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"Management is clueless"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Community Day is always a pro. Love helping out the community.

Cons

Management is clueless. They have managers in positions that don’t understand what their employees do, thus leading to layoffs and saving those who lie and feed managers with BS or are his or her friends. Low-end managers listen to leads that are banking on retiring in 5 years. Senior Managers are getting fed bad information from low-end managers.

Advice to Management

Look around, how many 50+ employees does Medtronic have. Some employees are great but some have a goal and it is to coast to retirement. They are hoping to squeeze 5 more years out. Some of these are leads and managers. Senior management is seeing its young work force leave. For engineering and tech jobs it will take years to get new employees up to speed. Guess they are all banking on 5 years. Medtronic is going to be lost 5 years from now. Unless the plan is to start shipping jobs over seas? With the new CEO and what he did at GM, bank on more jobs in the US being lost in 2013 and on.

Other Employee Reviews for Medtronic

  1. "Overall, not bad....."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mostly good staff to work with, dedicated. Company able to make money through Lean manufacturing

    Cons

    Sr. Management making decisions without knowing the data.... will promote the "Golden Child" who has a Power Point depth of subject matter knowledge. Often not understanding 2nd and 3rd order of effects resulting from decisions made (gee, maybe we shouldn't have done that--- didn't expect THAT to happen).

    Advice to Management

    Develop some Common Sense


  2. "Good company, mission driven"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people with strong motivation

    Cons

    Too many organizational changes & politics

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