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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

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Norfolk, NE
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Norfolk, NE

    I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Chance to work through the ranks to become a valued profeaional. Good benefits with decent pay.

    Cons

    A ton of bureaucracy. Nothing can be done quickly and on time. This is on a plant level as well as corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the peolple on the line when they tell you somthing. They are the ones with the most knowledge of the processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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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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