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  1. "Covidien - frustrating place with great long-term potential"

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    Product Manager in North Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Covidien is trying to establish itself as one of the biggest players in the medical device industry. Having split off from Tyco in 2007, there is certainly much room at Covidien to shape what the comapny does, how it company performs and where it will go. In many ways entrepreneurial, in even moore ways messed up in terms of work efficiency, decision making and general leadership.

    Cons

    Too many new people being hired into the company to lead the company's internal transformation and business direction. High turnover due to random hiring/firing/promotion/demotion. High frustration level with inefficiencies of internal communication and approval processes. Beware of promises during the hiring process - except for pay, what you're promised often isn't what you get.

    Advice to Management

    A cohesive corporate culture is a good thing. Having too many senior management people hired into Covidien from different companies creates conflicting expectations and arbitrary career advancement decisions as strategic directions change too frequently.

    Covidien2008-09-02
  1. "Most lucrative employer in the area."

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Hobart, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Ability to learn new equipment.

    Cons

    Do not always agree with management decisions.

    Covidien2019-08-30
  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Great Company, room for growth but you will have to work for it.

    Cons

    Tough culture to work at.. High Volume with high demand.

    Covidien2019-04-22

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