Medtronic
3.4 of 5 648 reviews
www.medtronic.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 20, 2014
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3.4 648 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak

Omar S. Ishrak

(177 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Management is very flexible and it is very easy to maintain proper work/life balance"
    in 30 reviews
  • "Great benefits and competitive salary make employment even more enjoyable"
    in 54 reviews
Cons:
  • "To much no work life balance needed additional money for training patients"
    in 26 reviews
  • "upper management chooses downsizing staff as means for cost cutting"
    in 23 reviews
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Physio-Control

Director (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Medtronic

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people, great company, big company.

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

I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 8 years

ProsMedtronic has a great culture based on great people and great products. The company hires globally and attracts some of the best talent. The company's mission is based around the patients and for the most part that provides great satisfaction working for the company.

ConsInconsistent promotion patterns, limited upward mobility for many. Topline growth slowing due to size and competitive forces. The company is very quarter results driven.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful Company

Principal Computer Operator (Current Employee)
Woodbury, MN (US)

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

Prosit is a Wonderful Company

Consso many possibilities for career

Advice to Senior Managementkeep on truckin

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sourcing Engineer

Senior Sourcing Engineer (Current Employee)
Memphis, TN (US)

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

ProsGreat company; competitive pay and benefits

ConsLimited growth opportunities; poor management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Engineering Manager

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Medtronic

ProsGreat mission. Strong relations. Great company.

ConsNeed more opportunity to share manufacturing visions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Be patient and open-minded, and you'll gain a lot from the experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Medtronic as an intern for less than a year

Pros-Flexible work schedule (just make sure you communicate and depends on supervisor)
-Feel like I'm part of the team
-Get to attend meetings and have resources to learn more about company
-Friendly people -- everyone is willing to help answer questions

Cons-Everything seems overwhelming at first (be a quick learner and you'll be ok)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good employee development program

Regulatory Compliance (Current Employee)
Santa Ana, CA (US)

I have been working at Medtronic full-time

Pros- I was able to work on projects from a different business unit as it was a growth opportunity for me and my manager encouraged me.
- Office culture is friendly
- Good time off policy (3 weeks for employees 0-4 years)

Cons- Compensation is very low as compared to similar job titles in other business units
- The R&D group doesnt look very harmonious and there always seems to be behind the back bitching. Attrition rate is high
- A particular project manager employs divide and conquer policy.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook into people compensation to stem the rate of attrition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hard work but enjoyable

Scientist (Current Employee)
Northridge, CA (US)

I have been working at Medtronic full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBoundless opportunities for personal growth and development

ConsLong hours and expected to work occasional weekends

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Medtronic Global Talent Acquisition responded to this review

Apr 02, 2014

We appreciate your feedback, both constructive and positive so thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Medtronic

ProsCares about its employees very much.

ConsQuick turnaround on some jobs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company with a great mission.

Anonymous (Former Employee)

I worked at Medtronic

ProsBenefits, employee friendly, decent pay.

ConsCan be very political. Uses a lot of contractors versus investing in building employee base and loyalty.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees they have great ideas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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