Covidien Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Covidien CEO José Almeida
José Almeida
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Pros
  • compensation 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
  • work life balance not as good in recent months (in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Quality Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facilities, good management, good benefits, opportunities for growth, good work-life balance, great co-workers, fast paced, never a dull moment.

    Cons

    If you believe that you are "doing something good for humanity" by working at a medical device company, you are right. But remember, it's just another share-holder driven large corporation focused on making maximum profit margins this quarter.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on sustainable business, less on the quarterly earnings, and don't rely on buying your way to growth. That was the death of your predecessor, Tyco Healthcare.


  2. Process Inspector

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, co-workers were friendly and helpful, the work itself wasn't too bad but could be hectic at times.

    Cons

    Needs to improve communication between upper management and employees. Doesn't really address issues brought up by employees.


  3. Entry Level Overlook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice. Its a great environment to get to learn and ask questions.

    Cons

    The location of the plants themselves can be in areas that are less populated with less to do. Something to look out for if you are an extroverted young professional.

    Advice to Management

    NA


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job was a good job. Excellent managers and supervision. The hours we worked allowed us to miss traffic. Overall it was an excellent experience working for covidien.

    Cons

    I am having trouble coming with very many cons. Maybe at times the hours expected to work could be long, but that typically is part of the job.


  6. Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Wabasha, MN
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Wabasha, MN

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    The benefits are great, good quality and compliance culture. A forward thinking company, being part of Medtronic now looks to be more of the same with new opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    It is of course a corporate, world wide company and that comes with the procedures and rules that sometimes can be a little confining, especially for hourly employees. From my experience with the growth of the company over the last 16 years, it has gotten a little management top-heavy, but maybe I just notice that more working in a relatively small plant.


  7. Senior Production Supervisor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Production Supervisor in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Production Supervisor in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work. It was a great work environment with a lot of cross-functional collaboration in all internal processes. Great learning atmosphere.

    Cons

    Work / Life balance may be challenged or at risk must of the time.


  8. Executive Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Covidien

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Long-term; good benefits; was a terrific company as Valleylab when the employees owned it (before it went corporate. Now headquarters is off-shore and employees are not valued

    Cons

    a lot of turnover; a lot of out-sourcing

    Advice to Management

    Too much turn-over and outsourcing; heavy upper management


  9. Great place with opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Mansfield, MA

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has been bought by Medtronic, which opens more opportunities, If you excel, it will be noticed and rewarded.

    Cons

    It appears that he cost of the Healthcare Package is a bit high. Since the company was bought, there is still that uncertainty of what the future holds for some.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the people who got you and the company to where it is at now. Continue to invest in their future as it is an investment in your future.


  10. Would be great if the company gave a higher salary

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in North Haven, CT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with the company changed its name and got a little better in terms of management

    Cons

    Salary is lower despite education and experience hardly any bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and give raises


  11. Assembler

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asseembler in Ponce, PR
    Current Employee - Asseembler in Ponce, PR

    I have been working at Covidien

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good the work is berry easy and is a good product helping the people

    Cons

    TheFacilities is ugly and would improve the area

    Advice to Management

    Good



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