Medtronic Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Graduate Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Nice people, Flexible work environment

    Cons

    Pay is less, Last minute decision making

  2. Senior Clinical Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port St Lucie, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port St Lucie, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are good, pay is fair

    Cons

    Too much micro management especially from sales reps who think they're overpaid managers. Call is a nightmare and you're not paid for it.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the wealth. Sales reps make way too much when the division of sales duties are spread out among the team.

  3. Good place for some people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of long-standing engineers willing to help.

    Cons

    Management focused on short-term and makes decisions that come back to bite them in the end with no accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Hold each other accountable.

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  5. Senior Development Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Goal/Results Oriented. Good place to work.

    Cons

    Low overall compensation for workload. Utilize old systems which are difficult to work with.

  6. Contract and Pricing Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Advancement, benefits, worldwide, competitive, yeah

    Cons

    cutthroat, political, cheap, demanding, shady

  7. R&D DIrector

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and excellent benefits. Most of the people there believe in the Mission.

    Cons

    Upper management too focused on the short term numbers, so they set unrealistic target dates, ignore brewing issues, and raid resources from longer term projects to drive nearer term commitments. Delivering the quarterly and yearly numbers always trumps employee development requiring fresh employees who are knowledgeable in the latest technology in order to keep pace with upstart competition.

    Advice to Management

    Live the intended culture, don't just give it lip service.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Medtronic has a lot of opportunity for professional growth.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Potential for career and professional growth

    Cons

    Large size constrains progress, discriminatory attitudes still prevail in certain departments

    Advice to Management

    delegate, sensitivity training

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place to retire

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Northridge, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Fulfilling products. Lots of restaurants to eat at nearby because of the college there.

    Cons

    Horrible company culture. Half the people there are just to get a stable job, the other half care about the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture to be more fun.

  10. Helpful (1)

    leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great product, strong competitive position, compensation is good

    Cons

    under resourced, quarterly driven does not see the big picture, does not invest in internal infrastructure to support growth

  11. Helpful (2)

    Diabetes Therapy Associate

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    Former Contractor - Diabetes Therapy Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Contractor - Diabetes Therapy Associate in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay for entry college grad was great for 2012. Nice building. Training staff was wonderful. Some of the co-workers were helpful and extremely knowledgeable in the field. On-the-job mentoring on my team and most from what I've heard was terrific.

    Cons

    Work-life balance leaned more on work. Got called in for mandatory team Saturdays only to find myself and another new employee coming in. Lack of communication upfront. Yes men/women do seem to accelerate into promotions, however most are a few lateral positions. Unless you plan to be a sales super or move into the pre-sales (consultant) position, don't expect much. Contractor company (Aerotek), provided misleading contracts and so most contractors expected differing contract timelines. A good question to bring up if you are a contractor would be: length of contract, and status of Medtronic purchasing contracts to be converted over. Rate of conversions. Rate of turnovers. This may not be the best conversation. Work: Dynamics of sales and payors will depend on your territory. You will probably have a more difficult time with an eastern one due to frequent inclement weather, though some teams did hit their goals.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more roles for sales division, more growth. Focus on professional development, if you have the time. "Assisted" sales are great for team goals , however at the end of the day hurts the DTA when asked why they did not hit their own territory. Territory size plays a large role and you need to be upfront about the #'s. Stop being passive then later surprise employees during evaluations.

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