Medtronic

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Medtronic Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
814 Reviews
3.6
814 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.  

    Growth oriented, but challenged to respond to market needs

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

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to medical industry with extensive company reach. Rewarding work with clear understanding of product impact on people's lives. Annual review process of performance goals set with management facilitates personal growth, but doesn't directly relate to promotion.

    Cons

    Slow to respond to market needs as development projects often take a long time to get through the pipeline. Decision makers in remote locations direct projects, making it challenging to engage/interact and creating an environment of constantly changing goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Love the people that i work with

    Cons

    Long hours for big projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more training and perks

  3.  

    Product Reporting Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Reporting Specialist in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Product Reporting Specialist in Northridge, CA

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

    Pros

    Like many biotech firms, Medtronic offers very good medical benefits. They also offer educational incentives and Lean Sigma training. Over all, the incentives they offer are much stronger than the average.

    Cons

    Pay is not up to par of industry standards. Some managers have significant influence and are micromanagers, lowering over all productivity. Also, educational incentives are offered but are hard to get approval for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micromanagement has the adverse effect of lowering productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Medtronic IT Inviroment

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

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

    Pros

    Great salary, good benifits, great people

    Cons

    Cumbersome systems and processes. Bureaucratic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Quality of the company definitely varies by department and business unit.

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

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

    Pros

    Great health care and other benefits, an employee stock purchase program, non-monetary rewards programs, gyms on site at many facilities.

    Cons

    Very large and bureaucratic, it is impossible to make changes or do anything outside of the standard operating procedures. It is also difficult to move up, with people often getting stuck or silo-ed into their first role/department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Fun Place to Work, with good people

    Cons

    Hard work, allot of hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent Company with +s and -s

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

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

    Pros

    Solid company, good benefits, good work life balance is definitely one thing that this place has going for it. Team oriented organizations.

    Cons

    Culture change and not necessarily for the better (more rigid). Too many layoffs and inter company re-structuring. Career growth based on current limit look bleak.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Employee Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Juncos, PR
    Current Employee - Intern in Juncos, PR

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

    Pros

    Very challenging projects to work with, and very fast paced environment to mold skills. Great people that work in the company as well.

    Cons

    Although people are great you have to learn to work independently without any support, especially when you are new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to have better compliance and governance laws. People need better orientation of best practices in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not the best experience but acceptable

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, variety of projects, not a tight budget

    Cons

    mismanagement, wrong people responsible for different roles, lack of communication between departments or within a team, not enough motivation for career development, unrealistic expectations from people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    assign people with related experience to a project. appreciate the job that people are doing. increase employees visibility, encourage people. talk to employees more often. talk about the future plans and goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Okay, the Spinal Division has been having its struggles the past few years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, vacation, cafeteria and gym on site (with membership fee).

    Cons

    Low Morale, seems to be declining. Needs to focus more on employee advancement instead of the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more on boosting the morale of your employees. Try encouraging them instead of constantly removing perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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