Covidien Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
466 Reviews
3.2
466 Reviews
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
José E. Almeida
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Strong performance, brand recognition (good resume builder) and work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year" (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • The challenges for working at this company were limitations to work-life balance (in 25 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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  1.  

    Good Medical device company making great medical products. Lot of progressive R&D happening in the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    good people in the company to work with, good benefits

    Cons

    Corporate dictates all strategy and leaves some facilities short of the proper help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the guidance from remote facilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience, lots of change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Mansfield, MA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, wellness programs, work/life balance a focus but applicable only in some departments, opportunities for formal and informal career/personal development

    Cons

    Constant change and limited communication

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    project manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    big company so very stable

    Cons

    big company so everything is slow too many meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Current employee - downstream marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Mansfield, MA

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Comprehensive training for on-boarding. Good reputation in the field. Management is accessible and down to earth - willing to connect and share info on a regular basis. There is an effort for team playing and transparency.

    Cons

    Work ethic of some colleagues is lacking and drags down our overall productivity. Tough to get the budget to do things that will grow the market in the longer term. Sometimes schizophrenic in the projects we choose - rather than doing a bunch of things with the hope that something works, we should figure out what to focus on and do a few things well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of churn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Management in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Great people at the staff level and great products that really help surgeons and patients.

    Cons

    As the company goes through major changes (Emerging Markets expansion, including R&D job transfers, plus the looming merger with Medtronics) much uncertainty about the future has resulted among the rank and file.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It is miserable because no one ever meets face to face.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Everything is over complicated for the sake of looking good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Typical Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Really, really nice people
     - Really flexible hours (summer hours!)
     - Lots of possibilities...you can email pretty much anyone and ask them to get lunch. Everyone is very willing to get to know you

    Cons

    - Lots of errands and typical intern busy-work
     - Often very mundane tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared with big projects for your intern to work on. We are probably more capable to handle responsibility than you think!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Too many changes and company was sold in the end.

    Current Employee - Auditor in Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Auditor in Mansfield, MA

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

    Pros

    I see none, the company was sold after so much work and changes embraced by competent workers. Management is all about shareholders, I guess that is the way it works today. Good for investors that's the pros.

    Cons

    Long hours no work life balance. Management shows no appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Research and Development Intern in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Research and Development Intern in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien as an intern (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The way I see it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    I enjoy working with most of the people. There are training programs for personal growth.

    Cons

    Goal setting lacks reality. Communicate strategies for the divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use SMART goal techniques.

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