Medtronic Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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Pros
  • A great place for work/life balance (in 44 reviews)

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

Cons
  • The work-life balance is only to there favor (in 37 reviews)

  • Upper management seems more interested in preserving their silos (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Good environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very nice working environment and very talented coworker.

    Cons

    I haven't seen the down side


  2. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is interesting work that is fulfilling and purposeful. Everyone there is ready to work. They pay well for the industry. Very mature workforce.

    Cons

    Use it or lose it vacation allotment on top of one week of required vacation at the end of the year leads to two weeks of free vacation for new employees (you are granted three weeks but one week is spoken for). After 5 years you get an extra week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Given the size of the company I would hope that managers would be OK with employees regularly moving between jobs every couple of years.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Big company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good benefits, good pay. The business is usually stable and not many layoffs, really.

    Cons

    Big company, now after Covidien acquisition. A lot of changes to happen. Middle management and others may be affected with changes.

    Advice to Management

    Need to rotate/clean out upper management. Stale management makes for low morale for everyone. Some business units have ethical issues to address.


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  5. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Blaine, MN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Blaine, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great location and hours. Building facilities have a lot of perks, like a bank, gym and coffee shop.

    Cons

    Corporate politics are huge here.


  6. Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westchester, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westchester, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing company with exciting and innovative technology. Excellent health benefits.

    Cons

    Company provides little flexibility for people with families. They will not offer job share, part time or make accommodations to allow employees quality of life.

    Advice to Management

    Open part time positions and job sharing. It is well documented that employers end up getting more productivity from employees in a job sharing than a single employee. Accounts and territories, and comp plans can be divided to help maximize productivity out of stellar sales people while still allowing them quality of life. This is how you will grow a diverse, happy and productive sales force and retain your best employees.


  7. intern review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Medtronic (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good office environment, good learnign opportunity

    Cons

    no cons as such about the company


  8. Medtronic

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Medtronic (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    As an intern, I was unable to do very much.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company! Money could be better, of course.

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    Current Employee - Principal Diabetes Therapy Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Diabetes Therapy Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. In terms of the Diabetes division, growth and advancement seems positive. Virtually unlimited overtime as long as you can speak to the work you are doing and your performance substantiates the efforts. Career advancement is possible but you have to play the part and observe the political game.

    Cons

    Commission as DTA is a joke in comparison to territory counterparts (.169% of sale price to be exact). This typically comes out to about 7 dollars per pump sold.The DTA to DTC salary is backwards, which management seems to acknowledge but does nothing about. Management tells DTA's not to be motivated by money even though we are in a sales environment.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the responsibility level of each DTA compared to the DTC and accommodate the DTA salary as such to be within the same playing field of the DTC. Too many DTA's are lost because the effort that is put forth does not match the reward. Acknowledge that this environment is sales driven and don't look down on individuals that are motivated by financial gain. Remember that without financial gain the company would not grow, so ask why it would be wrong to want to grow financially at an individual level.


  10. Good company but going through a lot of changes now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global company Lots of potential to transfer within They promote from within, usually Decent health benefits

    Cons

    They're so big now, no one really knows what's going on Priorities have shifted from patient focus to shareholder focus Budgets have been cut, positions are being eliminated.


  11. Quality Engineer

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Mystic, CT
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Mystic, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (More than a year)

    Pros

    My previous job in Medtronic was the most rewarding experience for me. I worked in a wonderful team environment. I worked with a team of 10 people and we did some really original thinking. Managers are wonderful and team mates are great and helpful.

    Cons

    Need more help on other area of Engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Great management



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