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Covidien Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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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 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. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Internship
    Former Employee - Internship
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management was great. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Long hour at points in projects. Always seen though due to PM with engineering schedule.


  2. "RSM"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of internal job postings,...

    Cons

    Many of the Exec.'s to corporate scared.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage free thought!

  3. "Market Manager"

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

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and salary opportunities

    Cons

    Poor customer service, continuous stock shortages

    Advice to Management

    Better planning


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Neurovascular"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    The workers are very friendly once you get to know them. Pay and benefits are decent once you become a permanent worker.

    Cons

    It's a sterile environment and being inside for 8-10 hours can really mess with your head. Lead members can be demanding in order to reach the production numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the leads because they can sometimes make ineffective decisions.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative company"

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    Former Employee - Manager, Business Development in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Manager, Business Development in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great products to bring innovative solutions to patients around the world. Over 50k products that work from a band aid to electro surgery.

    Cons

    Was sold to other big company and they eliminated a lot of positions with the integration process. In the process they let behind a lot of talent.

    Advice to Management

    Rally need to evaluate the process of takeover


  6. Helpful (1)

    "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Company closed for snow days. There were a lot of good people working there. Good benefits and cafeteria. They also had adequate training

    Cons

    disrespect of employees, favorism towards males

    Advice to Management

    Treat women equally


  7. "Younger, energetic professionals with a positive culture. Enjoyed my time in Boulder, CO."

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    Former Employee - Marketing/Downstream and Upstream in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing/Downstream and Upstream in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with peers roughly my same age for once. The Boulder, CO campus embraced a "work hard, have fun" attitude and culture of fairness.

    Cons

    Senior leadership acted differently than the mid-level and lower level professionals. Felt as if they didn't mingle because they were too uptight and corporate for the rest of us doing their biding.

  8. "Medtronic"

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    Former Employee - Process INspector/Trainer in Deland, FL
    Former Employee - Process INspector/Trainer in Deland, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you like the overtime, here you will find a lot. 

    Cons

    There are no cons to express.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company but very political"

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    Former Employee - Operational Excellence Manager in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Operational Excellence Manager in Mansfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Smart People
    Great Products

    Cons

    It's a good ole boys network for sure / Lots of short term thinking
    There is a sort of up or out philosophy which make for a less diverse work force

    Advice to Management

    Listen more make assumptions less , stock price is not the only indicator of success


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    At first they seemed a little unstructured but with the acquisitions of companies they purchased, more structure was put in place and was a good place to work. Half day Fridays in the summer!

    Cons

    A little old fashioned. It took a little bit for the company to look outside the box.


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