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I am thrilled to be helping to create the future of Medical electronics at Medtronic Tempe Campus!

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Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Tempe, AZ
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Tempe, AZ

I have been working at Medtronic

Pros

Vibrant, engaged people striving for excellence.
Management that listens.
Exciting projects, and opportunities to innovate, excel, and achieve great results - to be recognized for it.

Cons

Everyone seems extraordinarily busy - nearly overloaded with everything that needs to get done.
Too much seems to be Minneapolis-centric. The company needs to be more global - which starts with recognizing that great ideas and solutions can come from any location.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reducing headcount seems to be too easy of a lever to pull.
However, it has enormous and often counterproductive effects - overloaded people, a tendency towards demoralization and demotivation.
Instead, focus on growth and pursuing excellence. Choose the best and brightest, give them the support, and remove the distraction of worrying about who will lose their job tomorrow. That casts a pall over things - and honestly, with these profit margins, layoffs are unnecessary and counterproductive.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    How far they've fallen

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Working with a company that improves and extends lives

    Cons

    Relies way too much on contractors ("temps).
    If you accept a contract position with Medtronic, be prepared to be exploited. They'll just renew the contract (if you're lucky) over and over until you reach your two year limit (per policy), then lay you off. New contractors are brought in, and the process repeats.
    As a contractor, you do not get their great benefits package, and you're not allowed to partake in most company functions (picnics, etc).
    Medronic has evolved from a place you typically stick with for life, to a revolving door of "temp" workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Directly hire more people to keep in the long haul. Stop the annual cycle of hiring binges and massive layoffs.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Mixed bag, but getting worse as time passes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Good pay, low cost of living area. Still some great talent there, but most of the top talent has moved on.

    Cons

    Directionless executive leadership which makes things worse by not fostering intellectually honest discussion. Abysmal leadership among sr executives at the corporate headquarters in MN has not helped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move in a strong leader who is not afraid of making decisions and who is able to put an end to a division that is run by numerous departments, namely compliance, legal and HR. Ultimately, Medtronic's solution will involve a breaking up of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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