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We are all only numbers

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  • Culture & Values
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Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
Former Employee - Field Sales Representative

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

Pros

Covidien has some great products on the Endovenous side of the business. Strong field sales groups before the layoffs in October 2012.

Cons

Employees are treated like a number. It doesn't matter how well you perform your job or awards you have won when they cut/layoff you are still just a number.
Marketing has missed the "mark" so many times. Always chasing the competition and missing prime opportunities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize talent when you have it. Remove dead weight. Just because someone lives in the correct area doesn't mean they are doing a great job. You cut the wrong people.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Overall a very disappointing experience

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    6% 401K match, employee stock purchase program, 3 weeks of vacation.

    Cons

    Zero opportunity for advancement, bonus payout is a joke, toxic finger-pointing culture, pay raises that do no keep up with inflation, certain members of senior management are unethical and incompetent. Overall this is a dead end job at a company that invests absolutely nothing in its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change current senior management at the Atlanta DC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Engineer II
    Current Employee - Engineer II

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

    Pros

    - Well-run company uses industry-wide best-practices. Great opportunity for someone new to the industry to learn quickly.
    - Lot's of training opportunities (six sigma, leadership, etc.)
    - Bonus and merit increases every year.

    Cons

    As would be expected in large cap medtech:
    - bureaucratic.
    - too many people involved in everything.
    - highly risk averse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company appears to be well-managed. Prospering above the industry average under headwinds in the business environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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