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Covidien is growing which has allowed devlopment opportunities for the team.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Covidien

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Company is growing through new product development, acquisitions and market expansion. This has opened up interesting projects and positions.

Cons

Leading within a complex MATRIX environment

Advice to Management

Continue to stay connected with team.

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  1. Bad Management, Good Co-Workers, Stymied By Fear

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of learning opportunities i.e. Six Sigma or computer programs/systems. Covidien does off excellent benefits, 3 weeks vacation, matched 401K, stock purchase program, and yearly bonus.

    Cons

    There is no job security. Every couple of months, there is another staff reduction/reorganization. Outsourcing is the key driver for the mass layoffs. Since staffing is shrinking, every department is understaffed and overworked. There is absolutely no work/life balance so say goodbye to your health, hobbies, and personal relationships. Covidien does not allow employees to be references for former colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    How about you get rid of the free coffee and 12 flatscreen TVs per building and try to save someone's job? Oh yeah, appearances... For a company with growing profits, how do you justify the thousands of people you have cut loose over the past couple of months? Outsourcing is going to bite you in the ass.


  2. Overall a good workplace.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with knowledgeable and helpful staff.

    Cons

    You have to be interchangeable at times and support in roles that is out of your expertise.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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