Covidien Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Covidien CEO José Almeida
José Almeida
22 Ratings

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. Quality

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    Former Employee - Quality Tech II in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Quality Tech II in North Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Covidien has been a great place to work talent is rewarded and given opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Can be clicky not uncommon to see employees hanging in the managers office talking about everthing but work this seems to happen multiple times during the day


  2. Great Company to Work For

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    3+ weeks of vacation including some holidays where the entire plant was closed. 401k was available to new employees as well

    Cons

    Compensation was not competitive.


  3. Senior Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very friendly to work, nice people, and opportunity

    Cons

    travel, new branding confusion, good people


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  5. Covidien

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Good company although they are closing.

    Cons

    Closing to move plant overseas.


  6. great place to intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Intern in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Intern in Mansfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien (Less than a year)

    Pros

    *cares about employees *friendly people *culture *learned a lot

    Cons

    There were no downsides to interning at Covidien. I enjoyed my time there very much.

    Advice to Management

    great work


  7. Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - R&Amp; D Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - R&Amp; D Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Covidien (More than a year)

    Pros

    work with cutting edge products

    Cons

    some management folks not effective


  8. Overall, it's a very good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, it's a very good company who provides decent salary and benefit. There are lots of opportunities if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Being a big size company, everything moves very slow. No wonder why big companies are bad at new product development. Colleagues who worked in other big companies said that Covidien (now part of Medtronic) is not that bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Employees don't feel secure as the company keeps buying other companies and reconstructing. People are lack of Loyalty. At minimum, the company needs to try to keep the product expects.


  9. Good money but very political

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary. A sense of helping people by working in the medical field.

    Cons

    VERY political. Lots of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Comply with the FDA without adding additional overhead out of fear. Political positioning is rampant, adopt a zero tolerance policy toward people who play politics.


  10. My experience at Covidien

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Allowed me to apply my engineering skills. Project team I was working with met every day for updates so everybody was really transparent and open. Company has a very diverse culture, both old and young. A lot of value in the products I got to work with so the work was very motivating.

    Cons

    Had to be let go/end contract due to money not flowing into department. Wished they assigned my desk close to the project team I was working with.


  11. Chemistry Lab Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for, a good learning experience in production work, quality, and management.

    Cons

    It was hard to get good training and performing to many test's at one time because the departments was always short of employee's

    Advice to Management

    You had to be in a select group?



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