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Medtronic Reviews

Updated June 25, 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 (3)

    "Glad to be Away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large Company, Available Medical, Dental, and Vacation

    Cons

    Stagnation, Call Center, High Stress, Low Pay, Little Incentives

    Advice to Management

    For the StartRight Department at Medtronic Diabetes, it would make the job much better for representatives if there were more opportunities to advance beyond the the call center environment.


  2. "R&D Engineering of vascular medical devices"

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

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work on life-saving devices and therapies, with top-notch talent.

    Cons

    Project strategic decisions were made at management level and above, with very little transparency and/or involvement of technical contributors.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency

  3. "Good learning experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Northridge, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really fun experience. I got to wear a diabetes pump, go to internship events, listen to weekly research and career motivation speakers, and do volunteer work.

    Cons

    They got busy after a few weeks while I was there so there was less communication after some time.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "legacy Covidien, now Medtronic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people remained from Covidien
    Large company
    Good benefits (401k, vacation, stock options)

    Cons

    Did not invest much in legacy Covidien products
    lost the culture of Covidien


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "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".


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Medtronic Customer Care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping customers and patients and co-workers

    Cons

    LIttle room for advancement when starting in customer service

  8. 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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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