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.  

    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
  2.  

    Great benefits, small fish big pond.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Independent contributor career ladder

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    All that glitters...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Good, not great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Technology is great. Lots to learn. Team encourages contributions.

    Cons

    Heavy handed management. Upper management seems more interested in preserving their silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LIsten to your acquisitions. They've got some great idea.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales-driven organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues
    Recent improvements for staff welfare i.e. wellness programs
    Nice on-site facilities in Singapore
    Good products, making a difference in patient lives

    Cons

    Internal processes almost non-existent
    Functional teams understaffed i.e. legal/compliance, becoming bottlenecks
    Lack training and development
    Big difference between permanent and contract staff
    Location and surrounding amenities leave much to be desired
    Divide between local manufacturing operations and regional/international entities is unwarranted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix internal fundamentals to remove execution barriers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company of the past becoming global and moving away from its MN roots

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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Fridley, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Fridley, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people excellent projects (when funded) mission driven organization (at least from the employees left from those days)

    Cons

    Annual layoffs over past 3-4 years, not the Medtronic it used to be (doubt if Earl B. would recognize this company anymore). For past 3-5 years a definite strategy to move out of MN and become a global conglomerate absolutely flush with management layers, politics, and "strategury" in the Bush sense of the word.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What made this company great was alignment to the mission from top to bottom that is now eroding drastically as the global financial chiefs chase the profit dollar (do you need to make ALL THE MONEY) to keep the boated company afloat. The distance between upper management and the scientist/engineers is great now with little respect for what it actually takes to get innovative medical devices to market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent Place To Work

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, solid medical device company, with some of the best benefits in the industry

    Cons

    Work ethic and solid producers not recognized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat hard-working employees as hard-working employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Large corporate bureaucracy with typical behaviors and issues of a large corporation.

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Company's Mission is great! Nice to work for a company/corporation that literally improves people's lives through the products.

    Cons

    Personal Development process if difficult to navigate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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