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Medtronic Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
799 Reviews
3.6
799 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is manageable across most functions and the compensation is competitive (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 36 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 good company with a few bad managers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Juncos, PR
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Juncos, PR

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

    Pros

    Work stability. The benefit package is good but not spectacular or the best is average. You can retire if from here if you have no development interest or grow interest inside of the company.

    Cons

    Scare tactics are used to modify employee behavior. No work-life balance. The work-life balance is only to there favor. Promotions to preffered employees. Little to none growth for certain levels. Manufacturing is too stressful and does not need to be like that for the work to be completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best resource of the company is the employee. Employees can make a company a success or a 483 receiver... Don't squeeze them... Nourish them... or at least be fair to all not to a few of your liking.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Specially for interns. My colleagues were very helpful. I really enjoyed my time out there and learned a lot.

    Cons

    At our time, many of the interns were not hired for the full time. Probably there were no opening. Though it didn't affect me as I were not looking for a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture was great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job, poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Director in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Great and fun job working with sales and external customers. Travel was 75% but based from home. Great recognition for a great job done. Good pay and great bonus/benefits. Some really great leadership. Company provides you with anything you may need to do your job well. The majority of management is very hard working and respectful. HR was fair with support for the management and for the employee. If you had a good management staff above you, you have an enjoyable job!

    Cons

    If you are in the office, there is a lot of politics. There are also some pretty bad directors and above management but they are not the majority. No one stops them from behaving badly which is a shame. Pricing for the devices and technology can be very high and not always what the market can bear. As new competition hits the market, technology is more equal but pricing does not always remain competitive for the company products. I do not believe the company is even close to what it was as Sofamor Danek or the early Medtronic spine years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Medtronic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer Specialist in Humacao, PR
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer Specialist in Humacao, PR

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

    Pros

    Company was very friendly. I received lot of support from management.

    Cons

    Company doesn't pay as employee deserve. Jobs promotions are very little.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Firmware Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Northridge, CA

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People there are so nice and easy to reach out for any helps.
    Less meetings but high efficiency.

    Cons

    No Cons if you find the position that fits you well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Large company, structured training programs, nice facilities

    Cons

    Slow moving, specialized duties so lack of variety

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are lots of oppourtunities to drive higher productivity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company but Lots of Politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Technologist in Mounds View, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Technologist in Mounds View, MN

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great industry, great perks, good pay. There are a lot of good people and it is nice to know your job ultimately helps improve patients lives.

    Cons

    Politics, Career Path not clear, too much posturing. Promotions and opportunities seem to go to people who are good at politicking their way into senior mgmt's offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on talent development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Mission driven company. People are motivated by it.

    Cons

    Poor Career advancement. People generally hired for the role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, but not great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Department in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Department in Northridge, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good opportunity to learn the field

    Cons

    lots of politics, lack of leadership, too much of unnecessary pressure from top management and too many un-realistic goals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great employees, lots of work

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

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

    Pros

    The people in product development are great. I'm often sad when teams dissolve from one project to another. Strong focus on customer / patient safety.

    Cons

    Deadlines can be comically optimistic, dreadful when they approach. Very flat hierarchy so everyone has equal say, creating a "too many cooks in the kitchen" problem when it comes to establishing processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on marketing demands, more focus on technical risk when establishing deadlines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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