Medtronic
3.4 of 5 644 reviews
www.medtronic.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

Medtronic Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.4 644 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak

Omar S. Ishrak

(176 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Management is very flexible and it is very easy to maintain proper work/life balance"
    in 30 reviews
  • "Great benefits and competitive salary make employment even more enjoyable"
    in 54 reviews
Cons:
  • "To much no work life balance needed additional money for training patients"
    in 26 reviews
  • "upper management chooses downsizing staff as means for cost cutting"
    in 23 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Medtronic

ProsGreat mission. Strong relations. Great company.

ConsNeed more opportunity to share manufacturing visions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Be patient and open-minded, and you'll gain a lot from the experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Medtronic as an intern for less than a year

Pros-Flexible work schedule (just make sure you communicate and depends on supervisor)
-Feel like I'm part of the team
-Get to attend meetings and have resources to learn more about company
-Friendly people -- everyone is willing to help answer questions

Cons-Everything seems overwhelming at first (be a quick learner and you'll be ok)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good employee development program

Regulatory Compliance (Current Employee)
Santa Ana, CA

I have been working at Medtronic full-time

Pros- I was able to work on projects from a different business unit as it was a growth opportunity for me and my manager encouraged me.
- Office culture is friendly
- Good time off policy (3 weeks for employees 0-4 years)

Cons- Compensation is very low as compared to similar job titles in other business units
- The R&D group doesnt look very harmonious and there always seems to be behind the back bitching. Attrition rate is high
- A particular project manager employs divide and conquer policy.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook into people compensation to stem the rate of attrition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Medtronic

ProsCares about its employees very much.

ConsQuick turnaround on some jobs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hard work but enjoyable

Scientist (Current Employee)
Northridge, CA

I have been working at Medtronic full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBoundless opportunities for personal growth and development

ConsLong hours and expected to work occasional weekends

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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Great place to gain experience

Diabetes Therapy Associate (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I have been working at Medtronic full-time for less than a year

ProsPeople that what to move up in the ranks or gain sales experience

ConsThe pay they offer for college graduates are ridiculous.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to keep the Pathway Program away from DTA's

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Diabetes Therapy Associate (Former Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I worked at Medtronic as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat entry-level into: sales, business, customer service and corporate culture. Good for college graduates, especially UTSA students since its located at the Rim. Workers are nice and some are really helpful. Smart, talented, and passionate people.

ConsBad contracting. No benefits for contractors. Not enough growth opportunities to retain people and talent. Only Lateral moves. Office politics and favoritism. Having a larger territory is a big factor in sales performance. Most in position stay about a year. Not many stay more than 1.5 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo much middle management. Some managers are good. Policies change so fast and vision is unclear for department with product changes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It was a great 8 years, but not a lot of opportunity if you aren't a good ole' boy.

Market Development Specialist (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat benefits!!! It is nice to work with a company with a good reputation with its customers.

ConsDifficult to advance for minorities. The company is Executive Heavy and often one does not know exactly what these people do. The company has had several layoffs. They are weak at placing qualified individuals in open positions and there is no loyalty to workers.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the good ole' boy mentality.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting Work

Programmer (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than a year

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very positive overall experience working here.

Principal Design Technician (Former Employee)
Memphis, TN

I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent facilities, coworkers, and training and learning opportunities. One of the best decisions I ever made was working at Medtronic, as I met many great coworkers, and learned a great deal that definitely allowed me to advance my career.

ConsLack of opportunities for career advancement unless you have advanced degrees. (MS, PhD) There are many great people working there that have experience and education, but just not to the level required to advance within the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow and inform employees of paths for advancement, giving them the opportunity to rise within the company without having advanced formal education. This would enable employees who have to leave the company for advancement to stay within the company, making it better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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