Medtronic – Why Work For Us?

 

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As the world’s largest stand-alone medical technology company, Medtronic offers an unprecedented breadth and depth of innovative products, therapies, and services to fulfill our Mission.

With a global reach that extends to 160+ countries, we have a deep understanding of many universal healthcare challenges. We are using our experience, extensive partnerships, and the passion of more than 85,000 employees to help transform healthcare worldwide by improving outcomes, expanding access, and enhancing value.

Company Facts

Founded 1949
World Headquarters Minneapolis, Minnesota
Business Units

CARDIAC AND VASCULAR GROUP

  • Aortic and Peripheral Vascular
  • Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure
  • Coronary and Structural Heart

COVIDIEN GROUP

  • Early Technologies
  • Advanced Surgical Technologies and General Surgical Products
  • Medical Supplies, Respiratory & Monitoring Solutions, and Venous Solutions

DIABETES GROUP

  • Diabetes Services and Solutions
  • Intensive Insulin Management
  • Non-Intensive Diabetes Therapies

RESTORATIVE THERAPIES GROUP

  • Neuromodulation
  • Neurovascular
  • Orthopaedics
  • Spine
  • Surgical Technologies

Employees 85,000+
Countries Served 160+
Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under symbol MDT
Total Revenue
  • Revenue: $27.8 billion
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Written in 1960, our mission dictates that our first and foremost priority is to contribute to human welfare. Over a half-century later, the Mission continues to serve as an ethical framework and an inspirational goal for our employees around the world. It guides our day-to-day work and reminds us that our efforts are transforming the lives of millions of people each year.

The Medtronic Mission

To contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.

  • To direct our growth in the areas of biomedical engineering where we display maximum strength and ability; to gather people and facilities that tend to augment these areas; to continuously build on these areas through education and knowledge assimilation; to avoid participation in areas where we cannot make unique and worthy contributions. 

  • To strive without reserve for the greatest possible reliability and quality in our products; to be the unsurpassed standard of comparison and to be recognized as a company of dedication, honesty, integrity, and service.

  • To make a fair profit on current operations to meet our obligations, sustain our growth, and reach our goals. 

  • To recognize the personal worth of employees by providing an employment framework that allows personal satisfaction in work accomplished, security, advancement opportunity, and means to share in the company's success. 

  • To maintain good citizenship as a company. 

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Imagine playing a role in changing what it means to live with chronic disease. At Medtronic, you can. We're creating technologies that treat chronic disease in new ways so people can live better, longer. We didn't become a global leader by sitting on the sidelines. We're actively involved in shaping the industry and transforming technologies so physicians have what they need to help their patients move forward with life. Our vision requires bold leaders. If you want a career that is challenging, energizing, and rewarding, we hope you’ll consider joining us as we push the boundaries of medical technology.

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

If you need technical assistance with the online application process, please call Medtronic at (800) 328-2518 (toll free within the US) or (763) 514-4000 (worldwide)

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What do you want to do? Lead a team? Work on the next big medical breakthrough? Get physicians to adopt a new technology? Help patients get the life-changing therapies they need? At Medtronic, you’ll find those opportunities and more. You’ll also find leaders eager to help you pursue your dreams.

Wherever your passions lie, you can find rewarding work and new challenges here. The diversity of our therapies, businesses, customers, partners, and geographies allows you to continually grow and stretch your capabilities. At the same time, you’ll be playing a role in changing the way the world treats chronic disease.

Take Advantage of Numerous Support Tools

To help you reach your potential, we offer numerous tools and resources, such as:

  • Customized development plans
  • Self-assessment and feedback tools
  • Mentoring and peer advisor programs
  • Comprehensive on-site classes covering business, engineering, and science topics
  • Tuition reimbursement and scholarships
  • Online job listings so you can seek out new career opportunities within the company

Tap Your Leadership Potential

To dramatically move the field of medical technology, we need talented leaders at all levels of the organization. We partner with you to develop the skills and competencies needed – to meet our growing business requirements and to fulfill your career goals. We help develop those skills through:

  • A full portfolio of leadership development programs for all levels.
  • A corporate Leadership Development Rotation Program for new MBA employees, in which participants take on two 12- to 18-month assignments while gaining exposure to our core businesses, therapies, and leaders. 

