Covidien

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Covidien Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
512 Reviews
3.3
512 Reviews
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
José E. Almeida
171 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.  

    Very Pleasing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Growth and Change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Covidien, in the last 10 years, after the spin-off from Tycohealthcare has been on a constant growth curve. I f you are willing to adapt to change and redefine yourself every 2 years it is the place to work. Targets and accountability are taken very seriously. Rewards are well compensated. Medtronic acquisition will seriously give competition run for its money!

    Cons

    A bit uncertain during the latest Medtronic acquisition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more skip level meetings to assess true culture and openness

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    lots of learning,understanding management, great co workers

    Cons

    fast paced, company has lots of changes at all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company depending on your preferences

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Great benefit, large corporate experience

    Cons

    The company operates in small offices.

  7.  

    I've learned a lot here. I've learned from the best and the worst so I know how I want to be and how I don't want to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    The benefits are decent and there is a cafe on site. There is also a gym that employees can have access to for a small monthly fee.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by unless you "know someone" or they like you. At this point I would think promotions are scarce since there are several layoffs happening. Sensitivity is lacking as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a better way of dealing with layoffs. offering up the very jobs that people have been laid off to others while the ones being laid off are still there is in extremely poor taste.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Career Prospects

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

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment to take on new projects/responsibilities to expand skill set.

    Cons

    Lack of defined career development/people development plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Developing people development culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    What a ride - opportunities,challanges, hardly a dull moment but big changes are coming.......

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    If you can move, thereare opportunities nationwide and world-wide.
    You can work in an office, at home, be in the field, work in a plant, R&D or distribtuion center.
    if you are willing, you can get involoved in many different projects which introduce you to different areas/departments of the business.

    Cons

    We are about to be acquired so tensions are high, people are leaving - some by their choice, some not their choice.
    There are still some great people /teams here. People are on edge not knowing what is happening and when. Politics are in play as well. Outsourcing of jobs. Work/life balance can depend on the job!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep telling the team they are terrific and you appreciate us. Please really look at Serice Delivery - talk about how to make simple things more difficult. Look at distribtion - we have an opportunity aka problem. We have some projects that are taking too long and others that majically are prioritized and seem permitted to skip steps that are supposed to be mandatory.

  10.  

    Management is a joke

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good. They have a few experienced professionals. That is about all that can be said as a pro for this company.

    Cons

    Management has no clue at what they were doing.
    The manager with say one thing and the section supervisor will say another thing. They were never on the same page
    The environment use to be relaxed but know everyone is so tense.
    Communication between the sections and sites is non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the same page

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Medical device company focused on the patient

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to take on interesting projects and products.

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction from management. Lack of communication on goals and priorities from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Effective training, and communicating effectively with employees on goals, objectives, and priorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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