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Test Engineer

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Current Contractor - V & V Engineer in Boulder, CO
Current Contractor - V & V Engineer in Boulder, CO

I have been working at Covidien as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

Good Place to get medical industeries experiance

Cons

Not adequate planning for new projects

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better Project planning for upcoming projects

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    Sad future for what once used to be a leading pharma company

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Management in Hazelwood, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Management in Hazelwood, MO

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

    Pros

    -There are many intelligent mid to lower level workers at the St. Louis Plant and in R&D
    -Benefits are average
    -Pay is average but on the lower side compared to industry
    -High barrier to entry due to closed controlled substance borders and long costly approval processes

    Cons

    -Poor strategy and management decisions have led to loss of talented employees
    -Covidien's decision to spin-off pharma due to drag on financials, lack of viable/sustainable pipeline projects, short-lived patent protection with weak prospects to fill void
    -Declining financials due to high costs and more innovative competitors
    -Non-global and highly dependent on US market
    -Company does not value diversity and is a rare haven for the typical young white male, however company is trying to mask this and have placed token women in VP positions
    -Who you know, not what you know, is the key to advancement
    -Very high turnover of upper-level management
    -Lack of innovation and industry leadership, me-too company
    -Unstable company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good luck as a stand-alone pharma company in a tough, struggling industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Finance Intern

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    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Mansfield, MA
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Mansfield, MA

    I worked at Covidien as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great facilities. They had an awesome gym. Interesting work. Great Diversity. I had a great experience.

    Cons

    Although the site was great, the headquarters in Mansfield was in the middle of no where. It seems like it would be a firm in which it's hard to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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