Covidien Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
440 Reviews

3.2
440 Reviews
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
José E. Almeida
135 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Strong performance, brand recognition (good resume builder) and work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Competitive pay and excellent bonus system with good benefits (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • More with less initiatives driving 1 person for 2 jobs making for a low work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • There are some great people who work here but upper management sets a bad tone for the company (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Outstanding employer with significant potential going forward. Very significant product growth opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and growth opportunities. Work work life balance is good. Promotions are difficult and salary raises are not significant, but bonus opportunities are significant. Very significant product growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Growing pains of maturing company. Challenges with Boston based corporate office. Company recently acquired by Medtronic which will make future uncertain. Some turnover in sales team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Key is to empower employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great!

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Clarity and communication are key

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Quality Control in Commerce, Tx

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    Former Employee - Quality Control  in  Commerce, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Commerce, TX

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I give this company the highest ratings. Company had excellent benefits and management that stood behind the local people.

    Cons

    The challenges for working at this company were limitations to work-life balance. Attendance policy was very rigid. The company shut down my plant which impacted the entire plant. I think that more thought should have went into selecting the Commerce Tx facility for closure. We were a great resource for the company and could do special things again should the company decide to come back to Texas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and be more flexible with scheduling. Please come back to Texas again. You were a good company with good benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very competitive and satisfying job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA

    I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good management, Open to new ideas, courage to implement and take risk by management.

    Cons

    Lack of professional job growth, political battles between managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More recognition to the talent and appreciation would help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Great environment and people to work with, they are always willing to help and support. Interesting projects in place, always looking for innovation

    Cons

    The workload in some functions can be very high. It is in an acquisition process from Medtronic, so not sure how this will affect the company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue supporting innovation

  7.  

    Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Covidien as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Was allowed to self manage most of my projects. Good environment to learn.

    Cons

    They are consultant-heavy so it's a bit difficult to figure out who does what. Also, the contracts are stopped and started a lot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Custodian

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    Current Employee - Custodian  in  Seneca, SC
    Current Employee - Custodian in Seneca, SC

    I have been working at Covidien part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The workers are great to work with and so is the supervisor. It's a good working environment.

    Cons

    They plant will be shutting down soon and they also cut everyone's hours. There is also a lot of drama that goes on but you just have to stay away from it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was Okay.

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    Current Employee - Operator VI  in  Greenwood, SC
    Current Employee - Operator VI in Greenwood, SC

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

    Pros

    Good money, and good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, and they don't care about people. Just production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new ones.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Compliance Analyst  in  Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Trade Compliance Analyst in Mansfield, MA

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

    Pros

    Always looking to strengthen current employees skills and knowledge. Great company to learn any aspect of a business in and recognize the challenges of being part of global company. Overall good pay.

    Cons

    Be prepared to do the work of 3 people. Covidien will pay you well but it feels the expectation is work first, life second. Direction of the company from upper level management is not always clear, especially during time of uncertainty. Recently acquired by Medtronic and rumors are the Mansfield site will be closing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company benefits, just wish they were as loyal to their employees as their employees are to them.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Benefits/Pay, good retirement match. Compensation was as expected.

    Cons

    Middle management doesn't communicate well with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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