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Management is clueless

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Community Day is always a pro. Love helping out the community.

Cons

Management is clueless. They have managers in positions that don’t understand what their employees do, thus leading to layoffs and saving those who lie and feed managers with BS or are his or her friends. Low-end managers listen to leads that are banking on retiring in 5 years. Senior Managers are getting fed bad information from low-end managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look around, how many 50+ employees does Medtronic have. Some employees are great but some have a goal and it is to coast to retirement. They are hoping to squeeze 5 more years out. Some of these are leads and managers. Senior management is seeing its young work force leave. For engineering and tech jobs it will take years to get new employees up to speed. Guess they are all banking on 5 years. Medtronic is going to be lost 5 years from now. Unless the plan is to start shipping jobs over seas? With the new CEO and what he did at GM, bank on more jobs in the US being lost in 2013 and on.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Principal Sourcing in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Sourcing in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employees are always aware that the products we make help people become healthy. Highly intelligent, motivated workforce. Opportunities to learn and grow. Attractive salaries.

    Cons

    Annual layoffs. Leadership located in Minnesota, often too remote to know or care about individual contributors. Promotions tied to visibility, instead of work performance. Compensation is no longer tied to performance.

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    Diabetes Clinical Manager

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    Current Employee - Diabetes Clinical Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Diabetes Clinical Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping people living with diabetes improve their glucose control and quality of life with good technology.

    Cons

    Weak management.
    Poor leadership (hypocritical about core values. They are NEVER held accountable).
    Promotion not based on qualifications but rather on inflating edos.
    Unhealthy work-life balance.
    Lack of understanding and respect of DCM role by management.
    Management can be threatening when quota is not met.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn and execute your job. Start to practice the core values you preach.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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