Medtronic Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Marketing Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Mission-driven company, providing a strong foundation for employees. Very strong financially, and well positioned for future growth.

    Cons

    Limited executive opportunities for women. At Manager level, it's 50/50; at Director level, it's about 33% women, and at VP level it is under 20%


  2. Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Granada Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Granada Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A very inclusive environment with a strong sense of purpose and meaningful work. The campus is very nice and if you look for them, growth opportunities are generally not hard to find.

    Cons

    For the last two and a half years the organization has been re-structured every 6-8 months and that can be frustrating. Often it feels like we are more reactionary rather than proactive.

    Advice to Management

    This is a marathon, not a sprint. Establish a vision of where we need to be in five years and execute according to that plan.


  3. Helpful (2)

    On the mark

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Mounds View, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Mounds View, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work culture is excellent and team members are generally very good at what they do. A lot of very smart people work at Medtronic. The company promotes employee health. It is one of the healthiest places I've ever worked.

    Cons

    Sometimes management makes promotion decisions that make no sense at all. The less work you do, the faster you rise.

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard work instead of brown nosing.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Project Manager BEWARE

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great non-salary benefits, opportunities for personal and professional development, great team environment, decent work-life balance and flexible schedule (due to my current manager, who is excellent)

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations due to lack of communication, based on work-load salary for position is well below market value, no appreciation for process improvement, lack of structure around project lifecycle, HIGHLY LIMITED I.T. and operational resources

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic expectations throughout the organization. Let those with expertise utilize that expertise to the benefit of the organization (you do not have to be omniscient). COMMUNICATE with experts to help lay the proper groundwork for innovation and successful projects.


  6. Principal Technical Support Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Service Specialist in Saugus, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Service Specialist in Saugus, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and retirement plans

    Cons

    Poor Leadership and general lack of direction


  7. Passionate but lacking strong direction

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    Former Employee - Global Marketing Director in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Global Marketing Director in Northridge, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At Medtronic Diabetes, people are passionate about the products and helping people with diabetes. New leader might be better than the last.

    Cons

    Navigating the organization is challenging. Has not done a good job managing the company strategic plan and portfolio.


  8. Transition Issues

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    Former Employee - Engineering Contingent in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Engineering Contingent in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's incredibly easy to develop passion for working at Medtronic because of the great Mission the company holds

    Cons

    The current transitions happening in the company made my internship hectic and confusing


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diabetes Therapy Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Diabetes Therapy Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic (More than a year)

    Pros

    The business is expanding and there are a lot of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Senior Leadership does not look out for front line reps

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your front line reps


  10. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, career growth, pay, benefits, atmosphere

    Cons

    The size of the organization can make navigating change difficult


  11. Great with typical work/life balance issues

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    I have enjoyed working for Medtronic. My team has been good to me as a mother of an 8 year old. Benefits are good but have been better in the past and seem to be declining. No micro-managing as long as you do your job well. I have made alot of good friends.

    Cons

    No real path for growth although you are told there are opportunities to grow, I have been in this industry for 10 years and the day to day activites are monotonous. Vacation policy is use it or lose it but there is never enough people and daysa year to do that so vacation is lost by many on a yearly basis. Sales reps are treated with exception when rules are set. I feel there is favortism to sales reps vs clinicals.

    Advice to Management

    At least give us our vacation. Treat everyone the same, and give us room to flourish as employees at Medtronic



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