Covidien Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
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  1. Engineer

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    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.

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

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    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    Previous Employee Who's Seen It All

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    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.

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  5. Intern

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    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

  6. Great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  7. different

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    Former Contractor - Production Operator in North Haven, CT
    Former Contractor - Production Operator in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the condition of the workplace

    Cons

    no room for futhering the career

    Advice to Management

    teamwork

  8. Very intellectually stimulating.

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    Former Contractor - Inspector I in North Haven, CT
    Former Contractor - Inspector I in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien as a contractor (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Working with various toolscopes and other measurement equipment.

    Cons

    Long commute from Naugatuck and some parts were very time consuping to inspect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a good job.

  9. valuable

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    Current Employee - Material Handler/Inventory Control in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Material Handler/Inventory Control in North Haven, CT

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

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

    Pros

    benefits are great and help take of my family

    Cons

    no cost of living increases

  10. internship at covidien

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in North Haven, CT
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in North Haven, CT

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  11. Positive Experience as Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in North Haven, CT
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in North Haven, CT

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

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

    Pros

    Good Work Environment
    Lots of other interns
    Employees are very open to explaining things and helping interns

    Cons

    Intern program is a bit disorganized
    Not always a lot of work to do

    Advice to Management

    Planning more tasks for interns would increase productivity

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