Medtronic

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Medtronic Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.4 722 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak

Omar S. Ishrak

(213 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is manageable across most functions and the compensation is competitive(in 36 reviews)

  • Great benefits with one of the best overall retirement packages of any Fortune 500 company(in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • To much no work life balance needed additional money for training patients(in 29 reviews)

  • upper management chooses downsizing staff as means for cost cutting(in 27 reviews)

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    A culture of bullying and politicking.

    Professional (Former Employee) Sydney

    ProsGood benefits including health care. Office is ok, easy access via both car and public transport.

    ConsA culture where bullying is not only tolerated but perpetuated by HR. HR and team leaders play favorites, and there is a continual 'survivor' mentality, in that you never know if you are going to make it through the next round of redundancies. You are promoted/ given pay rises based on your relationship with HR.

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

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    Looking elsewhere

    Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsRespected employer amongst other med-tech companies, good salary & benefits

    ConsConstant restructuring & layoffs; bullying & mismanagement allowed by ineffective human resources; poorly organised; management filled with "corporate climbers" that will promise unrealistic growth with no idea how to achieve it

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining & induction needs a lot of work. Get organised, get the basics right. Treat your staff with respect & dignity. Engender a culture of trust & teamwork, instead of intense competition.

    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

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Sydney

    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)

    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

    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

    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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    Surprisingly poor

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sydney

    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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    Great Products! Some good people! Poor Management practice

    Marketing (Current Employee)

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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)

    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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