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Medtronic Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
843 Reviews
3.6
843 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.  

    Worth it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Great Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great growth and career opportunities for entry and mid level hires, but limited opportunity for advanced growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planning in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planning in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    A great company to learn and hone your supply chain skills, lots of latitude to learn and for early in your career, great environment.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and lack of planned career growth. Many positions are posted with the candidate already determined without due opportunity to apply for consideration, high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The market is defiantly improving for skilled employees. To retain top employees, opportunities for development and growth must be provided and salaries need to be competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Engaging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Work, Ethics, Opportunities, Variety

    Cons

    Takes longer to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Best experience so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Flexible work place and friendly culture

    Cons

    Commuting to work was not fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the fun culture and flex work environment. You will retain employees longer!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent and challenging work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, great resources and good opportunities for growth. Management is always there to help and foster out of the box thinking. High sense of urgency and care for quality of products and services.

    Cons

    Should do more with developing its people. Training programs are there but employees with high potential should be given more encouragement to take advantage of them. But again, you control your own development!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders propel their careers when they effectively plan succession.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Best company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    The work satisfaction and the people that make up Medtronic, are some of the most helpful and genuine people I've been involved in working with.

    Cons

    Some of the travel involving trials are non-regional based on the individual regional map; however, this is part of a CRAs role. To be flexible!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None..don't change your style of management. It's working great so far (great communication, and involvement with your CRAs)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good professional institution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Louisville, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Louisville, CO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, Good management.

    Cons

    Technical support from colleagues less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve technical quality of senior staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    They are a Great Company

    Cons

    The large size makes them slow moving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company/slow to hire

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Good company and good benefits

    Cons

    Slow to hire contract employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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