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Medtronic Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Pros
  • They care about their employees, benefits are great, work life balance is good (in 121 reviews)

  • this is a great company to work for with great benefits (in 121 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 97 reviews)

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

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  1. "Assembly Line"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Assembly in Northridge, CA
    Former Contractor - Assembly in Northridge, CA

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, lots of overtime. The job itself was really easy.

    Cons

    It felt like there was a class division amongst the workers. Especially between engineers and assembly line employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nothing special."

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

    Pros

    The dress code was recently changed to casual.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor upper management, the benefits aren't very good, the workload is unfair and the company morale is terrible

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees fairly and pay the people who actually do the work more.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Machine Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Augusta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    insurance is great until one person has a accident

    Cons

    poor management all around the place

    Advice to Management

    treat everyone equal


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "It was all right"

    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
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of training and benefits

    Cons

    Lots of unnecessary bureaucracy and low pay

    Advice to Management

    Streamline your orgranization. Engineers are not fans of bureaucracy


  6. "Team leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Good insurance is the only thing

    Cons

    Rotating schedules and no days off

    Advice to Management

    Don't use favoritism


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Diabetes Therapy Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  8. Helpful (2)

    "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


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Welcome to GE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Medtronic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  11. "Low intensity unengaging internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.



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