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  1.  

    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.

  2.  

    Full time employees completely unprofessional; crude, and highly insensitive.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Covidien as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many to speak of. Some coworkers were nice, but the overwhelming majority of them were incompetent and rude. There was some free reign to learn and gain experience.

    Cons

    Management from top to bottom was highly unprofessional. Pay was not consistent with economy. Work here only if you're truly desperate!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sr. Leadership in Operations and Strategic Sourcing

    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Good Work environment, nice facilities

    Cons

    All lifers and have bad behavior, good old boys club with little knowledge of a world class organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Medtronic is buying Cov they should clean house at the Sr. executive level. Replace with non lifers that are open to change.

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Horrible management

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

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Not many pros in my opinion, they offer decent benefits.

    Cons

    Management and engineering on two different planets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with employees to help them grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Standard "large company," with the pros and cons that come with that

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

    I worked at Covidien as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part, good people, decent benefits, ok work environment. Some projects are interesting, but a lot depends on who you're placed with - it's kind of luck of the draw there.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better, company is going through a merger so job cuts likely, can be bureaucratic and slow to adopt new ideas. Tends to adopt a more conservative approach than some competitors, which may lead to them being outmaneuvered.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not long term job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benfits and good opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    not a place where you can stay 10 years or more

  10.  

    Interesting products, mediocre management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Covidien full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a senior software engineer there. Covidien, formerly Tyco Healthcare, is a conglomerate which grew by acquisition. This brings interesting technologies into the mix, but unfortunately doesn't always have the mettle to take it to the market the right way. Pay is decent, work-life balance depends on who you work for. Time-off policies standard.

    Cons

    The management many times doesn't believe in the products. Some would see products as just vehicle to advance their careers. This then translates to all engineering department as just something that drags down the expense sheet instead of recognizing that good engineering is what make medical devices safe and sells for years to come. Promotion is hard to get unless you do 150% your normal workload. Working harder (more hours), not smarter (more output) is rewarded. Also they believe all engineers are interchangable, regardless background and expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are getting bought by Medtronic. The merge will probably annihilate your positions. But if not, try to build a better synergy with engineering team, not just the marketing and sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Set-up in Commerce, TX
    Former Employee - Set-up in Commerce, TX

    I worked at Covidien full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good company to work for

    Cons

    I had little conflict with this company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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