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Covidien Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company pay the employees well

    Cons

    The entire facility is ran by one person, not giving other members of the management team to present their feed back to help with needed improvement

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to work as a team management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "no title"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people, good compensation development

    Cons

    bad management, bad career development

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Territory Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful customers who were focused on patient health and doing the right thing. Compensation was strong as long as you hit your numbers.

    Cons

    Too many Chiefs who all think they know everything. Too willing to bend the rules to get a sale. Can set unrealistic expectations and then if you miss by 1%- you are gone.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy
    compensation
    work closely with other business units
    Near NYC
    employee internally

    Cons

    poor leadership
    sales-driven organization
    not focused on retaining employees
    a lot of older employees resistant to change and innovation
    not a great company culture


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Advancement Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Validation Tech in Hobart, NY
    Former Employee - Validation Tech in Hobart, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you work hard you can move up in the company.

    Cons

    Pay raises are not very high. Certain employees get treated better than others.

    Advice to Management

    Work to keep good employees let them know they are appreciated.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Production Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Augusta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to move in the company (so long as it's somewhere else).

    Good pay.

    Cons

    Pay for salaried Supervisors took a major hit after the Medtronic acquisition. Supervisors at this plant are now expected to work over the weekend, once a month, for 12 hours each day for free. In the past, we would be paid straight time for the OT. This effectively cut the pay by over $10,000/year.

    A lot of in-fighting with management, resulting in high turnover of high level management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your Supervisors as part of your management team. They are your extension when you are not there (which is often).

    More floor presence by upper management (FF Managers, OPS Mgr, Plant gr, etc.).

    Eliminate the Us-vs-Them mentality between Management-Front Office-Hourly work force.

    Require ALL Operations Supervisors and Managers to work weekend shifts just as the Supervisors are doing now. (Supervisors, FF Managers, OPS Manager and Plant Manager).


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance Tech"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Diversity of people
    Fair benefits
    easy work load
    Plenty of overtime
    bonus's
    401k

    Cons

    high medical insurance premiums
    new company buy out
    changes after buyout
    Lots of overtime

  8. "Good job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate I in Argyle, NY
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate I in Argyle, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities and decent pay. The plant management was very good at keeping up morale and encouraging positive work and quality from employees.

    Cons

    Communication was never very good Between the management and employees. The company also Uprooted and moved offshore displacing local workers.


  9. "Corporate America"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "Surgical Device Specialist (MITG/AST)"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Surgical Sales Representative in Midwest, WY
    Current Employee - Surgical Sales Representative in Midwest, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, great people, enjoyable job

    Cons

    No Cons come to mind, fabulous company

    Advice to Management

    No suggestions come to mind


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