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Medtronic Reviews

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
799 Reviews
3.6
799 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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Review Highlights

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

  • Upper management lost touch with reality as they became insulated from the general worker (in 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very solid patient and business focuses

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Major player with solid plans for investment

    Cons

    Big company may not move fast though

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A culture of bullying and politicking.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional in Sydney
    Former Employee - Professional in Sydney

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    A 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Looking elsewhere

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

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Constant 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 ManagementAdvice

    Training & 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Mission statement is inspiring and motivating

    Cons

    money focus of the sales areas, patients now come second

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to the mission and focus on the patients

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Surprisingly bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor training
    Poor recognition of performance
    Unsupportive management & HR
    Disorganised

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Question 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - NONE in Sydney
    Current Employee - NONE in Sydney

    I have been working at Medtronic as a contractor

    Pros

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    None, 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Surprisingly poor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Being in a growing industry

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Products! Some good people! Poor Management practice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good 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

    Cons

    ZERO/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 ManagementAdvice

    leadership should own the vision rather than reviwing

    Doesn't Recommend

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