Covidien Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (6)

    What a ride - opportunities,challanges, hardly a dull moment but big changes are coming.......

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    If you can move, thereare opportunities nationwide and world-wide.
    You can work in an office, at home, be in the field, work in a plant, R&D or distribtuion center.
    if you are willing, you can get involoved in many different projects which introduce you to different areas/departments of the business.

    Cons

    We are about to be acquired so tensions are high, people are leaving - some by their choice, some not their choice.
    There are still some great people /teams here. People are on edge not knowing what is happening and when. Politics are in play as well. Outsourcing of jobs. Work/life balance can depend on the job!

    Advice to Management

    Keep telling the team they are terrific and you appreciate us. Please really look at Serice Delivery - talk about how to make simple things more difficult. Look at distribtion - we have an opportunity aka problem. We have some projects that are taking too long and others that majically are prioritized and seem permitted to skip steps that are supposed to be mandatory.

  2. Career Prospects

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Covidien

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment to take on new projects/responsibilities to expand skill set.

    Cons

    Lack of defined career development/people development plan.

    Advice to Management

    Developing people development culture.

  3. Management is a joke

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Boulder, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are good. They have a few experienced professionals. That is about all that can be said as a pro for this company.

    Cons

    Management has no clue at what they were doing.
    The manager with say one thing and the section supervisor will say another thing. They were never on the same page
    The environment use to be relaxed but know everyone is so tense.
    Communication between the sections and sites is non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page

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  5. Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Opex Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Opex Manager in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth, excellent benefits, great values and ethics, excellent managers.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, sometimes changes take too long to be effective which can be expected in a heavy regulated environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in employee development

  6. stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    vacation days and flexible hours

    Cons

    Management gives false hope. Many managers do not know how to manage. No one talks to one another. Very mean people. There is no expression of company values. compensation is not fair, too much work and not enough pay.

  7. Medical device company focused on the patient

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to take on interesting projects and products.

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction from management. Lack of communication on goals and priorities from management.

    Advice to Management

    Effective training, and communicating effectively with employees on goals, objectives, and priorities.

  8. bad assembly job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembly in Chicopee, MA
    Former Employee - Assembly in Chicopee, MA

    I worked at Covidien

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    not terrible hourly pay, overtime available

    Cons

    very reptitive, no room for growth, etc.

    Advice to Management

    promote people

  9. Helpful (1)

    Bad life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in New York, NY

    I worked at Covidien

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

    Pros

    Good pay good people ok place

    Cons

    No work/life balance managment bad

    Advice to Management

    Better time off

  10. Engineer contractor review for Covidien

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  11. great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    room for advancement and great earning potetial

    Cons

    none none none none none

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