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Medtronic Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 127 reviews)

  • Like any large company - there are many layers to get things done but the people make getting things done so easy (in 70 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Quality"

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    Former Employee - Quality
    Former Employee - Quality
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Expect 10 hour days consistently, No overtime pay
    Claim work-life balance haha

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking shortcuts
    Hire enough people to do the job
    Listen to your people; walk the talk


  2. "Love this place!!!"

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    Current Employee - TUSA in Columbia Heights, Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - TUSA in Columbia Heights, Anoka, MN

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

    Pros

    I feel like I am in the best service industry in the world. Not only am I helping other corporate employees, but by going the extra mile and improving their lives I can positively impact the patients lives as well.

    Cons

    Not many down sides at all...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Great Person and Leader Very Hard Working Leader
    Current Employee - Great Person and Leader Very Hard Working Leader
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great and the causal employee is pleasant loved my first few years there certain changes affected that

    Cons

    Some leaders in Management need to be more open to listen to employees and be involves in the day to day hands on work that goes on

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee complaints don't continue to be self driven and blinded by your goals. There are really good emloyees and loyal one at that who need your support


  4. "Administrative Assistant ll"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is one of the best companies I have had the opportunity to work. They offer excellent compensation and great benefits as well. I really like the amount of PTO we receive as well. Most years I have had time leftover to use in the first quarter of the next year. Scheduling is flexible as well, which is great for those of us with little ones.

    Cons

    The current Medical insurance package is expensive, but that's going to be there case almost anywhere you go. Overall I would say it's about average.

    Advice to Management

    Offer clear guidelines on how to get promotions.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Over worked and under appreciated..."

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    Current Employee - Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent and depending on your department you can work from home as needed.

    Cons

    There is a lot of politics you have to navigate to get anything done and if you manage to succeed, management will not acknowledge your efforts. This makes the office environment pretty toxic and causes employees to be rather competitive in order to gain favor with senior leadership, which results in collaboration being almost nonexistent.

    Managers often force responsibilities on employees that are way outside of their skillset and job description rather than finding or hiring appropriate personnel. They then chastise those employees when the project starts to have issues (who'd have guessed)...

    Compliments and/or recognition from management is extremely rare. There is no clear path for advancement within the company meaning it is virtually nonexistent- no matter how much effort and sacrifice you put in.

    There is no work life balance, I have to be available 24/7 no matter what day or time it is. I am expected to have my computer with me at all times, and if I don't respond to something quick enough the calls and texts start on my personal phone . This usually stems from a lack of planning and procrastination on the part of management always creating "emergencies"... This has made my home life very stressful and complicated.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a fundemetal change in the management style, time management, and attitude of senior leadership towards employees starting from the top down.


  6. "Great culture of hard work!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is really helpful and get stuff done!

    Cons

    not a formal training for new hires


  7. "Medtronic Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company and strong career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    High stress at times but important work.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great company but horribly inefficient department"

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    Former Employee - MDR/Vigilance Specialist Associate in Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - MDR/Vigilance Specialist Associate in Fridley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent
    Flexible schedule
    Work from home options
    Perks for being in a healthy lifestyle
    Close to bars haha

    Cons

    Toxic department
    Difficulty advancing
    Anti collaboration
    Nearly impossible to be heard by senior managers who claim to care
    Dog eat dog mentality


  9. "MDR specialist"

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    Current Employee - MDR Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - MDR Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit and good working environment

    Cons

    Working long hours and hard to find work life balance


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, great opportunities for growth within the company, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Seems to have lost sight of their mission, outsourcing customer service to other countries to save money, customer are complaining; however, mgmt doesn't care as it saves money, lost sight of caring about employees, getting too big, too much politics, lack of caring about customer service and their employees

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the mission, customers and employees are first then saving money


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