Covidien

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OK company, but lacks real identity

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

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

Other reviews for Covidien

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people. Company treats employees well

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Boulder, CO

    Pros

    Company treats the employees well. 3 weeks of paid vacation on hire. Good salary with bonuses if the company does well. There is a good work/life balance and the company has summer hours where you can work 40 hours a week M - Th and take off on Fridays.

    Cons

    Little infrastructure for a company as large as it is. Company doesn't see to plan as well as it could. Heath insurance benefits are not as good as prior employers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    working on very cool EbD medical stuff!!!

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Boulder, CO

    Pros

    Great R&D team(Electrical HW). great people

    Cons

    Typical upper management. Only care about short term!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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