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Medtronic Reviews

Updated March 27, 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. "Big Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large, stable, full portfolio / product line.

    Cons

    Large, more process than people oriented


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Warsaw, IN"

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    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.


  3. "Not too bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High stress environment gives lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    High stress environment with a lot of manufacturing floor fire fighting


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "As good as it gets"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is an extreme amount of flexability in working time and extremely easy to work from home when needed. There is a distinct effort to improve the company.

    Cons

    Management is weak but probably no weaker than management has become in general in American industry.

    Advice to Management

    Management is weak but probably no weaker than management has become in general in American industry. The company is being molded in a GE fashion by several past GE executives including CEO and division heads. This is not necessarily a good thing as time has proven that many of the GE management methods were more smoke and mirrors than actual long term sustainable improvements.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company, Career opportunities

    Cons

    Profit centric, not employee or customer centric


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering"

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    • 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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Longing for the good old days..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility in work/life balance

    Cons

    Division cant seem to get any new products out the door, poor project management and risk mitigation seems to be systemic. Health benefits offered are average (post Obamacare) which seems sub par when we once were offered Cadillac plans with no deductibles. Our families healthcare costs have risen thousands per year in recent years with the limited coverage plans offered now.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Same old, same old"

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    Current Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Mounds View, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Mounds View, MN

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

    Pros

    Respected company with good reputation

    Cons

    Decreasing benefits, changed time off system and a lot of people ended up with less, those with retirement benefits are seeing cutbacks


  10. "Import Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Import Coordinator in Fridley, MN
    Current Employee - Import Coordinator in Fridley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with a good group of people. Hours are flexible and you can work from home when needed.

    Cons

    Pay is less than average


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job, decent pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Unnecessary stress on employees due to lack of action back filling positions, leadership fails to lead, false promises by leadership

    Advice to Management

    Send management back to training on how to properly manage people instead of trying to be buddies with everyone.



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