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Great place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Haven, CT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT

I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

If you like to work hard, collaborate and make a different in the lives of many, work at Covidien. Opportunities and career growth are available for these individuals.

Cons

As with most large companies in regulated industries, there are many procedures and bureauracy to work to eliminate. At times frustrating, but some is necessary

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Minimize reorganizations. These can be very disrupting and cause uncertainty with the workforce.

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    Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people I know work at Covidien - I miss the interaction and learning that made me smarter (and better). It is an intense time to be in med device/healthcare, but the inspiration and collaboration made it a great place to work.

    Cons

    Because of the rapid growth and fast-changing landscape, organizationally it could feel like a start-up (annual reorgs, new teams, new focus).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more and recognize the ones that are driving change, not just the ones who are really good at presenting themselves.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, but at the end of the day it's all about Pleasing Share Holders

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    If you are looking for global experience in a big corporate conglomerate, then this is the place for you. This company does not think in terms of domestic markets only, rather, their business model and processes are built around global needs, which is exciting. For the most part, senior management does a great job buying companies with products that enhance its portfolio, focusing on number one or two market share. Salary and benefits are at the top of the scale if you are proactive in proving your worth. Senior management also does a good job at recognizing above and beyond efforts.

    Cons

    If you happen to be in a division or business under the Covidien umbrella and are struggling getting control of systemic quality problems, your days are numbered. They are quick to sell under-performing and/or sub-quality mired product lines rather than invest the effort to fix systemically. Additionally, they have a perpetual cycle of hiring and laying-off resources as the ebb and flow of quarterly/annual numbers change. Some business/divisions are still reeling from the TYCO days and haven't launched new products, some as long as 15 years! Lastly, depending on your position, be prepared to be pulled into due diligence and/or acquisition projects at the drop of a hat as they buy companies. AND, you are expected to still maintain/attain your normal business objectives on top of the extra work, which parlays into long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop for a minute and think about what is more important to the bottom line at the end of the day, really - making sure good quality people with seasoned product/business knowledge are retained to move the company forward or letting them go in the game of making the numbers "look pleasing" to the institutional investors. It doesn't take much education to play this numbers game.

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