Medtronic Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
759 Reviews
3.6
759 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
Omar S. Ishrak
230 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Once great, has lost its way

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for 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
  2.  

    Mission focused organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    The people make the business. Most are hard-working, goal-oriented individuals who are also very well educated. The pay is competitive and the business continues to grow and reinvent itself.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are too many objectives to focus effectively on getting things done and they change frequently so you may invest time in certain objectives only to find the work product disregarded due to changing priorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    So far so great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Intern
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Intern

    I have been working at Medtronic as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The business side does well to make their intentions as transparent as they can. The benefits and salaries are generous, and the culture is relaxed. The work is rewarding, especially when you hear about patient success stories. The people are passionate about their job. Because the company is so large, there is opportunity to change careers without leaving the company.

    Cons

    The size of the company means that most employees contributions are marginal in scope. The medical focus and regulation of company efforts can make development and other projects slow down significantly. Because the company is so large, the software is hard to change, and often out of date.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Generally a good place to work in

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

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Great benefit, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Promotion is slow, training is limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Specialist  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Specialist in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, senior leadership visibility, autonomy, work life balance, cohesive teamwork

    Cons

    Inter- team communication is a work in progress as the team adds new members

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great working environment, supportive manager, good work-life balance. Full benefits (401k, insurance etc)

    Cons

    Salary does not change much for the first few years. Repetitive work for some parts of the job.

  8.  

    Great Company - Wonderful Products

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There products save peoples lives. Very rewarding.

    Cons

    They need to get with modern day technology for running the administration side of the day to day business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer  in  Juncos, PR (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Juncos, PR (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, good overall benefits, employee performance is valued, work-life is well balanced, focussed company mission to help patients.

    Cons

    Too much time in getting projects implemented...a board here, a board there to check, check and check. Not many opportunities for growth or promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't look outside when the talent you look for is right before your eyes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good social-minded company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    good values, ethical, social-minded company

    Cons

    hierarchical decision making is slow

  11.  

    Developing as a company, long way to go at that time

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Northridge, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Management in Northridge, CA (US)

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had an outstanding boss, great team to work with, endorsement of the directions I was moving my group, a lot of positives.

    Cons

    Lots of internal factions promoted by division president's lack of personal discipline in setting, keeping direction, allowed and encouraged many different directions based on who talked to her last, low standards in business practices. Odd hiring, promotion, layoff decisions. Seemed to be running a Harvard MBA post-graduate remedial course -- several of those types running around messing up projects. Lots of hollow talk, inconsistent action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take accountability, set direction, react less, clean out the people who allow the business to be mediocre.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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