Medtronic Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
753 Reviews
3.6
753 Reviews
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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.  

    I believe in this company but one bad apple (manager) spoiled the barrel.

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    Former Employee - Planner  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Planner in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Rewarding in that I always felt like my contribution individually or as a team member made a difference in the product quality, availability, or access. Lots of investment in training every employee.

    Cons

    Some managers got caught up in politics and persecuted individuals for ego sake. Lost good employees because of poor manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having a true advocate for the employee. I was a 10 year plus employee with a wall full of awards and endorsements from others but ONE person had the power to sway HR. HR is not at all on the side of the non-manager. Worthless to even try to improve if a manager has it out for you. Not just me, happened to many others in my career. Its a shame because otherwise Medtronic is the best!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    It has become a large company that makes a lot of money, compensates well, but is not fast moving.

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Mounds View, MN
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Mounds View, MN

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

    Pros

    A great place for work/life balance.
    You can set your own trajectory.
    LOTS of career opportunity.

    Cons

    If you are a poor engineer they will move you into program management. This sometimes works out well. Other times, not too much.
    Tolerate poor performers for too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the RIF process - but you need to start keeping people that have the 30+ years of knowledge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great intro to working life

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Entry level, projects well defined

    Cons

    Projects would run out and it would be difficult to stay busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns are ready to be busy and want to learn so take advantage of the willingness to work hard

    Recommends
  6.  

    Proud to be working for Medtronic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, profitable company, great corporate vision, amazing products, great reputation in Medical device industry

    Cons

    You should promote your internal candidates rather hiring an outsider

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work, future still strong

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager  in  Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Pros

    Continued growth, potential merger with creates excitement, time off, ethical company that strives for product quality as the patient is really first and conforms to the mission to extend life, alleviate pain, restore health

    Cons

    work-life balance can be challenging at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some divisions are very stressed in comparison with similar sized companies, creating over-worked employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very corporate, but full of opportunity, many brilliant minds, and very rewarding to improve people's lives

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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer

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

    Pros

    The company has a very strong mission statement that is timeless and effective, improves the life of millions, believes in volunteerism and supporting one's community, and has a giant network of incredible people that can work together to solve problems. Perks include great benefits, ability to transfer within the company, ability to travel and attend conferences, and having a lot of training courses as well as wellness screenings provided on site.

    Cons

    Like any large corporation, there can be a lot of red tape and a lot of bad management, especially in upper management. Some parts are too top heavy (in management). Much of management sugar coats and hides behind the truth, only few are wiling to tell you like it is to gain your trust. Layoffs are extremely impersonal and most of the time handled very poorly. Corporate headquarters is really insensitive and bullish and illogical when it comes to making decisions that affect all of Medtronic (regarding things including tuition reimbursement, vacation policy, rollout of Medtronic-wide systems, etc).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be transparent and trust your employees. Even if it's bad news, be honest and genuine.
    I believe that all sites should have a gym and shower available to employees.
    Try not to let business units get too top heavy... the people at the bottom do most of the work, they should be recognized as such.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Medtronic

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only pro was I learned about device research.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the management was not supportive at all and didn't value others from outside the company. It was a disappointing experience as the process were lacking for such a well known device company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Technical Support

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    Former Employee - Technical Support  in  Mounds View, MN
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Mounds View, MN

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary ok, Hours were good.

    Cons

    Managers were constantly gone at meetings or worked from home or gone for personal reasons. No direction given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick around and manage your time once in a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A couple of terrific years of hard work and awesome co-workers, followed by years of layoff threats and poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fridley, MN

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

    Pros

    The best part of my work was knowing that patients; real people and their families were benefiting from it. The products Medtronic makes,saves lives and changes lives for the better.
    Most of the staff I worked with were intelligent and had an excellent work ethic.

    Cons

    On the negative side, opportunities for advancement in the company were non-existent unless you were lucky enough to have a corporate angel. Time off was very difficult to schedule. Some excellent managers reigned and some very negatively motivated, weak management spoiled the barrel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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