Medtronic

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Does not treat engineers well.

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Former Employee - Engineer
Former Employee - Engineer

I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Huge budgets. Generally nice people. The products they make genuinely save and improve lives. You can always feel good about your end product.

Cons

Huge company. In some cases, there are 9+ levels from engineer to top management. They might not all have direct lines on the org charts because they did a reorg to hide it, but the same chains of command are still there. You can do nothing but come to your desk each day and drool and you'll get your 2% raise. You can put your life and wellbeing into your work and get 3%.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value your employees. Set features + set timeline = failure.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Medtronic Culture

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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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for people in their 20s and 30s. Plenty of extra committees and workshops to learn the different business.

    Cons

    Over 40s are stagnated. Very few opportunities for over 40s not to move up the ladder. They have bully managers and HR doesn't even know what that means.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of bully managers. Check out both sides before taking action. Train managers on how to believe the employees in these situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Low Pressure Environment, Very Slow Product Cycle, No Product Plan

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    Former Employee - Senior IC Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior IC Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule. Kids' sport practice at 4pm? no problems.

    Cons

    No product plan. Projects are never canceled, just paused, hibernated, delayed, or any other synonym for "never going to ship". Office Politics is strangling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to a product plan. Dump the dead weight in middle management. Dump Matrix management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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