Medtronic Reviews

Updated 20 October, 2014
Updated 20 October, 2014
778 Reviews
3.6
778 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is manageable across most functions and the compensation is competitive (in 44 reviews)

  • Great benefits with one of the best overall retirement packages of any Fortune 500 company (in 66 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of variation between the culture between BUs which reflect in work-life balance (in 36 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. 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
  3.  

    Good Company but Lots of Politics

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great industry, great perks, good pay. There are a lot of good people and it is nice to know your job ultimately helps improve patients lives.

    Cons

    Politics, Career Path not clear, too much posturing. Promotions and opportunities seem to go to people who are good at politicking their way into senior mgmt's offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on talent development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Mission driven company. People are motivated by it.

    Cons

    Poor Career advancement. People generally hired for the role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good, but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Department in Northridge, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Department in Northridge, CA (US)

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good opportunity to learn the field

    Cons

    lots of politics, lack of leadership, too much of unnecessary pressure from top management and too many un-realistic goals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fabulous People

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

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot in regulatory affairs from what physicians can do outside of FDA approval given their MD/DO licensure. People were friendly, helpful, eager to show me the R&D area (am a premed) and eager to give me videos on therapies that were already licensed by FDA.

    Cons

    they did not have a permanent role open for me at that time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great employees, lots of work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Louisville, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Louisville, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    The people in product development are great. I'm often sad when teams dissolve from one project to another. Strong focus on customer / patient safety.

    Cons

    Deadlines can be comically optimistic, dreadful when they approach. Very flat hierarchy so everyone has equal say, creating a "too many cooks in the kitchen" problem when it comes to establishing processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on marketing demands, more focus on technical risk when establishing deadlines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great learning experience, despite the politics

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    The Mission, generally competent leaders, healthcare industry means doing some good.

    Cons

    work-life balance, shifting culture from top line to bottom line focus, somewhat up and out mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more use of the mission in how loyal employees are treated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good career in sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DTA in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - DTA in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work environment is good with good opportunities for growing in the company. Management is relatively understanding. Good benefits and incentives.

    Cons

    Work load sometime overwhelming. In general if you are in the sales field, the work is stressful and yoy need to hit your target to get a good bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please put the right people in the right place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Independent contributor career ladder

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and opportunity to work on multiple medical devices.

    Cons

    Politic and over promotion of ill equipped leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop retaliation and start listening. Come down an mingle with those that are doing the work rather that listening to those that tell you what you wish to hear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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