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Helpful (2)

We are all only numbers

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Covidien has some great products on the Endovenous side of the business. Strong field sales groups before the layoffs in October 2012.

Cons

Employees are treated like a number. It doesn't matter how well you perform your job or awards you have won when they cut/layoff you are still just a number. Marketing has missed the "mark" so many times. Always chasing the competition and missing prime opportunities.

Advice to Management

Realize talent when you have it. Remove dead weight. Just because someone lives in the correct area doesn't mean they are doing a great job. You cut the wrong people.

Other Employee Reviews for Covidien

  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall a very disappointing experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    6% 401K match, employee stock purchase program, 3 weeks of vacation.

    Cons

    Zero opportunity for advancement, bonus payout is a joke, toxic finger-pointing culture, pay raises that do no keep up with inflation, certain members of senior management are unethical and incompetent. Overall this is a dead end job at a company that invests absolutely nothing in its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Change current senior management at the Atlanta DC


  2. Helpful (4)

    If you're in, you're in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time (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 Management

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


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