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Covidien Engineer Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2017

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10 Ratings
  1. "Corporate America"

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    Development Engineering Technician III in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Too many Vice Pesidents, always heavy at the top.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Covidien2016-07-06
  2. Helpful (1)

    "DVT Engineer"

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    Former Employee - DVT Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable co-workers, supportive and friendly.

    Cons

    Insane work pace and expected work hours prior to 510K submittal in 2012

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employee feedback. You paid for it.

    Covidien2016-12-15
  3. Helpful (6)

    "An Okay Ride"

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    Quality Engineer in Plainfield, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    At Plainfield Factory Service: excellent medical benefits - variety of problems to work on - which leaves no day boring.

    Cons

    I would say, "don't walk away from an opportunity to work there - RUN!" It's a pressure cooker - fed by stress. A lot of workers just disappear - get fired - and are gone in an instant. There is a lot of "micro-management" going on. Along with a variety of problems - there is a TON of problems which no one knows how to solve - except for YOU. And, if you don't solve them, bye-bye. Plan to work 80 hours per... week (and get paid for 40). Just hope you do not get a CAPA assigned to you - you will definitely lose sleep at night, worrying about how to get it off of your back. The working systems there are as finicky as heck - as trying to work on an old, classic British car - think positive ground. Only the old-timers know the systems work - and they are too busy to teach you. Example: there are two completely different inventory systems - one for parts coming in and one for parts going out - that don't talk to each other. Plus, the working environment is not that great - it's a warehouse with concrete flooring with cubicles erected. But, at least classic rock music is piped in through-out the facility. Working at another Medtronic (Covidien) facility where they manufacture is probably better than working at the Plainfield factory service site.

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    Advice to Management

    Quit micro-managing employees. Quit looking at only the negative parts of their performance (or things that did not get accomplished). Look at what they accomplished instead. Let the employees work instead of having to watch their backs. And don't focus on what other employees report about each other.

    Covidien2016-11-08
  4. "Nice Place"

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    Former Contractor - Applications Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends

    I worked at Covidien for more than a year

    Pros

    Working for a company that makes a difference in peoples lives. Very smart and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Apparently since my position took so long to fill, within three months of starting my contract my position was effectively replaced by a new position within the R&D department. My contract was completed (actually extended for six months because of a new deployment) but instead of utilizing the assets they had on hand they found outside help. Oh well. It would have been nice for the right hand to speak to the left... hand once in a while.

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    Covidien2016-06-26
  5. "Systems Engineer"

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    Systems Engineer in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent and work environment is one of the best. Management is very knowledgable and understands employees. Overall a very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Work stress is usually very high, the majority of the projects are always very demanding in terms of timelines. Management expectations are very high, there is no room for failure.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the needs of employees takes more one to one communications, the real needs of the employees are not always communicated and results are the top priority.

    Covidien2016-03-31
  6. "Advanced Manufacturing Intern"

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    Former Intern - New Product Development Engineering in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien for less than a year

    Pros

    Good hands on experience, learned a lot about the industry that will carry over to wherever I end up next.

    Cons

    Hourly could be a little higher.

    Advice to Management

    No issues with the managers! Help us develop a little bit more.

    Covidien2016-02-22
  7. "Good Company"

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    Software Engineer in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Work Culture , Excellent Managers to help you and guide you during your Internship

    Cons

    The pay you less compared to industry standards

    Covidien2016-02-20
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Good co-workers - Bad Middle Management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really good people. Very focused younger generation. Operations group is a very good place to work, if you are ready to give up on your work-life balance.

    Cons

    Principle engineers in the Catheter R&D group are not competent. Middle Management is filled with "YES BOSS" kind of people. Nobody questions the decisions of senior management. Projects get cancelled after investing so much time and effort into it. Lot of politics and bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Align senior and middle management. Make informed decisions and stick to it. Be transparent.

    Covidien2016-02-17
  9. "Review from Quality Assurance"

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    Quality Engineer in North Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and solid products

    Cons

    Large disconnect between levels of the company and people are more focused on themselves then the product or the people they work with.

    Advice to Management

    Unify the teams more

    Covidien2016-02-22
  10. "Sr. Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    To receive a Best compensation and professional growth.

    Cons

    Adaptability to new activities and more time to learn new

    Covidien2016-01-22
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