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"Test Engineer"

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Current Contractor - V & V Engineer in Boulder, CO
Current Contractor - V & V Engineer in Boulder, CO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Covidien as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Good Place to get medical industeries experiance

Cons

Not adequate planning for new projects

Advice to Management

Better Project planning for upcoming projects

Other Employee Reviews for Covidien

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Sad future for what once used to be a leading pharma company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Management in Hazelwood, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Management in Hazelwood, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -There are many intelligent mid to lower level workers at the St. Louis Plant and in R&D
    -Benefits are average
    -Pay is average but on the lower side compared to industry
    -High barrier to entry due to closed controlled substance borders and long costly approval processes

    Cons

    -Poor strategy and management decisions have led to loss of talented employees
    -Covidien's decision to spin-off pharma due to drag on financials, lack of viable/sustainable pipeline projects, short-lived patent protection with weak prospects to fill void
    -Declining financials due to high costs and more innovative competitors
    -Non-global and highly dependent on US market
    -Company does not value diversity and is a rare haven for the typical young white male, however company is trying to mask this and have placed token women in VP positions
    -Who you know, not what you know, is the key to advancement
    -Very high turnover of upper-level management
    -Lack of innovation and industry leadership, me-too company
    -Unstable company

    Advice to Management

    good luck as a stand-alone pharma company in a tough, struggling industry.


  2. "Covidien work experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in North Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training program
    Excellent relocation program
    Many opportunities of growth

    Cons

    No a good work environment

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