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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. "MDR specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good working environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn new things

    Cons

    I dont find any cons with this company

  3. "True core values, motivating & rewarding company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated employees; Core Values truly followed by leadership; High level of integrity and expectations; Ample stretch assignments for career growth

    Cons

    Large company politics/beauracracy is inescapable at more senior levels but not any different than other large, global organizations; Job leveling can feel below job market, but opportunities arise out of stretch assignments; Work performance record is too demanding (over-emphasis on documentation as opposed to tangible development discussions) (perspective as a former department manager & employee)

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the mission, remain candid with employees.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Startright representative"

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

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Nice building, most supervisors are friendly and approachable.

    Cons

    Major changes not implemented well. Lack of transparency when initiating changes.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency needed when implementing changes that affect employee job structure.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent compensation, frustrating cultural flaws."

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the highest compensation packages in the Memphis area. Don't be afraid to ask.

    Depending on department, work-life balance is exceptional.

    Most individual contributors you encounter will be incredibly helpful and affable. Cross-department collaboration is not unheard of.

    Cons

    Over the last 7 years, there as been a MASSIVE exodus of expertise, and the positions have been filled with recent college grads in over their heads. It's ineffective and unfair to everyone.

    The "work-life balance" thing comes at a price: Layoffs. EVERY YEAR. Layoffs. And every year, it's the individual contributors who are targeted.

    There are entirely too many layers to "management." It's like a 10-transition point shaded spectrum of "who's doing what, again?" These layers are too often filled with people who lack the necessary expertise to perform their function competently, and none of them seem capable of telling you there's anything you can improve on until it's "too late."

    Advice to Management

    Maybe evaluate tightening up work schedules and eliminating summer hours to see if that reduces some need to put people out of jobs.

    Maybe don't hold on to 5-10 employee salaries worth of raw material because of a handshake agreement.

    Maybe don't dedicate $500,000 worth of production to a supplier (one we have no intention of ever working with again) because you don't wanna hurt their fee-fees.

    Maybe, after nearly a decade of laying off sizable chunks of your most talented individual contributors, consider that the problems may exist somewhere further up stream.


  6. "Great Place to Build a Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    The reason behind the work they do, the PTO, and the annual holiday break

    Cons

    The recent ramifications from the Covidien acquisition


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Overtime is always available if you want to earn some extra cash

    Cons

    Increased workload, little to no increase in pay

  8. Helpful (4)

    "PMO Management nightmare and quarterly reviews"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, and decent benefits. The people were nice but the hourly employees were scared of layoffs.

    Cons

    Management had tunnel vision and were more concerned about their PMOs than what was actually important. I was fired one week after informing my manager of a serious compliance issue. I can only hope that he took care of it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let timelines be the only guide for quality, if one person sets the timeline for a CAPA and another executes it, how do you know it was given enough time or scope once you peel the onion.

    Medtronic Response

    Sep 25, 2017

    Hello,
    Please contact the confidential Medtronic Voice Your Concern Line at www.VoiceYourConcernLine.com.

    This website includes phone numbers for the Voice Your Concern Line in the U.S... More


  9. "Sales rep review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality, integrity, R&D and strong team focus

    Cons

    Bureaucracy - bad for millenials. Conservative stifling culture. Stagnant


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Can make a lot of money

    Cons

    Making money, just to hit monthly goals comes at a tremendous price personally and ethically. Most don't last more than 1 1/2 years

    Advice to Management

    Who would listen?


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