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Covidien Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
152 Reviews
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152 Reviews
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
José E. Almeida
152 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Strong performance, brand recognition (good resume builder) and work-life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year" (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • The challenges for working at this company were limitations to work-life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Old-school upper-management - too much re-structure & contant changes (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Business Improvement/Operational Excellence Senior Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Very autonomous and vague job description, free to excel as long as you work hard.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    I've been at covidien for 14 years and plan on retiring there

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Very Pleasing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    good place to learn

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    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.

  9. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  10.  

    Engineer contractor review for Covidien

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Fun and supportive people, vast resources, and great working environment. Employer is respectful of employees and rewards them for doing a good job. very conducive for creative thinking.

    Cons

    Hard to get on full time. Would have liked to have been better trained for someone straight out of college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great organization.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Zone Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Zone Vice President in Boston, MA

    I worked at Covidien full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company is constantly changing so there is always very good opportunity to move around. They also are pretty clear on expectations and reward those who perform.

    Cons

    There can be a fearful culture for those who are higher up since they do make a lot of changes that can affect careers without a lot of notice but these should be clear to anyone at that level paying attention. This is any large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be claear with the employees what is going to happen as the integration into Medtronic progresses. They have fumblesd integrations before by keeping folks a little bit in the dark but seem to have been doing a great job lately.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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