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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. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Director in Jackson, MS
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company with upside for changing patient outcomes for the better. Has great technology and offerings, but their success will be limited by management.

    Cons

    Micro management at the highest level. They manage from a spreadsheet and not from a humanistic stand point. I hope management will figure it out.

    Advice to Management

    Quit managing spreadsheets


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, Solid Benefits, Usual Big Company Dysfunction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively stable, good benefits, provides opportunities for training (if you push for it)

    Cons

    Pay raises are a joke here (2% / year)
    Lot of management role / responsibility confusion due to poor organization structure
    Environment lends itself to people who act as procedure police
    Senior Management looks out for themselves first

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiding behind excuses based on "corporate" or "process".


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales - Fantastic Opportunity, Toxic Employee Attitude"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Well a above average pay and entry level career opportunities.

    Great facility in a safe location.

    On site cafeteria with gourmet food options.

    Stellar training and very positive learning environment that encourages curiosity and questions.

    Upper level management that invests time into each employee and challenges employees to grow.

    Cons

    The attitude of entry level sales employees and their immediate supervisors is horrendous; after training that warm fuzzy feeling goes right out the window and be prepared to have peers and supervisors berate you for asking a question.

    CYA politics and making sure confusing leads go to new employees so if something goes wrong, the brand new employee is responsible for all the mistakes and tenured employees deflect blame.

    I don't mind this so much, but required overtime might turn some people away who have responsibilities outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Remind tenured employees to have decency and respect to new employees.

    All sales jobs have some on the job training or ramp up period, remind tenured employees of this and that classroom training simply can't get all the one-off scenarios covered; new employees will have questions so tenured staff should anticipate these questions and better compose themselves when working with new employees.

    Don't allow mutual disrespect to get to a point of hostile environment.


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  5. "Administrative Assistant II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Eatontown, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Eatontown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission statement, benefits are very good

    Cons

    work life balance can be better for non-manager employees


  6. "Senior Supply Chain Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Planner in Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Planner in Mansfield, MA

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Work from home three days a week

    Cons

    Uncertain future of Medical Supplies Business


  7. "Principal Sourcing Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Agent in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Sourcing Agent in North Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health care benefits, insurance , Wellness center and programs that support physical and mental well being. Continuing education. Positive support in community and Philanthropic endeavors.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy that inhibits innovation , creativity and ability to get things done in a timely manner. Managerial courage is lacking in support of employees initiatives. Too much of mainstream don't rock the boat or make waves mentality. Puppetry is rewarded .


  8. Helpful (6)

    "RTG Business Unit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Director Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large, Diverse, many resources, and career opportunities

    Cons

    Lose sight of individual therapy business needs, too many processes, takes too much time to make decisions and execute meaningful plans.

    Advice to Management

    Competitors are much more nimble and in tune with customer needs and desires, they can innovate and win share much faster in these quick moving markets. Figure out how to act small and personal..


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Managers don't want to provide development opportunities and let poor employees get away with not doing their jobs


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great industry to work in."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Assurance Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Assurance Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on devices that you know will save lives makes it very easy to work hard for this company. They are also a great industry leader within medical device development.

    Cons

    The leadership fails to look at the long term business strategy and determine how to best execute that vision at the lower levels. Employees and constantly working well beyond 40 hours/week, with outdated systems/applications, within a company culture that is focused on "good enough" and under executives that only seem to make decisions based on quarterly stock returns.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, your ability to retain talent is severely lacking.


  11. "Excellent company, Great Mission"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and flexible work environment. Beyond that, though, there's a meaningful mission working for Medtronic - we help patients every day and often times we get to see that first hand.

    Cons

    Compensation wasn't always the highest but they are getting better. Opportunities for advancement can be a little limtied.


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