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Covidien Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
512 Reviews
3.3
512 Reviews
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
José E. Almeida
171 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.  

    Growth and Change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Covidien, in the last 10 years, after the spin-off from Tycohealthcare has been on a constant growth curve. I f you are willing to adapt to change and redefine yourself every 2 years it is the place to work. Targets and accountability are taken very seriously. Rewards are well compensated. Medtronic acquisition will seriously give competition run for its money!

    Cons

    A bit uncertain during the latest Medtronic acquisition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more skip level meetings to assess true culture and openness

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Opex Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Opex Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth, excellent benefits, great values and ethics, excellent managers.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, sometimes changes take too long to be effective which can be expected in a heavy regulated environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in employee development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Set Up Tech in Deland, FL
    Former Employee - Set Up Tech in Deland, FL

    I worked at Covidien full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    room for advancement and great earning potetial

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company with great work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is very competitive, benefits are competitive, the work is interesting, the people are very helpful and the culture promotes health and well being.

    Cons

    Covidien is in the process of being acquired so the moral is down for some individuals at headquarters.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Hazelwood, MO

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, fun work, great learning experience. A good place to learn what engineering in the real world is like. The other engineers and upper management take a personal interest in your development. Assignments are challenging and interesting.

    Cons

    Testing can become monotonous. Sometimes a change of pace is needed. I found myself doing a lot of the same things over and over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Travel experiences would be fun. More insight into upper level engineering would be beneficial.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Set-up in Commerce, TX
    Former Employee - Set-up in Commerce, TX

    I worked at Covidien full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good company to work for

    Cons

    I had little conflict with this company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fast paced and innovative company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Mansfield, MA

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced company with great quality products and better people. Competitive environment with upward mobility

    Cons

    It is a very difficult to get into the company without extensive past experience in medical or business to business sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexible work hours and options for telecommunication in order to attract and retain top talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Great environment, Hard working group of individuals

    Cons

    Work is slow sometimes due to Medtronic

  10.  

    Plant Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Great company, excellent pay and benefits, huge support from corporate

    Cons

    maybe a little more people oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Corporate culture unlike any other

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Acute Care Account Manager
    Current Employee - Acute Care Account Manager

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, tremendous support for those in the field, great training program

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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