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Medtronic Reviews in Northridge, CA

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
799 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is manageable across most functions and the compensation is competitive (in 44 reviews)

  • Great benefits with one of the best overall retirement packages of any Fortune 500 company (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of variation between the culture between BUs which reflect in work-life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Upper management lost touch with reality as they became insulated from the general worker (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great benefits and job growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Clerk in Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Credit Clerk in Northridge, CA

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

    Pros

    It is a great company to work with excellent growth opportunities and a company culture that a person can be proud of.

    Cons

    There are not many.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Firmware Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Northridge, CA

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

    Pros

    People there are so nice and easy to reach out for any helps.
    Less meetings but high efficiency.

    Cons

    No Cons if you find the position that fits you well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Department in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Department in Northridge, CA

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good opportunity to learn the field

    Cons

    lots of politics, lack of leadership, too much of unnecessary pressure from top management and too many un-realistic goals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible company that doesn't care about employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Processing, Billing in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Order Processing, Billing in Northridge, CA

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits, training policies in place

    Cons

    They do not care about their employees. They have the mentality that everyone is replaceable. Yet they still expect you to work insane amounts of overtime, which include mandatory overtime, and give up your weekends. You are guilted if you have anything else going on in your life that would prevent you working overtime. And they try to keep everyone on as temps, while stringing you along with a promise of regular employment eventually. Meanwhile, you feel pressured to exceed expectations and work the insane overtime for fear of losing your job. Not a good environment. At all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your employees as expendable and worthless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Developing as a company, long way to go at that time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Northridge, CA

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

    Pros

    I had an outstanding boss, great team to work with, endorsement of the directions I was moving my group, a lot of positives.

    Cons

    Lots of internal factions promoted by division president's lack of personal discipline in setting, keeping direction, allowed and encouraged many different directions based on who talked to her last, low standards in business practices. Odd hiring, promotion, layoff decisions. Seemed to be running a Harvard MBA post-graduate remedial course -- several of those types running around messing up projects. Lots of hollow talk, inconsistent action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take accountability, set direction, react less, clean out the people who allow the business to be mediocre.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Strong company but you must always prove yourself.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a very strong company that you would be proud to work for. Benefits are absolutely amazing and hard to beat. Sometimes you can fall into a group that works well together and will really be true friends for a lifetime. easy to get to and from the office (great location).

    Cons

    The work-life is balance leans a little more towards work in that you are expected to stay past hours to get your work done under intense projects and deadlines. Tough to get time off since it always seems that nobody can cover your work load. Bare minimum and sometimes under staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a few more people per team so that everyone does not feel overworked and underpaid. Work a little more on home-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    My personal review for this company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer Technician in Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer Technician in Northridge, CA

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

    Pros

    Well, is a good opportunity to learn and applied my knowledge.

    Cons

    Not really, it is a good company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent, good people, good professional people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Frustrating, but good learning experience

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA

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

    Pros

    I have supportive teammates and like being in an environment that's not routine or boring.

    Cons

    Politics in upper management. No opportunities for growth/advancement or support from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give credit where it's due and try to empower your employees, not tear them down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good pay and benefits

    Current Employee - Clinical Research Manager in Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Manager in Northridge, CA

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    lots of opportunities, personal growth, company values, flexible time off, career oriented, solid company, fortune 500 company. interested in a challenging and successful work environment

    Cons

    lots of red tape. as with any big company there is lots of red tape. as the business tries to take advantage of economies of scale, they are outsourcing many activities to other groups within medtronic. not always a good idea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be careful cutting corners to be fast

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Where are we going?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Northridge, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Company. it has OK pay.

    Cons

    Bad Management. Few selected people get everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managing cost and people should go together and not against each other. Stop favoritism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Medtronic Response

    May 15, 2014Global Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate your feedback, both constructive and positive so thank you for taking the time to share your experience

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