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Medtronic Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is incredibly challenging (in 113 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 (2)

    "Great industry to work in."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 Employees and constantly working well beyond 40 hours/week, with outdated systems/applications, within a company culture that is focused on "good enough" and under executives that only seem to make decisions based on quarterly stock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.


  2. "Medtronic (former Covidien)"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, well known, lots of products and divisions, R&D investment is good as well as acquisitions

    Cons

    Big company and coming from Covidien I haven't felt like we were ever really a part of Medtronic so it's not surprising that they're now selling us to Cardinal Health

  3. "Plan"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Excellent work environment of the company

    Cons

    Intensive work atmosphere of the company

    Advice to Management

    Should be balanced work and life


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, leads their industry in innovation.

    Cons

    Very political, lots of internal strife between departmental managers especially between business and IT.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Medical Device Reporting Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Medical Device Reporting Specialist in Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - Medical Device Reporting Specialist in Fridley, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with large new team of about 30 all learning alongside you. Positive supervisors

    Cons

    Cog in the wheel. Mundane repetitive work. Would be able to go the entire day without talking to anyone due to the nature of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Prevent the constant turnover.


  6. "Medtronic"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wexford, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wexford, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great for out side sales

    Cons

    Poor for administrative assistants and support


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Things need to change in customer care"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great to work with and the meaning of the job is great.

    Cons

    Stressful
    Demoralizing
    Don't know how to communicate effectively without putting people down

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Cool Place To Work...But It Is Huge"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Analyst in Moundsview, MN
    Current Employee - Contract Analyst in Moundsview, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are part of the companies mission and the company does a good job of making employees feel included. It is a huge corporation with nice people and opportunity. knowing that you play the role in patients around the world with the medical technology is fulfilling.

    Cons

    As I stated in the Pros, the company is huge, but it is a con also as it causes issues when trying to navigate your professional career. HR is always busy and does not want to be bothered with helping employees develop. The company claims to be a strong advocate of developing employees yet you will not even be considered for interviews if you do not have extensive experience in the area of the position for which you are applying. Open job postings are listed to meet a requirement but a great deal of them are filled before they are even posted. Compensation is much lower than other companies in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Take employee development seriously. Because the company is so big, it is easy for employees to get lost in the shuffle and they look to you for guidance.


  9. "No too bad"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Mansfield, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, especially work from home option

    Cons

    penny pinch, do not invest

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent


  10. "medtronic"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Chicopee, MA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Chicopee, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company good benefits.love it

    Cons

    company is forsale again.dont like

    Advice to Management

    none


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