Covidien Reviews

Updated 20 Feb 2021

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59%
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Covidien Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Omar Ishrak (no image)
Omar Ishrak
68 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent work/life balance, great people, enjoyable job(in 48 reviews)

  • "Long-term; good benefits; was a terrific company as Valleylab when the employees owned it (before it went corporate(in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Very Good Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1.Good work environment 2.Good pay 3.Very good product range

    Cons

    I had a big territory so travelling was quite a lot .

  2. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Industry leading training, great bunch of colleagues, enjoyable conferences, excellent uncapped commission, nice company cars, good management

    Cons

    Wasn't any particular ones, don't think I would have stayed for 6 years otherwise. Would gladly return.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Covidien/Medtronic"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and the salary and benefits

    Cons

    Very political, job promotion based on who you know and not down to ability. Extremely American corporate - needed to be a bit different to all the others

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  4. "Medical Sales"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - GSP Sales Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Covidien full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balances. Colleagues are great fun! really nice people. great sales meetings

    Cons

    IT systems with sales target never work, frequently running blind. targets set in Q3 of financial year one time where management could not decide. sometimes take on unrealistic projects. some managers no good

  5. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Good culture and benefits and opportunities for progression

    Cons

    Red tape and long approval process

  6. "Opportunities"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Huge international company, plenty of opportunities to progress your career in numerous directions. Established HR, L&D support. Hard work is recognised and talent encouraged.

    Cons

    The usual investment / production / quality of product issues.

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  7. "Profits not People"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    - A decent salary and opportunities for advancement for people wishing to work within this environment.

    Cons

    - Lack of training and an assumption that you are able to jump straight in and work at the same target-driven fast pace as other long-term employees upon commencing the role. Lack of clear information about the role and what it involves at interview stage. - High staff turnover (during my time at Covidien I witnessed two employees quit with no immediate job lined up for them and several employees suffering from stress-related illnesses). - High frequency of meetings and lack of time and appropriate staffing levels to complete the workload. - A highly target-driven environment, right down to the lowest level roles, and a general workplace culture observed of working extra unpaid hours on a daily basis to keep on top of the workload. Overall I would strongly advise considering whether this working environment is right for you before accepting the job.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "excellent innovative company, lots of change each year""

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    excellent training & people development, innovative products, fair salary, great sales team environment

    Cons

    constant change, lack of consistency with division and territory set ups from year to year.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor leadership - especially by those who have been around since TYCO days. Very detached from customer relationships"

    1.0
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    Director in Gosport, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Generally people in the Medical Device industry feel that time with Covidien is good experience

    Cons

    lack of decision making, far too many meetings not enough action, very poor attitude towards the most important stakeholders - customers. Inability to market innovation without buying companies who have done this for them, inability to retain talent, inability to take any sort of risk, extreme politics, high turnover of staff, inability to be yourself and work in a relaxed team, lack of communication, excessive report writing and complicated internal paperwork and policies - especially expenses claims, Management have a detached relationship with employees - complex internal law and anti trust policies, and constant change all resulting in stress and lack of job security.

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  10. "Headline"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in İzmir

    I have been working at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Yes it's good work. No problem.

    Cons

    No, jo problem. It's good.

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