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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. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    "team" oriented atmosphere- team spirit encouraged"

    Cons

    "uneasiness about company stability- sell offs and spin offs"


  2. "Covidien Hazelwood"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Operator in Hazelwood, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, Quality was important, various training options, small group with nice people, and great location with many options for lunch.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts with no shift premium, pay raises were not even close to cost of living, management would did not give bonuses to hourly associates

  3. "covidien"

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    Former Employee - Medical Science Liaison in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Medical Science Liaison in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good products, good people, structure

    Cons

    going through many management transitions


  4. "Covidien acquired by Medtronics"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay well. Average benefits. Lots of talented people.

    Cons

    Never ending pressure to do more with less. Management not loyal to employees (what company is?).


  5. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Hazelwood, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, fun work, great learning experience. A good place to learn what engineering in the real world is like. The other engineers and upper management take a personal interest in your development. Assignments are challenging and interesting.

    Cons

    Testing can become monotonous. Sometimes a change of pace is needed. I found myself doing a lot of the same things over and over.

    Advice to Management

    Travel experiences would be fun. More insight into upper level engineering would be beneficial.


  6. "project manager"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    big company so very stable

    Cons

    big company so everything is slow too many meetings.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A company with good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. Healthcare was nice. Vacation time good. Closes at Christmas.

    Cons

    Middle management is arrogant. They can be very difficult to work with. They don't like there employees to be involved in company sponsored events. Work only, no fun.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management needs to be reviewed.

  8. "Probably would be better if in a different dept."

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Chemist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Research Chemist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flex time, vacation starts with 3 weeks

    Cons

    Not a big enough company

    Advice to Management

    move people around when problems happen, don't just assume the employee is at fault


  9. "A good place to work but lacks growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Planner in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Planner in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security and good co workers. Positive work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunity and career development opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Focus on talent management and talent retention


  10. "Good people"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Intern - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The working environment is good

    Cons

    They seem to lack a real sense of direction

    Advice to Management

    Improve your intern program. The idea should be to find future employees.


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