Covidien Reviews

Updated 7 Jun 2020

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3.3
55%
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80%
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Covidien Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Omar Ishrak (no image)
Omar Ishrak
67 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent work/life balance, great people, enjoyable job(in 48 reviews)

  • "Long-term; good benefits; was a terrific company as Valleylab when the employees owned it (before it went corporate(in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Human Resources"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Good work environment and culture

    Cons

    Not many bad aspects to say

  2. "Fair employer"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Prague
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good team, opportunity to learn working with expensive complex apps

    Cons

    very common overtimes, recruitment of new members takes ages


  3. "Solid organization, Metronic only makes it stronger"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing 

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding product innovation, world-class surgical training for sales team

    Cons

    None to speak of, leadership was solid and work was appreciated.

  4. "More good than bad"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits seem to be higher than other similar companies

    Cons

    There is a lack of collaboration and a sense of one-team due to organisational structure and misaligned incentives Supporting functions are too lean

  5. "sucks"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    not many I really thought it sucked

    Cons

    everything, people are clueless and ruthless

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  6. "Senior Internal Auditor"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good team with strong commitment

    Cons

    Restructuring - Medtronic acquired Covidien and culture has changed.

  7. "Most lucrative employer in the area."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Hobart, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Ability to learn new equipment.

    Cons

    Do not always agree with management decisions.

  8. "Merged Medtronic"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor 

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture and well well commented

    Cons

    Unstable environment due to integration

  9. "Run!"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controller in Tijuana, Baja California
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is a little over the average for Salaries.

    Cons

    It´s a sweatshow. Fingerpointing everywhere. Cuttroath culture. Super Toxic enviroment.

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  10. "Great Company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Great Company, room for growth but you will have to work for it.

    Cons

    Tough culture to work at.. High Volume with high demand.

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