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Great place to work!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Covidien (more than 10 years)

Pros

Plenty of learning opportunities and room for advancement.

Cons

Positions are siloed, can be frustrating.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Management needs to get in touch

    Current Employee - Operations in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Operations in Providence, RI

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

    Pros

    Absolutely great company with huge potential. Despite some leadership, people can experience a variety of roles and responsibility. Top level management is very engaging.

    Cons

    Clueless in their succession planning, called TLR. Can't see a resignation coming and willing to pass along, even reward poor performers so they don't have to deal with the obvious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take off the rose colored glasses and leave your "friendships"behind or let it continue to choke you. Look deep and accept responsibility for continued failures in you are of discipline.

  2.  

    OK company, but lacks real identity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D, R&MS in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - R&D, R&MS in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Covidien full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Life saving products, great people in the non-managerial ranks, willing to invest in technology, for the most part, to support company initiatives

    Cons

    Beware around quarter and year-end periods, the company tries to slash their way to profitability and good numbers on paper. They have a habit of buying out smaller companies, taking their IP then letting them go. At times it seems like multiple, dysfunctional companies trying to operate as one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change does not always equal improvement. Try settling things, and fixing internal issues and challenges before taking on more external projects. Try to smooth out the cycle of binge hiring and layoffs. The costs of on-boarding new employees and severance packages for lay offs must be astronomical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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