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Medtronic Reviews

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

    Great place to learn

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Large company, structured training programs, nice facilities

    Cons

    Slow moving, specialized duties so lack of variety

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are lots of oppourtunities to drive higher productivity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, but not great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Department in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Department in Northridge, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good opportunity to learn the field

    Cons

    lots of politics, lack of leadership, too much of unnecessary pressure from top management and too many un-realistic goals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fabulous People

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot in regulatory affairs from what physicians can do outside of FDA approval given their MD/DO licensure. People were friendly, helpful, eager to show me the R&D area (am a premed) and eager to give me videos on therapies that were already licensed by FDA.

    Cons

    they did not have a permanent role open for me at that time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great employees, lots of work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Louisville, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Louisville, CO

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

    Pros

    The people in product development are great. I'm often sad when teams dissolve from one project to another. Strong focus on customer / patient safety.

    Cons

    Deadlines can be comically optimistic, dreadful when they approach. Very flat hierarchy so everyone has equal say, creating a "too many cooks in the kitchen" problem when it comes to establishing processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on marketing demands, more focus on technical risk when establishing deadlines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great at helping patients; not great at helping employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great mission; their products definitely improve patient's quality of life and help them live longer, fuller lives. Good salaries, great benefits, great working conditions (office, tools ,etc.). It was fun to help create products that you knew were going to help thousands, if not millions, of people.

    Cons

    Constant leadership turnover and layoffs leads to inconsistent focus and short-term "must make my mark" thinking from management and "duck and cover" thinking from employees. Coupled with the impact that the changing reimbursement landscape is having on business conditions, there was a huge drive to move jobs overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to the mission; it's what drives individuals to perform. Lean out management first before cutting skilled workforce, accelerate development with incentives to hit dates, stop tying up internal folks with maintenance of existing product while outsourcing the new, innovative devices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Independent contributor career ladder

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits and opportunity to work on multiple medical devices.

    Cons

    Politic and over promotion of ill equipped leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop retaliation and start listening. Come down an mingle with those that are doing the work rather that listening to those that tell you what you wish to hear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible company that doesn't care about employees

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    Former Employee - Order Processing, Billing in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Order Processing, Billing in Northridge, CA

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits, training policies in place

    Cons

    They do not care about their employees. They have the mentality that everyone is replaceable. Yet they still expect you to work insane amounts of overtime, which include mandatory overtime, and give up your weekends. You are guilted if you have anything else going on in your life that would prevent you working overtime. And they try to keep everyone on as temps, while stringing you along with a promise of regular employment eventually. Meanwhile, you feel pressured to exceed expectations and work the insane overtime for fear of losing your job. Not a good environment. At all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your employees as expendable and worthless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay+bonus. Family friendly.

    Cons

    The workload can big because the chaotic schedule sometimes.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    All that glitters...

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    Former Employee - Assembler
    Former Employee - Assembler

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    enjoyed hours and co workers

    Cons

    management likes to put band aid on problems or close there eyes. Communication from managers is like pulling wisdom teeth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work/life Balance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Medtronic as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and good/smart people to work with

    Cons

    Company is a bit cheap on things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions is small here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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