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"Great mission - big company"

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Northridge, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Northridge, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great mission
Decent people
Ability to work with patients and help make a difference

Cons

competitive environment
political
bureaucratic
weak leadership
"Too busy" mentality

Advice to Management

developing your people would help with long-term retention
"Too busy" shouldn't be an excuse for lack of leadership

Other Employee Reviews for Medtronic

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, great people, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Large company with associated bureaucracy... regulated development environment with rigorous project and engineering process requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Try to find a way to separate management and technical problems. It seems that project and functional managers get involved in all decisions (there are no technical positions equivalent to management) -- that weakens the technical process and demotivates the technical team -- they have little decision-making power: "... suggestions and white papers only, please".


  2. Helpful (2)

    "This place should be better than it is"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undisclosed in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Undisclosed in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, challenging projects. Some intelligent, quirky, and kind coworkers. Okay pay. Free food sometimes. Free parking. Free tampons. 20 words yet?

    Cons

    Unworkable processes put in place without user input, and no interest in getting them fixed. Company allows poor behavior to thrive, even if it affects the bottom line. Lame tuition reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    Hello? Anyone there?? Employ managers who understand the business, the technology, and people, or at least one of those.

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