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Medtronic Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance, with supportive managers & collaborative teams makes this company a pleasure to work for (in 116 reviews)

  • this is a great company to work for with great benefits (in 118 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 94 reviews)

  • Suffers from similar bureaucratic challenges as any large company (in 63 reviews)

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  1. "Diabetes Therapy Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diabetes Therapy Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Diabetes Therapy Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food on month end week.

    Cons

    The San Antonio location is at best an entry-level place to start for a college graduate. Pay is hourly (sub $16/hr) and there is no upward mobility. The people that opened the location up are all at the top making $ and everyone else works for scraps. Get the medical device tenure here and leave asap.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Looking for a move out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    technology of products, corporate name recognition

    Cons

    poor comp for workload, no equity position offered, high turnover


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Welcome to GE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are competitive. There were a lot of good people before they were let go or left on their own.

    Cons

    Medtronic is no longer a mission-driven company with the patient in mind, it is a shareholder driven company that is taking the same mentality as GE to become a dividend stock. The good people and VPs are being let go, while investment banker VPs without any technical competency are making decisions based solely on spreadsheets.
    There is so much red tape and bureaucracy, Medtronic will never be able to make changes or add new products before competitors. It is difficult to do the right thing with all the procedures and policies.
    If you just want nothing but a paycheck this is the place for you, but if you want to grow and learn, go somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the mission where the patient comes before the shareholders.
    Doing nothing in response to the results you get from employee surveys is worse than never doing the surveys at all.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Medtronic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of fields that they cover. The company is global and does have a large portfolio of products to sell and maintain with a huge customer base.

    Cons

    They tend to treat everyone like a number and I don't seem to feel valued as an employee. They pay less then other companies and make bonuses very hard to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Little to none. They tend to prefer getting career managers instead of hiring men and woman from within the organization.


  6. "Low intensity unengaging internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Process Engineer in Warsaw, IN
    Former Intern - Process Engineer in Warsaw, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and moving stipend were pretty good
    Hours were flexible
    Overtime was allowed
    Housing was easy to find

    Cons

    Warsaw does not have a mechanical engineering co-op as described. It is paperwork and some industrial engineering.

    The work used very few of the skills I had learned the last three years of university.

    Warsaw is not a very big or interesting town.


  7. "Lack of opportunity after acquisition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

    I worked at Medtronic (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and supported career advancement when company was Covidien.

    Cons

    Much changed after Medtronic acquired Covidien. Little encouragement or clear direction was given by new management. impression by many was that layoffs were more imminent then new opportunities in the 'new' company.

    Advice to Management

    avoid adding to the blatant division between COV & MDT employees. Never felt like it was one team or company.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Postmarket"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Cafeteria, bonus, salary, professional development.

    Cons

    Senior management was not unbiased.

    Advice to Management

    Retain people based on their abilities and not friendships.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Craziness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and great products, Salaries for Management and above are decent

    Cons

    Since the merge of Medtronic and Covidien, Medtronic has lost its best qualities. The ops team is from Covidien and they are ruthless and don't give you the tools to do your job but will blame you for not getting the job done. They are very unprofessional and only care about the bottomline and will stomp on whoever they need to. They are driven only by numbers and have no clue on how to develop a real safety program and quality systems

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue


  10. Helpful (4)

    "So Sad for Medtronic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality
    Former Employee - Quality
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent facilities and benefits. Great history and products. Generally most staff and coworkers want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    This is now a company that bit off way more than it can chew. The origins of the company are fading fast and the new GE style of management is further killing the founder's dream. They could barely manage 40,000 staff and now have twice that many. Typical behaviors of unnecessary layoffs, poor managers/directors, loss of vital talent, nonexistent communication, and unnecessary complex and bureaucratic procedures.

    Advice to Management

    These are medical devices, not cars.
    GE model? Look at GE now.
    Hold people accountable.
    Hire people who know what they are doing.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of regret"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stroke Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Stroke Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very easy and quick interview and met with manager one time. Final interview FaceTime with director of division

    Cons

    Base is very low. Commission is something you may never get. Manager was inexperienced and barely cared about my accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    HIRE managers that have experience managing people. Be realistic about your exaggerated quota's



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