Medtronic

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Great work environment with many opportunities for personal development!

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Current Employee - Principal Facilities Space Planner in Memphis, TN
Current Employee - Principal Facilities Space Planner in Memphis, TN

I have been working at Medtronic

Pros

Pay was very good. Very employee friendly. Benefits were outstanding. Onsite fitness center a plus. Onsite cafeteria was wonderful. Parking garage was nice attraction.

Cons

A lot of corporate politics and red tape. Leadership was slow to make decisions and changed their minds often. Economy has impacted sales which impacts bonuses.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Great mission...you are making a difference

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Solid mission with great overall benefits package in a global multi-business unit organization that offers growth in a fast paced environment. A large number of the managers did not start in leadership roles.

    Cons

    The organizational structure is matrixed resulting in solid line, dotted line relationships that are not always effectively managed. Top/down communication is not stellar. Technology is slow moving for an organization of this size. Multiple reductions/outsourcing with more to come based on performance (the focus of the cuts not merit based)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require director level employees and above to work in more than one business to yield a true global vision and prevent the "silo" effect.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Layoffs ahead--again!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Company is interested in community-based work, encourages employees to volunteer. Good pay unless you're in customer service. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Here we go again--another round of layoffs and cronies running around trying to figure out how to protect themselves and their favorite followers. Another round of subjective "fair process" (there is no process) on who gets let go this time. Employees are forced to spend time again worrying, and protecting their turf-- instead of adding value to their jobs. This (now) annual process is not a result of true leadership--it is just picking low-hanging fruit (heads) to make the numbers look good for a time. How about some true leadership and totally reorganizing this fat, top heavy, bloated, inefficient mammoth of an organization? Seriously, stockholders, ask how in the world this organization is going to be able to sustain itself in the long term? What is the span of control for leadership---how many (all levels) VP's, Directors, Program Directors are in the organization? I'm surprised the company doesn't implode on itself with all the weight at the top!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to reorganize the entire company--it is completely inefficient. Too fat at the top--not sure how anything ever gets done (unless it's recreating the same projects year after year by the same leaders who have been with the company for many years or entire careers). Decision making is insanely slow and innovation is adversely affected to be competitive with other med device co's. Too much turf protection, not enough sharing of information. How in the world can this continue. Stop using the bandaid fix every year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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