Covidien

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Focused on Lean and Six Sigma Principles.

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Former Employee - Operations Intern in Hobart, NY
Former Employee - Operations Intern in Hobart, NY

I worked at Covidien full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Everyone is helpful from management to hourly workers and even maintenance crew. Small community within the small community of Hobart, NY

Cons

A lot of red tapes to get simple things accomplished.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your supervisor and hourly workers for recommendations to process improvements.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very high pressure environment where performance expectations overrule telling the truth

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    Former Employee - Local (Away From HQ) Leadership Team
    Former Employee - Local (Away From HQ) Leadership Team

    I worked at Covidien full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They have great 401K matching

    Cons

    The old Tyco "performance at any cost" ethic is largely still in place. The pressure to tell leadership what they want to hear rather than the truth was NEARLY insurmountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read your own ethics training and act accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good products, good individual contributors, horrible management

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    Current Employee - QA Manager in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Historically the Boulder facility had been great. We launched a lot of new products, had a good flow of communication between departments, and made a lot of money. There are still some great engineers and marketers in the company.

    Cons

    There was recently a big layoff. While a lot of people who had been around for years and no longer contributed much were let go the management also took the chance to get rid of anyone who offered opinions differing from theirs. I saw some of my colleagues who, in internal departmental meetings, would proposed changes or different ideas than directors and VPs but go along with the VPs decision in front of the rest of the company get let go. It seemed really petty and now no one offers dissenting views. Creativity for the entire R&D organization has been put on notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want innovation then do not lay off R&D. If you want quality do not base bonuses on the number of recalls. If you want buy in try communicating instead of directing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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