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Medtronic Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
744 Reviews

3.6
744 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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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.  

    Really enjoyed working there.

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Ana, CA (US)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and friendly people. Flexible work hours too.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are limited. Although there were many projects at our CA division, there were very few Core Team Leaders/Project Managers there. Most of the CTLs were back at HQ in Minnesota.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience over the last 6 years has been a very positive experience.

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Sacramento, CA (US)

    Pros

    Very innovative and provides services that help others improve their lives every day!

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to advance within the company although it is heavily promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To allow stellar employees the opportunity to advance into different areas of the business. Communication is lacking and only disbursed down on the 11th hour. Would be better to be pro-active rather than re-active.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work with

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Maastricht (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Maastricht (Netherlands)

    Pros

    good work-life balance and challenging work everyday
    good customer interactions

    Cons

    very bureaucratic
    matrix organization is time consuming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to get better in innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Tempe, AZ (US)

    Pros

    The pay was great along with the opportunity for advancement. Had a great experience there.

    Cons

    Not a good place to make a mistake as they tend to quickly assign blame. Unfortunately they are very email based with limited face to face conversation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limit the bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I believe in this company but one bad apple (manager) spoiled the barrel.

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    Former Employee - Planner  in  Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Planner in Santa Ana, CA (US)

    Pros

    Rewarding in that I always felt like my contribution individually or as a team member made a difference in the product quality, availability, or access. Lots of investment in training every employee.

    Cons

    Some managers got caught up in politics and persecuted individuals for ego sake. Lost good employees because of poor manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having a true advocate for the employee. I was a 10 year plus employee with a wall full of awards and endorsements from others but ONE person had the power to sway HR. HR is not at all on the side of the non-manager. Worthless to even try to improve if a manager has it out for you. Not just me, happened to many others in my career. Its a shame because otherwise Medtronic is the best!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    OKAY

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits., great wages, great retirement

    Cons

    poor upper management,, in the weeds all the time.

  8.  

    great experience

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    Former Employee - Technical Support  in  Thessaloníki (Greece)
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Thessaloníki (Greece)

    Pros

    provides everything needed for you to dedicate to your work tasks.
    changes they way you think and act professianally and make you think you are a member of a big family with one big goal, to help people and improve their lives.

    Cons

    Very good work - life balance. Poor middle managment. Great opportunity for a career

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It has become a large company that makes a lot of money, compensates well, but is not fast moving.

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Mounds View, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Mounds View, MN (US)

    Pros

    A great place for work/life balance.
    You can set your own trajectory.
    LOTS of career opportunity.

    Cons

    If you are a poor engineer they will move you into program management. This sometimes works out well. Other times, not too much.
    Tolerate poor performers for too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the RIF process - but you need to start keeping people that have the 30+ years of knowledge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company which believe in the professional development inside the organization

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Analyst  in  Juncos, PR (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Analyst in Juncos, PR (US)

    Pros

    They believe and live the mission, they invest in their personnel

    Cons

    A lot of variation between the culture between BUs which reflect in work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Marketing

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  Fridley, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Fridley, MN (US)

    Pros

    Very strong mission driven company.

    Cons

    It is a highly matrixed environment.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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