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Medtronic Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
850 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Salary & Benefits
    Opportunities
    Ethical Management that tries to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Very political
    Annual restructuring which is stressful
    You must control your own career - they offer no guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the annual restructuring. It's distracting and anxiety provoking.
    Hunt down those managers that are poor and remove them. This is a huge blind spot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    experience working there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    The mission and the founder of the company are awesome. Some of the best minds in the industry work there.

    Cons

    The decision making process is very long and winding. The work to get the approval is mind boggling vs the execution

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It's a great environment to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    The people are very interesting and it feels good to work in an industry that improves people's lives.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth and very slow in making decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company of Which to Be a Part

    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Louisville, CO

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

    Pros

    - Very good pay and benefits
    - Awesome technology and healthcare applications to work with (I worked with surgical navigation products and only left to move back to my original hometown)
    - Volunteer opportunities through Mission in Motion
    - Value added performance review process

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload can be pretty heavy but work-life balance is still emphasized. My location was too small to have an in house cafeteria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive in sending people to appropriate conferences for professional development.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    work hard play hard

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    fun environment , company contests, qtly bonus, casual dress with medtronic shirts , overtime

    Cons

    start off contracted( not medtronic, usually aerotek) , never real requirements set for conversion or advancement in company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be specific in what you look for in order to convert, promote etc. This will help employee retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Some kinks but overall good place

    Former Employee - Territory Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. The pay is on par with the industry. The prestige is a plus.

    Cons

    As with most companies, your experience will be heavily influenced by your immediate manager. In my two years i had two managers, one amazing, one...well not so much.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great growth and career opportunities for entry and mid level hires, but limited opportunity for advanced growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planning in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planning in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    A great company to learn and hone your supply chain skills, lots of latitude to learn and for early in your career, great environment.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and lack of planned career growth. Many positions are posted with the candidate already determined without due opportunity to apply for consideration, high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The market is defiantly improving for skilled employees. To retain top employees, opportunities for development and growth must be provided and salaries need to be competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best experience so far

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Flexible work place and friendly culture

    Cons

    Commuting to work was not fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the fun culture and flex work environment. You will retain employees longer!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good professional institution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Louisville, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Louisville, CO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, Good management.

    Cons

    Technical support from colleagues less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve technical quality of senior staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales

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

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    They are a Great Company

    Cons

    The large size makes them slow moving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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