Covidien

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Covidien Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
525 Reviews
3.3
525 Reviews
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
José E. Almeida
176 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Strong performance, brand recognition (good resume builder) 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
  • The challenges for working at this company were limitations to work-life balance (in 26 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Business Improvement/Operational Excellence Senior Leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Opportunities to excel and progress

    Cons

    Good old group at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove old boys click network for good decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Previous Employee Who's Seen It All

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Development Engineer in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Development Engineer in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very autonomous and vague job description, free to excel as long as you work hard.

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    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Co-Op in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Co-Op in Mansfield, MA

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Great environment
    Rewarding work
    Good people
    Personal growth
    Training

    Cons

    Corporate structure
    Politics
    Culture of acquisition, difficult and redundant systems
    Antiquated management system and happy with status quo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop young talent
    Implement more realistic mentorship program
    Consolidate similar services in one department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Covidien acquired by Medtronics

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Pay well. Average benefits. Lots of talented people.

    Cons

    Never ending pressure to do more with less. Management not loyal to employees (what company is?).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Solid Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer Tech in Norfolk, NE
    Current Employee - Engineer Tech in Norfolk, NE

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Decent Pay and good working conditions. Great Benefits

    Cons

    Poor home work balance. Long hours are expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Associate Manufacturing Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible. Minimum supervision.

    Cons

    A lot of documentation. Long wait periods for approvals.

  8.  

    It’s a job and close to home.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    The benefits are OK.
    There is also a gym that employees can have access to for a monthly fee.
    Pay is OK at best.
    It’s a job and close to home.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by.
    No Work/life balance ever! Family is expected to take back seat to management needs.
    Sensitivity is lacking as well from management.
    Management focused on Cost Savings and Service thus quality and safety fall short.
    Too many programs / initiatives to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show compassion towards employees and cost savings and service will follow.
    Don’t impose so many programs / initiatives pick one that works a follow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Company

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

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Mobilization between facilities and cities , Stable

    Cons

    System constraints, OLD ERP System

  10.  

    I've been at covidien for 14 years and plan on retiring there

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    Current Employee - Manufacturer Associate I in Wabasha, MN
    Current Employee - Manufacturer Associate I in Wabasha, MN

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Great benefits, good nice Co workers

    Cons

    A lot of overtime pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is the key

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Pleasing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    If you're able to prove yourself, then the managers and team leads are very willing to work with you.

    Cons

    Not much, you just don't get the benefits of being a salaried employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    She is great, if she continues to try and improve the team, then it'll become an even better department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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