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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics and layoffs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mounds View, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mounds View, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    -Management does not promote people.
    -Upper management lacks sense of direction.
    -Too many politics and layoffs

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good opportunities if you have some patience and work hard at networking internally.

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    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, competitive salary and reasonable vacation time. It feels good to be part of company that makes truly amazing products that can improve lives. There is an active technical community within the company and they've done some cool work internally with social networking to leverage employees' expertise across business units.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs in recent years and and maybe more to come with worries about markets slowing down. Moving to different jobs internally is not easy. In my experience,some hiring managers are reluctant to hire people who are looking to grow new skills. But there are good opportunities if you take time to build a network and let people know what your goals are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most formal leadership development programs are open to management only. I wish there were some leadership programs for individual contributors, too. Leadership skills are essential for lots of people who don't have "management" in their title.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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