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Medtronic Reviews

Updated June 19, 2018
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  • "Work Life balance is a big issue as the company is very focused on sales numbers" (in 137 reviews)

  • "Large company, can be hard to keep up with all the opportunities" (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Quality Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, they really good GMP

    Cons

    so far everything going well


  2. "A great place to grow."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Overall great company to work for. Very patient focused, lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    As a maufacturing site it often feels like we are a 3rd party and not part of the larger busines.

  3. "Great and fun to work"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Fun and gain more knowledge

    Cons

    People that are not professional to be with

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that are fit and professional to the job


  4. "Easy"

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    Current Employee - Assembler II in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Assembler II in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very diversified group to work with

    Cons

    Big environment to work in


  5. "Mission driven company with impactful products/services"

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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

    Pros

    Mission drive. You can make a difference. Hearing the difference that products make to patients is motivating and up lifting.

    Cons

    Highly regulated industry with lots of overhead/process.


  6. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Great products and GPO presence.

    Cons

    Health benefits are not that great and expensive.


  7. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    True to the mission of putting patients first.
    High quality colleagues
    Excellent benefits
    Excellent salary
    Excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    Some departments are overworked and stressed
    Some departments lack sufficient resources to do their job; but since individuals who work here are highly motivated, the job gets done anyway; hence the stress.

    Advice to Management

    If you have people work to deadlines, make sure they are real. Highly motivated people do not like to meet tight deadlines only to have them moved for no apparent reason.

  8. "Sr Quality Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Great mission. Opportunity for advancement. Great people and management.

    Cons

    Sometimes goals of employees are not aligned.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the focus on quality and complaince. Work on better alignment of goals across organization.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Great company and people overall, better in some functions/roles than others, resources thin these days"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees and leadership truly believe in the mission (to put patients first) and high ethics.
    Pay is pretty good, solid benefits package.
    Lots of opportunities to advance/grow.
    CEO is super smart and future thinking. ExCom members overall are very smart, good talent mindset, high ethics people.
    Cool technologies/products, very rewarding.
    Most roles fairly flexible to work from home as needed and/or get away to make your kids' event and make up hours later.
    Fairly inclusive culture- maybe not quite best in class (ahem- more than a couple women & ethnically diverse in leadership) but definitely better than other organizations, esp in med tech, and iI think they are genuinely trying.
    Lots of REALLY smart, hard working, high ethics people.
    High innovation mindset.
    Global- opportunities to see the world with Medtronic.
    Bigger offices have nice campuses, with cafeterias, gyms, daycare, etc.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to "the street" means too much focus on quarter-to-quarter planning and decisioning.
    Becoming far more lean than ever before people resourcing-wise which is wearing people out.
    Culture used to be more familial and better balance, people are stressed due to workloads so much more in and out vs team building, happy hours, etc.
    Benefits have really contracted and employee cost (vs employer) have really gone up in recent years (though I know some of that is due to US tax structure than just MDT wants to hose their employees).
    Some roles, esp in people leadership demand really long hours.
    It feels very big these days- more like a holding company- linked by a very strong unifying mission but otherwise quite silo'd still.
    Not quick to change/accept change, lots of layers and consensus-driven decision making.

    Advice to Management

    There is only so much you can wring out of the already quite dry washcloth. Your loyal people are feeling worn out and stressed and at some point you're going to have to add back in some more people or those worn out but loyal (and experienced, and high potential!) leaders in your org are going to bail, and then you should not act surprised if they do.
    HR Transformation is a nice concept but way under-funded. The HR org is fried and under-resourced and set up to fail/ruin the reputation of HR as your people leaders are screaming for more help/coaching and have change-exhaustion-- they are telling us they are not ready to be on their own yet. Not only are you losing your best HR people (and/or they are looking externally at present), the business leaders/managers are on the same bubble too.
    This company has given me a lot, and taken a lot from me...
    I do recommend it as a great experience but perhaps not for everyone and for an entire career like I may have once thought.


  10. "Typical Corporation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible Hours.

    Cons

    Very little product development work.


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