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Medtronic Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 128 reviews)

  • Typical large company matrix organization challenges (in 71 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (11)

    "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.


  2. "Engineering Manger"

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

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Lot of growth opportunity if you can move around.

    Cons

    matrix org, it would take time to understand and get used to things

  3. "Mission driven"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Development in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multiple opportunities in a large company. Focused on mission

    Cons

    Can get lost in the crowd.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mission driven culture with smart people dedicated to improving people's lives"

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

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people who know a ton about healthcare working together to help improve the lives of others. Despite the large size of the organization, there are great roles that let you have an impact.

    Cons

    Like many other big companies, at Medtronic it can be challenging to work cross functionally to drive new initiatives as many stakeholders need to get on board and the process can become somewhat bureaucratic.


  5. "Clinical Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company to work for

    Cons

    Takes longer for process to take place


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, bonuses. Team environment.

    Cons

    No discount to patient employees


  7. "Mgr. Market Access"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse Portfolio, excellent CEO, good benefits

    Cons

    tight travel budgets make stakeholder access difficult

    Advice to Management

    More department resources

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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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

    Good compensation package. Flexible work location and hours.

    Cons

    Medical insurance is getting worse every year. Employee career development not consistent across locations and functions and businesses.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees.


  9. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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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

    This is a great company to work for if you care about the impact you are having on people's lives. The work life balance is great and you the work is overall fulfilling

    Cons

    The work can be tedious due to high documentation required due regulatory requirements. There has always been a problem with headcount at this facility which can lead to stressful times in the year but overall a good company to work

    Advice to Management

    Career development can be better streamlined.


  10. "Overall a great place to establish a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company lives by its mission statement; can be proud to be an employee of a company that supports the community and makes products that improve lives; excellent/competitive pay and benefits; flexible work arrangement options; lots of development and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge once one advances to a certain level within the company.


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