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Covidien Manufacturing Engineer Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2016

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Manufacturing Engineer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Good people to work with. There is much Opportunity for growth. Ability to move to many different areas within the company.

    Cons

    As in any company the work environment can depend a great dael on the group you are in. Some of the groups can be overly competetive

    Advice to Management

    None

    Covidien2009-08-18
  2. "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
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in North Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the few large manufacturers left in New Haven County, Ct.

    Cons

    Capricious management decisions, cost savings focus above all else. Would not work here again.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your management practices and how you treat employees.

    Covidien2016-01-18
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    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The products that Covidien produces are fantastic. The level of detail and commitment to quality rival anyone in the industry.

    Cons

    The company is completely politically driven. You always need to keep a watch out to see who is trying to use you as a step on their ladder to success. Political cronies and operatives are rewarded while hard workers are punished.

    Advice to Management

    Divest the company of the political management and return to rewarding hard work. Rewarding political operatives who take other's credit and push their blame onto others does not foster a good working environment.

    Covidien2015-11-05
  5. "Manufacturing Engineering"

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    Manufacturing Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    great place to work. this is great place to work for someone who looking for great training and stuff.

    Cons

    Too much micro management. Not skilled operator and technicians are working in production floor.

    Covidien2015-08-10
  6. "It’s a job and close to home."

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    Senior Manufacturing Engineer in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    The benefits are OK. There is also a gym that employees can have access to for a monthly fee. Pay is OK at best. It’s a job and close to home.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by. No Work/life balance ever! Family is expected to take back seat to management needs. Sensitivity is lacking as well from management. Management focused on Cost Savings and Service thus quality and safety fall short. Too many programs / initiatives to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Show compassion towards employees and cost savings and service will follow. Don’t impose so many programs / initiatives pick one that works a follow up.

    Covidien2015-02-10
  7. "They'll give you work, but don't expect anything more."

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    Manufacturing Engineer in Wabasha, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Their benefits package is good, I'll admit. The health insurance is top notch. And they match your 401K up to 6%, though that's basically standard with any large corporation.

    Cons

    There's very little work-life balance, especially if you're on 2nd or 3rd shift. You're almost always on overtime and you will end up working multiple six-day weeks in a row. Management is very sneaky and will often deceive employees. Decisions seem erratic and unfocused. No one plans anywhere in advance. Vacation days always have a knife held to them. There's very little room to move up for Tier 1 employees. ... There's only one job title they can claim, though they're more than willing to train an employee to fulfill all the duties then give them the same pay as a lower grade. You can request a transfer and those sometimes go through, but you'll just be moving to another part of the country to do the same exact thing you were doing before. It's a good place to end your career, but a terrible place to start it.

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    Advice to Management

    Before I left management said they wanted to hire more young people. You want to hire more young people? Give them a reason to stick around. They're not going to be happy with a 22K salary and only one promotion available for their position. If you want your employees to stay you have to invest in them. Give them somewhere to go.

    Covidien2015-02-17
  8. "Fast paced working environment with overwhelming work-load."

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots to keep you busy, strong safety oriented work culture, flexible deadlines

    Cons

    Learning on the fly, work load seems overwhelming at times, knowledge is gained through experience

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on training and development

    Covidien2014-04-21
  9. "Great culture"

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    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineer 
    Recommends

    I worked at Covidien for less than a year

    Pros

    The people I worked with all seemed to get along with each other well. I seemed like it was the same for other groups. The hours were reasonable.

    Cons

    The first couple of weeks working there were slow, but that is to be expected when you're new. A lot of red tape, as with any medical device company.

    Covidien2013-10-01
  10. "Not such a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Plymouth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good, most people are friendly, easy to get to, in the medical device field. Lower level employees stick together and help each other out as much as possible

    Cons

    Management is the good ol' boys club

    Advice to Management

    promote within

    Covidien2013-06-18
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