Covidien - Solid but changing | Glassdoor
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Helpful (3)

"Solid but changing"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Engineer in Boulder, CO
Current Employee - Project Engineer in Boulder, CO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great culture and people. Focused on quality products.Strong in lean thinking, but varies by area and manager preference.

Cons

Recent changes in methods of running business are not well thought-through. Many supervisory positions are filled with former soldiers who blindly follow orders. A tested well working system when the company was named Valleylab has been transformed into an out of control running train with focus on profits. Recent management changes seem to favor personal relationships.

Advice to Management

When you stop investing in talent, you forfeit success. Listen to the voice of the employees and constructive critics not corporate gurus.

Other Employee Reviews for Covidien

  1. "Fantastic company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn the fundamentals of the medical device industry.
    Exciting, fast-paced.
    Make decisions that matter and affect end-users.
    Continuous learning.
    Play a significant role in continuous improvement of processes, quality, safety and compliance. Long hours

    Cons

    Only potential con is long hours


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Lacking in strategy and vision, all about finances and have little interest in the employees."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Leadership in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Leadership in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products
    Committed sales force
    The customers make the job enjoyable

    Cons

    Sr. Leadership is all about is more interested in their advancement than doing right by the company.
    Lack of direction, they believe they know what strategy means but lack the knowledge of the market to be strategic.
    Unethical practices towards their employees.

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