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Updated Oct 19, 2019

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3.3
57%
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74%
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Covidien CEO Omar Ishrak (no image)
Omar Ishrak
64 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 46 reviews)

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  1. "Customer service order entry"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people, great canteen

    Cons

    bad salary, too many controls

    Covidien2017-03-07
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Like a very strict school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    No pros - compared to other places I have worked in this company offers very little benefit to employees

    Cons

    Everybody watches everybody else. The place is run like a very strict school and basically the feeling was to just keep your head down, be there exactly on time, don't have any fun at work.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the stupid rules!

    Covidien2018-05-08
  3. "An ok employer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Dublin, Dublin
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    not a very stressful 9-5 job.

    Cons

    no chance to develop or move internally

    Covidien2018-02-05
  4. "Great diversity and corporate culture"

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    Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covidien for more than a year

    Pros

    - Diversity of employees in the workplace - Good Team Collaboration

    Cons

    - One-to-one interviews should revolve more about the employee's motivation and ambitions rather than strictly focusing on company goals

    Covidien2017-09-10
  5. "Best healthcare company to work for"

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     in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends

    I worked at Covidien for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Professional management, professional colleague and a lot of opportunities to grow inside the company

    Cons

    no cons at all - if you are committed and focused on your job you will see the results.

    Covidien2017-02-06
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Grear place to start"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien

    Pros

    Great multicutural team, amazing atmosphere, no hidden agendas, senior management very approachable. Excellent place to start carrrer.

    Cons

    No carrer progression, treated like children, always a battle to book holidays. Company culture non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Share new projocets and development opportunities with the team.

    Covidien2017-02-08
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Covidien - Medtronic Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covidien full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Career advancement, benefits are good

    Cons

    Reorganized frequently, middle management can be aggressive to make themselves look better than they are (some - not all)

    Advice to Management

    Look internally to advance employees when possible.

    Covidien2016-12-02
  8. "CustomerCare, ecommerce specialist"

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    Senior Customer Care, Ecommerce Specialist in Wicklow

    I worked at Covidien for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great workplace to work, multicultural environment

    Cons

    lot of overtime requiered when missing employees

    Covidien2016-10-18
  9. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cabinteely, Dublin

    I worked at Covidien full-time

    Pros

    Please note, the department where I was working has been made redundant, so the review I am giving only reflects a previous situation. Nice company culture in friendly atmosphere with good facilities. Work shift gives possibility to avoid the worst of traffic, spacious desk, nice colleagues. Good benefits such as healthcare, pension scheme and good salary

    Cons

    Some possibilities for career growth, but not too many. Colleagues that don't contribute are not always reprimanded, which is frustrating for those who really try to do their best.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees that work on the floor and are in direct contact with the customer. Please also be more transparent in communications

    Covidien2016-07-25
  10. "Great Company"

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     in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Covidien

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, great people, location,

    Cons

    low possibility to develop professional career

    Covidien2016-06-24
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