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"Medtronic lifesaving technologies but struggles to be a fast follower in a technology driven industry"

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Former Employee - Master Black Belt in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Master Black Belt in Minneapolis, MN
Approves of CEO

Pros

The medtronic mission is a compelling and very much supported reason to come to work
Community involvement by Medtronic is significant and the technologies impact real people with real medical conditions

Cons

Very many silos - Business A doesn't know what Business B does. Mobility between businesses is limited. Sites outside the Twin Cities can get neglected.

Senior Management frequently leaving the company or being forced to leave make consistency of message difficult.

Advice to Management

Dear Senior Management - Each year when you spend 3 months on strategic planning, then 3 months on annual operating plan, then 3 months restructuring (Layoffs) only leaves the entire company in limbo - and results in 3 months of real, active program work by those whose programs haven't been renamed or put on hold this year. Try this instead - spend 2 or 3 months on the strategic and operating plan - then the remainder of the year managing the development teams for success. Your competitors are ahead of your technologies in most every business today - roll up your sleeves and get to work Medtronic - you can do it.

Other Employee Reviews for Medtronic

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting technology, great people, awesome culture. Medtronic is a well respected company for a reason. I can't say enough good things about the company.

    Cons

    Working for a large company in a highly regulated industry means you have to deal with a lot of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Consider implementing engineering leadership development rotational programs, similar to the LDRP for MBAs. It would be nice to get the broad exposure rotational programs offer.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate leadership, believe in the mission.

    Cons

    Difficult to naviagate upwards in career

    Advice to Management

    Develop internal employees


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