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Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic, United States on Dec 18th, 2020
"Lots of long hours. Great company, but set boundaries. As long as you perform, you can do that. "
"There is a lot of pressure to work really hard/long hours, so just be aware of that if you are hoping for more work-life balance. On the plus side, Medtronic tries to be really inclusive of women, especially in STEM, through programs like SWE and Women in Leadership."
"I've been working at Medtronic for over 10 years. I've never had any issues with work/life balance. I started right out of school. Got married 4 years later, and now I have two children ages 4 and 2. My management has been supportive every step of the way. They've been very flexible and accommodating from birth to kid's doctors appointments, and I've never felt like its held me back. I've been promoted through my roles and am now a manager of an engineering team. I've moved faster than many of my other colleagues and that is also proof of my acceleration. For that reason, I think Medtronic is a great place to work for women. There are not a ton of women in higher leadership, and I strongly believe they are working to amend that, but you won't all of a sudden have internal talent that can be the next President or VP. So they are building talent and have a lot more female directors and managers, so its moving in the right direction."
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic, United States on Sep 8th, 2020
"Great products and great culture . Great benefits . Highly recommend. "
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic, United States on Dec 5th, 2019
"The benefits are amazing and because the company is so large there is ample space to transfer or try a different division or area within the company. The disconnect with this company is beyond measure and hard to even explain. Essentially, management holds the key to any employees satisfaction and happiness in their job here and unfortunately, the manager you meet in your interview will likely change at some point. HR does not help and they are not there for you so always remember this before interacting with them in any capacity. Toxic managers are tolerated and always given the benefit of the doubt and almost always supported by HR even when it’s clear they are the problem on repeat. It’s just the facts. Medtronic culture is very cold, hard, and generates a permanent feeling of anxiety about job security. This is coming from someone who has worked there for 12 years. Everyday you’re worried you may lose your job and it’s because the reality of being a number (over 80,000 employees- everyone is just a number) and extremely replaceable- everyone is when working for such a large corporation. Lastly, don’t overlook the importance of being valued and appreciated when considering a future employer. It is extremely important and easy to push down on the priority list when you’re excited about pay or benefits and the status of working for a company you may have on a pedestal. Personally, none of the monetary benefits are worth the things you slowly give up to survive and succeed at this company and similar companies. Your manager can make or break your job so choose wisely and if your manager changes and you wouldn’t choose to work for them if they were the manager when you interviewed, don’t waste your time thinking they will change or things get better. Start your next steps for moving on whether it be transferring within MDt to another division or updating your resume, researching new companies and beginning the interviewing process because a bad manager is not worth the sacrifice of your mental health or happiness. Start making your moves and move along if you find yourself with a direct manager slowly making work more difficult than it’s has to be or should be because there are few things worse than a toxic leader/manager. "
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic, United States on Jun 30th, 2019
"It’s rewarding to be a part of a company that is making huge strides in the surgical field. The technology is cutting edge and has improved patient outcomes. Your experience at the company will be dependent on your role/department and your reporting manager though. There are some great managers and leaders here. If you are fortunate enough to report to one of them you will have an amazing experience. "
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Mar 7th, 2019
"Very political environment, which is to be expected at such a large company. Difficult to get work done due to the bureaucracy and the fact that management can't seem to make decisions."
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Mar 5th, 2019
"Judge your experience by the hiring manager. There is a wide variety of experiences across the large global company"
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Feb 12th, 2019
"Stay away unless you like to be micromanaged by anybody who believes has a higher title than yours, or if you have to use HR don't expect any changes. If you like to be told one thing just to make you happy but it never happens. If you are ok with constant change ( daily changes with in the department ). If you like to be called out in front of everyone. they have no communication with in the leadership. This leadership has no idea how to run this department. "
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Jan 22nd, 2019
"Strong emphasis on diversity & inclusion -- mission driven company that changes the lives of people"
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Jan 17th, 2019
"Be prepared to work with outdated philosophies and a company completely run by men"
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Dec 11th, 2018
"It's a challenging company but can be rewarding if you find your niche and your brand here"
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Sep 14th, 2018
"If you are not in manufacturing then you work schedule is quiet flexible depending on your manager"
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Jun 13th, 2018
"My manager was a female super hero, I started as a confused graduate very shy and unsure of myself. My manager challenged me and raised me up constantly recognizing my efforts to the department and management team. As she was promoted and became less hands on she was sure to maintain a mentor relationship with me and helping me when I decided to take a career break to go traveling."
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Mar 21st, 2018
"Their maternity leave policy desperately needs clarity and updating. It is very confusing (especially for commission based employees). "
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Jan 12th, 2018
"Less than 5% of the Sales Leadership (Regional Mgr, District Mgr) are women! Over 80% of the sales reps are also men. This is a white male dominated company. Especially in the MITG- AST business unit. When you apply and interview for a promotion, you will ONLY be interviewed by MEN. You can be more educated, qualified and successful yet still be told you aren’t the right “fit” for a job promotion. Strong, highly qualified women are perceived as a threat in this company. Medtronic CEO claims to have a goal of 40% female leadership by 2020. There are no substantive actions being taken to make this a reality. There is zero support for this from the field sales leadership. HR says their hands are tied and they can’t “force” anyone to promote a women, regardless of how qualified. "
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Dec 14th, 2017
"The company is passionate about inclusion and diversity. "
"Good company! Women treated fair. You need to make sure YOU make time for work life balance."
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Jun 27th, 2017
"It cannot hurt to work here because Medtronic is a reputable company with a great brand;however, depending on the business division I would choose wisely."
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Jun 15th, 2017
"The work Medtronic gives you is very challenging, but this is not a company that provides fair maternity benefits."
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on May 19th, 2017
"Women at Medtronic lead in engineering, sales and across the organization. The Medtronic Women's Network is a powerful force for empowering women to realize their career goals."
"You have to work around the clock. Although they are flexible, it comes with a price. Our motto was "Do More with Less"."
"This review applies to the entire company but my experience is in the MITG AST group. Women are penalized zed for being assertive. Only 2% of women have advanced into a sales management position. Yes, I said TWO percent. Women are paid less than even lower performing male counterparts as well."
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Feb 21st, 2017
"Pay equity depends on location and site. Policies not consistently applied and females are penalized for being assertive. Assertive guys get promoted, assertive females get labeled the b word."
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Apr 3rd, 2016
"This company will work you very hard, but they will reward you for your work. Policies tend to be supportive for women and minorities but it all depends on your manager. If you work for a good manager, and work hard, you will have advancement opportunities. "
Anonymous shared this review of Medtronic on Mar 21st, 2016
"Leadership is notably male-dominated, particularly in the technical groups. Nonetheless, the company does visibly promote diversity in the workplace. I haven't yet picked up on any problems that would hamper my advancement. I have not gone on maternity leave so not sure how that would affect my standing."