73% would recommend to a friend
(7744 total reviews)
63% approve of CEO
Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
Excerpts from user reviews, not authored by Glassdoor
- "Benefits are good but have been better in the past and seem to be declining." (in 890 reviews)
- "The people I work with are great and very helpful" (in 549 reviews)
- "Very flexible and good pay." (in 339 reviews)
- "There was a good work/life balance and I always had the option to work from home." (in 314 reviews)
- "Culture is great and the company tries to do the right thing for their employees." (in 220 reviews)
- "Poor management and too much gossip" (in 294 reviews)
- "HR has been asked to 'clean up' the mess that managers have created and deal with their bad decision making." (in 131 reviews)
- "The annual layoffs were detrimental to morale." (in 120 reviews)
- "The ability to move within is getting more restrictive unless you are a favorite of senior leadership" (in 111 reviews)
- "Lack of trust from the upper management" (in 82 reviews)
Found 7,744 of over 10K reviews
Updated 4 Dec 2023
- Most Recent
- Highest Rating
- Lowest Rating
- 4.011 May 2023Senior Director Global Medical EducationFormer Employee
The size of the company has allowed for investments in new exciting ground-breaking technologies. The people are amazing at Medtronic and truly what makes it a great company to work for. The Mission is something that everyone believes in and focuses on in their day-to-day work.
Geoff Martha, new CEO, is going to run this once amazing company into the ground! His decisions have hurt the organization and the people. Since he's been at the helm, the culture has become toxic. They don't worry about their employees and it's a shame. He has cut so many talented people and is losing thousands of years of tribal knowledge by making hasty cuts across the board regardless of the person's experience or performance. The downside to being at the world's largest medical device company is that we are just a number.58
- 2.07 Nov 2023Diabetes Therapy SpecialistCurrent Employee
Helping patients get on great therapy.
1. Base pay is something to laugh about when you have your bachelor's degree. 2. Commissions might bring you to 54k per year after the "bonuses" are given quarterly. Not enough to live on comfortably in my opinion. 3. VERY hard to meet quarterly and annual targets AKA HARD to get promoted. 4. They gave work-from-home employees notice that we should RTO because WFH is no longer an option even though I personally got an ADA accommodation to WFH due to (also) living with Type 1 diabetes. They are getting away with it! 5. There's lack of support from leadership. Inside sales supervisors get changed out so often. Over the past 3 years working here I went through 6 different supervisors to report to. All but 1 had my back/support but the last one was all business and did not care about his team. 6. A LOT of work to complete. Not only calling on leads and shipping devices, but a crap ton of other unnecessary administrative tasks to keep up with your assigned territory. You do not want to work for this company. Very high turn-over rate and they exhaust your patience with adding on more tasks/trainings to complete. They only care about meeting revenue targets and not boosting up their employees to promotions or pay increases.8
- 4.03 Nov 2023Sr. AssemblerFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsNorthridge, CA
There is a great team atmosphere at Medtronic. The benefits are also very good: health, 401k, stock share buying opportunities etc. They also are very inclusive and celebrate just about all peoples holidays of all backgrounds. It was very fun to work there. They are also very family/work balance aware.
Aside from a decent bonus, sometimes, they don't pay a fair rate going into a position. They also don't offer great raises after your starting rate. They have a lot of other job opportunities within available, but sometimes they ask for above standards to move into another position. Also, some managers make it difficult to transition into a new role, they don't like losing valuable team members.4
- 2.016 Nov 2023Sr Engineering ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsFridley, MN
I would say benefits, but that is no longer the case with the high cost increase we experienced this year. I would say the culture, but that has been obliterated by VP's and above. I would say peers, but with everyone refusing to come into work regularly you don't see them at all unless it's through a screen. We used to be allowed to have happy hours with our teams and travel to visit customers and other facilities to make getting work done easier, but now all we do is cost controls (implemented in Q2) and micromanage the employees.
Medtronic has been lost since Geoff Martha took over. Our stock has plummeted compared to competitors, our culture revolves around never ending org changes, and overall the morale at the Fridley location within Neuromodulation and Pelvic Health is at an all time low. Avoid at all cost.5
- 2.013 Sept 2023Territory ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsMinneapolis, MN
Company Stock Discounts Employee Benefits; Car, Phone, insurance, The Product is best in market, if you're able to actually get it (backorders)
Clinical Specialist/ Associates have been let-go, no assistant for a clinical case heavy/dependent product Lack of manufacturing efforts and capabilities have led to reps being unable to target/expand new business. Good luck hitting quota for the next 2yrs+ Contract "specialist" G. L. has continued to drop the ball on GPO's across the entire US, leading to competitors continuing to take market share Company continues to tighten budget on reps. Company is heavily invested into launching its Davicini robot competitor, causing stain on other divisions output abilities. Questionable quality control of product within recent years4
- 2.019 Oct 2023Diabetes Therapy SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsSan Antonio, TX
Health Insurance package is great but each year is less coverage and more expensive than the year before
Continuously cut cost by adding extreme amounts of work that do not fit the job description on to everyone's plate. Company fails to recognize inflation and will not re-evaluate pay. Pays significantly less than market value. Continuously cuts bonus pay and restructures bonus plans out of nowhere. Doing 5x more work for less money. Promotions are an absolute joke. You work 2 years MINIMUM for each promotion and they only give you 5%. Market rate is 10%. This company just launched the "game changer" of all pumps and they choose to overwork their employees and cut their bonuses to make it appear to shareholders that they are generating revenue. They also tell you when you can and can't use your PTO. The supervisors are great and understanding but any leadership above a supervisor does not care about how unhappy, overworked and underpaid everyone is.9
- 2.029 Nov 2023Field Inventory AnalystCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Good benefits. The people I worked with were nice
You don't have a schedule. You're pretty much on call for 10 hours a day. Most of the people you work with are burnt out and are very overworked. Management is full of the most toxic positive people I've ever met. It became exhausting and made me feel like I was part of a cult
- 3.016 Nov 2023Clinical Research SpecialistCurrent Employee
You get to work with excellent colleagues and mentors who show you the ropes and help you in your career.
With the organizational changes, there is no guarantee you will have the same boss / colleague. Expect layoffs, resignations and high turnovers.3
- 4.03 Dec 2023Senior CHEMISTCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsFridley, MN
Great mission, good coworkers, good pay. Ok benefits
Low raises (less than inflation), poor stock performance (company performance), little to no chance for promotion. Benefit cost increases are horrific each year.1
- 3.02 Sept 2023FabricatorCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearNorthridge, CA
Good pay when working the 12 hour night shift. Great facilities. Biggest Med Tech company by revenue, with a global presence. If you're looking for an ok paying job, and don't mind long hours, their 12 hour shift is great because everything over 8 hours is time and a half.
Benefits are only for actual 'Medtronic' employees and not employees hired by their hiring agency (Aerotech). All employees need to start off as contractual, and it can take years for people to convert from contractual (Aerotech) to permanently employed at Medtronic. I've met individuals who've worked there for five years and are still contractors. Aerotech isn't very helpful with employee disputes, work issues, or even at setting employees up for success. They're chatty before you go onboard, but their representatives (Aerotech) become very quiet when you've already started working. People might think this is all Aerotech's fault, but I believe Medtronic is complicit in this, because this allows them to hire easily replaceable, non-union labor personel.3
Medtronic Reviews FAQs
Medtronic has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 9,886 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at Medtronic to a friend and 55% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.
73% of Medtronic employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Medtronic 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.