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Loved my colleagues

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Medtronic

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

High caliber people working in an industry that impacts people's lives. Great benefits and good pay. Minneapolis staff are some of the best people I have ever worked with.

Cons

Boys club, Ridiculous amounts of red tape to get the job done. Too heavy on managers and not enough people to get the job done. In this industry your job IS your life, leading to stress and burnout.

Advice to Management

Get rid of some of the unnecessary levels of management. Reducing benefits to the people who touch the customer might save money in the short term, but cost you your reputation.

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  1. The overall experience working with Medtronic was very positive.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company itself is very stable and provides their employees with great benefits. The company also has great senior leadership and culture.

    Cons

    As with any large company, there are always a few drawbacks. Some of the major drawbacks occurred while I was still employeed there. Most of the changes and issues originated with the company streamlining their business, which of course is practical, however there were times when an employee would few less valuable and more like an expendable business unit.

    Advice to Management

    To be honest, my main criticism would be the lack of support when it came to solutions or ideas in the field. Medtronic is very "cookie-cutter" and doesn't appreciate anyone deviating from the path they assume is best when many other paths can be just as successful or more so.


  2. Troubled waters ahead

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Strong brand and compelling story. * Your company makes tangible products and your work directly or indirectly extends and improves the lives of individuals. * Good benefits (under pressure due to cost-cutting), good life/work balance. * Pleasant coworkers, some good managers * Stable until your department gets RIF'd

    Cons

    * The medical device industry as a whole has gone into single digit growth or decline due to recent economic events and public resistance to ever-increasing health care costs. This means continued cost cutting and RIFs. * Risk-averse culture, more concerned with not making mistakes than innovating. This is understandable, but somebody interested in innovation should look at a smaller company. * Lack of accountability. There is not enough pressure to make important decisions in a timely manner or to empower managers and contributors to take risks. * Lack of opportunity for advancement or lateral moves. Promotions are based on loyalty.


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