Medtronic

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  1.  

    Perfect.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    Intellectual Reward and great training.

    Cons

    A lot of driving to locations.

  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

    I worked at Medtronic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company with almost unlimited resources to do market development, physician education, and other sales support in the Latin America division the potential is huge, the compensation is fair, and business acumen is high. Great product portfolio and sales support.

    Cons

    Things in LATAM move slowly, there are a lot of back door negotiating, which can be tedious and time consuming. The latter is part of a big company, but sometimes it can be an obstacle for business. Also there are limited opportunities to move up in upper management, and the favoritism, which happens at any company, becomes the stick for measurement after middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower local divisions from the Miami office so that there is more accountability and traceability. Having everything go to Miami for solutions can be a bit tedious. Also don't let go of talented people, and beware of people who are in comfort zone. The main issue in Medtronic is that those who are in a comfort zone obstruct those who want to get things done. This is for the Latin America division of Medtronic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    I'll drink the kool-aid... But it tastes good!

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    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Columbia Heights, Anoka, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Columbia Heights, Anoka, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Room for advancement
    Invests in success
    Good culture
    Stakeholder value

    Cons

    Office politics can be hard to avoid especially in such a tumultuous time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mission Driven with great opportunities to develop and grow.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    At Medtronic you have no limits. The company lives by their Mission - Alleviate Pain, Restore Health and Extend Life. Many development opportunities for you to grab a hold of. Can't wait to see what the future holds with the recent acquisition of Covidien.

    Cons

    Sometimes Corporate process improvements/implementations aren't considerate of smaller manufacturing sites that don't have as many resources to implement and manage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Environmental Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Great place to work, everyone was welcoming

    Cons

    Had to learn alot of things on my own

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission and innovation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    The company has an incredible mission, which is well respected by the employees.

    Cons

    The size of the company makes upward mobility very difficult. Managers are "appointed" rather than developed, and navigating political boundaries can become extremely tense and stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people based on character. Skill can be taught/developed, character and integrity, on the other hand, cannot. Diversity is not filling the room with people of different ethnicity, with the same thought(s).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Quality Engineer

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Mystic, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Mystic, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunity to advance if willing to move. This company is continually focused on process improvement. There are a lot of opportunities to be trained in lean sigma and many other useful tools.

    Cons

    If you work in a small facility you kind of get lost in the fray. If your facility does not line up with the rest of the business then you can feel kind of like the red headed stepchild. However, I imagine that this rings true for a lot of large corporations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome training, stressful job.

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    Current Contractor - 24 Hour Helpline in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Contractor - 24 Hour Helpline in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Training, Food, Building, Facilities, Management

    Cons

    Stressful, Sick customers, Confusing calls, Mean co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach agents how to handle difficult calls better, especially delivery anomaly calls.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Medtronic

    Pros

    + Lot of independence of doing work
    + well structured
    + respect your opinion
    + challenging

    Cons

    - program can be more flexible for extending program. also a proper review could be useful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company is mission focused.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medtronic

    Pros

    Company is well established and reputable.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic; some Quality issues and Warning Letters which causes a culture of fear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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