Covidien

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Good in short term execution but lacks longer term strategy

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director Sales in Zürich (Switzerland)
Current Employee - Director Sales in Zürich (Switzerland)

I have been working at Covidien full-time (more than a year)

Pros

- good execution
- good products
- people know their business

Cons

- obsessed about the quarter performance which has a direct impact on ability to think longer term
- leaders are all ex-sales guys... nothing bad about that, but their strategic mindset and vision is very low at best
- no training and development for Manager / Director level... only training for sales teams or a few executives, but nothing in between... really poor company for personal development
- internal processes really bad (especially HR which is fully managed on the web... amazing)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

invest in the people, think a bit more than 3-6 months down the road... a lot of good / smart people leave because they don t fit into the sort term, pure sales mentality, and because they can t develop internally... very limited prospect... too bad since the company has good products and executes well

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

512 Other Employee Reviews for Covidien (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Good place for an internship, good combination of projects and corporate training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Intern
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Intern

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    The industry is not very exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more support for employee education (e.g., MBA tuition)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Covidien - Pro's and Cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Covidien is a comprised of many Healthcare Divisions and provides opportunity for advancement. It provides excellent resources to advance your career if you are willing to put in the time and effort. Covidien is a great place to work but plan on long hours and managing life/work balance.

    Cons

    Covidien struggles with contracts, pricing. Slow process involved in putting together these contracts. Have lost potential big customers due to this. Response time is very slow in customer service requests. Poor Strategy and Communication between divisions. Little to no collaboration with divisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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