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Medtronic Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Don't trust the management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Pay and medical benefits

    Cons

    Can't trust management - two faced


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Assurance Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to talk about

    Cons

    Management lies to you
    Raises are always .25 to .50 a year
    No opportunities for growth

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to your employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very dirty facility"

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    Former Employee - Medical Assembler in Brooklyn Center, MN
    Former Employee - Medical Assembler in Brooklyn Center, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Breakfast was nice although the machines for food never worked .

    Cons

    The facility I worked at was very dirty I've seen people not wearing their mask when working I've seen people being yell at and discriminated against. I've seen bugs in the clean room where parts are being worked on I've seen people drop parts on the floor and pick it up very disgusting please please don't get your parts from here.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at keeping the facility clean and fire HR rep I told her who dirty it was at the location in Minnesota and she did nothing but laugh.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Wouldn't recommend working for MECC at Medtronic to my worst enemy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only positive point was that the base salary was higher than Boston Scientific.

    Cons

    I worked very hard at MECC keeping the production lines running, and working on improvement projects but it was never enough. Everyday they wasted an hour or more holding operations meetings that I referred to as the daily beating. MECC is a meat grinder. There is so much turnover of management and staff. The only people that survive in that environment are people that are very directive any only care about meeting metrics. I would not recommend Medtronic to my worst enemy. I realized that it was a terrible place to work my first day, but I thought it would get better. Do not make the same mistake that I did.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "MDR overall experience has been difficult"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is adequate
    Benefits are satisfactory
    Company has good reputation
    On site clinic, bank, child care, Carribou Coffee, and fitness center

    Cons

    Work load is grueling
    Inadequate work/life balance
    Opportunity for career development is non existent if you are over 30
    For such a world renown successful company, they are cheap

    Advice to Management

    Change the flavor of the cool aid. The taste is not palatable and induces nausea.
    Let the moths out of the department wallet and invest in morale building
    Do right by your employees; integrity goes a long way


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Don't believe them"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    There are many good people there.
    Most people seem to like the cafeteria.
    They have free parking.
    Sometimes they have free snacks.

    Cons

    They do layoffs a lot and most seem to be the oldest who are good people.
    You can't trust the executives to tell the truth.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Glad to be Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large Company, Available Medical, Dental, and Vacation

    Cons

    Stagnation, Call Center, High Stress, Low Pay, Little Incentives

    Advice to Management

    For the StartRight Department at Medtronic Diabetes, it would make the job much better for representatives if there were more opportunities to advance beyond the the call center environment.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Third world operations."

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working, kind fellow employees.

    Cons

    The unspoken priority is production. At the cost of safety and quality. Low pay, no job security with production moving out of the country, low morale. Public knowledge of patient injuries and recalls.

    Advice to Management

    Spoken priorities are not the reality. I was ashamed to work there with the quality issues. Aren't you?


  9. "IT Business Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance in IT is good.

    Cons

    Management, overtime, career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Helping people achieve a better quality of life

    Cons

    The culture of the Memphis manufacturing facility is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees.


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