Covidien - Good products, good individual contributors, horrible management | Glassdoor
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"Good products, good individual contributors, horrible management"

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Current Employee - QA Manager in Boulder, CO
Current Employee - QA Manager in Boulder, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Covidien full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Historically the Boulder facility had been great. We launched a lot of new products, had a good flow of communication between departments, and made a lot of money. There are still some great engineers and marketers in the company.

Cons

There was recently a big layoff. While a lot of people who had been around for years and no longer contributed much were let go the management also took the chance to get rid of anyone who offered opinions differing from theirs. I saw some of my colleagues who, in internal departmental meetings, would proposed changes or different ideas than directors and VPs but go along with the VPs decision in front of the rest of the company get let go. It seemed really petty and now no one offers dissenting views. Creativity for the entire R&D organization has been put on notice.

Advice to Management

If you want innovation then do not lay off R&D. If you want quality do not base bonuses on the number of recalls. If you want buy in try communicating instead of directing.

Other Employee Reviews for Covidien

  1. "Test Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Covidien work experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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