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Medtronic Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 107 reviews)

  • Suffers from similar bureaucratic challenges as any large company (in 64 reviews)

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  1. "Very interesting contract with very nice people around."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting contract with very nice people around.

    Cons

    Sometimes long work hours but it can be controlled.


  2. "Good Company to work with"

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    Current Employee - IT Technologist in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - IT Technologist in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning on new and modern technologies if you get into a right role.

    Cons

    As of now, there is no cons


  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Contract Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Contract Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Work from home schedules are available. Great holidays and vacation days. Friendly and knowledgeable employees. Multiple career paths and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Regular (annual) large-scale layoffs. Too many restructures and department /role changes. Uncertainty about the future and security of your job.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people and great work done

    Cons

    Very slow due to being far away from HQ


  6. "New Product Development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flat out...I've drank the Coolaid...MDT is the biggest and best Med Device company in the world. Plenty of workplace politics that require managing both up and down. But that is part of the daily fun we get so well compensated for.

    Cons

    If you offer them blood they will take it. Finding a work/life balance is always a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course...keep growing , keep living the mission, keep restoring people to healthy lives.


  7. "Low pay, good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    medtronic is the holy grail of DME so to be able to put it on a resume is gold. The pay was horrible in the starting position but I went to a different company and made significantly more.

    Cons

    Pay. $15 an hour for full-time. Ok benefits but there was high turn over and management style is micro... if you get a job here though, take it.

    Advice to Management

    micro-management may have worked in the 80's but it's dead and gone... you're going to continue to have high turnover in entry level jobs until you revamp.


  8. "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Northridge, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll meet "some" very awesome people to work with. There are also a lot of very passionate employees, some of whom have Diabetes. The work you do makes a huge difference in people's lives. Helping people live longer and better lives is an amazing feeling.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. You will meet some people, who are complete jerks to put in nice terms. Depending on who your manager is, you will definitely meet Managers, whose job is really about the company and nothing about you. Your life will be a nightmare with such a manager. The manager will probably tried to steer or carve a career roadmap for you you that is really about doing what will make him/her most successful or throwing you under the bus. Some managers are about themselves and could care less about your career. Some managers have no clue about what you do and will provide feedback that are his/her view of what you do without soliciting what you actually did from your peers/team members. I'd recommend detecting and leaving early enough if this happens to you. I left for this reason; have never met a worse Manager/person in my entire life. But there are good people/manager that works there as well, so everybody's experience will be different.

    Advice to Management

    Watch carefully how some of your middle managers treat their direct reports. You might be in for a surprise. Value your employees. Give them career opportunities that will meet what their goals are instead of just yours.
    On the good side, continue preaching about helping people live better lives through your product. It is an amazing thing for employees to understand that the work they do directly contributes to people living better lives with chronic illness.


  9. "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Industry leaders that emphasize quality and professional development for their employees. Great coworkers, managers, and directors.

    Cons

    Most of the company locations are in Minneapolis. Too many great products to choose to work from.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do the great work to get life saving products out to patients all around the world.


  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Information slow to get around

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication and get ground up communication going.


  11. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Northridge, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and bonus opportunity, technical product development

    Cons

    leadership, large groups working on same project

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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