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Medtronic Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
813 Reviews
3.6
813 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company culture emphasizes work-life balance and the trust that you will get your work done (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 37 reviews)

  • Upper management lost touch with reality as they became insulated from the general worker (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic Place to Work as an Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Good mission
    Wonderful smart and competent co-workers
    Robust business processes and systems make it easy to do you job

    Cons

    Santa Rosa is kind of in the middle of nowhere which makes it difficult to have a 2 career family.
    The pay is lower than many similar companies. By leaving Medtronic, I have doubled my salary. However, I work more hours and have more stress, so I am not always sure the extra money is worth it.
    Equal pay and promotion opportunities for women is a real problem. Some departments are hostile to female engineers but promote employees quickly. Other engineering departments are more accepting and diverse, but promote slowly and don't pay as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Improve shuttle services to more populated areas to attract and keep the best employees.
    2) Improve treatment or women in science and engineering functions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits and job growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Clerk in Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Credit Clerk in Northridge, CA

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

    Pros

    It is a great company to work with excellent growth opportunities and a company culture that a person can be proud of.

    Cons

    There are not many.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    QA analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    good technology and work environment

    Cons

    too far from my home

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Depending on your willingness to get things done the right way, there is plenty of opportunity.

    Cons

    Social cliques resembling high school and college can at times slow down effective progress and change.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, high quality employees!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best part of Medtronic is high quality of its employees. There is never a dull moment and you will receive ample intellectual stimulation. A lot of of empowerment.

    Cons

    None except if you are in the rat race and want to move up quick, this place is not for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    World class medical device manufacturer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    - Everyone truly believes in the mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life
    - Benefits are generous
    - There is a high culture of respect and trust

    Cons

    - It is a large corporation that is slow to move and navigate through its own red tape
    - Medronic is very risk-adverse and cautious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more chances. Risk to the patients will never be an option, but there are many business opportunities that could truly revolutionize the medical field that are left untapped due to a reluctance to try drastically new ideas. Medtronic would be healthier to collaborate with outside innovators and continue to bring new talent in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Automation Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Automation Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Medtronic as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Mission Driven Company. All the employees motivated to work hard. Senior management always ready to help. Lots to learn.

    Cons

    None, I felt during my internship period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Really wanna get the job. But not a easy one.Good questions.

    Cons

    Benefits are good. Environment is stressful.

  10.  

    Fabulous People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot in regulatory affairs from what physicians can do outside of FDA approval given their MD/DO licensure. People were friendly, helpful, eager to show me the R&D area (am a premed) and eager to give me videos on therapies that were already licensed by FDA.

    Cons

    they did not have a permanent role open for me at that time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Wonderful

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, senior leadership visibility, autonomy, work life balance, cohesive teamwork

    Cons

    Inter- team communication is a work in progress as the team adds new members

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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