leaving - some by their choice, some not their choice.
    There are still some great people /teams here. People are on edge not knowing what is happening and when. Politics are in play as well. Outsourcing of jobs. Work/life balance can depend on the job!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep telling the team they are terrific and you appreciate us. Please really look at Serice Delivery - talk about how to make simple things more difficult. Look at distribtion - we have an opportunity aka problem. We have some projects that are taking too long and others that majically are prioritized and seem permitted to skip steps that are supposed to be mandatory.

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