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Medtronic Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Pros
  • They care about their employees, benefits are great, work life balance is good (in 124 reviews)

  • this is a great company to work for with great benefits (in 126 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 103 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great industry to work in."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Assurance Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Assurance Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on devices that you know will save lives makes it very easy to work hard for this company. They are also a great industry leader within medical device development.

    Cons

    The leadership fails to look at the long term business strategy and determine how to best execute that vision at the lower levels. Employees and constantly working well beyond 40 hours/week, with outdated systems/applications, within a company culture that is focused on "good enough" and under executives that only seem to make decisions based on quarterly stock returns.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, your ability to retain talent is severely lacking.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, leads their industry in innovation.

    Cons

    Very political, lots of internal strife between departmental managers especially between business and IT.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Medical Device Reporting Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Medical Device Reporting Specialist in Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - Medical Device Reporting Specialist in Fridley, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with large new team of about 30 all learning alongside you. Positive supervisors

    Cons

    Cog in the wheel. Mundane repetitive work. Would be able to go the entire day without talking to anyone due to the nature of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Prevent the constant turnover.


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  5. "Medtronic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wexford, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wexford, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great for out side sales

    Cons

    Poor for administrative assistants and support


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Cool Place To Work...But It Is Huge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Analyst in Moundsview, MN
    Current Employee - Contract Analyst in Moundsview, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employees are part of the companies mission and the company does a good job of making employees feel included. It is a huge corporation with nice people and opportunity. knowing that you play the role in patients around the world with the medical technology is fulfilling.

    Cons

    As I stated in the Pros, the company is huge, but it is a con also as it causes issues when trying to navigate your professional career. HR is always busy and does not want to be bothered with helping employees develop. The company claims to be a strong advocate of developing employees yet you will not even be considered for interviews if you do not have extensive experience in the area of the position for which you are applying. Open job postings are listed to meet a requirement but a great deal of them are filled before they are even posted. Compensation is much lower than other companies in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Take employee development seriously. Because the company is so big, it is easy for employees to get lost in the shuffle and they look to you for guidance.


  7. "No too bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Mansfield, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, especially work from home option

    Cons

    penny pinch, do not invest

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent


  8. "medtronic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Chicopee, MA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Chicopee, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company good benefits.love it

    Cons

    company is forsale again.dont like

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Principal R&D Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal R&D Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Principal R&D Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company culture focuses on Quality first, the people at Medtronic hold good values and make it a very nice atmosphere for daily work and team work collaboration. Their products have a good branding in the market place. Company is growing and has momentum. CEO is visionary and global thinking.

    Cons

    Company is so large and matrix organized that the career growth can take a long time, while management generally is receptive in this regard, the support for movement is a very slow process and sometimes R&D projects so large scale that an advanced engineer may get "lost" in the bigger project teams; limited leadership roles.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Warsaw, IN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    People want to work and provide good products.

    Cons

    Overload work for mid level employees. No work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Management decisions are problematic causing excessive costs and slowing process changes needed to a crawl. However willing to take large risks.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good mission, benefits, fairly stable

    Cons

    Corporate run, no innovation, local leaders have little authority.

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize and allow satellite companies to excel. Stop choking them.


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