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Overall, I have been satisfied with my experiences and opportunities at Covidien for the last 8 years.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)

Pros

Solid products offer some stability. However, there is concern for the future, no funnel of new products.
I am from St. Louis, so it is nice to have the opportunity to move up and stay in town. Many choose travel vs. relocation.
Company does spend money to try and keep the plants in good working conditions

Cons

20 Monkeys with typewriters could put together more constructive feedback than many of the managers in my department.
Too much holding the cards and secrets from the masses or in many cases the Project Engineers and Managers that can actually improve your decisions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please get rid of the last remnants of the Mallinckrodt guard that keep us stuck in the mud.

No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Covidien

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company Culture Changes every 6 months

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Products the company makes are generally very well designed and made. In general the sales force is extremely motivated and possibly the best trained in the medical community.

    Cons

    The Marketing Strategy is very disjointed, product line to product line, product to product, or even month to month. There was a lot of turnover among senior leadership, and with each change comes a new culture. Rather than building up and enhancing a brand to boost sales, the company consistenty chooses layoffs for cost containment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and build consistency of culture; try to keep the same strategy for at least a year before changing course. Price products competitively.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Covidien is a good place to work in Boulder

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Surgical Solution Group is a growing division with a strong pipeline of innovative products and technologies.

    Cons

    The number of reorganizations in the past few years has increased in frequency and scale, which limits professional growth and consistency.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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