Medtronic Reviews

Updated May 17, 2021

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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is on you how you maintain(in 280 reviews)

  • "Great work environment and good benefits(in 243 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Just the usual cons of working on contract with a large company(in 119 reviews)

  • "Upper Management doesn't understand how time works when it comes to getting things done(in 91 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Opportunities for growth

      May 17, 2021 - Senior Regulatory Operations Specialist in Boulder, CO
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      Pros

      If you desire to expand your skill set and explore other facets of the Medical Device industry, Medtronic will allow you to do so. The company encourages and looks for ways to help employees grow.

      Cons

      There are still many disjointed systems within the company. Different divisions or different locations may use different software or programs for the same processes

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Team Leads are not the best

      May 12, 2021 - Medtronic Assembler in Brooklyn Center, MN
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      Pros

      Overall, everyone is friendly and knows what they are doing.

      Cons

      I was stationed at 2 different departments. The first area I encountered was pretty bad. There were only 2 employees there and the lead was often gone. Sometimes the lead is in the building but just not in the production floor and the lead didn't even know me nor notified the team there was a new person arriving. Second department encounter was okay but the lead in that department put quantity before quality, the lead was always rushing the team to make the numbers and if we just communicate for 5-10 minutes, the lead complains that we were not working. Overall the experience I had with this location was very disappointing, especially the leads.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      A Changed Place

      Apr 15, 2021 - Senior Technologist in Goleta, CA
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      Pros

      Solid benefits, including 401(k) and ESPP. Worked with some really wonderful people and learned a lot. The Mission, when applied, is great, but it felt more and more towards the end of my tenure like they forgot to address the employee aspects.

      Cons

      Limits access to certain positions if you don't have a degree. They tell you they'll work with you to go back to school to get that, but with the workload, good luck ... Management also definitely play favourites, including with growth opportunities. Shortsighed approach to the business: management is too focussed on immediate profit margins and continual growth to actually look at what they have and address problems that might allow for efficiencies. Staff gets too burned out fighting fires to actually effect meaningful change. Constant high stress, heavy workload, and threat of RIFs is not healthy or condusive to a good work environment.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      ENT Division Needs Innovation

      May 8, 2021 - AREA SALES MANAGER 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large Company with 70 years of history/success (stability) Leader in the Market for many of their product lines/divisions Focus on Product Quality

      Cons

      Poor communication and broken promises on product development Constant reduction in force (RIF's) every year (Multi-division) form continued changes in Sales Force Many sales managers/executive leaders that have been around 20+ years, so they are narrow-minded in diversity hires, and supporting women Reduction in commissions/pay every year for reps ENT division consistently making poor decisions on product acquisitions, and not developing products in-house Difficult to get things done quickly for customers or make final decisions; everything moves at a snails pace due extremely overly cautious views on laws and regulations

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work, but you are just a number

      May 17, 2021 - Senior Customer Quality Advocate in Fort Worth, TX
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      Pros

      There are may pros working at Medtronic ~ Pay; Benefits; Co-workers

      Cons

      Employees are just a tool...moved Complaint Handling duties to Philippines to save money.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      May 17, 2021 - Project Coordinator 
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      Pros

      Science driven and promoted diversity

      Cons

      Matrix organization and high turnover

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company

      May 16, 2021 - Director, Operations in Northridge, CA
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      Pros

      Mission, culture, potential for diabetes market growth

      Cons

      Diabetes Market position is weak compared to competitors . Years of poor management

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Headline

      May 17, 2021 - Title Examiner 
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule is a good

      Cons

      Nothing to note on this

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Contractors Look Elsewhere

      Apr 22, 2021 - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Enjoyed the work and the pay was competitive.

      Cons

      Not treated as a member of the team, disrespected and treated poorly by co-workers. Calls were uncomfortable with our system vendor as team members were very unprofessional referring to them as incompetent. Our manager was present for this and did not put a stop to it. Also, when the new CEO came in, team members and our Manager/Director made very inappropriate comments about him making a name for himself, etc based on some of the decisions he had made. My manager did not meet with me for more than 3 months and was non-responsive when I would reach out to her. It was a very disappointing group to be a part of that resembled that of "the mean high school group" as opposed to a professional organization. There was some team members that were great and others that were very threatened and territorial and would regularly target contractors. Overall, contractors were not treated as human beings or respected as team members contributing equally.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Review

      May 14, 2021 - Diabetes Therapy Processor in San Antonio, TX
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      Pros

      Really good benefits and wfh

      Cons

      Not organized. You are left in the dark about a lot. And everything is reactive.

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