Medtronic Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
775 Reviews
3.6
775 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
Omar S. Ishrak
238 Ratings

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.  

    good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic (less than an year)

    Pros

    good place to work with

    Cons

    nothing as such till now

  2.  

    Its a best place to work in this company.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    A best work Culture. Best company to work in terms of growth prospects.

    Cons

    high pressure work environment in all verticals .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Devices for diabetes are not up to mark and very costly, not made for middle class people and recurring cost also being

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    Former Employee - ABE in New Delhi
    Former Employee - ABE in New Delhi

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Only salary is good in this company and basics facility ie hotels stay and meetings are good, other than no extra benefits

    Cons

    No time to get your personal needs and family, not even Sundays. Instruments are not up to mark, just fools the patients ,, that the device is good, simply an example, a Continuous Glucose Monitoring device shows blood glucose level 180 , but if u go for lab test at that time the reading will come 120-125 , even the sales person doesn't have any words to say which is correct reading, Even the working area of sales executive is very big ie. half of Delhi and complete haryana

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think that how to get the accurate device for glucose monitoring devices, otherwise there may be some hectic problems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Number driven company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    -Good Company, Brand Leader in Medical Devices.
    -Strong Mission
    -Good Products.

    Cons

    -Management too busy in chasing numbers
    -No employee career road-map and development plans
    -Only sales number driven company
    -No human values and work-life balance
    -heavy partiality
    -Lack of motivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into the ground level of the employee's real problems instead of just listening to the leader. Identify individual's talent and groom them in their areas of improvement and STOP blamming for non-performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    one of the growing company and very good company

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Educator in Raipur, Chhattisgarh
    Former Employee - Diabetes Educator in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    provide free atmosphere and appreciate the new thoughts of employees

    Cons

    it is a growing company so work is little bit hectic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please do the market research

    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Regional Manager, Sales

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Delhi
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Delhi

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

    Pros

    Performance driven culture. fair pay. strong connection to medtronic mission which a major driving factor.

    Cons

    career progress planning is still underway. talent management. too heavy leadership team. lots of new postions are being created without a solid business outcomes.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good, but not great

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    • 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
  9.  

    Fabulous People

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    • 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
  10.  

    Great employees, lots of work

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    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
  11.  

    Great learning experience, despite the politics

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    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

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