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Medtronic Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 121 reviews)

  • Like any large company - there are many layers to get things done but the people make getting things done so easy (in 69 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Support Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Field Support Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job stability with a decent work / life balance and good benefits.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Reward and recognize those who perform.


  2. "Engineering Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They dealt with a lot of Integrity

    Cons

    The pace of the company was slow

    Advice to Management

    Be dynamic and bold

  3. "R&D Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic as an intern

    Pros

    Young and friendly environment, many opportunities, fast paced environment, teamwork, great training program, everybody always finds time to help each other

    Cons

    Everybody works after hours very often, location in Mirandola, Italy where I worked is quite remote.

    Advice to Management

    Organize a more relaxed Research and Development routine and spread workload better. Make sure that the employees are able to complete their work without putting too much stress on them.


  4. "Summer Internship Experience"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic as an intern

    Pros

    Medtronic has many great engineers willing to sit down with their interns. It really helps fill in the knowledge gaps left from school.

    Cons

    If you are someone that doesn't like working in large rooms filled with engineers working in cubicles, this likely isn't the place for you. While the employees are friendly, there is often minimal communication experienced throughout the day.


  5. "Contractor Intern. Student"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Medtronic as a contractor

    Pros

    Good mentor-ship and manager. Good learning opportunity

    Cons

    Large company. Complex system.

    Advice to Management

    Increase interaction between new hires and current employees.


  6. "Computer Engineer (BS) Summer Associate"

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    Former Intern - Computer Engineer (BS) Summer Associate in Northridge, CA
    Former Intern - Computer Engineer (BS) Summer Associate in Northridge, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic as an intern

    Pros

    - work closely with principal software engineers
    - cafeteria has great food
    - several lunch & learns
    - intern events
    - housing provided if you go to school 50+ miles away
    - work on one large, meaningful project and present at the end of summer to other interns, managers, and employees
    - optional summer hours, where you work an extra hour mon - thurs and leave at noon on Friday

    Cons

    - mandatory online training that takes a long time and is mostly irrelevant to interns
    - engineers are frequently too busy to help
    - got to work with many different, modern technologies

    Advice to Management

    The intern program was great, keep the same structure and events!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "The role is very rewarding, you feel like you are doing things to help"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Burlington, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Burlington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provide lots of opportunities for growth and embrace professorial learning. The manager will give the team a full credit where credit is due, never taking ideas and credit them self. This provide leadership an opportunity to see the worker and what they can do so that when a promotion comes along, there is little if any push back.

    Cons

    The company is very number driven and all effort is to support the output. This thinking will always lead to reacting instead of pro active

    Advice to Management

    Take the advice of your worker

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really like the mission and vision of this company. They are first and foremost patient focused, by the end of the day, our work impacts the patient.
    - Good benefits
    - Defined paths for career advancement
    - Senior management is great
    - Culture and values are simply the best

    Cons

    Lately:
    - There's been a lot of focus lately on working more in terms of hours and intensity.
    - Work /life balance can be a bit unbalanced
    - There hasn't been a huge focus on employee engagement and empowerment

    Advice to Management

    Please have more programs to engage and empower employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good/Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    high patient impact. fun team. learn a bunch.

    Cons

    insane expectations. bad work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    learn the products.


  10. "Senior Technical Writer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a great company that offered wonderful benefits

    Cons

    The annual layoffs were detrimental to morale.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop the annual layoffs


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