Covidien - Satisfied Hourly Employee | Glassdoor
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"Satisfied Hourly Employee"

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Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Norfolk, NE
Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Norfolk, NE
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Chance to work through the ranks to become a valued profeaional. Good benefits with decent pay.

Cons

A ton of bureaucracy. Nothing can be done quickly and on time. This is on a plant level as well as corporate.

Advice to Management

Listen to the peolple on the line when they tell you somthing. They are the ones with the most knowledge of the processes.

Other Employee Reviews for Covidien

  1. "Focused on Lean and Six Sigma Principles."

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    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Hobart, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Hobart, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is helpful from management to hourly workers and even maintenance crew. Small community within the small community of Hobart, NY

    Cons

    A lot of red tapes to get simple things accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your supervisor and hourly workers for recommendations to process improvements.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "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.

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