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Medtronic Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 113 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 (3)

    "Senior Director, Diabetes"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sr Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sr Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great benefits
    Decent perks
    Culturally aware
    Fast pace
    Work along side smart, capable people
    Generally people are also very nice
    Challenging and rewarding work
    Mission driven
    Products you can stand behind

    Cons

    Senior leadership is unrealistic with what can be delivered to the street. This causes bad behavior by other senior leaders since they are unreachable goals. This overarching problem is deteriorating the culture. Continuous high growth mode year after year and severe challenges with getting work done in an overly matrix org. Underfunded enabling groups unable to keep up with demands.

    Advice to Management

    Make more realistic commitments to the street. Stop rewarding fire drills and management by exception.


  2. "Sr. Engineering Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Demanding workload and long hours

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Assembly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, overtime available.

    Cons

    Not a company for compassion. Business only.


  4. "Great place to work, but not without its frustrations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, fair compensation for IT jobs, once you are able to move up.

    Cons

    Internal politics, management structure.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "No longer Earl's company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, onsite caribou, bank and day care

    Cons

    Regular RIFs and changing culture

    Advice to Management

    You are losing your best employees, and don't even seem to care


  6. "Great values. Lots of beauracracy."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This company is dedicated to their employees. I was a contractor so I had a completely different experience. Great corporate campus.

    Cons

    A lot of their product is regulated by the FAD and has a lot of legal, compliance, and quality requirements. There's a lot of documentation and process to follow and it sometimes feels like jumping through hoops.


  7. "Busy but always learning"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Great place to grow
    Endless opportunity to learn
    Plenty of improvement projects

    Cons

    Bigger companies come with more politics

  8. "Great company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Program Manager
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Program Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid long term company strategy

    Cons

    Matrixed organization which makes it difficult to accomplish things


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Transitioning Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medtronic is a place that wants to make sure its employees are happy. It is also a culture that believes it is the best in med device. Senior Managment seems to have noticed that there are a few blind spots that could leave them vulnerable to being knocked off that position.

    Cons

    The rank and file employee has not seen what senior management has and does not want to change or adapt. It is generally a very tenured workforce that has been made very comfortable so motivating them to change can be difficult. This can also lead to disconnects where senior managers believe more progress has been made than is real.

    Advice to Management

    Middle managers and their teams are still struggling to identify how they engage with key metrics outside of their silo. More needs to be done to break these down.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    It feels good knowing your work literally helps someone feel better. Great benefits. Solid pay.

    Cons

    Layoffs happen almost every year in some capacity.

    Advice to Management

    Layoff less people, maybe?


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