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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great benefits and job growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    QA analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    good technology and work environment

    Cons

    too far from my home

  3.  

    World class medical device manufacturer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    - Everyone truly believes in the mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life
    - Benefits are generous
    - There is a high culture of respect and trust

    Cons

    - It is a large corporation that is slow to move and navigate through its own red tape
    - Medronic is very risk-adverse and cautious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more chances. Risk to the patients will never be an option, but there are many business opportunities that could truly revolutionize the medical field that are left untapped due to a reluctance to try drastically new ideas. Medtronic would be healthier to collaborate with outside innovators and continue to bring new talent in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Specially for interns. My colleagues were very helpful. I really enjoyed my time out there and learned a lot.

    Cons

    At our time, many of the interns were not hired for the full time. Probably there were no opening. Though it didn't affect me as I were not looking for a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture was great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great job, poor management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Director in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great and fun job working with sales and external customers. Travel was 75% but based from home. Great recognition for a great job done. Good pay and great bonus/benefits. Some really great leadership. Company provides you with anything you may need to do your job well. The majority of management is very hard working and respectful. HR was fair with support for the management and for the employee. If you had a good management staff above you, you have an enjoyable job!

    Cons

    If you are in the office, there is a lot of politics. There are also some pretty bad directors and above management but they are not the majority. No one stops them from behaving badly which is a shame. Pricing for the devices and technology can be very high and not always what the market can bear. As new competition hits the market, technology is more equal but pricing does not always remain competitive for the company products. I do not believe the company is even close to what it was as Sofamor Danek or the early Medtronic spine years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Medtronic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer Specialist in Humacao, PR
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer Specialist in Humacao, PR

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

    Pros

    Company was very friendly. I received lot of support from management.

    Cons

    Company doesn't pay as employee deserve. Jobs promotions are very little.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Automation Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Automation Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Medtronic as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Mission Driven Company. All the employees motivated to work hard. Senior management always ready to help. Lots to learn.

    Cons

    None, I felt during my internship period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Firmware Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Northridge, CA

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

    Pros

    People there are so nice and easy to reach out for any helps.
    Less meetings but high efficiency.

    Cons

    No Cons if you find the position that fits you well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Really wanna get the job. But not a easy one.Good questions.

    Cons

    Benefits are good. Environment is stressful.

  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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