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Medtronic Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 110 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 (1)

    "Senior National Answering Sevice Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fridley, MN

    I worked at Medtronic (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    A lot of Nepotism. Strong corporate mentality. For me the drive across town was a huge negative.


  2. "Senior Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with all the Benefits, retirement program

    Cons

    Large company - moves slow, red tape

    Advice to Management

    Dont micro manage too much


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fine Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong compensation opportunities
    Access to resources
    Smart colleagues
    Work/life balance (dependent on function)

    Cons

    Weak professional development program
    "Hard to Trust" leaders
    Due to company size, often find employees duplicating effort
    Like any large organization, functions work in silos


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good Luck..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRHF Clinical Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - CRHF Clinical Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, market leader in the area, decent salary, well-respected company to have on your resume, good experience while working with customers

    Cons

    Salary is nowhere near competitive companies in the same position, popularity contest while interviewing for advancement, selfish managers, absolutely ZERO room to advance

    Advice to Management

    Try actually listening to the minions (also known as the Clinical Specialists) that fully support the company and the sales representatives. Actually attempt to live up to your own supposed responsibilities as managers -- the FIRST one on the list being to help your direct reports achieve their goals in their career at Medtronic. One of my managers clearly only cared about herself, and wouldn't even attempt to help find a mentor or guide you to your next goal. It's also been revealed that she took the suggestions for a program from a direct report and claimed that she actually came up with it, taking all of the credit. After being here for years, I'm not sure if the company's standards have plummeted or if I've actually inadvertently blinded myself for this long while hoping that this company was everything that it claimed to be...


  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "New Product Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (4)

    "Director, Brand and Marketing Communications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits and lots of good people and grateful patients.

    Cons

    Focus on Wall Street - lost focus on employees and patients

    Advice to Management

    Company is only as good as its people.


  8. "Manufacturing Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong vision to be pursued and a strong leadership.

    Cons

    Resource Allocation is not performed appropriately.


  9. "Technical Writer"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment in a complex field

    Cons

    Large bureaucratic apparatus makes things move slowly


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't believe them"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    There are many good people there.
    Most people seem to like the cafeteria.
    They have free parking.
    Sometimes they have free snacks.

    Cons

    They do layoffs a lot and most seem to be the oldest who are good people.
    You can't trust the executives to tell the truth.


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