Catheters Assembler (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – April 23, 2018
It is a relax environment; however, it is too much of work that you have to do in a day. The managers are great and very helpful. They always try to help you and provide hints and ideas to perform a certain process. The team work makes you enjoy working there.
Three years ago this was a great place to work. Good pay, great leadership, culture focused on producing great products at a good pace. Two years ago the home office reorganized the business sector and fired the leaders who built a $100M company into a $1.9M sector in 15 years. We went from quick thinking, fast acting local leadership to multiple scattered VPs and Directors who don't understand the business or products. The workplace has become fearful and hostile (externally). Very discouraging.
Good pay, good location, polite peers
Change to a decentralized and non-knowledgeable Sr. Leadership
Manufacturing Engineer II (Former Employee) – Plymouth, MN – April 20, 2018
I worked at Medtronic as contractor. It is not fair for me to evaluate the company because I worked there only 5 months. I didn't very much about the company. I was keeping myself busy with the project I assigned to do.
Contractor Infotree Services, MI (Former Employee) – Warsaw, IN – April 20, 2018
Daily activities included review of final shipping documents and corrections. Worked on legacy tracking of issues that were not completely reviewed for resolutions. Discussions with Manufacturing Engineers to meet their obligations on issues resolutions that were past due for about 2 years and potentially allow for transfer to the new tracking system.
Assembler II (Current Employee) – Plymouth, MN – April 19, 2018
One of the things that made it hard for me to keep working there, was the lazy/problematic coworkers and bad management.
Lazy coworkers: They are inexperienced in a lot of things (computers, tweezers, etc.) Which isn't terrible, because there are trainers there to help, but the problem is they don't show interest in learning more when you try to teach them. They just want to sit around and get paid. And then when you point out that they should be helping, they make a bigger problem out of it so that it looks like we were targeting them because of their race/culture/ethnicity. These coworkers can somehow get away with sneaky extended lunch breaks, 30 min-1 hr long bathroom breaks, chatting in other lines for 10+ mins, and sitting around/napping when clearly, work needs to be done. This is where bad management comes in...
Bad management: Whenever there is any problem that should be reported to management, we are told to voice our concerns in good faith. And we do. We have told our leads, our supervisors and if needed, our managers. But nothing has changed. They may have talked to whomever, but not stern enough. People aren't afraid because they know management can't do anything but talk to them with 500 warnings. So they know, "I can still get away with this and not get fired". Leniency is good, but management here is WAY too lenient.
Other than that, if you're lucky, you get to work with actual hard working and respectful coworkers. But chances are slim. There's also great benefits for full-time employees and that's about it.
Short breaks, lazy/problematic coworkers, bad management, lack of sincere recognition, no fun events besides a late summer picnic and a few potlucks with plain food
Help Desk Tier 2, (Desktop Support) (Former Employee) – Humacao, PR – April 19, 2018
A lot of work for little payment and no opportunity to grew up. A typical day will be stressful at the beginning but slow paced in later hours. I learned everything I know about Help Desk It was a good workplace culture.
Vice President (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – April 16, 2018
Top leadership driving changes to meet financial committments with not enough competent middle leadership to support and enable it to happen. The company continues to push forward the agenda but only a few truly follow. Outcomes of this gap include inconsistent practices, policies and experiences for the general employee population and questionable behaviors by many. It is a completely different culture and place to work today than it was 5 years ago.
Politics is the culture. Management will take a ton of vacation while analysts are overworked with no work life balance.
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Northridge, CA – April 15, 2018
Everytime an analyst leaves, a manager is hired so instead of alleviating the additional workload there is another layer of reporting to compile. The politics is horrendous, it's like the presidential election. It's always someone else's issue to solve instead of collaborating as a whole to resolve the problem. Senior management are constantly traveling to have leadership meetings coincidentally at dream vacation international locations while regular employees are told there is no buget to replace slow running computers/laptops.
Senior Sales Representative (Current Employee) – South – April 12, 2018
In sales, it isn't what it use to be. You get hit for the smallest of things financially speaking and it impacts your take-home dollars. Medical Devices is about the vertical you are in. Be wary of former verticals with high income. It is a changing world.
You can get a guarantee
they can change plans regularly and without notice
TERRITORY MANAGER, DIABETES (Current Employee) – GA – April 12, 2018
Division is in transition-to what it's hard to say. Company culture-lots of words, little action to fix problems, or treat salespeople well. Immediate manager is supportive however senior management has little understanding of competition,marketplace realities. Patient interaction is both the best and worst part of this job. You can see the positive results patients achieve with products you sold but you also get called everyday by patients with issues but have little support to fix.