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Medtronic Minneapolis Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • They care about their employees, benefits are great, work life balance is good (in 124 reviews)

  • this is a great company to work for with great benefits (in 126 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 103 reviews)

  • Suffers from similar bureaucratic challenges as any large company (in 63 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work-culture, relaxed, decent salaries

    Cons

    Politics is tough here and upper management can be unforgiving.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, leads their industry in innovation.

    Cons

    Very political, lots of internal strife between departmental managers especially between business and IT.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "RTG Business Unit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Director Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large, Diverse, many resources, and career opportunities

    Cons

    Lose sight of individual therapy business needs, too many processes, takes too much time to make decisions and execute meaningful plans.

    Advice to Management

    Competitors are much more nimble and in tune with customer needs and desires, they can innovate and win share much faster in these quick moving markets. Figure out how to act small and personal..


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  5. "Great mission"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Managers don't want to provide development opportunities and let poor employees get away with not doing their jobs


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of opportunity-but mid-management needs work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and large company with great benefits.

    Cons

    Need people managers - not just technical managers


  7. "Quality Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality (QA) Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Quality (QA) Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work atmsophere,
    Supporting management,
    Leadership is very collaborative and professional

    Cons

    Nothing cons to list.They are all nice people

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the best work


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, but few opportunities for advancement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Materials Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, interesting and challenging projects, management tries to facilitate getting work done.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement or even lateral moves

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the next generation workforce by hiring more people under 30.


  9. "Medtronic Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time off benefits are great
    401k match and company investment account

    Cons

    Health care costs continue to increase


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Medtronic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing mission. Serving patients an clinicians. Excellent pay.

    Cons

    Very poor culture. Upper management competition and lack of employee engagement.


  11. "Sr. Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and pay were good. The people were great and day to day existence was positive.
    However, too many shakeups had everyone on pins and needles. Upper management is too distant.

    Cons

    Became too impersonal. Too many department shakeups. Constant pins and needles.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


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