Medtronic

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Medtronic Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
223 Reviews
3.0
223 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company culture emphasizes work-life balance and the trust that you will get your work done (in 44 reviews)

  • Great benefits with one of the best overall retirement packages of any Fortune 500 company (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of variation between the culture between BUs which reflect in work-life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • Upper management lost touch with reality as they became insulated from the general worker (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Company is mission focused.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Company is well established and reputable.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic; some Quality issues and Warning Letters which causes a culture of fear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    All in all it is a great company to work for... if you're on everyone's good side.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA

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

    Pros

    If you have good background knowledge you will excel in the company.

    Cons

    The double standards that go around in the building is absolutely ridiculous and their is constantly drama between the managers. The pay rate's are unfair because they make lower employee's do all of the work while some of the upper management don't do a damn thing yet get all the credit and all the $$$$. Some unlucky individuals get the short end of the stick and are constantly blamed for unnecessary issues while others seem to fly by with nobody caring. It's a roll of the dice. You may write some protocol's and reports that other employee's will take credit for and put their name on it. Don't trust anybody too soon. Also, temp employees get treated very badly and aren't allowed to participate in any medtronic activities, yet they do a lot more work than most of the full-time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe work on pay raises for individuals who deserve it. Find things out on your own before immediately blaming people for your own wrong doing. Pay attention to the work some employees do. Stop paying certain engineers so much money who only send out emails and give all their work to other employees. PAY ATTENTION and stop caring only about yourselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Do not take a contractor position here!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Field Customer Specialist in Mounds View, MN
    Current Contractor - Field Customer Specialist in Mounds View, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for the contracting company InfoTree services. Decent pay through the contract company. Nice accommodations at the Mounds View office. Gift Shop, Cafeteria, Caribou, US Bank, Gym. They used to have a minute clinic anyone could use but now it's for employees only.

    Cons

    Management recently underwent "contractor management" training and now I'm no longer able to do professional development like activities. Basically been told to keep my head down and do the job I was hired to do. All the classes I used to be able to take are now off limits, even if they directly benefit my job. The gym is way overpriced for what they have there. All-in-all, would be a great place to work for, as long as you're not a contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ostracize your contractors. They end up being your full time staff eventually.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Run Away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Not many, just the benefits package.

    Cons

    Poor management communication. You're always left in the dark guessing what's going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be better communication to lower levels and sense of openess.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    A good company with limited growth opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    The culture at Medtronic is at best average.

    Cons

    The company makes upward mobility very difficult. Managers are "appointed" rather than developed. I have a high school degree but I am better at my job than my supervisors/managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people based on knowledge, character, skill and integrity and not just a college degree. Diversity is not filling the room with people of different ethnicity, with the same thought(s).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I had a positive experience working for this company for the most part.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Medtronic recognizes hard work and talent, and it is possible to move up quickly there. They are a patient-centric company and are very involved in the community.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Lack of accountability. Unsure expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great company, wonderful product portfolio. Leaders with vision.

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Decent opportunities for learning. Growth primarily through acquisitions.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities. Cumbersome systems stifle innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great acquisition work and philanthropy projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Technical Specialist

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    Former Contractor - Technical Specialist in Northridge, CA
    Former Contractor - Technical Specialist in Northridge, CA

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

    Pros

    location, training, cafe, nice building

    Cons

    The management in just the one department I worked in were very obvious in playing favorites,
    Very micro-managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the front line and all employees with respect and fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    high tech company ,

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    professional employees , high tech company , good management

    Cons

    low wage , less career opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    extend the job opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good company/slow to hire

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Good company and good benefits

    Cons

    Slow to hire contract employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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