Medtronic

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Good place to work, they expect a lot, not much encouragement for moving between functions

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA

I have been working at Medtronic

Pros

Good pay, benefits for the area. You can be proud to work for a company whose product saves lives. Opportunities to travel. The EndoVascular division is uniquely innovative and open to fresh perspectives while actively encouraging people to move around and bring their ideas to the business. Recent upgrades to the facilities really helped freshen up the old buildings. Depending on position and your particular supervisor, they can be very open to working from home when needed and also have some opportunities for full-time work-from-home positions. Great people, and you come into contact with people from all over the world.

Cons

For certain functions, you must be willing to relocate in order to move up to certain levels. Highly regulated environment (for good reason), but this requires a great deal of documentation and keeps things somewhat conservative and slow moving. Except for EndoVascular, it's a pretty conservative environment. Often, the place seems empty as people travel a great deal...don't look for an overall vibrant, exciting place to work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Walk around the facility once in a while and talk to the people doing the work. Value the generalists and let them pollenate the site with fresh ideas. Don't focus so much on credentials.

No opinion of CEO

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    It has been a very rewarding 5years as I started the Mexico division of Medtronic.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Strong management and good job training as well as opportunities for growth
    very competent group of supporting engineers
    Very good treatment of employees in terms of benefits and details such as the gymnasium and cafeteria

    Cons

    Long hours and it is a very large company with excessive bureaucracy
    much of the upper management is overly concerned with politics within the company
    strong disconnect between the Mexico, USA, Ireland and Puerto Rico divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look to a higher plowback ratings to further encourage and fuel the R and D department so that innovations continue to be the central part of the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    its a boys club for senior management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    money, great therapies ,benefits, customers, team, blah

    Cons

    no loyalty to productive employees , you are just a pin on the map

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together on retaining employees that have demonstrated success after 10 years before you RIF their careers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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