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Covidien North Haven Reviews

Updated December 27, 2016
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Pros
  • Excellent work/life balance, great people, enjoyable job (in 47 reviews)

  • Long-term; good benefits; was a terrific company as Valleylab when the employees owned it (before it went corporate (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance varied widely from group to group (in 40 reviews)

  • upper management only cared for themselves, very hard to move up as they would choose to hire from outside than within (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Covidien Temp"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT
    Recommends

    Pros

    Really nice people. Most of them have been working together for a long time so it'll take them some time to open to you but overall, good people.

    Cons

    The temps are not part of any of the company's activities. it sucks to be part of a project and not be able to share the celebrations or the milestone as a full member of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the temps better. Better pay, make them feel part of the team.


  2. "Invest in your talent"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Team Leader in North Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gained great experience in lean manufacturing environment.

    Cons

    It's difficult to grow within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and new equipment.


  3. "R&D Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - R&Amp; D Engineer Intern in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - R&Amp; D Engineer Intern in North Haven, CT
    Recommends

    I worked at Covidien (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Provided solid work experience in the biomedical field. Improved my knowledge regarding statistics and test engineering. Nice Pay.

    Cons

    Sometimes interns didn't have much to do, but if you ask for work you will get it. Main building is large, and takes some getting used to.

    Advice to Management

    They were all well equipped for the job and allowed me to see the full extent of my potential by challenging me through new responsabilities.


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  5. "Review from Quality Assurance"

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

    I worked at Covidien (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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Covidien (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really good group of people to work with. Smart, fun and collaborative.

    Cons

    Fire drill environment. Environment in North Haven lacks process in getting things done effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Sometime you need to slow down to speed things up.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing Engineer"

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

    I worked at Covidien full-time (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.


  8. "Good solid company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in North Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good management support, concerned and help for advancement

    Cons

    sometimes a bit too big, need more direct communication across brands


  9. "production operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Covidien (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good Company to work for and the capability of working and learning and how make quality products

    Cons

    resolving and solving issues evenly meaning not only solving problem by listening to one side


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to get real world experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT

    Pros

    Very down to earth, friendly coworkers. Taught me so much about working in the real world, being on projects, creative thinking, running tests, ect. Great management and fun company events.

    Cons

    Did not see much of the downsides to working at the company. Have been told by coworkers that the branch is more development oriented than research so it focuses on meeting deadlines rather than making products to the best possible design the first time.

    Advice to Management

    My team was always great, my coworkers would go out of their way to find projects, many teams did not have the same type of drive. The manager of my team was very laid back and did not micromanage. He let people do what they needed to do the way they needed to do it and things got done successfully and efficiently.


  11. "Quality"

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    Former Employee - Quality Tech II in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Quality Tech II in North Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Covidien has been a great place to work talent is rewarded and given opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Can be clicky not uncommon to see employees hanging in the managers office talking about everthing but work this seems to happen multiple times during the day


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