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Helpful (2)

"Does not treat engineers well."

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Former Employee - Engineer
Former Employee - Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Huge budgets. Generally nice people. The products they make genuinely save and improve lives. You can always feel good about your end product.

Cons

Huge company. In some cases, there are 9+ levels from engineer to top management. They might not all have direct lines on the org charts because they did a reorg to hide it, but the same chains of command are still there. You can do nothing but come to your desk each day and drool and you'll get your 2% raise. You can put your life and wellbeing into your work and get 3%.

Advice to Management

Value your employees. Set features + set timeline = failure.

Other Employee Reviews for Medtronic

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Low Pressure Environment, Very Slow Product Cycle, No Product Plan"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IC Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior IC Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule. Kids' sport practice at 4pm? no problems.

    Cons

    No product plan. Projects are never canceled, just paused, hibernated, delayed, or any other synonym for "never going to ship". Office Politics is strangling.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to a product plan. Dump the dead weight in middle management. Dump Matrix management.


  2. "Good experience with an industry leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Fridley, MN
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Fridley, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resources of a large company. Ability to move around within the company to different positions. Strong corporate vision and mission. Talented coworkers.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy of a large company can take a long time to get things done. Corporate structure prevents much career advancement without being a manager.

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