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Medtronic Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
841 Reviews
3.6
841 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.  

    Great leaders. Great benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Medtronic is a solid company. The leadership is exceptional

    Cons

    Large company requires a lot of travel in order to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great people, very good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Every few years layoffs happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary & Benefits
    Opportunities
    Ethical Management that tries to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Very political
    Annual restructuring which is stressful
    You must control your own career - they offer no guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the annual restructuring. It's distracting and anxiety provoking.
    Hunt down those managers that are poor and remove them. This is a huge blind spot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great benefits, respectful management, good people on my team. These were truly the best years of my life. I can't recommend them enough. And when they decided to re-locate the office they were VERY fair and generous to us. They offered to pay re-location expenses if we chose to move and gave a very generous severance package to those who remained behind. If I didn't have family considerations, I would have stayed and moved with them.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to work hard. You need to have a sense of urgency and initiative. If you're looking for a lackadaisical 9-5 this won't work for you. If you aren't willing to contribute your ideas and efforts you won't advance, But then I wouldn't expect you to think you would.

  6.  

    It's a great environment to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    The people are very interesting and it feels good to work in an industry that improves people's lives.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth and very slow in making decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company of Which to Be a Part

    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Louisville, CO

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

    Pros

    - Very good pay and benefits
    - Awesome technology and healthcare applications to work with (I worked with surgical navigation products and only left to move back to my original hometown)
    - Volunteer opportunities through Mission in Motion
    - Value added performance review process

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload can be pretty heavy but work-life balance is still emphasized. My location was too small to have an in house cafeteria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive in sending people to appropriate conferences for professional development.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work alongside the best people in the business towards a great mission

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    compensation, colleagues, company values, work life balance,

    Cons

    too many levels of management, very slow to adapt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growth through acquisitions is not sustainable. Down the road you may start to lose to the quicker/leaner well staffed tech companies transitioning into healthcare.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    work hard play hard

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    fun environment , company contests, qtly bonus, casual dress with medtronic shirts , overtime

    Cons

    start off contracted( not medtronic, usually aerotek) , never real requirements set for conversion or advancement in company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be specific in what you look for in order to convert, promote etc. This will help employee retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Some kinks but overall good place

    Former Employee - Territory Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. The pay is on par with the industry. The prestige is a plus.

    Cons

    As with most companies, your experience will be heavily influenced by your immediate manager. In my two years i had two managers, one amazing, one...well not so much.

  11.  

    Great company. Very compassionate and have never encountered an employee that doesn't love their job.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DTA in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - DTA in Maple Grove, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Very reputable company. Patients are always grateful for the reliance Medtronic offers. There's not a day that passes where patients aren't appreciative of sales teams.

    Cons

    Challenging hours. Sales is fairly competitive but sales associates have to have that bitter sweet mentality to propel themselves forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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