Covidien Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
448 Reviews
3.3
448 Reviews
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
José E. Almeida
143 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.  

    Plant Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Great company, excellent pay and benefits, huge support from corporate

    Cons

    maybe a little more people oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Corporate culture unlike any other

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    Current Employee - Acute Care Account Manager
    Current Employee - Acute Care Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, tremendous support for those in the field, great training program

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Learning Experience

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Committed to Quality and Safety, challenging environment

    Cons

    A lot of cost challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive culture improvement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Refreshing!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector  in  Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Plainfield, IN

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

    Pros

    Covidien has been great in my first quarter with the company. Management and other personnel have been fruitful with getting me trained in, up to speed on its operations, and issued the tools to perform. A very friendly environment which makes it an easy transition to naturally and willingly contribute your personal resources to the team. I see great room for advancement and appreciate the positive reinforcement the give when my committed effort to perform is acknowledged by management as well as my peers.

    Cons

    Being so new to the company they're either really good at pulling the wool over my eyes, making it hard to identify the potential cons or it truly is a really great place to work. If I had to identify anything close to a con I'd have to reflect on my success there in such a short period in time. I was able to immediately come in and exceed the expectations set before me when I interviewed. To me this means that either there was a mediocre process in place prior to my arrival that needs revision, they didn't hold prior employees in my current position accountable to performance expectations, or I was keen on holding up on my end of the bargain. And I must admit, I truly bust my behind daily to make the difference they only hoped I'd make by hiring me! So, yeah, by default there are no cons! I'm accountable to the differences I make!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being supportive to your internal customers. Continue to allow your employees the flexibility to operate while thinking outside of the box.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA

    I have been working at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    overall work life balance
    benefits (generally speaking)
    people

    Cons

    communication from sr mgmt
    talent development
    diversity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    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
  8.  

    Great!

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    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
  9.  

    Really unstable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay; some level of professional training every year

    Cons

    Nearly every year with major restructuring; cost reductions with budget freeze is common here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Pay and Benefits, always understaffed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Nepotism, no promised raining

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Fair working environment.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very busy with lots of overtime available.

    Cons

    Heavy emphasis on overtime and somewhat HR communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have Covidien HR communicate better with underemployed workers.

    Neutral Outlook

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