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Medtronic Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 115 reviews)

  • Like any large company - there are many layers to get things done but the people make getting things done so easy (in 67 reviews)

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  1. "IT Regional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Lot of new things to learn, lot of opportunities

    Cons

    web of organization matrix, too many decision makers


  2. "Good company but not sure about leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Good people and god pay.

    Cons

    Work life balance and executive leadership.

  3. "Great First job for a college graduate"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Northridge, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work, Caring, The company mission

    Cons

    There was nothing bad about working at Medtronic.


  4. "Great Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hard but management is very cognizant on work/life balance needs

    Cons

    Little opportunities for career growth

    Advice to Management

    More career growth opportunities for middle management


  5. "Regional sales manager"

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    Current Employee - Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Company is far from agile and could be called very conservative, which means new products don't always get released as quickly as we would Like.


  6. "Medtronic"

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    Current Employee - Principal Applications Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission, working with smart people, diversity in the work.

    Cons

    Promotions are rare, at least in my department. Prefers to bring in outside talent. Red tape due to many levels of management.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate bureaucracy and cool technology on a grand scale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    tremendously rewarding work, world class facilities and scientific instrumentation, great people on the R&D side

    Cons

    corporate nonsense, not nearly as innovative as we should be, myopic vision driven by quarterly results

    Advice to Management

    quit trying not to lose, start playing to win

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A company that is really about their employees and helping the world be a little bit healthier one bit at a time."

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    Current Employee - Cardiac Monitor Technician in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Cardiac Monitor Technician in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Really listens to their employees.
    - Great benefits.
    - Culture is about teamwork without loosing individual motivations.
    - Provides and hones product that helps people - with great customer service to boot.

    Cons

    - Large company so upward movement can be slow, although there are plenty of opportunities for lateral movement.

    Advice to Management

    Be more assertive when working with different departments.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Love helping people, overtime is always available

    Cons

    No work life balance, hard to progress and grow

    Advice to Management

    Remember the patient first not profit.


  10. "It WAS the perfect job."

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    Current Employee - SMTS Software Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - SMTS Software Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job, very relaxed and laid back. Always offering overtime with free food as incentive. Quarterly bonuses.

    Cons

    Management cannot get it together, they in and out, fired and suspended. It creates this horrible atmosphere to work in. In 3 years I had 5 supervisors....hmmm...wonder why.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together.


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