Covidien - An Okay Ride | Glassdoor
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    "An Okay Ride"

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    Quality Engineer in Plainfield, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    At Plainfield Factory Service: excellent medical benefits - variety of problems to work on - which leaves no day boring.

    Cons

    I would say, "don't walk away from an opportunity to work there - RUN!" It's a pressure cooker - fed by stress. A lot of workers just disappear - get fired - and are gone in an instant. There is a lot of "micro-management" going on. Along with a variety of problems - there is a TON of problems which no one knows how to solve - except for YOU. And, if you don't solve them, bye-bye. Plan to work 80 hours per... week (and get paid for 40). Just hope you do not get a CAPA assigned to you - you will definitely lose sleep at night, worrying about how to get it off of your back. The working systems there are as finicky as heck - as trying to work on an old, classic British car - think positive ground. Only the old-timers know the systems work - and they are too busy to teach you. Example: there are two completely different inventory systems - one for parts coming in and one for parts going out - that don't talk to each other. Plus, the working environment is not that great - it's a warehouse with concrete flooring with cubicles erected. But, at least classic rock music is piped in through-out the facility. Working at another Medtronic (Covidien) facility where they manufacture is probably better than working at the Plainfield factory service site.

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    Advice to Management

    Quit micro-managing employees. Quit looking at only the negative parts of their performance (or things that did not get accomplished). Look at what they accomplished instead. Let the employees work instead of having to watch their backs. And don't focus on what other employees report about each other.

    Covidien2016-11-08
  1. "Most lucrative employer in the area."

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Hobart, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Ability to learn new equipment.

    Cons

    Do not always agree with management decisions.

    Covidien2019-08-30
  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Great Company, room for growth but you will have to work for it.

    Cons

    Tough culture to work at.. High Volume with high demand.

    Covidien2019-04-22

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