Medtronic Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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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 people and work atmosphere. A company that cares about developing their people.

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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Ability to impact people's lives. Opportunities to connect with people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and skills. Career growth

    Cons

    Working in a large company forces you to learn how to navigate within the business. It may take sometime to get accustomed to the large company structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on developing talent within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great people, large company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mounds View, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mounds View, MN

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Medtronic is full of smart passionate people that make working there great. My manager was very helpful in getting through some of the red tape to get things done. And as an early career scientist, there is a lot of room for growth and learning.

    Cons

    As a large company, the largest con that I saw was duplication of work. There were a couple projects that I started on only to discover (days or weeks later) that someone had done the same thing (or very similar). Not sure how to avoid that, but it bothered me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The three managers I worked with during my years there all did great, and they are models for how I manage now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Best company I have ever worked for.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Helping and educating patients on insurance and supplies.

    Cons

    Overtime is pushed and I feel bad when I cannot stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Spine rep

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    Former Employee - Spine Representative
    Former Employee - Spine Representative

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Great scope of company and resources

    Cons

    Slow at making change and innovation compared to smaller/nimble companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement better training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Import Specialist in Fridley, MN
    Current Employee - Import Specialist in Fridley, MN

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

    Pros

    total commitment to Mission
    Opportunities for advancement
    Company you can believe in

    Cons

    You must come in and hit the ground running. No training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Perfect.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Intellectual Reward and great training.

    Cons

    A lot of driving to locations.

  8. I'll drink the kool-aid... But it tastes good!

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    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Columbia Heights, Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Columbia Heights, Anoka, MN

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Room for advancement
    Invests in success
    Good culture
    Stakeholder value

    Cons

    Office politics can be hard to avoid especially in such a tumultuous time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Environmental Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great place to work, everyone was welcoming

    Cons

    Had to learn alot of things on my own

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Mission Driven with great opportunities to develop and grow.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    At Medtronic you have no limits. The company lives by their Mission - Alleviate Pain, Restore Health and Extend Life. Many development opportunities for you to grab a hold of. Can't wait to see what the future holds with the recent acquisition of Covidien.

    Cons

    Sometimes Corporate process improvements/implementations aren't considerate of smaller manufacturing sites that don't have as many resources to implement and manage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Awesome training, stressful job.

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    Current Contractor - 24 Hour Helpline in San Antonio, TX
    Current Contractor - 24 Hour Helpline in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Training, Food, Building, Facilities, Management

    Cons

    Stressful, Sick customers, Confusing calls, Mean co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach agents how to handle difficult calls better, especially delivery anomaly calls.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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