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A company focused on living Earl Bakken's mission statement

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 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Lots of great, smart, passionate people that are doing their very best to make products that help customers alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.

Cons

Culturally slow to change and fully embrace innovation. Too concerned with what the global regulatory bodies will think and how they will react.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    A once great company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great, smart coworkers
    - Feel good about the value of the work you do on products that benefit patients, worldwide
    - Ethical behavior is the expectation
    - Certain office buildings are very nice with great amenities.
    - Great sense of pride in telling people you work for Medtronic
    - Salary and benefits toward the higher end of the scale
    - Medtronic looks good on a resume that will help you find a great job at another company

    Cons

    - Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs....Everyone is in angst from fiscal year to fiscal year wondering if the ax will swing for them.
    - Losing too many great coworkers due to limited career development opportunities within Medtronic and constant angst about potential layoffs
    - People are spread too thin over too many projects. Funds are spread too thin over too many projects.
    - Employees who are closest to customers and products and have extensive knowledge are very often left out of business planning and important decision-making
    - Insufficient support staff -- highly paid people wind up doing low-level tasks
    - At one time there were a few nice in-house professional development opportunities and some funds to attend courses external to the company. These seem to have gone by the wayside over the years.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop the layoffs -- these are great employee! If you need to reduce headcount, eliminate VP and perhaps even director positions.
    - Tap the experience and expertise of your employees who are close to the customers and products rather than focus reliance on a large barrier of VPs and directors.
    - Have employees focus their jobs on what is going to provide the greatest value to patients and customers. Explore ways to help provide focus and efficiency. Eliminate activities that do not add value.
    - Invest in developing employee skills and knowledge


  2. The only job that I haven't walked out on within a year.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in San Antonio, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, best paying job I've ever had, co-workers (most of them), schedule options, bonuses, raises, and work from home opportunities.

    Cons

    The amount/frequency of policy changes, the new training approach for new employees, the new hiring process altogether. Work/Life balance is extensive, but policies lack compassion.

    Advice to Management

    The segmented training is frustrating for those of us who easily made it through the old way (6 weeks) of training. Segmented training seems to just cause more confusion (from fully trained reps not knowing who does what, and not being able to push back in-scope calls to new hires, to handle other calls in queue at times) and also just seems to take longer to get more fully-trained reps on the call floor.


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