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Positive Intern experience with good company culture and meaningful work.

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Current Intern - Intern in Mansfield, MA
Current Intern - Intern in Mansfield, MA

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

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

Pros

Compensation is high for interns; Very strong intern program with fun activities and seminars; get to participate in summer hours; full access to on-site gym; exposure to VP and Executive level managers

Cons

Hands-off managers; lack of work at times

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  1. Very intellectually stimulating.

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    Former Contractor - Inspector I in North Haven, CT
    Former Contractor - Inspector I in North Haven, CT

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

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

    Pros

    Working with various toolscopes and other measurement equipment.

    Cons

    Long commute from Naugatuck and some parts were very time consuping to inspect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a good job.


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    Temp employee treated unprofessionally

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    Former Contractor - Temp in Irvine, CA
    Former Contractor - Temp in Irvine, 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

    You'll find a few great workers who are there to earn a living. Slush machines in Toledo and Parker buildings, great coffee @ the Parker building. R&D department ran a tight ship and got a lot of work done. Great people only @ Parker building

    Cons

    Micro-management over at Toledo building. Either the stress and pressure level so high that management and particular Lead(s) take it out on those who work for them. Witnessed a lot of drama and atrocities going on in the IQC department and clean room. Supervisors have way to much on their plates and managing more than they can handle at a time (people reporting to supervisors). Supervisors are ill-equipped to be fair, too much favoritism, and if you're not on the "It" team with your supervisor, good luck with trying to get hired. Particular supervisors favor young and beautiful women (married or not) over the seasoned ones with "more" experience and just because they're more maturer, the maturer women don't stand a chance because these supervisors favor young and good-looking "girls" regardless of their lack of experience. Temps do not stand a chance either. You will be treated with unjust and with unfairness. Upper management can talk a good talk but 100% of the time do not follow through with/follow up with the complaints that was reported and no improvement on the supervisor and Lead that have caused problems to teams. Everyone who holds an important position and who have been there for years, be careful because if you have a complaint against one or a few, your complaint will not go far. Everyone at Covidien have some history together (management and lead positions). They either have known each other for many years and have worked together in different companies at one point or another. I've witnessed complaints from permanent employees who had problems in their department who were verbally abused and mistreated by their lead and supervisor. They filed a complaint and nothing was ever resolved. HR and upper management talked a good talk but again did not follow through and no action/discipline taken. The permanent employees were reprimanded and were threaten by upper management that they had to (pretty much) be forced to work in their hostile work condition or leave the company (because the lead and Upper management were once co-workers from a different company and have grown to be good friends over the years. Everyone in Covidien are linked to one another because they are all connected from a former life. It's unprofessional and nothing will get down if this continues to carry on like this. I've also witness a temp who had a few months to go. The same supervisor thought it would be best to place him/her in a different department because there was a new replacement hired for that position. This company hires a lot of temps and with a large turn around, plenty of temps are being laid-off because company policy (which is shrewd and unprofessional) states temps can only be hired for one year, after that, they must be let go or be hired permanently. There are no chances for temps unless you're a young and beautiful woman. I noticed that the young and beautiful women that are hired (temps) and treated better are the ones who cause most of the drama because their supervisor favors them and offers them the best roles in the company to further their work status. These young women lack experience but I guess their looks make up for it. Covidien may be a good company because it creates life saving products but with the people and management over looking the process with poor skills and unprofessional-ism, product may not be reputable because of the people who stand behind it. Certain departments do not flow well because of bad leads and awful supervisors. Certain supervisors are not meant to manage people if their not willing to give others a chance and if they're always looking for ways to get temps fired or get rid off. Covidien is a professional business but it's totally run by people who habitually lie , throw innocent people under the bus, management will do anything to and agree to unorthodox ways to settle people from opening their mouths if they know management is liable for punitive and reckless ways of running the company and it's people. Also, Covidien was sued by a temp in recent years because management did not allow a temp to take their lunch breaks on time/no lunch breaks. They were sued for $2,000,000 (plus) because laws were broken. Covidien knew the California law but they still broke it. How can a billion dollar company miss that??! This was on-going for years where people didn't always take their breaks on time because of the high stress levels and the work load was immense. Covidien only thinks about numbers and meeting their quota which is very high, but due to the huge turn-around, there's not enough man power to sustain a full team to pull product out the door. That's why there's overtime and people quitting on the spot because management cannot keep up nor improve work situations. If Covidien can weed out all the bad leads and supervisors, people would stay and gladly bring up the numbers (components). It all boils down to how temps and permanent employees are treated. They're the ones doing all the work and if they're being abused by their management team, they're going to turn their backs on the company & leave Covidien to fend for themselves. Yea they can easily go hire more temps and think that they're saving money. But in the long run, it takes time for a new temp to learn their job duties and training always slows down a process. With a slowed process, Covidien is losing money because time has lapsed and which why they say overtime is mandatory. If they would've kept all their temps and treated them better, there would be no problems and Covidien would've had some loyal temps to stay and business would've been good and on schedule.


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