Covidien

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Covidien Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
491 Reviews
3.2
491 Reviews
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
José E. Almeida
163 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Strong performance, brand recognition (good resume builder) and work-life balance (in 25 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)

  • There are some great people who work here but upper management sets a bad tone for the company (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company with great work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
  2.  

    Summer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3.  

    Fast paced and innovative company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    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

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Refreshing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Plainfield, IN

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

    Pros

    Covidien has been great in my first quarter with the company. Management and other personnel have been fruitful with getting me trained in, up to speed on its operations, and issued the tools to perform. A very friendly environment which makes it an easy transition to naturally and willingly contribute your personal resources to the team. I see great room for advancement and appreciate the positive reinforcement the give when my committed effort to perform is acknowledged by management as well as my peers.

    Cons

    Being so new to the company they're either really good at pulling the wool over my eyes, making it hard to identify the potential cons or it truly is a really great place to work. If I had to identify anything close to a con I'd have to reflect on my success there in such a short period in time. I was able to immediately come in and exceed the expectations set before me when I interviewed. To me this means that either there was a mediocre process in place prior to my arrival that needs revision, they didn't hold prior employees in my current position accountable to performance expectations, or I was keen on holding up on my end of the bargain. And I must admit, I truly bust my behind daily to make the difference they only hoped I'd make by hiring me! So, yeah, by default there are no cons! I'm accountable to the differences I make!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being supportive to your internal customers. Continue to allow your employees the flexibility to operate while thinking outside of the box.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Plant Manager

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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
  9.  

    Corporate culture unlike any other

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    • 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 an 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
  10.  

    Excellent Learning Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Committed to Quality and Safety, challenging environment

    Cons

    A lot of cost challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive culture improvement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Quality Control in Commerce, Tx

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Commerce, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Commerce, TX

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

    Pros

    I give this company the highest ratings. Company had excellent benefits and management that stood behind the local people.

    Cons

    The challenges for working at this company were limitations to work-life balance. Attendance policy was very rigid. The company shut down my plant which impacted the entire plant. I think that more thought should have went into selecting the Commerce Tx facility for closure. We were a great resource for the company and could do special things again should the company decide to come back to Texas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and be more flexible with scheduling. Please come back to Texas again. You were a good company with good benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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