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Hard to make a difference

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boulder, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

I worked at Covidien

Pros

Products benefit people
Opportunity to travel and interact globally with work teams
Nice facilities in Boulder Colo - cafeteria; premium gym; new workspaces
Adequate budget for program execution

Cons

Slow decision making makes it hard to get something done without risk of a re-do
Decision by committee, no one wants to be accountable
Political agendas / empire building
Core competency is re-orgs when the going gets tough

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pick a path, communicate it, and move forward

No opinion of CEO

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    Innovative... but really political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Good engineers. Good work / life balance. Good facilities.

    Cons

    As a whole, upper management is not so impressive. Very few show real leadership abilities. Unfortunately, this has resulted in a a very political environment and they don't seem to even realize it. It seems like the recent merging of different units was good in concept, but really poor in execution. Hard to make your goals when you don't even have a boss yet (product of the poor execution of the merger, with lots of people being adversely affected). Only certain people seem to get promoted and it often times seems based on who "talks the talk" the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay more attention to people and not just profits. Try to understand how political the environment has gotten in the past 4 years or so and figure out a way to eliminate it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not so good, too many changes at the top and every change comes with a new direction

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Good product line, stable customer base, loyal sales force

    Cons

    Too many changes happen at the top and every change comes with a new direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay with one direction for a while to make sure the result is what you want

    Disapproves of CEO
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