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Former Employee - Programmer in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Programmer in Minneapolis, MN

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

Pros

Built interesting software, lots of free food, some people were great

Cons

A lot of red tape, changing deadlines, some people didn't seem all that vested/committed to doing any work

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - Engineering in Brooklyn Park, MN

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong company of restoring life is present company wide. Pay and benefits are among the industry leaders.

    Cons

    Management changes direction frequent depending on lastest industry trends regardless of fit in the organazation.
    Management continues this annual practice or hiring qtr. 1, 2 and 3 and laying off good people in qtr. 4. I was a victim of this 2 years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to staff organizations without laying people people off annually.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Company focused on the short-term

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Northridge, CA

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Medtronic presents employees with a truly challenging job in that there is never a shortage of work. You have the chance to learn new skills and diversify your experiences. Additionally, some of your co-workers are truly great.

    Cons

    Depending on your manager, morale is very low, and has been for years. In addition to great co-workers, there are some who do not seem to do anything. Additionally, since everyone's plate is full, you will lose a lot of time without any sort of direct instruction or mentoring. Promotions and incentives are few and far between. Going above and beyond to do a great job is never rewarded, rarely acknowledged, and seldom if ever thanked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to reinstate the quarterly goals and 360 review process. Upper management appears utterly indifferent to the constantly low morale, mismanaged workloads, poor project management, and the short-term thinking that has lead to the current problems. Additionally, turnover is excessively high and no efforts are being taken to address the issue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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