Medtronic is committed to providing accessibility to employment opportunities for people with disabilities. If you need technical assistance with the online application process, please call Medtronic at (800) 328-2518 (toll free within the US) or (763) 514-4000 (worldwide).

Medtronic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce.

 

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Employees are the heart and soul of Medtronic. We work hard to help employees find satisfaction and a sense of well being in their lives, which typically leads to greater performance. Our culture fosters the total well-being of each person – mind, body, and spirit.

Well-Rounded Benefits = Well-Rounded Employees

At Medtronic, benefits go beyond the standard financial and medical compensation. Our Total Rewards and Total Health programs offer numerous resources. You can get nutrition counseling, join your peers in marathon training, or volunteer and learn new skills.

While specific benefits vary worldwide by location and business, in general, they include:

  • Competitive financial compensation, often with incentive pay
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Training and development
  • Healthcare coverage for you and your family
  • Customized Total Health website and personalized health coaching
  • Disability protection
  • Retirement plans
  • Stock ownership opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Adoption and elder care assistance
  • Volunteer opportunities through the Medtronic Foundation

Medtronic Reviews

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    Solid organization.

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    Pros

    Strong commitment to mission. Great culture that feels genuine. Quality products.

    Cons

    Pay could be better for hours worked, but benefits are excellent.


Medtronic Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Medtronic.

    Interview

    The process occurred over 7 weeks. It seemed a very uncoordinated process, wherein there were 6 interviews by individuals one would imagine would be united in and coordinate the process, rather than doing individual interviews in Minnesota and Colorado by individuals in managerial positions who don't speak with one another prior to the end of the process. (Ever heard of a phone panel/personal interview process by panel?) No coordination-- for example, asked some of the same questions repeatedly in the interview process by several individuals, and seems like would likely have been a better decision in terms of efficiency and collaboration to do panel interviews so all interviewers could hear and later discuss responses, and in terms of efficiency for both the organization and the candidate. Also, in interview by the local and seemingly inexperienced and newly appointed manager, I was asked how I would accomplish her recently assigned task with a Medtronic group--without any context or preparation. Felt a bit like an ambush and it seemed she was asking for free advice rather than assessing skills. I am considering sending Medtronic a bill for services rendered. The whole process was uncoordinated, inefficient for the organization and candidate, and it doesn't seem like the Boulder manager has much of a clue about the OD or the process of talent acquisition, while perhaps her counterparts in Minnesota, (with whom I also interviewed) actually do. How sad for Medtronic and Covidien. In this experience, they appear not to be the organization they hope to portray, and I would not apply for any position with the organization again, nor advise any colleague to do so. Never again.

    Interview Questions

    • How should I do my job? I was assigned this task and want you to design the intervention in this interview. I will tell you how I am going to do it after you tell me how to do it. (...right.)   1 Answer

Medtronic Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Corporate Citizens , Corporate Responsibility Magazine, 2010
Minnesota Fit-Friendly Worksites Platinum Award , American Heart Association, 2013
Top 50 Companies for Diversity , DiversityInc, 2013
Greater Toronto's Top Employers , Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2013
Best Places to Work in Indiana (Large) , Best Companies Group, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.medtronic.com
Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1949
Type Company - Public (MDT)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

As the world’s largest stand-alone medical technology company, Medtronic offers an unprecedented breadth and depth of innovative products, therapies, and services to fulfill our Mission. With a global reach that extends to 160+ countries, we have a deep understanding of many universal healthcare challenges. We are using our experience, extensive partnerships, and the ... More

Mission: To contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.

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