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Medtronic Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • They care about their employees, benefits are great, work life balance is good (in 124 reviews)

  • this is a great company to work for with great benefits (in 126 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 103 reviews)

  • Suffers from similar bureaucratic challenges as any large company (in 63 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "High Stress"

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

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Medtronic has good pay, great benefits, a very convenient location, and many of the employees are extraordinarily committed to serving the patient and community service.

    Cons

    While revenue is important to any company, revenue at the expense of all other priorities makes for a very high stress environment where some employees are worked half to death. Expect to work until the wee hours of the morning at quarter ends.

    Advice to Management

    Chaos is not a strategy for growth. Stop breaking what worked and not fixing what's broken.


  2. "Principal R&D Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal R&D Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Principal R&D Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company culture focuses on Quality first, the people at Medtronic hold good values and make it a very nice atmosphere for daily work and team work collaboration. Their products have a good branding in the market place. Company is growing and has momentum. CEO is visionary and global thinking.

    Cons

    Company is so large and matrix organized that the career growth can take a long time, while management generally is receptive in this regard, the support for movement is a very slow process and sometimes R&D projects so large scale that an advanced engineer may get "lost" in the bigger project teams; limited leadership roles.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of opportunity-but mid-management needs work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and large company with great benefits.

    Cons

    Need people managers - not just technical managers


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  5. "Legal Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible, family oriented, great benefits and pay

    Cons

    risk of on and off layoffs


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Columbia Heights, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Columbia Heights, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with opportunity for mobility, decent benefits

    Cons

    Pay is very low, work is not challenging

    Advice to Management

    Communicate clearly and show appreciation for reps on the front lines


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Warsaw, IN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    People want to work and provide good products.

    Cons

    Overload work for mid level employees. No work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Management decisions are problematic causing excessive costs and slowing process changes needed to a crawl. However willing to take large risks.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Diabetes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has very good benefits and Over Time is allowed.

    Cons

    Very little room for growth. There has been a lot of turnover with upper management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I have been employed full-time at Medtronic Diabetes for more than 5 years."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Device Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Medical Device Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with excellent benefits. Superb training ground for medical sales.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is incredibly challenging. Also, senior leadership does not look out for front line reps. Upward mobility is driven by company politics, rather than merit.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize merit when comparing applicants for promotion.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Management"

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

    I worked at Medtronic (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great brand recognition and reliable products

    Cons

    Men always get preference over women

    Advice to Management

    Advance individuals based on success vs gender


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good mission, benefits, fairly stable

    Cons

    Corporate run, no innovation, local leaders have little authority.

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize and allow satellite companies to excel. Stop choking them.



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