Covidien Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    PM

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

    I have been working at Covidien full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. plenty of things going on. Great technologies. Very good benefits and depending on the manager you will get your share of visibility too.

    Cons

    management keeps things close to vest. It would be nice to get informed whenever there is a change (which is a constant thing at Covidien). so it will definitely help to keep employees informed.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get more knowledge in other areas so as to expand your knowledge and abilities. Stop doing things the old way. It probably doesn't make sense to run a 10B company with the attitude of a small machine shop.


  2. Technical Support Engineer

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

    I worked at Covidien full-time

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

    Pros

    8 hour workday. Good pay. Acceptable benefits.

    Cons

    Total lack of coherent leadership. Several layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Leave


  3. Good place to work

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

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and perks for everyone

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy to get capital


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Management Challenges

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

    I worked at Covidien full-time

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

    Pros

    Great Products, Research and Development is robust

    Cons

    Regional, Divisional and Corporate Management completely incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Listen.


  6. Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mansfield, MA

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and vacation time. At one time a great company but has lost it's reputation.

    Cons

    Terrible upper management.

    Advice to Management

    They need to work on their skills. Need alot of work on interacting with people and being honest and not secreative.


  7. Helpful (5)

    The future looks bright

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Covidien

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Medtronic acquisition of Covidien seems more than just another mega-merger. One plus one can equal three. Great company values and a company that seems to walk the talk, that would be Medtronic i'm talking about.

    Cons

    Integration activity cannot come fast enough. There are areas of Covidien that need swift intervention. Lots of us are hoping for more rational org structures and less complex matrix structures.

    Advice to Management

    Bring your best process and put it in place. Take off the kid gloves. We are ready for change. Covidien is a company built of many acquisitions and the employees are desperate for a coherent single culture.


  8. Great summer internship experience

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

    I worked at Covidien

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

    Pros

    As a summer intern, I got to meet a lot of engaging people and work on projects that were relevant to my interests and background. My supervisors were encouraging, critical but helpful, kind, and showed an interest in teaching me about their department. I felt like the work I did there was advancing both department and company goals.

    Cons

    I wish there were more emphasis by the company on getting to know the other interns. We all had lunch together, but we had to set up our own activities outside of work. It would have been fun to do a few company intern events.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Formerly Covidien. Now Medtronic.

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

    I have been working at Covidien

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

    Pros

    Solid core of capable teammates across all facets of the business. Fair compensation. Good balance of life/work. Viable annual goals and objectives.

    Cons

    Every job is in a silo (nobody does any more than what they are supposed to do). Limited chance for advancement and path is not well defined. Archaic information systems and draconian travel policies. Lack of definition in "Corporate Culture". The Medtronic sale which led to bloodletting on the Covidien side, not so much on the Medtronic side.

    Advice to Management

    None to offer given the sell-out to Medtronic. But realize the number of lives that were impacted via the seemingly arbitrary process developed and utilized to determine who made the cut. Performance made no difference, apparently, in who or whom did not survive.


  10. Program Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in North Haven, CT

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day. You can learn a lot about the medical and pharmaceutical industries.

    Cons

    Management that does not know how to manage development and manufacturing costs. Lots of blaming of others for mistakes. Managers try to use fear to motivate employees; it does not work.

    Advice to Management

    Get more people in Management and Sr. Management with experience successfully managing companies in cost sensitive industries such as automotive.


  11. Constant management changes makes it very hard to focus on a path

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in North Haven, CT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Matching 401k, constant training, flexible hours

    Cons

    Previous USSC employees are still there some with little education but have been promoted to positions they should not be in



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