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Medtronic Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
743 Reviews

3.6
743 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
Omar S. Ishrak
223 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is manageable across most functions and the compensation is competitive (in 36 reviews)

  • Great benefits with one of the best overall retirement packages of any Fortune 500 company (in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • To much no work life balance needed additional money for training patients (in 29 reviews)

  • upper management chooses downsizing staff as means for cost cutting (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Physio-Control

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    Great place to work , fair, level headed management, decent comp and generally good opportunities. Each business unit doss have it unique culture within the company.

    Cons

    I was career grid locked at Physio-Control. The company has placed a transfer band on moving out of Physio to insure staff stay until such time as the decision to sell spin or not is finalized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a decision on the status of Physio-Control. It can represent an opportunity if integrated into a cardio-vascular strategy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall great, a lot of very bright people, good focus on a mission, host of interesting projects

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    Pros

    You will likely work with a lot of bright people, a lot of great opportunities for interesting projects if you are in the right field

    Cons

    Like anywhere, some middle managers where it is really hard to identify their value-add. The company can be pence wise/pound foolish at times, throwing millions at a project that gets hyped to the point of being funded in a major way, only to be cancelled a couple of years later, while much more modest, straightforward projects with budget of 100K or less get ignored even though their value is straightforward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on high-ROI, smaller projects. Ramp up high-cost, new programs more slowly to prove viability. Focus a bit less on acquisitions and more on growing and preserving the business you have-integrating all of these acquisitions have a huge cost associated with them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good While It Lasted

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    Pros

    Use to be a very good place to work.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on the stock price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow your employees not your stock price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work with

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Maastricht (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Maastricht (Netherlands)

    Pros

    good work-life balance and challenging work everyday
    good customer interactions

    Cons

    very bureaucratic
    matrix organization is time consuming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to get better in innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company but so much red tape.....

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    Current Employee - Sales Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Territory Manager

    Pros

    great culture
    well respected thruout industry

    Cons

    so much red tape to get anything done
    slow processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Medtronic

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    Former Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are very competitive. The management fosters a very professional and inclusive team work environment. Managers recognize individuals for their performance. Middle management spends a lot of time in the facility and when they aren't there are usually easy to contact even outside work hours. Severance package was generous.

    Cons

    Annual reduction in work force layoffs. Upper management located in Minnesota which sometimes makes project and performance not easily visible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work environment is great as is overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Strong company but you must always prove yourself.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Northridge, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA (US)

    Pros

    This is a very strong company that you would be proud to work for. Benefits are absolutely amazing and hard to beat. Sometimes you can fall into a group that works well together and will really be true friends for a lifetime. easy to get to and from the office (great location).

    Cons

    The work-life is balance leans a little more towards work in that you are expected to stay past hours to get your work done under intense projects and deadlines. Tough to get time off since it always seems that nobody can cover your work load. Bare minimum and sometimes under staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a few more people per team so that everyone does not feel overworked and underpaid. Work a little more on home-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Really enjoyed working there.

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Ana, CA (US)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and friendly people. Flexible work hours too.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are limited. Although there were many projects at our CA division, there were very few Core Team Leaders/Project Managers there. Most of the CTLs were back at HQ in Minnesota.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My experience over the last 6 years has been a very positive experience.

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Sacramento, CA (US)

    Pros

    Very innovative and provides services that help others improve their lives every day!

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to advance within the company although it is heavily promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To allow stellar employees the opportunity to advance into different areas of the business. Communication is lacking and only disbursed down on the 11th hour. Would be better to be pro-active rather than re-active.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Tempe, AZ (US)

    Pros

    The pay was great along with the opportunity for advancement. Had a great experience there.

    Cons

    Not a good place to make a mistake as they tend to quickly assign blame. Unfortunately they are very email based with limited face to face conversation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limit the bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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