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"Incredible company but depends on the position"

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Current Employee - MDR Specialist in Fridley, MN
Current Employee - MDR Specialist in Fridley, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Medtronic truly does good work and treats their employees well. It would be an incredible experience to work in an engineering or production department.

Cons

The complaint department is working on getting better but it is still a very chaotic place to work. Its a constant scramble. I also do not enjoy filling out the same form over and over which is the purpose of the job.

Advice to Management

Hire programmers. We currently have 4 systems to report our hours and that's the tip of the iceberg. I spend half my time working with poorly made programs that have been pulled together from random companies.

Other Employee Reviews for Medtronic

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Neuromodualtion: Managing Exapectations to do Just Enough to Keep Big Brother Medtronic Happy"

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    Former Employee - Neuromodualtion District Sales Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Neuromodualtion District Sales Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Sterling Industry Reputation for Innovation, Largest & Most Respected pure play Medical Device company in the Industry. Lots of resources and 'book smart' people. Work life Balance is strong here-- definitely a 8-5pm culture. If you're an engineer your path is paved in Gold-- It's all about Product development & its all about the new product launch
    culture mindset. The Best Medical Device industry Résumé Builder you can have bar none.

    Cons

    Not open to divergent view points, GROUPTHINK is alive and well here, Limited promotion opportunities. Not results driven culture, Go along to get along-- 'Closed' Minnessota mindset-- healthy distrust for anyone/anybody not from tri-state Minnesota area. Non-US based International & Global persons that are talented eventually leave or are forced out due to limited opportunities or bad cultural fit. Because Neuromodoluation makes up less than 11% of revenues BIG Brother MDT Corporation (CRDM is #1 division that commercializes pacemakers).. leaves day to day management to sub par neuromod leaders that focus on kicking the can down the road into a skillful art. HR encourages office Pollitics and are rampant and wild more than most. Because of go along to get along culture Pink Slips for malcontents go out 2-3 times per year as a "right sizing or layoff-- new & similar job descriptions are launched almost overnight to replace the just laidoff associates. Sales misses their internal number 4+ years in a row but finance allways manages to back into things to still meet their internal earnings expectations for big brother MDT & wallstreet so key Neuromodualtion execs get their bonus checks every year.

    Advice to Management

    Culture Trumps Strategy Everytime. CEO Omar has his work cut out for him. Either innovate or get crushed- The Affordable healthcare act has caught Medtronic by surprise (no actionable stratgeic plan) and shock waves are paving the way towards lower reimbursement levels. Sub par Quality Systems and lack of serious funding for clinicals excellence may chart a less than desirable path to reduced reimbursement as they are challenged to demonstrate improved patient outcomes. Recent Chineese Aquistion was a defensive move to keep cheap Pacemakers and Neuromod devices from flooding the US market. Finally--- ever thought about serious recruitment efforts from people outside of the Minnessota tri-state area?


  2. "Great atmosphere with wonderful people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, great work environment, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Their way of doing things is not the most up-to-date and efficient.

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