Covidien

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Covidien Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
497 Reviews
3.2
497 Reviews
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
José E. Almeida
164 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.  

    great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Set Up Tech in Deland, FL
    Former Employee - Set Up Tech in Deland, FL

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

    Pros

    room for advancement and great earning potetial

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Engineer contractor review for Covidien

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Fun and supportive people, vast resources, and great working environment. Employer is respectful of employees and rewards them for doing a good job. very conducive for creative thinking.

    Cons

    Hard to get on full time. Would have liked to have been better trained for someone straight out of college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great organization.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Zone Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Zone Vice President in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    This company is constantly changing so there is always very good opportunity to move around. They also are pretty clear on expectations and reward those who perform.

    Cons

    There can be a fearful culture for those who are higher up since they do make a lot of changes that can affect careers without a lot of notice but these should be clear to anyone at that level paying attention. This is any large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be claear with the employees what is going to happen as the integration into Medtronic progresses. They have fumblesd integrations before by keeping folks a little bit in the dark but seem to have been doing a great job lately.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great job if you love stress!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits, vacation

    Cons

    Horrible management, very long hours and micromanagement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve management. Management only care about numbers and not the workers

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

    Management is clueless

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Clinical Specialist in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Got to work independently most of the time.

    Cons

    Not recognized for outstanding performance unless you were part of the Sales group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out into the field sometime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Change is consistent.

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

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

    Pros

    You have the ability to work with different groups of people from operators to executive staff. They are trying to make changes to standardize processes across business units.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure to meet deadlines with a lack of direction from management. It doesn't matter how you get the task done, just get it done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your greatest asset should be your people not cost savings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with great work/life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA

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

    Pros

    The pay is very competitive, benefits are competitive, the work is interesting, the people are very helpful and the culture promotes health and well being.

    Cons

    Covidien is in the process of being acquired so the moral is down for some individuals at headquarters.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Hazelwood, MO

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, fun work, great learning experience. A good place to learn what engineering in the real world is like. The other engineers and upper management take a personal interest in your development. Assignments are challenging and interesting.

    Cons

    Testing can become monotonous. Sometimes a change of pace is needed. I found myself doing a lot of the same things over and over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Travel experiences would be fun. More insight into upper level engineering would be beneficial.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Covidien

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NPD Engineer
    Current Employee - NPD Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great culture and work place

    Very risky time with being acquired by Medtronics

    Covidien corporate campus in Manasfield will lose several jobs over the next few years as all of the corporate functions including global sourcing will move to Medtronics headquarters in Minnesota

    Cons

    Poor career development

    Design R & D in Medical Supplies needs a culture change as schedules are often missed and NPI launches delayed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees right during the acquisition or they will leave as the job market in Boston area is very good right now

    Problems with Medical Supplies R & D group with too many independent engineers that end up costing the company millions in late schedules on NPI projects and with poor designs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Covidien as a workplace

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Outstanding, full-benefit employment company. From cafeterias to a gym with fitness classes, from benefits to bonuses, this is a solid place to work. Work there is conducted at a manageable pace, for the most part. Compensation packages are strong.

    Cons

    At times it is a stultifying, old-school workplace that has a hard time functioning outside its core competencies. This was certainly true in terms of business intelligence projects. The company seems to be too large at times to wag its own tail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is okay to consider business outside of medical device creation, and to follow through with successes in efforts already underway that could help the company do just that.

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