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We are all only numbers

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
Former Employee - Field Sales Representative

I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Covidien has some great products on the Endovenous side of the business. Strong field sales groups before the layoffs in October 2012.

Cons

Employees are treated like a number. It doesn't matter how well you perform your job or awards you have won when they cut/layoff you are still just a number. Marketing has missed the "mark" so many times. Always chasing the competition and missing prime opportunities.

Advice to Management

Realize talent when you have it. Remove dead weight. Just because someone lives in the correct area doesn't mean they are doing a great job. You cut the wrong people.

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  1. Truly disappointing experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covidien full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good products Innovation Fast paced business environment

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations Heavy office politics and backstabbing Nepotism Lack of talent management for functions outside of sales and marketing Bureaucracy Short term vision

    Advice to Management

    Instead of constant cost cutting and reorganizations, consider investing in mid to long term strategy and talent development


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    Overall a very disappointing experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Covidien full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    6% 401K match, employee stock purchase program, 3 weeks of vacation.

    Cons

    Zero opportunity for advancement, bonus payout is a joke, toxic finger-pointing culture, pay raises that do no keep up with inflation, certain members of senior management are unethical and incompetent. Overall this is a dead end job at a company that invests absolutely nothing in its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Change current senior management at the Atlanta DC


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