Medtronic Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company if you want to remain a contractor.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great parking, great security staff and free lunches

    Cons

    Contractors are not communication status of contract. Aerotek says one thing and Medtronic says another. They promote their favorites not those with degrees or have the ambition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop picking favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Overpromised, underdelivered.

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    Former Employee - Neurosurgery Representative
    Former Employee - Neurosurgery Representative

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Lots of time to try to gain new business. There wasn't always something to be doing in my territory. That's not good if you're trying to gain new business, but great if you want long lunches and need to Christmas shop.

    Cons

    Was in the neurosurgery sales division . . . not an easy task if the surgeons aren't willing to take 5 minutes to speak with you. If you are offered a position with this company, take 24 hrs. to think about what has been promised and ask yourself "could I survive on half of what was promised?". Be prepared to get phone calls from disgruntled accounts about their order being on backorder. It's never-ending. This is NOT an organized company, despite their success. You're told you'll make ~ $130k/yr. The reality is that you'll actually make ~ $70k/yr, unless you are fortunate enough to inherit a charmed territory. Training was OK, but I have had far better. I didn't feel like it was aligned with how things are outside of a learning environment (AKA the real world). I would not recommend this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful about the realities of the territories. No job is without its hassles, but don't hide them. Say what they are and work to resolve them. Also, lose the backorder situation. It looks very lemonade stand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    DTA (diabetes therapy associate)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    No micromanaging
    A lot of giveaways and contest each month
    Nice people
    Career opportunities if you work hard and kiss butt
    Great health benefits and cheap

    Cons

    Long hours and mandatory overtime during month end weeks
    Very low pay for what you do as a DTA
    STRESSFUL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    general

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    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Rosa, CA

    I have been working at Medtronic part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    this is a good company

    Cons

    terrible environment to work in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen listen listen listen listen

  6. 4 people found this helpful

    There is bully supervisors

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    To work inventions of medical devices

    Cons

    A lot of bullies and bigots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the bigotry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Inside sales-Great Experience

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    Former Employee - DTA in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - DTA in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great resume builder and chances to become a Sr... Eventually! Maybe $4/hr more!

    Cons

    Way underpaid for a college grad.. Now position doesn't require degree???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your college grads more & maybe the turnover rate would be lower!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Great mission and many highly dedicated and talented employees. Upper management is not focused on employees.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Pros

    Dedicated and highly driven and result-oriented organization. Good growth opportunities for those identified as future leaders.

    Cons

    Individual, long-term employees not on a leadership path have little to no growth-opportunities. Their contributions are not valued for the most part. Some people managers are highly incompetent and are clueless regarding how to manage their people. Chaotic and stressful work environment. Management can be abusive. HR focused on the top 15%, treats individual contributor complaints with a lack of respect or interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat every employee with respect, not just the top 15%. Hire highly qualified individuals for critical people management positions instead of basing hiring or promotions on personal preference. Wake up, there are many unhappy employees in Santa Rosa.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Historically good company, but culture of not readily promoting those OUT of their current therapies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    mission of company is very admirable and truly what most employees and absolutely the CEO stand by "alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life"

    Cons

    if you are a clinical - not good compensation; the company is OPEN to people lateraling over into different therapies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actively HELP people more into other positions - sales to clinical; clinical to sales; clinical to management

    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Terrible Lack of Compassion; Greedy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA

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

    Pros

    The people who work on the floor where the main production happens are truly great people. They work for continuous long hours either or their feet or sitting in their chair. Very exhausting. You can go brain dead so quickly here, but I find a lot of workers here have an uplifting energy and spirit that propels them to work hard each and every day. On another note, there are a few corrupt souls here who lie and point fingers. And others who know better, and yet still turn the other cheek just so the paychecks can keep on coming. You know who you are.

    Cons

    Greedy. They treat their coworkers very unkindly, especially for those who have been with them the longest. They find any reason, any excuse to fire them after being with the company for over 15, 20+ years because those people have the best benefits. And since they're greedy, the company can just hire new temps to take over and pay them way less than what they had spent on the other now ex-employee. Then everyone is scared to say anything in fear that they may lose their job. And those people working, bless their souls, have families that depend on them to come through. Many of these people do not have a higher education, are immigrants or first generations here, and yet they are looked down upon. They work so hard to do what no one else wants to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care and respect. Love. Everyone is there working for the mission. You have to give back to your workers, too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    Great at helping patients; not great at helping employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great mission; their products definitely improve patient's quality of life and help them live longer, fuller lives. Good salaries, great benefits, great working conditions (office, tools ,etc.). It was fun to help create products that you knew were going to help thousands, if not millions, of people.

    Cons

    Constant leadership turnover and layoffs leads to inconsistent focus and short-term "must make my mark" thinking from management and "duck and cover" thinking from employees. Coupled with the impact that the changing reimbursement landscape is having on business conditions, there was a huge drive to move jobs overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to the mission; it's what drives individuals to perform. Lean out management first before cutting skilled workforce, accelerate development with incentives to hit dates, stop tying up internal folks with maintenance of existing product while outsourcing the new, innovative devices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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