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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run Away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Not many, just the benefits package.

    Cons

    Poor management communication. You're always left in the dark guessing what's going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be better communication to lower levels and sense of openess.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Do not take a contractor position here!

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    Current Contractor - Field Customer Specialist in Mounds View, MN
    Current Contractor - Field Customer Specialist in Mounds View, MN

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

    Pros

    Working for the contracting company InfoTree services. Decent pay through the contract company. Nice accommodations at the Mounds View office. Gift Shop, Cafeteria, Caribou, US Bank, Gym. They used to have a minute clinic anyone could use but now it's for employees only.

    Cons

    Management recently underwent "contractor management" training and now I'm no longer able to do professional development like activities. Basically been told to keep my head down and do the job I was hired to do. All the classes I used to be able to take are now off limits, even if they directly benefit my job. The gym is way overpriced for what they have there. All-in-all, would be a great place to work for, as long as you're not a contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ostracize your contractors. They end up being your full time staff eventually.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Overpromised, underdelivered.

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    Former Employee - Neurosurgery Representative
    Former Employee - Neurosurgery Representative

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Lots of time to try to gain new business. There wasn't always something to be doing in my territory. That's not good if you're trying to gain new business, but great if you want long lunches and need to Christmas shop.

    Cons

    Was in the neurosurgery sales division . . . not an easy task if the surgeons aren't willing to take 5 minutes to speak with you. If you are offered a position with this company, take 24 hrs. to think about what has been promised and ask yourself "could I survive on half of what was promised?". Be prepared to get phone calls from disgruntled accounts about their order being on backorder. It's never-ending. This is NOT an organized company, despite their success. You're told you'll make ~ $130k/yr. The reality is that you'll actually make ~ $70k/yr, unless you are fortunate enough to inherit a charmed territory. Training was OK, but I have had far better. I didn't feel like it was aligned with how things are outside of a learning environment (AKA the real world). I would not recommend this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful about the realities of the territories. No job is without its hassles, but don't hide them. Say what they are and work to resolve them. Also, lose the backorder situation. It looks very lemonade stand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A good company with limited growth opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    The culture at Medtronic is at best average.

    Cons

    The company makes upward mobility very difficult. Managers are "appointed" rather than developed. I have a high school degree but I am better at my job than my supervisors/managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people based on knowledge, character, skill and integrity and not just a college degree. Diversity is not filling the room with people of different ethnicity, with the same thought(s).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    DTA (diabetes therapy associate)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    No micromanaging
    A lot of giveaways and contest each month
    Nice people
    Career opportunities if you work hard and kiss butt
    Great health benefits and cheap

    Cons

    Long hours and mandatory overtime during month end weeks
    Very low pay for what you do as a DTA
    STRESSFUL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    I had a positive experience working for this company for the most part.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Medtronic recognizes hard work and talent, and it is possible to move up quickly there. They are a patient-centric company and are very involved in the community.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Lack of accountability. Unsure expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great company, wonderful product portfolio. Leaders with vision.

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Decent opportunities for learning. Growth primarily through acquisitions.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities. Cumbersome systems stifle innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great acquisition work and philanthropy projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary & Benefits
    Opportunities
    Ethical Management that tries to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Very political
    Annual restructuring which is stressful
    You must control your own career - they offer no guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the annual restructuring. It's distracting and anxiety provoking.
    Hunt down those managers that are poor and remove them. This is a huge blind spot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Freedom to excel and learn in the way you do best. Perks, Benefits, reasonable hours and vacation

    Cons

    Intern months are quite short

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training and meeting regularly with employees more often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company, Great Benefits, Aggressive CEO with positive vision for the future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Health Coverage includes some things not included normally (Infertility coverage as an example.) Above Average pay for Memphis.

    Cons

    Local office culture struggling with declines in revenue. Multiple reductions in force over the last 6 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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