Medtronic
3.4 of 5 644 reviews
www.medtronic.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.4 644 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak

Omar S. Ishrak

(176 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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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Great

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Sydney

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

ProsMission statement is inspiring and motivating

Consmoney focus of the sales areas, patients now come second

Advice to Senior Managementgo back to the mission and focus on the patients

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Surprisingly bad

Sales Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at Medtronic full-time

ProsGood benefits & remuneration
Utilisation of latest technology eg. iPad + iPhone

ConsPoor training
Poor recognition of performance
Unsupportive management & HR
Disorganised

Advice to Senior ManagementQuestion appointments of middle management - are they suitably qualified & experienced? Are they adhering to the company's values & HR ethics?
Provide some decent training & career opportunities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Once a great culture losing its way because of cost cutting mentality

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Flexible workplace
- Health fund packaged

Cons- Constant restructuring serving no purpose. People are let go and a few months later roles are hired for same positions with less capable employees.
- Senior leadership promoted before they are ready. For example, lacking people skills, and business acumen.
- Weak HR team. Feedback in reviews not followed up. Poor performers and managers with poor people skills are never confronted nor is feedback actioned.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees especially those leaving the company. Poor performers and management with poor people skills will drive out high performers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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One of the poorest experiences ever in healthcare. Not recommended.

None (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at Medtronic as a contractor

ProsThere seemed to be few pros. Can still work an 8 hour day and achieve much more than most of the incumbent employees who are working 10-12 hour days.

Cons* Antiquated company that has not yet progressed to the 1980's.
* Treatment of women and minorities is appalling.
* Systems and processes dis-organised and only just functional, but managers ignore this and continue to pull in their salaries and bonuses.
* One manager frequently comments "Nothing in this company works", which is realistic and true assessment.
* Employees permitted to do whatever they like, regardless of job description, and no KPI's are ever set, let alone adhered to.
* Ripe for a buy out and a turnaround by a savvy capital investment company.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, there is too much that needs to be done to turn this company around, and the current managers are neither committed enough, nor have the business acumen to achieve this. Best to start over with a completely new senior management team to achieve the turnaround necessary.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Products! Some good people! Poor Management practice

Marketing (Current Employee)

I have been working at Medtronic full-time

ProsGreat products that are life enhancers for so many clients. Global business, and great research into the products they launch.

ConsProduct recalls and weak HR staff that permit overzealous Managers to bully and 'force out' staff that question any decision

Advice to Senior ManagementThese Managers, coupled with weak HR staff, will result in law suits and tribunals from employees the business targets for removal.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Surprisingly poor

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBeing in a growing industry

ConsA toxic combination of poor management, and HR practices, that set individuals up for failure. Very surprising!

Advice to Senior ManagementHelp your employees develop! After 30 years of exemplary performance, don't judge someone on 12 weeks, when they have been bereaved, been genuinely ill.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Beautiful mission doesn't make up for chronic mismanagement and protracted chaos

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Medtronic full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood people who care about why they're doing what they are doing
Ability to work in an interesting content area
Solid pay after you've been with the company more than 5 years

ConsZERO/incompetent talent management, even when classified as LDRP or Hi Talent
Management believes they can just review projects until they somehow magically coalesce into a business strategy

Advice to Senior Managementleadership should own the vision rather than reviwing

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Once great, has lost its way

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat product range that really changes lives
Learning opportunities that come with being part of a global business

ConsLeadership has totally lost direction
Can be few opportunities for advancement, depending on the part of the business
Constant threat of redundancy

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the Mission. Be guided by what is bes for the patient and the rest will follow. Regain the culture where people were proud to be part of a team that changed people's lives.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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