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Don't work as a Kelly Service Contractor for Covidien in Boulder, CO

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Former Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO
Former Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO

I worked at Covidien as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Flex time, work at home, good employee work group, free coffee

Cons

Boulder is made up of mostly interns, new college grads, many temp contractors and some regular employees. The people who work there are nice. There is a very high turn around and empty desks since there are many temp employees, new grads, and interns. People are often ask who was laid off or who found a new job? There has been many new changes with new VIP management and even the full time reg employees are not safe for employment. I would not recommend working as a contractor unless you are in between job searches. They don't hire someone from a contractor to a direct hire often and there is no promise that your contract will be as long as promised. There is also the new hire contractor game of trying to make yourself look better then the other because you MIGHT be hired on. You will be able to go to a few company functions but not many. The company picnic you will not be allow to go too or holiday party. I also think it is unfair not to be recoginised when a project is completed besides your contract is not being renewed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't lay off people just to show stock holders a profit. If you hire temps to hire, don't leave them hanging on to a job 2-3 years to never be hired on. You should also have a clear direction of where you are going. Too bad the people who know your products are leaving your company and not coming back. Don't serve cake before laying off people just to sweeting them up.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Medical products is stable. Exposure to a lot of different functions within the couple to develop skill sets.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth, pay is does not account for cost of living and in some cases below market value. Very high expectations and minimal direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Development should be a shared practice between the employee and manager. There is little support from management to progress your career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Place to Work/be a Slave! You will only get small clues during the interview process. It is a strange place!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Free starbucks coffee if you have a free moment on a Saturday to get a cup.

    Cons

    VP of Operations is a slash and burn intimidator who discriminates against age and gender. If you are a female or over 40 and are a engineer, cost accountant, production supervisor or manager - look out!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate the behavior of the VP of Operations. How many employees have you paid off or settled with their lawyer? What is your turnover rate compared to other divsions? How many bad "hires" do you make - are they female or over 40? I tried to tell HR what he was doing to me - made my situation worst.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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