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Medtronic Reviews

Updated 21 November, 2014
Updated 21 November, 2014
800 Reviews
3.6
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job, poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Memphis, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Memphis, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great and fun job working with sales and external customers. Travel was 75% but based from home. Great recognition for a great job done. Good pay and great bonus/benefits. Some really great leadership. Company provides you with anything you may need to do your job well. The majority of management is very hard working and respectful. HR was fair with support for the management and for the employee. If you had a good management staff above you, you have an enjoyable job!

    Cons

    If you are in the office, there is a lot of politics. There are also some pretty bad directors and above management but they are not the majority. No one stops them from behaving badly which is a shame. Pricing for the devices and technology can be very high and not always what the market can bear. As new competition hits the market, technology is more equal but pricing does not always remain competitive for the company products. I do not believe the company is even close to what it was as Sofamor Danek or the early Medtronic spine years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Growth opportunity when you get the regular (Fulltime) and better if you have some college

    Cons

    Not easy to be a regular employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They never know who is better and/or who deserves the best because they supervise a big crowd and imposible to them to see clearly, for example; i am the most cleanest worker and quality is first but many others only think about the numbers at production, they're good but not like me :) and i am the only one who want to work overtime and/or late night and weekends, everybody wants work and get out early and only work for the money, but i want to learn more and more everyday. Integrity, loyal to the company that help me with a job and i appreciate that thank you Mproc, and in a future maybe i can go to college and graduate keep working at the company that is helping, restoring peoples health and life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Medtronic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer Specialist in Humacao, PR (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer Specialist in Humacao, PR (US)

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

    Pros

    Company was very friendly. I received lot of support from management.

    Cons

    Company doesn't pay as employee deserve. Jobs promotions are very little.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Automation Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Automation Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Mission Driven Company. All the employees motivated to work hard. Senior management always ready to help. Lots to learn.

    Cons

    None, I felt during my internship period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Firmware Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Northridge, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Northridge, CA (US)

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People there are so nice and easy to reach out for any helps.
    Less meetings but high efficiency.

    Cons

    No Cons if you find the position that fits you well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Really wanna get the job. But not a easy one.Good questions.

    Cons

    Benefits are good. Environment is stressful.

  8.  

    Great mission and many highly dedicated and talented employees. Upper management is not focused on employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Rosa, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Rosa, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Dedicated and highly driven and result-oriented organization. Good growth opportunities for those identified as future leaders.

    Cons

    Individual, long-term employees not on a leadership path have little to no growth-opportunities. Their contributions are not valued for the most part. Some people managers are highly incompetent and are clueless regarding how to manage their people. Chaotic and stressful work environment. Management can be abusive. HR focused on the top 15%, treats individual contributor complaints with a lack of respect or interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat every employee with respect, not just the top 15%. Hire highly qualified individuals for critical people management positions instead of basing hiring or promotions on personal preference. Wake up, there are many unhappy employees in Santa Rosa.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Historically good company, but culture of not readily promoting those OUT of their current therapies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    mission of company is very admirable and truly what most employees and absolutely the CEO stand by "alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life"

    Cons

    if you are a clinical - not good compensation; the company is OPEN to people lateraling over into different therapies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actively HELP people more into other positions - sales to clinical; clinical to sales; clinical to management

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding employees, bad politics and management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Memphis, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Medtronic has some of the brightest and best educated co-workers I've experienced.

    Cons

    The sheer size of the company means that there is a ton of politics and very very slow moving to react to the market. There are employees who literally "hide" in the cubicle farm with little or no known contribution while others will quit for new opportunities due to high manager turnover, no career progression or clear path on how to get "there".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High turnover of managers and staff in marketing. Some employees in marketing have experienced 4-5 managers over a 3 year period. Each brand new manager is not in a position to promote and state that they need time to evaluate the employees. Employees become frustrated knowing that each new manager starts their observation time clock over again, stagnating their promotion potential.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible Lack of Compassion; Greedy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    The people who work on the floor where the main production happens are truly great people. They work for continuous long hours either or their feet or sitting in their chair. Very exhausting. You can go brain dead so quickly here, but I find a lot of workers here have an uplifting energy and spirit that propels them to work hard each and every day. On another note, there are a few corrupt souls here who lie and point fingers. And others who know better, and yet still turn the other cheek just so the paychecks can keep on coming. You know who you are.

    Cons

    Greedy. They treat their coworkers very unkindly, especially for those who have been with them the longest. They find any reason, any excuse to fire them after being with the company for over 15, 20+ years because those people have the best benefits. And since they're greedy, the company can just hire new temps to take over and pay them way less than what they had spent on the other now ex-employee. Then everyone is scared to say anything in fear that they may lose their job. And those people working, bless their souls, have families that depend on them to come through. Many of these people do not have a higher education, are immigrants or first generations here, and yet they are looked down upon. They work so hard to do what no one else wants to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care and respect. Love. Everyone is there working for the mission. You have to give back to your workers, too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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