Number of employees: 86,000
Big 100 revenue ranking: 1
Glassdoor rating: 3.7/5
74% would recommend to a friend.
Medtronic says that its work environment offers a culture of collaboration and innovation.
Here’s what current and former employees have to say on Glassdoor:
“Pros: Strong position in market; passionate people; great benefits. Cons: Bureaucracy; speed of decision making.” —Current employee
“Pros: Great flexibility and autonomy; managers are well trained to coach their employees. Cons: Challenging to advance in the organization; there are silos; understaffed and you’ll be stretched very, very thin.” —Current employee
“Pros: Responsible for projects with great exposure; worked with smart interesting people across the globe; fast paced environment; interesting work. Cons: Unorganized management; many changes without warning.” —Former employee
“Pros: Medtronic does great things and overall tries to make up for the low-average salaries through additional retention and reward programs; generally great work-life balance. Cons: Constant re-orgs; restructuring; budget freezes, etc. (which can include sudden layoffs); lots of talk about improving healthcare, but the most acted on priorities are often bonuses for upper management.” —Former employee
“Pros: Medtronic is a huge company, so they offer lot of growth opportunities; the mission speaks for itself; colleagues are generally helpful as we all have one common goal: alleviate pain, restore health and extend life; Medtronic makes a difference in this world and I highly recommend it as a place to work. Cons: Each site was likely acquired, so the respective sites have their own unique culture–some good, some not so good; the sites with poor culture is really driven top down, so they just plain need to shape up.” —Current employee
“Pros: The people are cool to work with; good benefits; uncapped bonuses; all the overtime you want. Cons: Management doesn’t follow through; it’s cliquey like a high school; hard to advance career unless management likes you.” —Former employee