Covidien Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Covidien CEO José Almeida
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Pros
  • compensation and work life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year" (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance not as good in recent months (in 26 reviews)

  • Old-school upper-management - too much re-structure & contant changes (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Senior Production Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Production Supervisor in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Production Supervisor in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work. It was a great work environment with a lot of cross-functional collaboration in all internal processes. Great learning atmosphere.

    Cons

    Work / Life balance may be challenged or at risk must of the time.


  2. Would be great if the company gave a higher salary

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in North Haven, CT

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with the company changed its name and got a little better in terms of management

    Cons

    Salary is lower despite education and experience hardly any bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and give raises


  3. Helpful (1)

    Highly collaborative culture. A strong and ethically run company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Coordinator in North Haven, CT

    I have been working at Covidien (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    collaborative culture. Work-life balance. Ethical company making amazing strides in the medical devises arena

    Cons

    Too many procedures in place. Procedures to do procedures!

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes, even eliminate some that are above and beyond what's required.


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  5. Data Entry Clerk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing Clerk in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Purchasing Clerk in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for and good benefits.

    Cons

    The weather was not good sometimes for traveling.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Engineer in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company boasts some of the most cutting edge technology in the industry. The company is well-known throughout the industry as well. Management seems to support employees choosing their career path within the company, & developing within the company.

    Cons

    Less recognition than working for a smaller company. Also, roles tend to be more niche & specialized. Therefore, it becomes difficult to become well-rounded. Because each employee takes on such a limited scope of responsibilities, it's not always clear who's responsible for what, so employees tend to side step tasks and transfer them to someone else.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce team sizes and give employees a wider variety of responsibilities. Also give employees more accountability. This helps keep the work fresh.


  7. Program Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day. You can learn a lot about the medical and pharmaceutical industries.

    Cons

    Management that does not know how to manage development and manufacturing costs. Lots of blaming of others for mistakes. Managers try to use fear to motivate employees; it does not work.

    Advice to Management

    Get more people in Management and Sr. Management with experience successfully managing companies in cost sensitive industries such as automotive.


  8. Constant management changes makes it very hard to focus on a path

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in North Haven, CT

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Matching 401k, constant training, flexible hours

    Cons

    Previous USSC employees are still there some with little education but have been promoted to positions they should not be in


  9. Helpful (1)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Development Engineer in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Development Engineer in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits! Continuous learning on site. Most off all "most" co-workers are great to work with.

    Cons

    Watch out for the back stabers who pretent to be ur friends but throw u under the bus to get in good graces with their Directors. Lots of snitches who want to get promoted. Mgmt sucks top down!

    Advice to Management

    Stil stuck in the "old boy mentality" especially with middle mgmt. Get rid of the dinasouurs
    Medtronic, get rid of ALL mgmt. Dead weight. Value ur employees in North Haven.


  10. Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research and Development Intern in North Haven, CT
    Former Intern - Research and Development Intern in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large medical Device Company
    Compensation is adequate
    Lot's of cool people
    Definitely interesting applications

    Cons

    You either win or lose with interning. You'll have a manager who keeps you very busy or one where you end up sitting around most of the time. Pay was good. Others in the intern program are great!

    Advice to Management

    Develop your intern program so interns at least have something to do


  11. Great!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with, flexible hours which makes for good work/life balance, great opportunity to promote from within. Ive had experience with only great managers thus far.

    Cons

    Department pros/cons vary throughout company.

    Advice to Management

    Clarity and communication are key



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