Covidien Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
452 Reviews
3.3
452 Reviews
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
José E. Almeida
145 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Strong performance, brand recognition (good resume builder) and work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Competitive pay and excellent bonus system with good benefits (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • The challenges for working at this company were limitations to work-life balance (in 25 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    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
  6.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Research and Development Intern  in  North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Research and Development Intern in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Large medical Device Company
    Compensation is adequate
    Lot's of cool people
    Definitely interesting applications

    Cons

    You either win or lose with interning. You'll have a manager who keeps you very busy or one where you end up sitting around most of the time. Pay was good. Others in the intern program are great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your intern program so interns at least have something to do

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many changes and company was sold in the end.

    Current Employee - Auditor  in  Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Auditor in Mansfield, MA

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

    Pros

    I see none, the company was sold after so much work and changes embraced by competent workers. Management is all about shareholders, I guess that is the way it works today. Good for investors that's the pros.

    Cons

    Long hours no work life balance. Management shows no appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    "They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year"
    "Able to work with great people that are wanting to advance in their careers"

    Cons

    Very stressful work environment derived from upper managerment"

  9.  

    The way I see it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    I enjoy working with most of the people. There are training programs for personal growth.

    Cons

    Goal setting lacks reality. Communicate strategies for the divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use SMART goal techniques.

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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