Medtronic Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
758 Reviews
3.6
758 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is manageable across most functions and the compensation is competitive (in 36 reviews)

  • Great benefits with one of the best overall retirement packages of any Fortune 500 company (in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • To much no work life balance needed additional money for training patients (in 29 reviews)

  • upper management chooses downsizing staff as means for cost cutting (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Mission focused organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people make the business. Most are hard-working, goal-oriented individuals who are also very well educated. The pay is competitive and the business continues to grow and reinvent itself.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are too many objectives to focus effectively on getting things done and they change frequently so you may invest time in certain objectives only to find the work product disregarded due to changing priorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    So far so great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Intern
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Intern

    I have been working at Medtronic as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The business side does well to make their intentions as transparent as they can. The benefits and salaries are generous, and the culture is relaxed. The work is rewarding, especially when you hear about patient success stories. The people are passionate about their job. Because the company is so large, there is opportunity to change careers without leaving the company.

    Cons

    The size of the company means that most employees contributions are marginal in scope. The medical focus and regulation of company efforts can make development and other projects slow down significantly. Because the company is so large, the software is hard to change, and often out of date.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Generally a good place to work in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Great benefit, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Promotion is slow, training is limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great working environment, supportive manager, good work-life balance. Full benefits (401k, insurance etc)

    Cons

    Salary does not change much for the first few years. Repetitive work for some parts of the job.

  6.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer  in  Juncos, PR
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Juncos, PR

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, good overall benefits, employee performance is valued, work-life is well balanced, focussed company mission to help patients.

    Cons

    Too much time in getting projects implemented...a board here, a board there to check, check and check. Not many opportunities for growth or promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't look outside when the talent you look for is right before your eyes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall great, a lot of very bright people, good focus on a mission, host of interesting projects

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    You will likely work with a lot of bright people, a lot of great opportunities for interesting projects if you are in the right field

    Cons

    Like anywhere, some middle managers where it is really hard to identify their value-add. The company can be pence wise/pound foolish at times, throwing millions at a project that gets hyped to the point of being funded in a major way, only to be cancelled a couple of years later, while much more modest, straightforward projects with budget of 100K or less get ignored even though their value is straightforward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on high-ROI, smaller projects. Ramp up high-cost, new programs more slowly to prove viability. Focus a bit less on acquisitions and more on growing and preserving the business you have-integrating all of these acquisitions have a huge cost associated with them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good While It Lasted

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Use to be a very good place to work.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on the stock price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow your employees not your stock price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company but so much red tape.....

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    Current Employee - Sales Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Territory Manager

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

    Pros

    great culture
    well respected thruout industry

    Cons

    so much red tape to get anything done
    slow processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Strong company but you must always prove yourself.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a very strong company that you would be proud to work for. Benefits are absolutely amazing and hard to beat. Sometimes you can fall into a group that works well together and will really be true friends for a lifetime. easy to get to and from the office (great location).

    Cons

    The work-life is balance leans a little more towards work in that you are expected to stay past hours to get your work done under intense projects and deadlines. Tough to get time off since it always seems that nobody can cover your work load. Bare minimum and sometimes under staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a few more people per team so that everyone does not feel overworked and underpaid. Work a little more on home-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Really enjoyed working there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and friendly people. Flexible work hours too.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are limited. Although there were many projects at our CA division, there were very few Core Team Leaders/Project Managers there. Most of the CTLs were back at HQ in Minnesota.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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