Medtronic Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
764 Reviews
3.6
764 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 43 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 35 reviews)

  • Upper management lost touch with reality as they became insulated from the general worker (in 31 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Mission focused organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    The people make the business. Most are hard-working, goal-oriented individuals who are also very well educated. The pay is competitive and the business continues to grow and reinvent itself.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are too many objectives to focus effectively on getting things done and they change frequently so you may invest time in certain objectives only to find the work product disregarded due to changing priorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    So far so great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Intern
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Intern

    I have been working at Medtronic as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The business side does well to make their intentions as transparent as they can. The benefits and salaries are generous, and the culture is relaxed. The work is rewarding, especially when you hear about patient success stories. The people are passionate about their job. Because the company is so large, there is opportunity to change careers without leaving the company.

    Cons

    The size of the company means that most employees contributions are marginal in scope. The medical focus and regulation of company efforts can make development and other projects slow down significantly. Because the company is so large, the software is hard to change, and often out of date.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Generally a good place to work in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time

    Pros

    Great benefit, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Promotion is slow, training is limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Specialist  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Specialist in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, senior leadership visibility, autonomy, work life balance, cohesive teamwork

    Cons

    Inter- team communication is a work in progress as the team adds new members

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great working environment, supportive manager, good work-life balance. Full benefits (401k, insurance etc)

    Cons

    Salary does not change much for the first few years. Repetitive work for some parts of the job.

  7.  

    Great Company - Wonderful Products

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There products save peoples lives. Very rewarding.

    Cons

    They need to get with modern day technology for running the administration side of the day to day business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales-driven organization

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    • Senior Management
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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 for more than a 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic full-time for 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
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time for 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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