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Enjoyable experience

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Current Intern - Advanced Surgical Tech in Boulder, CO
Current Intern - Advanced Surgical Tech in Boulder, CO

I have been working at Covidien as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Management not afraid to spend money

Cons

Employees seem closed off relationally

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Tough culture to meet deadlines and deliverables

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    Former Employee - Manager, R&D in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Manager, R&D 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

    Great people to work with, lots of diversity in tasks and products, and a strong customer focus to better understand the market and product environment.

    Cons

    Management is constantly changing its mind, so projects are started and stopped, then often started again. Very little continuity in workstreams, and often no accomplishments at the end of the project.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and trust your people.

  2. Helpful (2)

    The Carlsbad respiratory division was the most untrustworthy and sordid organization I've ever worked at.

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    Former Contractor - Electrical Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Contractor - Electrical Engineer in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Covidien as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The opportunities to learn from astute coworkers is definitely there, and the facility was nice. The place is secure.

    Cons

    The Carlsbad respiratory division is composed of the nastiest people you will ever meet or know. All they did was try to get other co-workers fired from their jobs by either filing inaccurate or misleading complaints (equivocations) or hopping on their co-workers' computer while they were away and writing nasty e-mails to the supervisors/managers under the disguise of their co-workers e-mail address. Just disgusting people. Also, they didn't follow their own ComplianceWire policies which they forced their employees to learn (and pass tests on). Instead, if anyone is caught adhering to corporate policy for safety through ComplianceWire, they were immediately fired.

    Advice to Management

    Stop believing the equivocations of childish complaints by nefarious children manipulating the management into believing a false story, or misleading/deceiving the management in an attempt to get their co-workers fired, thinking it was funny. How about listening to both sides of the story? This is a case of the naive victims, the despicable co-workers, and the obtuse boss taken for a ride.

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