Covidien
3.0 of 5 381 reviews
www.covidien.com Dublin, Ireland 5000+ Employees

Covidien Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.0 381 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida

José E. Almeida

(110 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Strong performance, brand recognition (good resume builder) and work-life balance"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Good benefits, however but they make you earn everything"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "Minimal work/life balance due to multiple and conflicting priorities from corporate and site level leadership"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Recent upper management changes in this division are starting to affect the company"
    in 19 reviews
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Awesome medical devices company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Mansfield, MA

I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat investment in systems and processes. The management does take a longer-term view and willing to invest in systems.
Good pay and benefits. I really liked the employee stock purchase plan (15% discount), 401k match (6%), summer hours (most leave office by 1 or 2 on Fridays during the summer months), charity contribution match, volunteer day, competitive pay and bonus as well as generous options at the higher level.
Great people and the company really encourages employees to be involved with the local community. It was great to work for a company that is involved day-to-day in helping to drive a positive patient outcome.

ConsPressure to drive down manufacturing cost by closing plants in the U.S.
Very marketing and sales focused. R&D at certain pockets of the organization seems to struggle with innovation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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internship at covidien

Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
North Haven, CT

I have been working at Covidien as an intern for more than a year

ProsWell it could always be worse, the pay is not terrible...

Consthere is a lot of redtape to get anything done, makes simple tasks extremely annoying and diifficult

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

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Good Intern Experience

FPGA Verification (Former Employee)
Boulder, CO

I worked at Covidien as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood Exposure to current software used.
Interns have serious stuff to do

ConsThey should hire more new graduates for full times.

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An exciting company pushing its employees

Finance (Former Employee)
Mansfield, MA

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

ProsGlobal, many opportunities, products help people

ConsPoor work / life balance

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

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Covidien, A Medical Device Leader

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Carlsbad, CA

I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Salary, Good Benefits, Chances of promotion.

ConsToo much uncertainty, no loyalty with employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Covidien is growing which has allowed devlopment opportunities for the team.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Covidien

ProsCompany is growing through new product development, acquisitions and market expansion. This has opened up interesting projects and positions.

ConsLeading within a complex MATRIX environment

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to stay connected with team.

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

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I learned a lot about doing business, and I a lot about not being valued as an asset to the company.

Operations (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsFast-paced, learn a lot of roles, good benefits.

ConsOften break-neck-paced, learn a lot of roles because they run too lean and a few have to do the work of what would take many, not appreciated by management

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your human assets and look at what is good for the company versus what is good for your career and wallets.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Average Covidien 2014

Engineer (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than a year

ProsAverage organization still attempting to find a corporate culture after multiple acquisitions. A lot of technical and engineering resources at various sites.

ConsMinimal work/life balance due to multiple and conflicting priorities from corporate and site level leadership.

Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline decision making at the site. Provide transparency to available corporate resources and training available to all sites.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Strong performance, big corporate nature, competitive pay and benefits

Senior Manager Global Marketing (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStrong performance, brand recognition (good resume builder) and work-life balance. The stocks have doubled in the past 3 years and are going strong. Having a global market leader on the resume is definitely a plus.

ConsConstant re-organizations: some people got 6+ bosses in 4 years. As a result, people are constantly worry about their job and are not motivated.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop re-orgs! People can't make or stick with any long-term goals if they don't know where they will be in 6 months.

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

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A great learning environment

Project Managerer (Former Employee)
Mansfield, MA

I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCovidien still functions like a small company. This is great because the bureaucracy is very limited and you can actually get things accomplished. You also get the chance to learn about many different aspects of the company since you wear a few different "hats" in your position.

ConsThe downside is that corporate politics are pretty bad here. There are some great people who work here but upper management sets a bad tone for the company. The other issue is staffing. You are asked to do too much. I know people who were bringing work home on weekends. The work everyone to death. For a healthcare company the benefits are not really that good in comparison to other companies in the field.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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