Covidien Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
452 Reviews
3.3
452 Reviews
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Covidien Chairman of the Board, President and CEO José E. Almeida
José E. Almeida
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Strong performance, brand recognition (good resume builder) and work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Competitive pay and excellent bonus system with good benefits (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • The challenges for working at this company were limitations to work-life balance (in 25 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.  

    Good company and opportunities for growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This company is good to work for becasue of the opportunities for growth. They are a proponent of promoting from within and truly execute on this.
    Some of the perks of the company as a full-time employess include summer hours and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Old-school upper-management - too much re-structure & contant changes. Not enough leveraging of technology for communication methods and too much unnecessary travel.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    lot of growth opportunities for interal candidates

    Cons

    Have to continuously manage yourself, in order to not get lost behind business objectives

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    current employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    competitive salary, close to work

    Cons

    slow growth, always has high turn over, lay offs always occur near bonus time for big shots , Health insurance is expense and is horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share the wealth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good products but lacking any good management or direction

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Acute Care Account Manager
    Current Employee - Acute Care Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Product lines and diversity

    Cons

    Terrible customer service, customers have to wait hours on the phone for no result outcomes. Hundreds of accounts have left for any better supplier.
    Management is completely asleep or running in circles and unable to correct for poor service and support roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with a background in what you offer, not an Intern who has not one real experience to manage product lines, remove middle managers without ethics who are only here for there gain and advancement. No team work here at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, some really good people, many changes in the near future

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

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

    Pros

    Great products
    Some knowledgeable people
    Big Company

    Cons

    Politics
    No life-work balance
    No technical knowledge
    No sales people promotion and support
    There are not fairly promotions, only people they know even if they cannot do the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Politics make inefficient teams and poor results

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bureaucratic

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer

    I have been working at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Competitive compensation package.
    Some areas are innovative.
    Competent coworkers

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance.
    Every department has a different goal/objective which makes cross-functional collaborative work difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to align goals cross-functionally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Total mess

    • 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

    1) One can develop crossfunctional skills
    2) Understanding unpredictability of career
    3) Learn to survive in an unstable and ambiguous environment

    Cons

    1) Lack of vision
    2) Lack of transparency
    3) Managers are indifferent
    4) Political environment focused only on business and not on technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest
    Be accountable
    Don't hide behind the garb of show off and do really geniune stuff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constant Change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations  in  Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Operations in Mansfield, MA

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Salaries are very good and competiitive. Financially sound and still making $$. Decent benefit package although for a Healthcare company, Health insurance is not that good. Fair amount of autonomy - not too much micromanaging.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can easily get out of synch. Culture has definitely changed and very much $$ driven. Customer Service is likely going to suffer. Company has some sort of reorganization or shake up at least every 18 months. Acquistions aren't fully integrated and left to operate on their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the dust settle and reassess what are the priorities. Employee morale is very low and folks are "waiting for the other shoe to drop."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    different

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    Former Employee - Production Operator  in  North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Production Operator in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    the condition of the workplace

    Cons

    no room for futhering the career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    teamwork

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Friendly environment and customer satisfaction is No.1 issue

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Trainind Specialist  in  Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Production Trainind Specialist in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    employee motivation and respect for one another was highly practiced

    Cons

    New employees took time to understand our custom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your offices and share some experiences with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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