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Great place to work

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Medtronic

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Stable company, great benefits, challenging work

Cons

felt limited by career advancement

Advice to Management

focus

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Resting on Long Ago Laurels

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Mounds View, MN
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Mounds View, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work ethics, decent salaries and overall good business stablity, but the mainstay business has become commoditized with single digit growth only.

    Great benefits. Good work/life balance. Still, really good people to work with on the front lines.

    Cons

    Lack of emphasis on training and cetification of employees' skills. No management support for career or project success. Can't do what you do best. Can't grow. Slow bureaucratic and reactionary. Outsourcing seen as a growing trend demoralizing those left. Those left are subjected to GE style "rank and yank" with quotas set for the "yank" category.
    Middle management embodies "inpenetrable clay layer" to bottom-up ideas and initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Short Term:
    There are now 8 layers of management. This needs to be reduced to about 3.
    Make decisions and see decision through with support and resources.

    Long Term:
    Move away from a command-and-control style to one that takes better advantage and empowers the Knowledge Worker on the front line.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Medtronic is a Good Company that Could be a Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Townshipin Cities, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Townshipin Cities, MN

    I worked at Medtronic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent staff who is willing to help, to share knowledge, and to create. Many opportunities to learn about physiology.

    Cons

    Management could learn to better harness the marvelous abilities of its staff members. Currently, there are times when dialogue with management could be improved so that corporate objectives, practices, and business models could be met more successfully.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to ask employees more often for help in solving product development, sales, and customer problems. Currently, management can sometimes be rather distant.


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