Medtronic Reviews

Updated February 4, 2015
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  1. Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + Lot of independence of doing work
    + well structured
    + respect your opinion
    + challenging

    Cons

    - program can be more flexible for extending program. also a proper review could be useful

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  2. Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    training and meeting regularly with employees more often

  3. Helpful (3)

    Tempe Contractors Subject to Management Whims

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tempe, AZ
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tempe, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great product, great product quality, friendly workforce; other divisions will gladly give you advice and lend their time and experience in helping you solve many issues with your tasks.

    Cons

    Contract labor faces unforeseen changing end dates that limit the contractor's output. A contractor brought in to help Medtronic employees feels unsatisfied when an end date is arbitrarily truncated by ten months; this contract change was not due to dissatisfaction with that contractor's output or work quality. There appears to be no method of allowing local management an effective way to disagree with such upper management decisions. I certainly would not recommend this campus to contractors - you are less than an afterthought here.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should increase and encourage communication with management that reports to you. How would upper management react if promises for assistance made to them were broken in such a fashion?

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  5. A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Former Intern - Intern in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment. Specially for interns. My colleagues were very helpful. I really enjoyed my time out there and learned a lot.

    Cons

    At our time, many of the interns were not hired for the full time. Probably there were no opening. Though it didn't affect me as I were not looking for a job.

    Advice to Management

    Office culture was great.

  6. Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was great along with the opportunity for advancement. Had a great experience there.

    Cons

    Not a good place to make a mistake as they tend to quickly assign blame. Unfortunately they are very email based with limited face to face conversation.

    Advice to Management

    Limit the bureaucracy.

  7. Great company while job lasted.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Tempe, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good working environment, excellent benefits with reasonable expectations from supervisors and managers. Excellent training in quality for medical device company.

    Cons

    Company lost focus and diversified too much. It became too politically correct instead of doing the right thing. Upper management lost touch with reality as they became insulated from the general worker. Cut costs by cutting jobs became the norm instead of cutting waste.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with the worker. Don't cut jobs to cut costs. Cut waste to reduce costs.

  8. Great place to be an intern!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Former Intern - Intern in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open networking & friendly environment. One is able to speak with or take time from literally anyone on the site, ask questions, schedule lunch, or just have a conversation.

    Valued employees. As an intern, you're treated like a valuable asset, and given important projects to match this valued mindset.

    Interesting projects. You will never get bored working for Medtronic.

    Cons

    As with any good company, there are limited full-time positions and the need will vary with each department.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, no suggestions for the Tempe site.

  9. Internship at Tempe campus

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern Engineering in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern Engineering in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bunch of lazy old guys who described it as a place "Where engineers go to die". This is both a pro and a con - if you don't like to work this is the place for you!

    Cons

    Incompetent managers, lazy engineers etc. Felt like my entire job revolved around trying to entertain myself by finding something to do not work related

    Advice to Management

    Give more direction

  10. Intern @Medtronic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - IC Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Intern - IC Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, Friendly staff and plenty of HR activities for the interns to enjoy.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Give more interns full-time positions

  11. Helpful (1)

    Low Pressure Environment, Very Slow Product Cycle, No Product Plan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IC Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior IC Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule. Kids' sport practice at 4pm? no problems.

    Cons

    No product plan. Projects are never canceled, just paused, hibernated, delayed, or any other synonym for "never going to ship". Office Politics is strangling.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to a product plan. Dump the dead weight in middle management. Dump Matrix management.

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