Medtronic

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Medtronic Reviews

Updated May 31, 2014
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3.4 725 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak

Omar S. Ishrak

(214 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is manageable across most functions and the compensation is competitive (in 36 reviews)

  • Great benefits with one of the best overall retirement packages of any Fortune 500 company (in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • To much no work life balance needed additional money for training patients (in 29 reviews)

  • upper management chooses downsizing staff as means for cost cutting (in 27 reviews)

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    Horrible!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany name holds some weight; benefits were good; time off was a joke!!

    ConsTerrible training department and system. Right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing in any department, especially training and management. Would NOT recommend to work there!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnow what's going on with your team, i.e. what they are doing and selling, what the latest regulations are.
    May want to have a few compliance and harassment courses to make sure the company understands what these things are.....

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

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    Developed in the area of Human Resources and Facilities

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Littleton, MA

    ProsIt is a great company to develop and learn new skills.

    ConsSenior Level Management is always changing and employee morale constantly struggling to become positive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow your administrative support staff to work without being micro managed

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

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    Horrible Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Northridge, CA

    ProsA lot of talented colleagues, interesting and meaningful projects, the company has a lot of money to support research projects.

    ConsInexperienced managers take out frustration on employees, leading to a hostile work environment and low team morale. Extremely high turnover rate. Projects lack seasoned veterans who know how to guide the ship.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a more positive and supportive work environment.

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

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    DO NOT work at Medtronic Diabetes

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Northridge, CA

    ProsYou receive a paycheck and benefits.

    ConsCompany does not care about the employee. Work-life balance does not exist. Middle-to-Senior Management will do whatever is in their power, whether it be legitimate or underhanded/unethical, to ensure their own personal success.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare about the employee. Shake-up management. Unethical behavior should not be tolerated, no matter what your role is.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't expect to be fairly compensated... if you get paid at all

    Diabetes Therapy Consultant (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsGreat Benefits (not counting pay/bonus structure), Feels good helping people

    Consunfair pay structure - $5 commission per $5-7K pump sold. Yes, you read that right ... $5 - less than .1%

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees fairly, you have a great "motto" about the culture of Medtronic. But a cultural identity is only as good as it's implementation. Walk the Walk. The DTA/DTC culture is toxic. Meetings after meetings on how to "fix" things - nothing was ever done and things got worse. Promote based on real talent/experience.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dead end job.

    DTA (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsGood company name. Get out as fast as you can.

    ConsOvertime is EXPECTED, there are times when you are "dismissed" from work. Sexual harassment complaints and no follow through. Favoritism is rampant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are weak and there is no respected for you in San Antonio.

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

     

    not good

    Supply Chain Engineer (Current Employee) Northridge, CA

    Proslarge company good benefits for permanent employees

    Conspoor management style most times

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Bad Upper Management, Changing Culture

    Engineer (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGood pay and benefits, smart co-workers, interesting and challenging work, most immediate managers came through the ranks and are great to work with, although senior management is another story, large company.

    ConsYearly layoffs, no job security, no loyalty to long time employees, best people are leaving the company, culture changing from putting patients and employees first to putting Wall Street first, obsessed with cost savings instead of making innovative and better quality products. Many talented long term employees are leaving and work environment has become increasingly stressful and toxic. Talks about being mission focused but in reality is more Wall Street focused.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on what made Medtronic originally a great place to work--making great products that people need and treating employees well. Spend money on R & D instead of spending millions acquiring bad companies.

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

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    Medtronic has a cult-like corporate culture

    Internal Auditor (Former Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsThey paid me on time.
    Comfortable physical work space.

    ConsIf they decide they don't like you they make you miserable trying to make you leave.
    They want you to worship the company.
    You are supposed to work work work.
    there is not work-life balance it is all lies.
    Hostile work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people right. You don't own anyone. People just want to go to work and have a life. They don't want to worship Medtronic.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Drove out the Sr HR VP

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSaving lives, prolonging lives, always a great mission and this company makes a ton of dough.

    ConsSr HR VP just left the company. Not sure what happened in this situation, but she was trying to make some necessary changes. She was intensely disliked, as an outsider, she challenged the status quo. Long-time staff and the good old girls/boys club will do anything to maintain status quo to keep their checks coming. Infrastructure is so bloated with VP's and Directors, I'm not sure how anyone is going to make necessary changes. Cult-like atmosphere and the mantra is stay below the radar, or you'll end up out the door.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEventually the stockholders will start asking the right questions, I hope you have the right answers. Stockholder value is depressed, it would be easy to figure out how bloated this organization is...how many VP's (all levels) and how man Directors (all levels) do you have? The ratio is rediculous. The travel budgets are out of control. Waste, waste, waste....

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

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