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Updated February 19, 2018
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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Pros
  • Work hard but management is very cognizant on work/life balance needs (in 153 reviews)

  • Company has great benefits and growth or movement is achievable if you really put your mind to it (in 151 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 133 reviews)

  • Typical large company matrix organization challenges (in 74 reviews)

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  1. "Account Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, great mission statement

    Cons

    Hiring process typically takes a long time


  2. Helpful (50)

    "Amazing Company-Psychotic Boss"

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    Former Employee - Senior VnV Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior VnV Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Medtronic is one of the best companies to provide medical products in the world. They have great benefits and mostly good work ethics.

    Cons

    I created an unparalleled method to test and diagnose issues for the development of a large scale medical device. During this process my group had mandatory Saturdays. Above and beyond that regularly worked from home after hours, Sundays etc. Upon time for annual review any and all negativity was pin pointed, over done, focused upon. All extra effort not even mentioned. Boss hired friends, relatives, friends of relatives, relatives of his boss, friends of his boss even if they were unqualified and all got great reviews. This man was eternally pissed off, would even shout "I'm pissed off" from his cubicle, I was reprimanded for being too happy. I was reprimanded for emailing my ex-boss. Couldn't look him in the eye after that and he eventually fired me from Senior VnV Engineer position then called the police after I quietly walked out.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid management configurations where co-workers from other companies populate management levels. Management knows everything already, they don't need advice.

  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Quality Applications in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Quality Applications in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global company cares about employees

    Cons

    Several layoffs and re-orgs every year.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Working here used to be about the patience and saving lives. Everyone felt we were apart of something bigger.

    Cons

    As the company grew, it became more about the Sales and less about the patients. People expected to work more with less of a raise. Extremely stressful work environment!


  5. "College Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of mentors. Flexible. Nice, supportive environment.

    Cons

    I had a manager who was keeping me from other people and only doing work he wanted me to do. This is versus me working with other managers in different groups learning different skills from each.

    Advice to Management

    Let movement in teams for interns be more fluid.


  6. "Great company with a great mission, some room for improvement on benefits & incentives"

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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

    Large, respected medical device company with a great mission. To work at this type of company is personally rewarding.

    Cons

    Large company, lots of bureaucracy and red tape. Room for improvement on certain benefits such as parental leave. Every year medical and retirement benefits seem to get worse.

    There is an annual incentive plan based overall business unit & company performance. Criteria for the payout are set at the beginning of the fiscal year, but Senior Leadership may decide to adjust down the payout at the end, even when criteria were met.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking away benefits. Hold true to the criteria of the incentive plan payout.


  7. "Great Mission & Senior Management at Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The overall company mission and the CEO are awesome!

    Cons

    Some of the smaller divisions and local management (within divisions) might be causing a lot of noise

    Advice to Management

    Try focusing once (every other year) deep into the organization at the middle management level (within the individual Business Unit divisions)

  8. "excellent company, strict GMP GLP and Quality Control"

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Ponce, PR
    Former Employee - Assembler in Ponce, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (More than a year)

    Pros

    they pay the training phase

    Cons

    lay off temporary employees sometimes


  9. "Director"

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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

    Very Professional. Good Benefits. Will help employees develop skills

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Staid. This is primarily an operational excellence company and so new and innovative products or methods will be judged negatively, despite the fact that management would like to support them.

    Advice to Management

    Need to revamp the Quality and Regulatory system. Currently it adds many months and much cost to projects without adding value insofar as preventing incidents


  10. "Great company that seems to be focused on doing the right things."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -pay
    -great coworkers
    -can see that my work has an impact on people's lives.

    Cons

    -Some weeks get to be around 55 hours of work.
    -the nature of the industry creates tons of paperwork the slows down your ability to get tasks done.

    Advice to Management

    -none yet still my first year with the company


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