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Medtronic Reviews

Updated July 22, 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 (6)

    "Medtronic Sales Rep North US"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Multiple Divisions to choose from
    Name brand of MDT carries weight with it

    Cons

    Very cut-throat mentality amongst team and districts
    Managerial level not interested in training/developing employees
    Corporate politics too much a part of day to day operations and makes for a poor culture

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and actually provide to people help when they ask for it


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company with excellent benefits. Truly cares about patients and culture reflects that.

    Cons

    No work life balance at all.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nominally priced medical insurance. Most departments offer tons of OT if you want it. Good area to work in. Quarterly/yearly bonuses for sales/processing teams. Yearly bonuses for everyone else. Work at home is offered to some.

    Cons

    Work at home isn't continually offered, so you never know when it will open up again. All of the departments are kept separate and never have a clear understanding of what everyone else does. Which is where the customer suffers if departments have to communicate to get something done for them. Within departments, there are so many different ways to complete the same tasks. Lots of turnover at all levels, even upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Do better to keep the good employees. High numbers don't always mean legit sales or quality of work. Build bridges between departments and make that a priority.


  4. "Wouldn't recommend working for MECC at Medtronic to my worst enemy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only positive point was that the base salary was higher than Boston Scientific.

    Cons

    I worked very hard at MECC keeping the production lines running, and working on improvement projects but it was never enough. Everyday they wasted an hour or more holding operations meetings that I referred to as the daily beating. MECC is a meat grinder. There is so much turnover of management and staff. The only people that survive in that environment are people that are very directive any only care about meeting metrics. I would not recommend Medtronic to my worst enemy. I realized that it was a terrible place to work my first day, but I thought it would get better. Do not make the same mistake that I did.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "10 year employee-looking for another job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice staff, great distribution center that has is positive impact on Memphis and Distribution center doesn't seem to be affected by annual layoffs.

    Cons

    Yearly layoffs cause stress and low morale for staff. No long term job security. Employees are not valued for providing a positive outcome for the company mission.

    Advice to Management

    Stop major restructuring every 2 years. Value your good employees so the ones that don't get laid off will stay.


  6. "Great employer with competetive benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, great benefits and very talented people.

    Cons

    Management has lot of churn causing frequent restructuring.


  7. "IT Project Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Mounds View, MN
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Mounds View, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, high salary, smart hard working employees

    Cons

    Get ready for 60 hour work weeks. Good employer for a workaholic.

  8. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, makes good product that saves people life.

    Cons

    The site has difficulty balancing the Quality and business aspects. Need more harmony in the cross functional teams.


  9. "Corporate communications (internal and external) for 10+ years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Communications Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance in my area (not everywhere though). Great salary and benefit packages. Solid growth strategy in place.

    Cons

    Sometimes tough to get work done. Severely limited budgets stunt creativity at times and have led to a decline of quality work across many areas.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fast paced, intense."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shared employment with some of the most intelligent people I have worked with in my career. Generating products that help people was gratifying.

    Cons

    Work teams can be spread out over the entire world, making communication difficult. Intense work environment keeps everybody very busy. Working relationship dynamics often vary greatly from group to group. Some supportive, encouraging and team focused. Other groups, uncooperative, silo-ed and seemingly cut off from the grander organization.

    Advice to Management

    People with analytical strengths may not be the best people managers. More support, empathy, and encouragement should be given to team members.


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