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Poor Culture, Poor Leadership

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hazelwood, MO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hazelwood, MO

I have been working at Covidien

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good, Knowledgeable people at mid to lower levels.

Cons

R & D is poorly run and bad decision making (short term gain trumps long term success). Do not question leaders regardless of how little they understand (generic v. branded). Questionable business practices; poor ethics; Leadership by intimidation; Anything to save a dime including cutting corners and sacrificing quality. PM group led by micromanager who doesn't comprehend research yet influences every decision. Layoffs a possible strategy at any time to save money (2011 most recently). Running joke of the worker bees about Covidien is "We can't do it right the first time but we can do it again..."

Advice to Management

What would someone you respect think of you decisions as well as unwritten policies and practices?

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  1. An excellent employer with industry-leading products and great benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid college tuition. Excellent vacation time. Reasonable HR policies. An environment of encouragement towards personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    Some positions paid below industry averages. Limited advancement opportunities if employee lacks college degree.


  2. Was treated very well.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronic Assembler in Watertown, NY
    Former Employee - Electronic Assembler in Watertown, NY

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, sick pay, paid vacation, good benefits. treated their employees fairly for the most part.

    Cons

    Advancement did not occur often. People on the PCB line they are the people that build the circuit boards should receive more money than the maintenance department.

    Advice to Management

    Should stop closing the US plants. You are taking money out of this country and it is killing us.


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