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Medtronic Reviews

Updated 14 December 2014
Updated 14 December 2014
813 Reviews
3.6
813 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company culture emphasizes work-life balance and the trust that you will get your work done (in 44 reviews)

  • Great benefits with one of the best overall retirement packages of any Fortune 500 company (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of variation between the culture between BUs which reflect in work-life balance (in 37 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.  

    Very sportive company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good wage, open bonus, great team

    Cons

    Very quarterly focus target, not long term

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Medtronic - How on earth did they make it into the Times top 100?

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Services Administrator in Watford, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Customer Services Administrator in Watford, East of England, England

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    They are very high tech in their technology & growing fast and always recruiting. SOME people are friendly. 25 days holiday per year.

    Cons

    Cramped offices/Low morale. No restaurant. Poor facilities. Head office in the middle of nowhere. Each individual has to do their own franking of post including recorded delivary. You have to use up allocation of holiday over Christmas time - poor!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For gooddness sake get someone in the post room. I'm sick of breaking my back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It is a best place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Learning & Development Specialist in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Learning & Development Specialist in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits like Flexible work hours and Opportunities for fast track growth.

    Cons

    Can't think of any till now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    It's a place where hard work pays of and are recognized for it.

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    Current Employee - Floater in Bristol, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Floater in Bristol, CT (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management sees and recognizes a hard worker and will offer a permanent spot for someone who has a positive attitude with everyone and their work.

    Cons

    Many hours sitting. Many longtime workers start complaining of back ache, some severe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    An interesting experience

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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 people, exciting work, work that you can be proud of

    Cons

    Unorganized, unreasonable deadlines, communication sometimes breaks down, politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Supportive team!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Some of the thing that I need to mention:-

    I think I have performed very well for the past whole year, and my skills have well proven to be of great help to the organization. I have given my 100% input, worked efficiently and given my best and provided the great amount of support/hardwork that myprojects required at Medtronic. I have received equal amount of support from my managers and directors.

    Cons

    Lot of re structuring going on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic Place to Work as an Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Good mission
    Wonderful smart and competent co-workers
    Robust business processes and systems make it easy to do you job

    Cons

    Santa Rosa is kind of in the middle of nowhere which makes it difficult to have a 2 career family.
    The pay is lower than many similar companies. By leaving Medtronic, I have doubled my salary. However, I work more hours and have more stress, so I am not always sure the extra money is worth it.
    Equal pay and promotion opportunities for women is a real problem. Some departments are hostile to female engineers but promote employees quickly. Other engineering departments are more accepting and diverse, but promote slowly and don't pay as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Improve shuttle services to more populated areas to attract and keep the best employees.
    2) Improve treatment or women in science and engineering functions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great benefits and job growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Clerk in Northridge, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Credit Clerk in Northridge, CA (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a great company to work with excellent growth opportunities and a company culture that a person can be proud of.

    Cons

    There are not many.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    QA analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    good technology and work environment

    Cons

    too far from my home

  11.  

    A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I worked at Medtronic as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Specially for interns. My colleagues were very helpful. I really enjoyed my time out there and learned a lot.

    Cons

    At our time, many of the interns were not hired for the full time. Probably there were no opening. Though it didn't affect me as I were not looking for a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture was great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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