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Medtronic Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
850 Reviews
3.7
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Freedom to excel and learn in the way you do best. Perks, Benefits, reasonable hours and vacation

    Cons

    Intern months are quite short

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training and meeting regularly with employees more often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company, Great Benefits, Aggressive CEO with positive vision for the future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Health Coverage includes some things not included normally (Infertility coverage as an example.) Above Average pay for Memphis.

    Cons

    Local office culture struggling with declines in revenue. Multiple reductions in force over the last 6 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great leaders. Great benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Good company . . .

    Cons

    no concers . . .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • 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
  9.  

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

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    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
  10.  

    Worth it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    The company is passionate about its mission and continuing the legacy the founder set up. Alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life is the focus and motivates and directs work done at all levels of the organization.

    Great opportunities for advancement - you own your career path and as long as transparency is kept with managers they will help you get the exposure and experiences to prove yourself - management cares about their team

    Great quality internal training & resources to employees for further developing skills (soft & technical skills)

    Huge organization and everyone is receptive to helping eachother out, so great opportunities to learn best practices from a number of vantage points across the globe

    Hard work is well recognized

    Great compensation

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not consistent: some months are easily 55+hrs, some are <40hrs, highly dependent on which site you work at

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Systems Specialist in Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Systems Specialist in Northridge, CA

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

    Pros

    Fair wages, Saving people's lives (Indirectly), Good understanding of work / Life balance

    Cons

    Not exciting work, Desk Job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager is Fantastic, but i'm sure some fall into the trap of micro-managing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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