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Helpful (4)

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 (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (5)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Covidien work experience

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in North Haven, CT

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training program
    Excellent relocation program
    Many opportunities of growth

    Cons

    No a good work environment

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