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Medtronic Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
843 Reviews
3.6
843 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Great Company, Great Benefits, Aggressive CEO with positive vision for the future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Health Coverage includes some things not included normally (Infertility coverage as an example.) Above Average pay for Memphis.

    Cons

    Local office culture struggling with declines in revenue. Multiple reductions in force over the last 6 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great leaders. Great benefits.

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

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Medtronic is a solid company. The leadership is exceptional

    Cons

    Large company requires a lot of travel in order to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great people, very good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Every few years layoffs happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary & Benefits
    Opportunities
    Ethical Management that tries to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Very political
    Annual restructuring which is stressful
    You must control your own career - they offer no guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the annual restructuring. It's distracting and anxiety provoking.
    Hunt down those managers that are poor and remove them. This is a huge blind spot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great benefits, respectful management, good people on my team. These were truly the best years of my life. I can't recommend them enough. And when they decided to re-locate the office they were VERY fair and generous to us. They offered to pay re-location expenses if we chose to move and gave a very generous severance package to those who remained behind. If I didn't have family considerations, I would have stayed and moved with them.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to work hard. You need to have a sense of urgency and initiative. If you're looking for a lackadaisical 9-5 this won't work for you. If you aren't willing to contribute your ideas and efforts you won't advance, But then I wouldn't expect you to think you would.

  9.  

    Awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Good company . . .

    Cons

    no concers . . .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's a great environment to work for.

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

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    The people are very interesting and it feels good to work in an industry that improves people's lives.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth and very slow in making decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company of Which to Be a Part

    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Louisville, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Louisville, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    - Very good pay and benefits
    - Awesome technology and healthcare applications to work with (I worked with surgical navigation products and only left to move back to my original hometown)
    - Volunteer opportunities through Mission in Motion
    - Value added performance review process

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload can be pretty heavy but work-life balance is still emphasized. My location was too small to have an in house cafeteria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive in sending people to appropriate conferences for professional development.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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