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Updated February 9, 2018
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Omar Ishrak
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Pros
  • Excellent work/life balance, great people, enjoyable job (in 48 reviews)

  • Long-term; good benefits; was a terrific company as Valleylab when the employees owned it (before it went corporate (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a lot of work / life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • upper management only cared for themselves, very hard to move up as they would choose to hire from outside than within (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Corporate America"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Engineering Technician III in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Development Engineering Technician III in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Too many Vice Pesidents, always heavy at the top.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Mansfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freindly People, Trusting Environment, Opinions Valued

    Cons

    Did not really have anything

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "RSM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in America, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in America, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product development was solid, good pipeline.

    Cons

    Backorders, Delays in Manufacturing Shipping delays and backlogs of products.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the process, lack of visibility


  4. "Stable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Small group, opportunity to wear several hats

    Cons

    not very structured environment, can be chaotic


  5. "Interning at Medtronic"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with amazing mission statement that is ingrained in the culture. More experienced folks are very willing to help out.
    CEO Omar is very forward thinking.

    Cons

    Would have liked more intern events

    Advice to Management

    Have more jobs for interns to transition to


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Your miles may vary . . ."

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Augusta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    1. Interesting work making vital health care products. Latitude to run shift your way.

    2. Good benefits and bonus.

    Cons

    1. Working periodic weekend shifts (12 hours each day, 24 total) for no extra pay or comp time. Same applies to all overtime, which is frequent.

    2. Management working in opposition to one another.

    3. When interviewing, I was told that there are many opportunities for advancement. After a couple years, I asked about advancement opportunities and was told to seek elsewhere for that. So I did and quit.

    Advice to Management

    Work together to accomplish meeting customer needs. Also need to do more development for your teams.


  7. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, talented production workers, technical experts in medical manufacturing

    Cons

    HR not stable- too much turnover

    Advice to Management

    Employ live HR people and not shared services people that don't have a clue

  8. "Covidien Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Very forward thinking and effective leadership.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of...

    Advice to Management

    Career plans are needed


  9. "Middle of the Road."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent opportunities for the motivated to grow and develop within the company. The pay was slightly above average. Likable senior leadership.

    Cons

    Projects always handed down at the last minute. Many middle managers promoted on tenure instead of ability, so lots of confusion. low commission payout.

    Advice to Management

    The things you do well- Do more of them. Inspect what you expect of the management team. More 360 surveys.


  10. "Decent company"

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

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility to do your job.
    Some very smart people.

    Cons

    Very much boys club atmosphere.
    Promotions are not necessarily based on talent.
    Not a lot of work / life balance.


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