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Medtronic Reviews

Updated 25 January 2015
Updated 25 January 2015
843 Reviews
3.6
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    work hard play hard

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    fun environment , company contests, qtly bonus, casual dress with medtronic shirts , overtime

    Cons

    start off contracted( not medtronic, usually aerotek) , never real requirements set for conversion or advancement in company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be specific in what you look for in order to convert, promote etc. This will help employee retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Some kinks but overall good place

    Former Employee - Territory Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. The pay is on par with the industry. The prestige is a plus.

    Cons

    As with most companies, your experience will be heavily influenced by your immediate manager. In my two years i had two managers, one amazing, one...well not so much.

  3.  

    Great company. Very compassionate and have never encountered an employee that doesn't love their job.

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    Current Employee - DTA in Maple Grove, MN (US)
    Current Employee - DTA in Maple Grove, MN (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Very reputable company. Patients are always grateful for the reliance Medtronic offers. There's not a day that passes where patients aren't appreciative of sales teams.

    Cons

    Challenging hours. Sales is fairly competitive but sales associates have to have that bitter sweet mentality to propel themselves forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worth it

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    The company is passionate about its mission and continuing the legacy the founder set up. Alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life is the focus and motivates and directs work done at all levels of the organization.

    Great opportunities for advancement - you own your career path and as long as transparency is kept with managers they will help you get the exposure and experiences to prove yourself - management cares about their team

    Great quality internal training & resources to employees for further developing skills (soft & technical skills)

    Huge organization and everyone is receptive to helping eachother out, so great opportunities to learn best practices from a number of vantage points across the globe

    Hard work is well recognized

    Great compensation

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not consistent: some months are easily 55+hrs, some are <40hrs, highly dependent on which site you work at

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Job

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    Current Employee - Quality Systems Specialist in Northridge, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Systems Specialist in Northridge, CA (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fair wages, Saving people's lives (Indirectly), Good understanding of work / Life balance

    Cons

    Not exciting work, Desk Job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager is Fantastic, but i'm sure some fall into the trap of micro-managing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Best experience so far

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Flexible work place and friendly culture

    Cons

    Commuting to work was not fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the fun culture and flex work environment. You will retain employees longer!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great growth and career opportunities for entry and mid level hires, but limited opportunity for advanced growth.

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planning in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planning in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    A great company to learn and hone your supply chain skills, lots of latitude to learn and for early in your career, great environment.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and lack of planned career growth. Many positions are posted with the candidate already determined without due opportunity to apply for consideration, high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The market is defiantly improving for skilled employees. To retain top employees, opportunities for development and growth must be provided and salaries need to be competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Engaging

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Work, Ethics, Opportunities, Variety

    Cons

    Takes longer to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Supportive, encouraging and high achieving culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Medtronic as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Medtronic is a pleasant place to work - colleagues are helpful, understanding and flexible. Everyone is encouraged and supported to do their best work, individually and in teams.

    Cons

    Much of the company direction comes from a global level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support staff and encourage career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent and challenging work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, great resources and good opportunities for growth. Management is always there to help and foster out of the box thinking. High sense of urgency and care for quality of products and services.

    Cons

    Should do more with developing its people. Training programs are there but employees with high potential should be given more encouragement to take advantage of them. But again, you control your own development!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders propel their careers when they effectively plan succession.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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