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Good until suddenly cut off at the knees.

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Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager  in  Hazelwood, MO
Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in Hazelwood, MO

I worked at Covidien

Pros

In general, a great bunch of people to work with

Cons

Loyalty to work force does not exist

Disapproves of CEO

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    Mixed experience

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Great medical and 401k benefits
    Good work / life balance
    Great new lab spaces in new R&D center
    Talented employees

    Cons

    Extremely political environment
    Growing reliance on contractors and outsourcing
    Poorly performing employees allowed to coast requiring others to pick up the slack
    Limited upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent organizational changes have created additional layers of management. Recommend a flatter organizational structure and a stronger emphasis on communications and cross-collaboration.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Wanted: Perfection only, Robots only need apply

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    Current Employee - MFG Technician  in  North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - MFG Technician in North Haven, CT

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Some of the people are wonderful to work with as long as they are not suppervisors

    Cons

    Claimed to be "World Class" - not possible with many different operating systems used to operate machinery (from Windows 95 to Windows 2000". Having supervisors think it's their company and not asking what company feels is right. Not allowing people to make mistakes, since they are only human. Believing that there is no such thing as an accident. Scaring their employees with rules like three warnings = suspension, 4th one fired especially when their "investigations" only get one side of the story. Allows the work place to be lacks for many years but expecting employees to snap into shap in a matter of hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try working 6 months doing what the "middleclass to lower class" do at that company. Open your eyes! These are peoples lives that your messing with. They know the process not you! There are things, the operators know that is not in any SOP or the Engineer know. Why? Because they run the equipment. Also try having your supervisors work the floor and be one of "us" operators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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