Medtronic Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
762 Reviews
3.6
762 Reviews
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Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar S. Ishrak
Omar S. Ishrak
233 Ratings

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.  

    Very sportive company

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England

    I have been working at Medtronic full-time for 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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    • 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 learning experience, despite the politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The Mission, generally competent leaders, healthcare industry means doing some good.

    Cons

    work-life balance, shifting culture from top line to bottom line focus, somewhat up and out mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more use of the mission in how loyal employees are treated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good career in sales

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    Former Employee - DTA  in  San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - DTA in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Work environment is good with good opportunities for growing in the company. Management is relatively understanding. Good benefits and incentives.

    Cons

    Work load sometime overwhelming. In general if you are in the sales field, the work is stressful and yoy need to hit your target to get a good bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please put the right people in the right place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very solid patient and business focuses

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

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

    Pros

    Major player with solid plans for investment

    Cons

    Big company may not move fast though

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits, small fish big pond.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fair comp plans, 401K, pension.

    Cons

    Too many disconnected layers of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase training opportunities.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Mission focused organization

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    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
  9.  

    So far so great

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    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

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