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Medtronic Reviews

Updated 25 January 2015
Updated 25 January 2015
843 Reviews
3.6
843 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    Once great, has lost its way

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great leaders. Great benefits.

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

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Medtronic is a solid company. The leadership is exceptional

    Cons

    Large company requires a lot of travel in order to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great people, very good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Every few years layoffs happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to work

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary & Benefits
    Opportunities
    Ethical Management that tries to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Very political
    Annual restructuring which is stressful
    You must control your own career - they offer no guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the annual restructuring. It's distracting and anxiety provoking.
    Hunt down those managers that are poor and remove them. This is a huge blind spot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great benefits, respectful management, good people on my team. These were truly the best years of my life. I can't recommend them enough. And when they decided to re-locate the office they were VERY fair and generous to us. They offered to pay re-location expenses if we chose to move and gave a very generous severance package to those who remained behind. If I didn't have family considerations, I would have stayed and moved with them.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to work hard. You need to have a sense of urgency and initiative. If you're looking for a lackadaisical 9-5 this won't work for you. If you aren't willing to contribute your ideas and efforts you won't advance, But then I wouldn't expect you to think you would.

  8.  

    Awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Good company . . .

    Cons

    no concers . . .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's a great environment to work for.

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

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    The people are very interesting and it feels good to work in an industry that improves people's lives.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth and very slow in making decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company of Which to Be a Part

    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Louisville, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Louisville, CO (US)

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Very good pay and benefits
    - Awesome technology and healthcare applications to work with (I worked with surgical navigation products and only left to move back to my original hometown)
    - Volunteer opportunities through Mission in Motion
    - Value added performance review process

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload can be pretty heavy but work-life balance is still emphasized. My location was too small to have an in house cafeteria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive in sending people to appropriate conferences for professional development.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Work alongside the best people in the business towards a great mission

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    compensation, colleagues, company values, work life balance,

    Cons

    too many levels of management, very slow to adapt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growth through acquisitions is not sustainable. Down the road you may start to lose to the quicker/leaner well staffed tech companies transitioning into healthcare.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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