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Engineering Intern

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Current Intern - R&D Intern
Current Intern - R&D Intern

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

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Globalized Company, Smart Employees, Great Atmosphere

Cons

A little dry Poor communication between depts

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  1. Amazing internship experience

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Covidien as an intern

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

    Pros

    Covidien is an excellent company with great corporate culture. They work very hard in order to assure interns get a lot of real world experience.

    Cons

    Not recommended for employees who are not intrinsically motivated to excel.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more interns!


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    Good and Bad - depends on what you are looking for

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

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Spent 12 years in 3 different business units. Earned a good salary, continuous promotions. Culture: It's an old boys club that is striving for political reasons to move more females and minorities into sr. executive positions. Commercially: The name Covidien pulls ALOT of weight in the market. It enables products that aren't necessarily #1 to lead because of the ability to maneuver price and reputation.

    Cons

    Pay: You are paid under the umbrella of 'total compensation'. Meaning mid-level salary + high bonus potential. Problem is in the last 6 years, R&MS has failed to meet a full bonus. Work/Life Balance: The company runs incredibly lean and seems to always be in a spending and/or hiring freeze. The challenge is do more with less. If that works with your lifestyle, then you'll exceed and be promoted accordingly. Culture: New name on the door, but still Tyco Healthcare (look at the CEO). They talk a good game about risk taking and in ways they've made incredible leaps, but at the end of the day, they will always be adverse to anything that could jeopardize stock price. In addition, the R&D funds are always in flux and it's a game to get and maintain the funding. I can say specifically to R&MS - that business unit will never succeed. They just do not have the intestinal fortitude to push through the tough times.

    Advice to Management

    Sell R&MS - you've got the potential, but within Covidien, it will never succeed.


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