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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 for 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you're in, you're in

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Medical devices is an interesting industry; compensation is good, strong financial performance; great products.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment where only certain highly-valued employees will advance; opinions of others are not valued or desired. If you don't fit "the mold" eventually you will be made to want to leave. People get ahead by making sure others look bad and other highly-political moves. The organizational dysfunction is the worst I have ever seen. Somehow out of this great products are born.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take everything so seriously...life is too short to not have fun.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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 for 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
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