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Better than most work places

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Current Employee - Senior Electronic Technician  in  Fridley, MN (US)
Current Employee - Senior Electronic Technician in Fridley, MN (US)

I have been working at Medtronic full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Good over all work environment. Most are ultimately looking to help people with their medical products/

Cons

Many above do not think the people below (on the job ladder) are capable of doing as good of a job. Without a MS in engineering it is difficult to have people except your ideas.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Medtronic

  1.  

    Medtronic is a good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has great benefits.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    lack of upward promotion for minorities

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    Former Employee - Finance Department  in  Memphis, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Department in Memphis, TN (US)

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits like 401K company match, tuition assistance, paid holidays and vacations, work from home available in many departments, encourages employees to volunteer in the community, schlorships available for children of employees, excellent health benefits for example I paid around $200 per month for a family of 4 the only out of pocket costs I had were for $20 co-pays no co-insurance and no deductible, plan paid at 100% of medical costs when admitted to the hospital.

    Cons

    Promotion is based on who you know not what you know. Whenever they posted a new job position they already knew who they were planning to give the job to. It is just a formality that the job had to be posted for a specific number of days. They say that they want to retain talent; however there is a lack of promotion from within; instead they hire their friends from the outside, and promote their friends. For example, there was a woman who only had a bachelor's degree in biology, and no directly related work experience, yet she was hired in as a senior financial analyst. Then about every year or two she would be promoted. Whenever they wanted to promote someone who didn't meet the requirements, they would custom create the job position. For example, to be a Principle Financial Analyst you were to have at minimum 7 years of direct experience and a degree in a directly related field like finance or accounting; however they would change the requirement to 2 years and exclude the requirement for needing a related degree. These types of things occurred all the time! It significant decreased employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and promote base upon who deserves it not on who you know!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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