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Medtronic Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
743 Reviews

3.6
743 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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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.  

    Worse than some; better than most

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

    Pros

    It's rare that you're the smartest person in the room. There are a lot of really driven people who work here; so it's easier to trust to team mates when it comes to getting a project done.

    Cons

    Some Senior Directors have gotten where they are thanks to socializing & politicking much more than performance. Directors/VPs need to listen to the people who are in the weeds talking to patients/clients. There is some good wisdom for future decision-making to be had from listening to honest feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your teams to accomplish the tasks set before them. We're all Team Medtronic; we're all pulling for the success of Medtronic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Global Leader of Medical Device industry

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

    Pros

    Medtronic Mission truly is alive and well. In almost no other companies will you get the opportunity to play an active role in "Restoring People to Full Life". Current CEO is brilliant and understands the importance of employee engagement. The recently announced covidien acquisition will be transformational and set the company on a continued course for success.

    Cons

    Financial commitments are paramount, as a result resources always go toward investing in Products vs infrastructure. Likewise 60 hour weeks are the norm in order to get the work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the focus on the mission

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Engineer  in  Littleton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Engineer in Littleton, MA

    Pros

    Good company to work for number of benefits and this company supports your volunteer programs.

    Cons

    Management needs more training how to deal with conflicts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go for Management conflicts classess

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging problems, talented workforce; tough culture

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

    Pros

    I get to work on some of the most challenging problems in biomedical engineering. These are generational challenges, equivalent in scale to sequencing the human genome.

    Cons

    Highly regulated industry. Older employees are set in the medical device-centric view; not ready to embrace the changes that the software industry is ushering in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get younger people on business development teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My personal review for this company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer Technician  in  Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer Technician in Northridge, CA

    Pros

    Well, is a good opportunity to learn and applied my knowledge.

    Cons

    Not really, it is a good company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent, good people, good professional people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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

    Pros

    The mission of Medtronic is to restore health. Great work environment and great projects to work on. Fair salary and work life balance

    Cons

    Lots of change related to health care cost controls. Highly regulated environment working with the FDA can be really frustrating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    CRS

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

    Pros

    Great senior leadership, products that directly improve public health

    Cons

    Your experience will depend significantly on your manager for work-life balance- some employees were allowed to telework, flextime etc while others were not.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great products and opportunity to grow. Emphasis on work life balance

    Cons

    Fixed pay raise irrespective of performance for most employees.

  10.  

    Used to be a great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits for self and family, good cafeteria, solid company name, great if you can last long term, good location in Northridge

    Cons

    No employer / leadership loyalty
    Lack of leadership commitment
    Strays from company mission
    Lost focus on the customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk

  11.  

    It was a Great Company, but now they only care about Numbers!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative II  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative II in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    Benefits are GREAT if you were hired directly. Great job on trimming down most things on the pump t/s guide.

    Cons

    Have too many supervisors from the outside(helpline dept) who don't know the product or how to help you meet your stats. Company expects us to meet certain metrics and still maintain a certain quality range. Company no longer cares about the customers and more about meeting numbers. Have to work most holidays and now they are starting to MICRO-MANAGE too much. Certain supervisors talk too much how they hate the company and how their bosses suck. Morale in the helpline is at all time low. Now, if you don't meet quality metrics you will be booted out the door. Also, people coming into the company now have to wait at least year before they are converted over which creates a lot of resentment. Most of the contractors I know are already looking elsewhere and don't feel valued by the company. Pay could be a lot better for what they are expecting us to do!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't create a headache for the employees busting their butt. Instead, the people who are not pulling their weight should be let go, don't punish the entire department by setting ridiculous metrics. Also, we should get some slack from quality. Basically, if you miss one little thing you fail your call. Also, the t/s guides should be trimmed down on sensor. We are not appreciating the customer's time.
     It should get back to taking care of the customer and not so much about asking a bunch of questions that seem not to have any benefit to the customer. Also, most of the supervisors need to learn our job so they can expect us to meet the metrics and quality. You cannot expect the poor team leads to take calls, do projects, help us with questions, and expect us to get our metrics where they need to be. Lastly, why are we always out of pumps and supplies?
     The company could be so awesome, but now they are more concerned about money and not so much about the customer experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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