Medtronic
3.4 of 5 644 reviews
www.medtronic.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

Medtronic Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.4 644 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak

Omar S. Ishrak

(176 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Management is very flexible and it is very easy to maintain proper work/life balance"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Great Benefits (not counting pay/bonus structure), Feels good helping people"
    in 48 reviews
Cons:
  • "To much no work life balance needed additional money for training patients"
    in 25 reviews
  • "upper management chooses downsizing staff as means for cost cutting"
    in 22 reviews
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Diabetes Therapy Associate

Diabetes Therapy Associate (Former Employee)
San Antonio, TX (US)

I worked at Medtronic as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat entry-level into: sales, business, customer service and corporate culture. Good for college graduates, especially UTSA students since its located at the Rim. Workers are nice and some are really helpful. Smart, talented, and passionate people.

ConsBad contracting. No benefits for contractors. Not enough growth opportunities to retain people and talent. Only Lateral moves. Office politics and favoritism. Having a larger territory is a big factor in sales performance. Most in position stay about a year. Not many stay more than 1.5 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo much middle management. Some managers are good. Policies change so fast and vision is unclear for department with product changes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It was a great 8 years, but not a lot of opportunity if you aren't a good ole' boy.

Market Development Specialist (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat benefits!!! It is nice to work with a company with a good reputation with its customers.

ConsDifficult to advance for minorities. The company is Executive Heavy and often one does not know exactly what these people do. The company has had several layoffs. They are weak at placing qualified individuals in open positions and there is no loyalty to workers.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the good ole' boy mentality.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting Work

Programmer (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than a year

ProsBuilt interesting software, lots of free food, some people were great

ConsA lot of red tape, changing deadlines, some people didn't seem all that vested/committed to doing any work

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very positive overall experience working here.

Principal Design Technician (Former Employee)
Memphis, TN (US)

I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent facilities, coworkers, and training and learning opportunities. One of the best decisions I ever made was working at Medtronic, as I met many great coworkers, and learned a great deal that definitely allowed me to advance my career.

ConsLack of opportunities for career advancement unless you have advanced degrees. (MS, PhD) There are many great people working there that have experience and education, but just not to the level required to advance within the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow and inform employees of paths for advancement, giving them the opportunity to rise within the company without having advanced formal education. This would enable employees who have to leave the company for advancement to stay within the company, making it better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to develop your skills. Goof middle management

Startright Representative (Former Employee)
San Antonio, TX (US)

I worked at Medtronic as a contractor for more than a year

ProsThey're polite and courteous. Their middle management is very understanding and they'll go out of their way to help you.

ConsNot a ton of room for promotion. They also have some intense time tracking processes. Also poor time off of work.

Advice to Senior ManagementEase up on the time tracking.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company, Great Mission, Limited advancement and development opportunities

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I worked at Medtronic full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat people focused on the Mission
Good work life balance
Above average compensation/benefits

ConsLack of a marketing process for decision making
Indirect, Minnesota nice culture
Minimal personal development opportunities

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a Chief Marketing Officer position
Rotate Marketing personnel with intentional development opportunities
Create an annual business strategy process instead of an expense planning process

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people, poor management

Software Developer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Medtronic as a contractor for less than a year

ProsI feel valued by my peers, which is more than I could ever ask for.

ConsManagement is often invisible, and structure is non-existent

Advice to Senior ManagementIt is poisonous to the work environment to not directly extinguish trust issues. They need to be removed quickly before the poison spreads.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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We appreciate your feedback, both constructive and positive so thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

 

Great company, great mission.

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

ProsCare about their people, market leader, diversified workforce, smart people, lots of extracurricular activities

ConsDoes not promote cross-functional opportunities
Does not recognize true leaders - over emphasizes subject matter expertise and years of experience
Over-promotes diversity (in lieu of the most talented individual)

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop your internal talent.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts! We appreciate all feedback we receive from candidates and employees as it helps us to better evaluate where we need improvement.

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Large Company Politics and Little Room to Grow

Global Marketing Director (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

ProsRespectable Company, Benefits, Great People

ConsPromotions- over the years, I watched many really good employees leave; Politics

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Medtronic is a great place to work.

Senior Quality Engineer (Current Employee)
Memphis, TN (US)

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

ProsGreat benefits and office culture, working here you know that what you do provides a benefit to the patients that use our therapies.

ConsNo clear path for career advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is no well defined method for career path advancement within our business unit. There is also no way to know if you have meet the minimum HR requirements to be considered promotable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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