Medtronic Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
753 Reviews
3.6
753 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
Omar S. Ishrak
228 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is manageable across most functions and the compensation is competitive (in 36 reviews)

  • Great benefits with one of the best overall retirement packages of any Fortune 500 company (in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • To much no work life balance needed additional money for training patients (in 29 reviews)

  • upper management chooses downsizing staff as means for cost cutting (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to learn from

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    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer  in  Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Pros

    Reasonably well-compensated for Sonoma County.

    Cons

    Unorganized, inexperienced leadership, no mentoring system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good While It Lasted

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Use to be a very good place to work.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on the stock price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow your employees not your stock price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company but so much red tape.....

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    Current Employee - Sales Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Territory Manager

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

    Pros

    great culture
    well respected thruout industry

    Cons

    so much red tape to get anything done
    slow processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience over the last 6 years has been a very positive experience.

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Very innovative and provides services that help others improve their lives every day!

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to advance within the company although it is heavily promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To allow stellar employees the opportunity to advance into different areas of the business. Communication is lacking and only disbursed down on the 11th hour. Would be better to be pro-active rather than re-active.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Medtronic

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    Former Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are very competitive. The management fosters a very professional and inclusive team work environment. Managers recognize individuals for their performance. Middle management spends a lot of time in the facility and when they aren't there are usually easy to contact even outside work hours. Severance package was generous.

    Cons

    Annual reduction in work force layoffs. Upper management located in Minnesota which sometimes makes project and performance not easily visible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work environment is great as is overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Strong company but you must always prove yourself.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a very strong company that you would be proud to work for. Benefits are absolutely amazing and hard to beat. Sometimes you can fall into a group that works well together and will really be true friends for a lifetime. easy to get to and from the office (great location).

    Cons

    The work-life is balance leans a little more towards work in that you are expected to stay past hours to get your work done under intense projects and deadlines. Tough to get time off since it always seems that nobody can cover your work load. Bare minimum and sometimes under staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a few more people per team so that everyone does not feel overworked and underpaid. Work a little more on home-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Really enjoyed working there.

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and friendly people. Flexible work hours too.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are limited. Although there were many projects at our CA division, there were very few Core Team Leaders/Project Managers there. Most of the CTLs were back at HQ in Minnesota.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pay was great along with the opportunity for advancement. Had a great experience there.

    Cons

    Not a good place to make a mistake as they tend to quickly assign blame. Unfortunately they are very email based with limited face to face conversation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limit the bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    OKAY

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    great benefits., great wages, great retirement

    Cons

    poor upper management,, in the weeds all the time.

  11.  

    Excellent company which believe in the professional development inside the organization

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Analyst  in  Juncos, PR
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Analyst in Juncos, PR

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

    Pros

    They believe and live the mission, they invest in their personnel

    Cons

    A lot of variation between the culture between BUs which reflect in work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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