Medtronic Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2015
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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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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  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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Financially strong company. Fair salaries. Promote employees within.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    People should be treated with respect.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  6. Helpful (2)

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. Manufacturing manager

    • 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 full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products and really live the mission

    Cons

    Work load was very extreme and hard to maintain a good work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to prioritize projects and signing up everyone to work and every new initiative or improvement project

  8. Fantastic entry level job experience after undergraduate degree

    Former Employee - California in Goleta, CA (US)
    Former Employee - California in Goleta, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and friendly management team. Room to move up in the company with many options varying from quality management, supply chain management, and various engineering positions.

    Cons

    Once you are on salary you tend to work longer hours than 40 hours a week.

  9. Sales & Marketing

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

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plethora of global opportunities, great experiences for a long, full, stimulating career

    Cons

    Large organization- need to look out for your own best interests. Slow moving.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your people, make decisions faster.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good medical innovation by the mgmt

    Cons

    Big company syndrome as with many other companies

    Advice to Management

    Hire top talents and develop your people more, caterer development, rotations and international assignment

  11. IT / Facilities and EHS manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great place to work, people very nice, work and life balance, good experience for your career, multicultural environment, good experience to work Ina a 43,000 employees company

    Cons

    Lack communication, no easy to create networking, no budget to implement new ideas, changes happen very slow, macro management not good

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