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Covidien Product Manager Reviews

Updated Mar 10, 2016

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  1. "Fast paced and innovative company"

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    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Mansfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced company with great quality products and better people. Competitive environment with upward mobility

    Cons

    It is a very difficult to get into the company without extensive past experience in medical or business to business sales.

    Advice to Management

    More flexible work hours and options for telecommunication in order to attract and retain top talent

    Covidien2014-10-30
  2. "Career Prospects"

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    Product Manager in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment to take on new projects/responsibilities to expand skill set.

    Cons

    Lack of defined career development/people development plan.

    Advice to Management

    Developing people development culture.

    Covidien2015-01-09
  3. "Current employee - downstream marketing"

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    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Mansfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comprehensive training for on-boarding. Good reputation in the field. Management is accessible and down to earth - willing to connect and share info on a regular basis. There is an effort for team playing and transparency.

    Cons

    Work ethic of some colleagues is lacking and drags down our overall productivity. Tough to get the budget to do things that will grow the market in the longer term. Sometimes schizophrenic in the projects we choose - rather than doing a bunch of things with the hope that something works, we should figure out what to focus on and do a few things well.

    Covidien2014-10-12
  4. "Outstanding employer with significant potential going forward. Very significant product growth opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great leadership and growth opportunities. Work work life balance is good. Promotions are difficult and salary raises are not significant, but bonus opportunities are significant. Very significant product growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Growing pains of maturing company. Challenges with Boston based corporate office. Company recently acquired by Medtronic which will make future uncertain. Some turnover in sales team.

    Advice to Management

    Key is to empower employees.

    Covidien2014-08-26
  5. "Great pay, rough culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is at the top end of the market. The company's stock continues to do well thanks to a well crafted acquisition strategy.

    Cons

    Each functional group has its own culture. Marketing's culture is rough with very high turnover and limited opportunities for advancement.

    Covidien2013-04-13
  6. "Not so good, too many changes at the top and every change comes with a new direction"

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    Senior Product Manager in North Haven, CT
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Good product line, stable customer base, loyal sales force

    Cons

    Too many changes happen at the top and every change comes with a new direction

    Advice to Management

    Stay with one direction for a while to make sure the result is what you want

    Covidien2012-02-07
  7. "Environment is very different depending on which division you work in"

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    Product Manager in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good people, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of execution and leadership. Afraid of risk. Destroys the companies they acquire. Tyco Healthcare with a new sign.

    Advice to Management

    Good vision and "plan" - now execute on it.

    Covidien2010-05-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "OK place to work"

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    Product Manager in Boulder, CO
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is unbelievable. Trying to get equipment samples to customers is a nightmare. There were so many companies that were purchased and assimilated that the processes are complicated and it makes it difficult to do your job and to serve customers.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the asset operations group! They should be a support group not a blocking group.

    Covidien2010-04-06
  9. "Covidien - frustrating place with great long-term potential"

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    Product Manager in North Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Covidien is trying to establish itself as one of the biggest players in the medical device industry. Having split off from Tyco in 2007, there is certainly much room at Covidien to shape what the comapny does, how it company performs and where it will go. In many ways entrepreneurial, in even moore ways messed up in terms of work efficiency, decision making and general leadership.

    Cons

    Too many new people being hired into the company to lead the company's internal transformation and business direction. High turnover due to random hiring/firing/promotion/demotion. High frustration level with inefficiencies of internal communication and approval processes. Beware of promises during the hiring process - except for pay, what you're promised often isn't what you get.

    Advice to Management

    A cohesive corporate culture is a good thing. Having too many senior management people hired into Covidien from different companies creates conflicting expectations and arbitrary career advancement decisions as strategic directions change too frequently.

    Covidien2008-09-02
  10. "Covidien"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Istanbul
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Corporate culture, meaningful work, good health benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, overtime, non-customized training

    Covidien2016-03-10
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