Medtronic Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
745 Reviews

3.6
745 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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278 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Good While It Lasted

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    My experience over the last 6 years has been a very positive experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Very innovative and provides services that help others improve their lives every day!

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to advance within the company although it is heavily promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To allow stellar employees the opportunity to advance into different areas of the business. Communication is lacking and only disbursed down on the 11th hour. Would be better to be pro-active rather than re-active.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Strong company but you must always prove yourself.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Really enjoyed working there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    OKAY

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    great benefits., great wages, great retirement

    Cons

    poor upper management,, in the weeds all the time.

  9.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    The pay was great along with the opportunity for advancement. Had a great experience there.

    Cons

    Not a good place to make a mistake as they tend to quickly assign blame. Unfortunately they are very email based with limited face to face conversation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limit the bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It has become a large company that makes a lot of money, compensates well, but is not fast moving.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Mounds View, MN
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Mounds View, MN

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

    Pros

    A great place for work/life balance.
    You can set your own trajectory.
    LOTS of career opportunity.

    Cons

    If you are a poor engineer they will move you into program management. This sometimes works out well. Other times, not too much.
    Tolerate poor performers for too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the RIF process - but you need to start keeping people that have the 30+ years of knowledge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  Fridley, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Fridley, MN

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

    Pros

    Very strong mission driven company.

    Cons

    It is a highly matrixed environment.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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