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Company that embraces diversity in skills, action and thought

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Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Medtronic

Pros

Diversity is embraced. Great place for someone in engineering and science bacground. Engineering is the life and blood of this company.

Cons

It's cold in Minneapolis. No, seriously MDT needs to get their act together in investing in talent that can bring new innovations to the market quickly. They have an aging employee population that is very talented but will have to retire soon.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look out for fresh ideas and keep fuelling innovation.

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    Medtronic lifesaving technologies but struggles to be a fast follower in a technology driven industry

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    Former Employee - Master Black Belt in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Master Black Belt in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    The medtronic mission is a compelling and very much supported reason to come to work
    Community involvement by Medtronic is significant and the technologies impact real people with real medical conditions

    Cons

    Very many silos - Business A doesn't know what Business B does. Mobility between businesses is limited. Sites outside the Twin Cities can get neglected.

    Senior Management frequently leaving the company or being forced to leave make consistency of message difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dear Senior Management - Each year when you spend 3 months on strategic planning, then 3 months on annual operating plan, then 3 months restructuring (Layoffs) only leaves the entire company in limbo - and results in 3 months of real, active program work by those whose programs haven't been renamed or put on hold this year. Try this instead - spend 2 or 3 months on the strategic and operating plan - then the remainder of the year managing the development teams for success. Your competitors are ahead of your technologies in most every business today - roll up your sleeves and get to work Medtronic - you can do it.

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    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Exciting technology, great people, awesome culture. Medtronic is a well respected company for a reason. I can't say enough good things about the company.

    Cons

    Working for a large company in a highly regulated industry means you have to deal with a lot of red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider implementing engineering leadership development rotational programs, similar to the LDRP for MBAs. It would be nice to get the broad exposure rotational programs offer.

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