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"If you're in, you're in"

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Former Employee - Marketing in Boulder, CO
Former Employee - Marketing in Boulder, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Medical devices is an interesting industry; compensation is good, strong financial performance; great products.

Cons

Toxic work environment where only certain highly-valued employees will advance; opinions of others are not valued or desired. If you don't fit "the mold" eventually you will be made to want to leave. People get ahead by making sure others look bad and other highly-political moves. The organizational dysfunction is the worst I have ever seen. Somehow out of this great products are born.

Advice to Management

Don't take everything so seriously...life is too short to not have fun.

Other Employee Reviews for Covidien

  1. "Satisfied Hourly Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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