Medtronic

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Good company to get your career rolling, but you're just a number.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Design Technician in Mounds View, MN
Former Employee - Senior Design Technician in Mounds View, MN

I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good pay and benefits (even though they seem to be decreasing). The working environment decently laid back - some are overloaded and working at a frantic pace, while others are the polar opposite.

Cons

Too much bureaucracy. Very heavy on management. Receiving credit for rectifying major problems or being an integral part of a "fire fighting" team more often than not leads nowhere. The company seems to be more interested in hiring engineers to do technician work than having a defined role.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Everyone has their specified role - so hire for that type of work. Give people the credit they deserve and promote, promote, promote!

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company getting crazy from all perspectives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    compare to other companies, it provides OK benefits. It has floating holidays and stock purchase discount for 15 percent. It has flexible hours.

    Cons

    Many people of color are very frustrated to work here. They are expected to deliver results, but they are not giving enough opportunity to be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't expect any change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It would be a great place to work if everyone wasn't worrid to get layed off all the time!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Mounds View, MN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Mounds View, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very talented workers, the end result of your work is to save other peoples lives, you gain a lot of useful experience. Lots of new opportunities and room for growth and development.

    Cons

    The company is ran poorly- too many people in upper management- need to level the management staff, unstable working environment/yearly reduction in force in the people who are actually doing the work that matters and keeping paying huge salaries and living expenses for directors and VP's who live out of state and travel back and forth each week. I put a lot of myself into this company and got very little back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many jobs could be saved if someone really spent the money from the budgets the way it should be spent... Cut back on the meeting catering and living expenses for higher ups and keep some people who are actually worth the money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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