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"We are all only numbers"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Covidien has some great products on the Endovenous side of the business. Strong field sales groups before the layoffs in October 2012.

Cons

Employees are treated like a number. It doesn't matter how well you perform your job or awards you have won when they cut/layoff you are still just a number.
Marketing has missed the "mark" so many times. Always chasing the competition and missing prime opportunities.

Advice to Management

Realize talent when you have it. Remove dead weight. Just because someone lives in the correct area doesn't mean they are doing a great job. You cut the wrong people.

Other Employee Reviews for Covidien

  1. "My first job"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II
    Current Employee - Engineer II
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Well-run company uses industry-wide best-practices. Great opportunity for someone new to the industry to learn quickly.
    - Lot's of training opportunities (six sigma, leadership, etc.)
    - Bonus and merit increases every year.

    Cons

    As would be expected in large cap medtech:
    - bureaucratic.
    - too many people involved in everything.
    - highly risk averse.

    Advice to Management

    Company appears to be well-managed. Prospering above the industry average under headwinds in the business environment.


  2. "Interesting work with cutting edge biomedical science in a lot of different area."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Biomedical Intern
    Former Intern - Biomedical Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Covidien as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, very nice work enviornment.

    Cons

    Very big company with a bit of bureaucracy.

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