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Good in short term execution but lacks longer term strategy

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  • 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 for 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

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    Good experience/salary messed up company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great products, good resources, international company, fair salary

    Cons

    no clear direction from management
    poor costumer relations
    work/life balance
    Bad marketing
    Lack of communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves 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 for 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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