Medtronic Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
775 Reviews
3.6
775 Reviews
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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 65 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Good, but not great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Department in Northridge, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Department in Northridge, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good opportunity to learn the field

    Cons

    lots of politics, lack of leadership, too much of unnecessary pressure from top management and too many un-realistic goals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fabulous People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot in regulatory affairs from what physicians can do outside of FDA approval given their MD/DO licensure. People were friendly, helpful, eager to show me the R&D area (am a premed) and eager to give me videos on therapies that were already licensed by FDA.

    Cons

    they did not have a permanent role open for me at that time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great employees, lots of work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Louisville, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Louisville, CO (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people in product development are great. I'm often sad when teams dissolve from one project to another. Strong focus on customer / patient safety.

    Cons

    Deadlines can be comically optimistic, dreadful when they approach. Very flat hierarchy so everyone has equal say, creating a "too many cooks in the kitchen" problem when it comes to establishing processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on marketing demands, more focus on technical risk when establishing deadlines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning experience, despite the politics

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

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Mission, generally competent leaders, healthcare industry means doing some good.

    Cons

    work-life balance, shifting culture from top line to bottom line focus, somewhat up and out mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more use of the mission in how loyal employees are treated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good career in sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DTA in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - DTA in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work environment is good with good opportunities for growing in the company. Management is relatively understanding. Good benefits and incentives.

    Cons

    Work load sometime overwhelming. In general if you are in the sales field, the work is stressful and yoy need to hit your target to get a good bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please put the right people in the right place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits, small fish big pond.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fair comp plans, 401K, pension.

    Cons

    Too many disconnected layers of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase training opportunities.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    All that glitters...

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    Former Employee - Assembler
    Former Employee - Assembler

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    enjoyed hours and co workers

    Cons

    management likes to put band aid on problems or close there eyes. Communication from managers is like pulling wisdom teeth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Independent contributor career ladder

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and opportunity to work on multiple medical devices.

    Cons

    Politic and over promotion of ill equipped leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop retaliation and start listening. Come down an mingle with those that are doing the work rather that listening to those that tell you what you wish to hear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great work/life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and good/smart people to work with

    Cons

    Company is a bit cheap on things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions is small here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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