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Covidien Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
434 Reviews

3.2
434 Reviews
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
José E. Almeida
132 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.  

    Very competitive and satisfying job

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

    Pros

    Good management, Open to new ideas, courage to implement and take risk by management.

    Cons

    Lack of professional job growth, political battles between managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More recognition to the talent and appreciation would help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment and people to work with, they are always willing to help and support. Interesting projects in place, always looking for innovation

    Cons

    The workload in some functions can be very high. It is in an acquisition process from Medtronic, so not sure how this will affect the company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue supporting innovation

  3.  

    Business Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boulder, CO

    Pros

    Was allowed to self manage most of my projects. Good environment to learn.

    Cons

    They are consultant-heavy so it's a bit difficult to figure out who does what. Also, the contracts are stopped and started a lot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Custodian

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custodian  in  Seneca, SC
    Current Employee - Custodian in Seneca, SC

    Pros

    The workers are great to work with and so is the supervisor. It's a good working environment.

    Cons

    They plant will be shutting down soon and they also cut everyone's hours. There is also a lot of drama that goes on but you just have to stay away from it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong Leadership and lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Technology is not as up to date as it could be.

  7.  

    Place in transition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mansfield, MA

    Pros

    The company has invested a lot in me personally. I have been put into several leadership and development programs, they reimburse my tuition for grad school, and I've been given the opportunity to travel around the world. It is truly a global company in the sense they we engage frequently with peers overseas.

    Cons

    Many legacy employees are resistant to change and spend their time putting out fires. Few people have long term vision, failing to identify systemic issues and invest the time to resolve them. Instead they experience the same issues over and over again. In terms of culture, there is a vast difference between the business units and regions versus the corporate office. Corporate has too much bureaucracy and people working in silos. Across the organization different groups of people are working on the exact same project, but are completely unaware. No coordinated PMO to support business processes (just IS projects).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most senior leadership is comprised of stuffy old men who have spent decades with the company and never even worked outside the medical device industry. They lack perspective and the culture is very resist to change because of it. Given that we are currently going through an acquisition, I'm sure the new company will clear out the top leaders which is strongly needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Changing culture

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

    Pros

    Enjoy innovative culture but still new to company

    Cons

    Uncertain future given medtronic acquisition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It was Okay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator VI  in  Greenwood, SC
    Current Employee - Operator VI in Greenwood, SC

    Pros

    Good money, and good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, and they don't care about people. Just production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new ones.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Compliance Analyst  in  Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Trade Compliance Analyst in Mansfield, MA

    Pros

    Always looking to strengthen current employees skills and knowledge. Great company to learn any aspect of a business in and recognize the challenges of being part of global company. Overall good pay.

    Cons

    Be prepared to do the work of 3 people. Covidien will pay you well but it feels the expectation is work first, life second. Direction of the company from upper level management is not always clear, especially during time of uncertainty. Recently acquired by Medtronic and rumors are the Mansfield site will be closing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company benefits, just wish they were as loyal to their employees as their employees are to them.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits/Pay, good retirement match. Compensation was as expected.

    Cons

    Middle management doesn't communicate well with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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