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Medtronic Reviews

Updated June 4, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 108 reviews)

  • Like any large company - there are many layers to get things done but the people make getting things done so easy (in 66 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good Luck..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRHF Clinical Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - CRHF Clinical Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, market leader in the area, decent salary, well-respected company to have on your resume, good experience while working with customers

    Cons

    Salary is nowhere near competitive companies in the same position, popularity contest while interviewing for advancement, selfish managers, absolutely ZERO room to advance

    Advice to Management

    Try actually listening to the minions (also known as the Clinical Specialists) that fully support the company and the sales representatives. Actually attempt to live up to your own supposed responsibilities as managers -- the FIRST one on the list being to help your direct reports achieve their goals in their career at Medtronic. One of my managers clearly only cared about herself, and wouldn't even attempt to help find a mentor or guide you to your next goal. It's also been revealed that she took the suggestions for a program from a direct report and claimed that she actually came up with it, taking all of the credit. After being here for years, I'm not sure if the company's standards have plummeted or if I've actually inadvertently blinded myself for this long while hoping that this company was everything that it claimed to be...


  2. Helpful (2)

    "High Stress"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medtronic has good pay, great benefits, a very convenient location, and many of the employees are extraordinarily committed to serving the patient and community service.

    Cons

    While revenue is important to any company, revenue at the expense of all other priorities makes for a very high stress environment where some employees are worked half to death. Expect to work until the wee hours of the morning at quarter ends.

    Advice to Management

    Chaos is not a strategy for growth. Stop breaking what worked and not fixing what's broken.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Columbia Heights, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Columbia Heights, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with opportunity for mobility, decent benefits

    Cons

    Pay is very low, work is not challenging

    Advice to Management

    Communicate clearly and show appreciation for reps on the front lines


  4. "Assembly Line"

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    • 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Machine Operator"

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    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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Diabetes Therapy Associate"

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    • 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


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Welcome to GE"

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    • 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.


  8. "Low intensity unengaging internship"

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    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.


  9. "Cog in the Wheel"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    regular pay checks, free coffee

    Cons

    High stress, low compensation unless you are working directly with product

    Advice to Management

    look at the bog picture


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of regret"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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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