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Medtronic Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
814 Reviews
3.6
814 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company culture emphasizes work-life balance and the trust that you will get your work done (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 37 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An interesting experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great people, exciting work, work that you can be proud of

    Cons

    Unorganized, unreasonable deadlines, communication sometimes breaks down, politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Place to Work as an Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Good mission
    Wonderful smart and competent co-workers
    Robust business processes and systems make it easy to do you job

    Cons

    Santa Rosa is kind of in the middle of nowhere which makes it difficult to have a 2 career family.
    The pay is lower than many similar companies. By leaving Medtronic, I have doubled my salary. However, I work more hours and have more stress, so I am not always sure the extra money is worth it.
    Equal pay and promotion opportunities for women is a real problem. Some departments are hostile to female engineers but promote employees quickly. Other engineering departments are more accepting and diverse, but promote slowly and don't pay as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Improve shuttle services to more populated areas to attract and keep the best employees.
    2) Improve treatment or women in science and engineering functions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's a place where hard work pays of and are recognized for it.

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    Current Employee - Floater in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Floater in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at Medtronic as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management sees and recognizes a hard worker and will offer a permanent spot for someone who has a positive attitude with everyone and their work.

    Cons

    Many hours sitting. Many longtime workers start complaining of back ache, some severe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Supportive team!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Some of the thing that I need to mention:-

    I think I have performed very well for the past whole year, and my skills have well proven to be of great help to the organization. I have given my 100% input, worked efficiently and given my best and provided the great amount of support/hardwork that myprojects required at Medtronic. I have received equal amount of support from my managers and directors.

    Cons

    Lot of re structuring going on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company and mission but employees are overworked.

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    Current Employee - Diabetes Therapy Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Diabetes Therapy Associate in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Good company.

    Free food when you work late.

    Cons

    Long work hours. Must work very late at the end of the month and during holidays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tempe Contractors Subject to Management Whims

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great product, great product quality, friendly workforce; other divisions will gladly give you advice and lend their time and experience in helping you solve many issues with your tasks.

    Cons

    Contract labor faces unforeseen changing end dates that limit the contractor's output. A contractor brought in to help Medtronic employees feels unsatisfied when an end date is arbitrarily truncated by ten months; this contract change was not due to dissatisfaction with that contractor's output or work quality. There appears to be no method of allowing local management an effective way to disagree with such upper management decisions. I certainly would not recommend this campus to contractors - you are less than an afterthought here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should increase and encourage communication with management that reports to you. How would upper management react if promises for assistance made to them were broken in such a fashion?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Good place to work for a first job to learn about the industry. Very supportive.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of red tape to accomplish tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should provide a bit more career development support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Highly productive and motivated workforce with so-so management and leadership

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    Current Employee - Clinical
    Current Employee - Clinical

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Some terrific coworkers, good educational and training opportunities, a mission that stands the test of time.

    Cons

    Little work life balance. Travel is valued disproportionately more than other contributions. Career movement too dependent on manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders: formulate and communicate a clear strategy and don't micromanage your employees' plans and tactics.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good company with a few bad managers.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Juncos, PR
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Juncos, PR

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work stability. The benefit package is good but not spectacular or the best is average. You can retire if from here if you have no development interest or grow interest inside of the company.

    Cons

    Scare tactics are used to modify employee behavior. No work-life balance. The work-life balance is only to there favor. Promotions to preffered employees. Little to none growth for certain levels. Manufacturing is too stressful and does not need to be like that for the work to be completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best resource of the company is the employee. Employees can make a company a success or a 483 receiver... Don't squeeze them... Nourish them... or at least be fair to all not to a few of your liking.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great benefits and job growth

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    • 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

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