Covidien

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Proud of our products

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Galway (Ireland)
Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Galway (Ireland)

I have been working at Covidien

Pros

The products really make a difference.
The people are really dedicated.
Opportunities to those willing to work for them.
Good Pay and Benefits.

Cons

Company is practically clueless when it comes to New Product Development.
Some departments and managers have communication issues and like to play politics.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Dump the Tyco Operations driven legacy and plot a course that suits Covidien post seperation.
Invest in the right people, invest in new talent, base the future around competency not control.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Not much incentive to work hard.

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    Current Employee - QC Analyst II
    Current Employee - QC Analyst II

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Covidien has great benefits and managment is understanding when employees need to take time off. There is also an intense focus on quality which promotes a high level of employee integrity. Co-workers where great to work with!

    Cons

    Some salaries are far below par and it can be a real fight to get promoted. Promotions often have unwritten time requirements resulting in people getting stuck in the same position for many many years with a promised promotion always just out of reach. Outside candidates are often promoted over internal applicants. There is also very little incentive to excel. During performance reviews EVERYONE get "meets expectations" regardless of actual performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust performance reviews so that a larger scale exists rather than lumping everyone in the "meets expectations" catagory. Also promote based on talent not just most years with the company.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great stepping stone to other medical device companies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Great products, company constantly acquiring other companies, great benefits, great training

    Cons

    Extremely difficult and stressful initial training, salary could be better, quotas often aren´t realistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be realistic about quotas and workload of reps. Training needs to be a positive experience

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