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Medtronic Reviews

Updated 4 March, 2015
Updated 4 March, 2015
882 Reviews
3.7
882 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
Omar S. Ishrak
297 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company culture emphasizes work-life balance and the trust that you will get your work done (in 44 reviews)

  • Great benefits with one of the best overall retirement packages of any Fortune 500 company (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of variation between the culture between BUs which reflect in work-life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • Upper management lost touch with reality as they became insulated from the general worker (in 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company - Wonderful Products

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There products save peoples lives. Very rewarding.

    Cons

    They need to get with modern day technology for running the administration side of the day to day business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Quality Products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Financially strong company. Fair salaries. Promote employees within.

    Cons

    Big company, not always flexible in decision making. Poor communication between divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Administration, Support,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Administration in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    it's a job. You will get your medical benefits although now they have been scaled down.

    Cons

    Too demanding. Thankless job
    You are just a number
    Forget fairness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People should be treated with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ever-growing and evolving --

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great life-saving technologies; smart people, good benefits, focus on patient outcomes as well as numbers. Business units have own, distinct culture

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy, change/implementation slow. No work-life balance. Politics. Silos. Limited resources against expectation, restructuring challenges, strategy implementation versus reality, prioritization; limited structure to support cross-BU integration

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Physio-Control

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Medtronic

    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
  7.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great pay, good people. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Still has a "good ol' boys club". Layoffs are commonplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Medtronic opens the door to new employees that want to learn all there is to know about the Medical Device Industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    .Great enviorment, has great benefits.

    Cons

    Is been challenging motivating team work, but i succeded.

  9.  

    Terrific company: large but well managed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Excellent training, average level of education/skills/competence among colleagues high, potential exposure to interesting projects

    Cons

    Large well run companies offer lots of positives, but none can escape a certain amount of political atmosphere. If you're after a big title to build your resume, you will not get it easily at Medtronic, but you will get good experience, better than others at other companies who have higher titles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Business Systems Analyst in Mounds View, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Business Systems Analyst in Mounds View, MN (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The culture at Medtronic is very nice

    Cons

    Senior leadership has a disconnect from the lower level employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a young employee, it seems like they don't care about your development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Spine rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Spine Representative
    Former Employee - Spine Representative

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Great scope of company and resources

    Cons

    Slow at making change and innovation compared to smaller/nimble companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement better training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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