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Covidien Reviews

Updated Aug 29, 2019

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64 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Clinical Educator Review of Role"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Educator in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large medical device company with many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Required to work during personal time. No work home balance. Managers unsympathetic to personal needs.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as they are a valuable resource instead of a replaceable item.

    Covidien2017-09-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "RSM"

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

    I worked at Covidien full-time for 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!

    Covidien2017-06-13
  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Internship 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for 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.

    Covidien2017-05-22
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Market Manager"

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    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

    Covidien2017-05-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Neurovascular"

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    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.

    Covidien2017-02-07
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative company"

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

    I worked at Covidien full-time for 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

    Covidien2017-02-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "customer service"

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    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

    Covidien2017-02-08
  8. "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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for 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.

    Covidien2017-01-26
  9. "Medtronic"

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There are no cons to express.

    Covidien2017-02-07
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company but very political"

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

    I worked at Covidien full-time for 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

    Covidien2017-01-20
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