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Medtronic Minneapolis Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 128 reviews)

  • Typical large company matrix organization challenges (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced, challenging, rewarding, travel, engaging

    Cons

    High stress, very competitive, steep learning curve

    Advice to Management

    Need a well-balanced person who can relate to both sales and finance.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Medtronic"

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

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

    Pros

    Leadership is inspirational and truly cares about engaging all employees. The CEO is very transparent. Strong company benefits. Employees are empowered to make decisions and have a voice.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can make it hard to get things done at times. The office environment can be bland at times. Lots of middle management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lack the ability to allow innovation- from the bottom up."

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Administrative in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working here helps to support medical technology advancements to help restore and extend lives.
    Salaries/Wages

    Cons

    Managers lack the skills to manage people, and this is acceptable. They are very afraid of making a 'career limiting' move, thereby making them afraid to do things differently, even after the pros have been shown to outweigh the cons.
    A great deal of internal 'clubs' and you need to do what you can to be a part of these.
    A lot of functions are being supported by contingent workers, and this is making it increasingly painful to do business internally.


  4. "Great place to grow"

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

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

    Pros

    Career development is much encouraged.

    Cons

    HR reps can be frustrating to deal with,


  5. "Reliability Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mission and Culture
    Intelligent and creative workforce
    Well developed organization striving for excellence
    Competitive benefits

    Cons

    Demanding industry hungry for cost savings

    Advice to Management

    Continue to nurture the culture and focus on the mission.
    Stay current with industry breakthroughs and disruption.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Monster"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Career ladder for those seeking continued growth and extraordinary experiences with many different systems, third-party vendors, cultures, etc.

    Cons

    Fast-paced; many company integrations ongoing while maintaining regular work. Constant changes. Too much political correctness.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Over worked and under appreciated..."

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    Current Employee - Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent and depending on your department you can work from home as needed.

    Cons

    There is a lot of politics you have to navigate to get anything done and if you manage to succeed, management will not acknowledge your efforts. This makes the office environment pretty toxic and causes employees to be rather competitive in order to gain favor with senior leadership, which results in collaboration being almost nonexistent.

    Managers often force responsibilities on employees that are way outside of their skillset and job description rather than finding or hiring appropriate personnel. They then chastise those employees when the project starts to have issues (who'd have guessed)...

    Compliments and/or recognition from management is extremely rare. There is no clear path for advancement within the company meaning it is virtually nonexistent- no matter how much effort and sacrifice you put in.

    There is no work life balance, I have to be available 24/7 no matter what day or time it is. I am expected to have my computer with me at all times, and if I don't respond to something quick enough the calls and texts start on my personal phone . This usually stems from a lack of planning and procrastination on the part of management always creating "emergencies"... This has made my home life very stressful and complicated.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a fundemetal change in the management style, time management, and attitude of senior leadership towards employees starting from the top down.

  8. "Great culture of hard work!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is really helpful and get stuff done!

    Cons

    not a formal training for new hires


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, great opportunities for growth within the company, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Seems to have lost sight of their mission, outsourcing customer service to other countries to save money, customer are complaining; however, mgmt doesn't care as it saves money, lost sight of caring about employees, getting too big, too much politics, lack of caring about customer service and their employees

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the mission, customers and employees are first then saving money


  10. "MDR specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefit and good working environment

    Cons

    Working long hours and hard to find work life balance


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