Pros: 401k is great, overtime is always available, you feel good about helping people improve their health, Starbucks in the building
Cons: Pressure to do overtime, management doesn't listen to good ideas sometimes
I've worked for Medtronic Diabetes for about 8 years.
I started in the in-bound call center making $14.50, moved into order processing, insurance verification,etc. After 8 years I am making about $19.50 – more... an hour with a great 401k plan and really good medical benefits.
Each role I was in over the years has had its common share of work stress but nothing unusual. Of course, there are things that annoy me but I didn't find myself feeling micromanaged or overworked. Some people did. Personally I'm not the type of person to get hyped up about new processes or decisions management makes that I don't understand. I just come in to do my job and leave.
-You do feel good about working here because you really are helping people. Medtronic technology is truly life-saving and that's a definite motivator.
-There was almost always overtime available. I often did feel pressured to put in overtime on days that I really wasn't feeling it but...I sucked it up and in the end enjoyed the bigger paycheck.
-There's a Starbucks in the cafeteria at the Northridge location.
-You get quarterly or annual bonuses depending on which department you work in. They are usually around $500 every 3 months, even more for people who work in other departments like StartRight, Pump Order Services, etc. If your bonus is annual, it's a minimum of 5% of your total annual salary + extra if the company performs well.
There were so many around me who had worked for the company for even longer so even though we have a tendency to gripe about this and that, I think that speaks to the quality of the job/company. – less