Medtronic

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Medtronic Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.4 719 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak

Omar S. Ishrak

(210 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great Company

    Vice President (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent technology and I work with great people.
    Mission is very powerful and everybody understands and supports it.
    Phd Bakken founder is still alive and he is an icon.
    Great compensation, benefits, medical , the works....
    Very international but still learning how to become global.
    The CEO has brought the stock up, great job there.

    ConsMinneapolis Politics and every Division is like a different company.
    Worst culture in CRDM, nothing moves and layer over layer, needs some change.
    The CEO brings people from the outside every time he has an opportunity to a VP level specially his buddies from GE, there is an abundant talent within.
    He shows very little emotion as a leader, so difficult to rally behind him, get a coach.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop bringing people from the outside specially GE, there are really smart people inside Medtronic.
    Stop the splitting of businesses and putting layers of VP's and stop squeezing the people below it is not fun and every year gets more difficult to energize people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Genuine effort to care for their employees

    Reliability Engineer (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsI enjoyed the culture in Minneapolis. Everyone had pride in their work and it showed. There would be many mini special events that catered to employee health and well being.

    ConsThere was a tendancy for some groups to become somwhat cliquey, which took away from the experience being as diverse.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to work for

    Compliance Audit Specialist (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsWorking toward diversity in workforce

    ConsPromotions are difficult to come by

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize exceptional talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Global Leader of Medical Device industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMedtronic Mission truly is alive and well. In almost no other companies will you get the opportunity to play an active role in "Restoring People to Full Life". Current CEO is brilliant and understands the importance of employee engagement. The recently announced covidien acquisition will be transformational and set the company on a continued course for success.

    ConsFinancial commitments are paramount, as a result resources always go toward investing in Products vs infrastructure. Likewise 60 hour weeks are the norm in order to get the work done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the focus on the mission

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you can survive the first year as a contracted employee, the best is hopefully yet to come.

    DTA (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsOne of the greatest companies on the planet. Those with great work ethic can make a career here or build tenure/experience and be the cream of the crop to other companies hiring in the industry. Leadership (on average) is extremely driven, helping create an energetic environment. If you've proven yourself, getting requested time off is not an issue.

    ConsYou have to be a contracted employee for an entire year. You will not be paid for holidays or any time taken off. Starting pay is as much as non-degreed, manufacturing laborers receive. Training continually changes, which is good, as it will only continue to improve. This location has young professionals, many of whom are doing their job (supervisors,management,trainers, etc.) for the first time. If you do not have patience dealing with young people who impact your work environment, you'll be extremely challenged here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBeing management from another industry, I cannot comment on first time supervisors/managers negatively as they learn to lead and manage. I only hope they embrace learning from mistakes, continual development as people, leaders, and managers, and always keep company mission first priority. Do not fill leadership inexperience voids with ego, it will only reduce respect, demoralize staff, and dissuade quality employees from staying with the company. Also, you are not padding your position by ridding yourself of staff that challenges your inexperience but digging the rut you'll stay in for the duration of your tenure at Medtronic.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe mission of Medtronic is to restore health. Great work environment and great projects to work on. Fair salary and work life balance

    ConsLots of change related to health care cost controls. Highly regulated environment working with the FDA can be really frustrating.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    CRS

    CRS (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat senior leadership, products that directly improve public health

    ConsYour experience will depend significantly on your manager for work-life balance- some employees were allowed to telework, flextime etc while others were not.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Medtronic is a very mission focused company

    Finance Director (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsStrong Mission
    Results driven
    Career development
    Freedom to do your job

    ConsLimited career opportunities,
    Lack of focus by management on career development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic Employer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsMission-driven company that truly values patients, employees and the community. Great benefits with one of the best overall retirement packages of any Fortune 500 company. Extremely smart people, very innovative and collaborative culture.

    ConsVery siloed, lots of redundancies across the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mission in Motion

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsThe Company really cares about its mission
    Opportunities are varied and exciting
    Great benefits
    Awesome work environment
    Focus is on patients and the impact of our products

    ConsThe work is challenging
    You are competing for advancement with the best of the best

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in systems to improve efficiency
    Truly globalize shared services

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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