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Minnetronix Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "Great small company feel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work and good people

    Cons

    Pay might not be as high as bigger companies


  2. "Manufacturing envirnonment"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Technician
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Minnetronix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fast paced, free coffee, lean manufacturing expertise

    Cons

    repetitive manufacturing work but the days go by quick

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Woodbury, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Minnetronix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    old managers were great with flexible hours and great benefits

    Cons

    new managers has no idea what they are doing. audits are great because everything is swept under the rug. overworked engineers performing other departments roles.

    Advice to Management

    get your roles and responsibilities defined. engineers are not robots let them think and they will grow and develop. do not control and make decisions for them.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "“The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see, the future is.”"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people... Although that is changing.
    Pay is fair, benefits are fair.

    Cons

    Leadership team does not prioritize a "Great places to work" culture like they claim they do.

    Engineering technical competency assessments(part of annual review) are conducted by middle-managers with no engineering experience.

    Indifferent and incapable middle-managers run amok here with few consequences for them.

    Advice to Management

    I believe that the management truly wants to promote a "Great places to work" culture however, all they can really do is promote the types of interactions and experiences that help this to grow.

    Low hanging fruit? - Identify the indifferent and incapable middle-managers and replace them with capable and experienced people who understand the value of good culture positive environment. AND THEN HAVE THE FOLLOW-THROUGH TO EMPOWER THEM TO SUCCEED!!


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    "Employee Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Even at an entry leve, there is a high PTO accrual rate at Minnetronix. They are flexible on hours for the engineering department. The health benefits are good. There is a variety of project exposure.

    Cons

    Management decisions are questionable. Due to their business model, they tend to get into multiple situations were unplanned activities and scope changes happen frequently. However, there is seldom push back from Minnetronix to hold to schedules and budgets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a finger on the pulse of the projects and scope changes. When fires do occur, push back at the customer with reasonable justifications as to why something will take longer.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Engineering employee experience at Minnetronix"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Minnetronix (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The hours, salary and benefits are good - flexible hours and casual dress policy are a plus. If you want a wide variety of experience in the medical device industry this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Minnetronix provides contract design, development and manufacturing services to other medical device companies. Some customers are great to work with, others are not. You need a thick skin, confidence in your own abilities and good customer service skills to survive and be promoted beyond an entry level position.

    Advice to Management

    Work on promoting and rewarding the skills of employees that have been with the company for more than 5 years. Often good and dependable employees are overlooked in favor of the next whiz kid. All too often the whiz kids leave for the next big thing, but your dependable employees are still there.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good Intentions - Poor Followthrough"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Minnetronix full-time

    Pros

    Fast design cycles lead to lots of opportunities for technical knowledge growth and expansion. Nearly all positions are customer facing, so you'll have lots of opportunities to communicate directly with the customers.

    Cons

    The company almost always seems to be struggling with managing project scope and budget, with one or two projects hitting critical points in development while "in the red" budget wise each year. This can be challenging to work with as an engineer, as you'll have to manage your time carefully to keep projects within budget and timeline.

    Advice to Management

    Be more strict with customers when it comes to project scope and expectations.

  8. "Human Resource Generalist"

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Generalist Contractor
    Former Employee - Human Resource Generalist Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, and majority of the people were very friendly. The business model is work hard play hard in which they do. Excellent employee benefits! I would have to say this is one of the top three places that I have worked.

    Cons

    Sometimes some job functions were completely disconnected with others.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project stability is key"

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    Former Employee - Continuation Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Continuation Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and culture. People generally interested in doing a good job.

    Cons

    They tend to hire and let go contractors by the project work they get or loose.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the employees are doing CMA and not being truthful about contractors.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Generally good challenges and environment - but may be changing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Minnetronix full-time

    Pros

    Good variety of work, new projects start about every 9 months or so. CEO tries to make the company environment fun with almost weekly internal activities and a half dozen external activities throughout the year. People are by and large all skilled in their disciplines and helpful.

    Cons

    Company growth has driven the need for more middle management and a fair amount of it from the outside and its changing the culture in a negative way. Senior management tends to delegate this and other decisions more than it should.

    Advice to Management

    See to it that management hires know the culture you're trying to maintain and hold them to it. Delegate, but also sample inspect.


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