Product Support Administrator (Former Employee), Watford – September 17, 2013
A typical day at work would include running reports on systems such as CRM and SAP in the morning to show results of patients in the UK that called our 24 hour help line in USA. I would then contact these patients by phone and if they needed a replacement diabetic insulin pump, I would arrange to get the pump replaced.
Throughout the day I would make – more... sure supplies have been sent to the patients, I would arrange call backs for the specialists and I would place orders for loan pumps.
I learned a lot about time management and also about handling multiple issues at once. Prioritising tasks was the main thing that I learnt about this role.
Working close with co-workers and communicating directly throughout the day made the work day enjoyable. I gained a great relationship with all my colleagues and with my managers – less
Pros: people, culture, diversity, breadth of disciplines to grow into, benefits
Cons: management, direction, likelyhood of promotion, it infrastructure, corporate beaucracy
ICD/Defib markets have been stagnant for years causing much mismanagement and constant layoffs. Employee retention in these areas has been minimal at best. Many people doing the work of two or three. The people are great although there are some stuck in a slow moving culture due to little product development and long development cycles. As a whole though – more... the company is more and more diversified product-wise and will be well position despite the constant political and market pressures to succeed. – less
Production worker (Former Employee), Milaca, MN – September 13, 2013
worked on a Production line making Overhead Projecters.I really like the ppl I worked with I also worked with my Brother and Mom and I met my Husband of 19 yrs there. I was just fresh out of school when I started here it was my first job.
It was a very productive workplace where I learned a lot.
Sensor assembly for Microscope (Former Employee), PR – September 6, 2013
It is a workplace where there is a lot of camaraderie, you learn a lot. There are excellent professionals ready to help so that together do a quality job.Perform work under the microscope as part assembly. I use to work with the computer controlled areas. I like the work environment that were in the company.
Nice place, big, pool table, infirmary, gym, free massages, ect...
Assembler (Former Employee), PR – August 28, 2013
Pros: free cooffe, different activities
Cons: short breaks
A typical day at work, set my station sit and start my work so my next co-worker can continue the product. I learn that is very important to work following the procedure and maintain a continuous flow so the product can be finish on time. Excellent management, really good co-workers. I don't think that there was a hardest part of that job. The most – more... enjoyable part of the job everything. – less
Research and Development Intern (Current Employee), Northridge, CA – August 15, 2013
Pros: great chance to finally see engineering within the context of the real world.
Cons: it is only 12 weeks long.
Medtronic provided me with a great opportunity to see how engineering really works within industry. This internship was a valuable experience that highlighted the skills I have obtained throughout my education, and more importantly, allowed me to learn much more than any classroom could teach. I learned a great deal about using a 3D printer, programming – more... a robot, and designing electrical systems and soldering them together. The management and my coworkers were very supportive, providing an atmosphere that was very conducive to my professional growth. A typical day consisted of researching and developing solutions to engineering problems, ordering the necessary materials, implementing a solution, and recursively improving upon the problem solving process. The hardest part of the job was learning to work autonomously with my piers, and thinking for myself. The most enjoyable part of the job was witnessing the progress I made in learning new skills, and becoming proficient in continuing to teach myself. – less