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Great overtime opportunities
Production Operator (Former Employee) –  Galway4 January 2018
Evening shift work from 4.30pm - 12.30am with great overtime opportunities to stay late and weekend overtime. I learned great quality paperwork skills.
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Excellent opportunities for personal growth
Configuration Analyst (Former Employee) –  galway9 November 2017
Busy work environment
Learned to be a good team player
Highest quality standards
Producing life saving products
Great opportunity for personal growth
Friendly environment
Pros
flexi hours
Cons
always learning
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Great Experince
Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Galway10 October 2017
Worked in Medtronic for my cooperative education while in college.
Very nice company to work for as there goals relate well to daily job and my colleagues were very helpful and professional.
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Do not recommend
CONFIDEN (Former Employee) –  Galway, Ireland28 August 2017
Favouritism is rampant. Unhelpful staff in some departments, other departments do little work. Some departments over funded and it shows. No team spirit except for the HR department who treat themselves very well. Friends pulling favours for friends when it comes to employment. Food standards in the cafeteria very low
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great place to work
Manufacturing team member (Former Employee) –  IE28 August 2017
fun atmosphere with a well structured place of work and a very friendly work culture which made it a very enjoyable place to work . Everyone was very willing to help out in any way possible and rite from the start the friendly work culture was evident
Pros
friendly work culture
Cons
possibility of change in shift work
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good place to work
Versatile Operator (Former Employee) –  Galway17 August 2017
good place to work.people were lovely and very helpful.great canteen and great flexibility with working up hours through overtime.great start times aswell
Pros
great bonuses
Cons
short contracts
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Medtronic is fun place to work, lots of progress career wise, diversity and good saalry and benefits
Associate assembler (Current Employee) –  Galway, Ireland16 June 2017
Typical day at work starts at pm , a four day shift, work with great people from engineers to technicians and team members, learn to work with micro Vascular products to alleviate pain and extend lives. medtronic is rated one of the best place to work, great treatment of staff with lots of benefits and holidays, great for family ,
the job is well apportioned within the team so work is enjoyable at all times. the fact you know you are making products that extend and take away pain from people every one minute makes it very satisfactory
Pros
great place to work
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Productive
Production Operator (Former Employee) –  Athlone, County Westmeath7 June 2017
Good work culture but monotonous task. Overtime often available. Easy to talk to manager. Nice routine. Ample break time. Good pay. Good atmosphere and pride in production.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
Monotonous tasks
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Superb Experience
Operateur de production (Former Employee) –  Galway23 May 2017
C'était très bien géré et il y avait une atmosphère de travail amicale. Le salaire était bon et ils traitent leurs employés avec beaucoup de respect. La sécurité d'emploi était le seul problème.
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Great place to work
General Operative (Current Employee) –  Galway4 May 2017
I enjoyed working there but after nearly 27 years I feel it is time for a change . . I worked as part of a team and we would sometimes have to work extra to meet challenges
Pros
Off weekends and fixed working hours
Cons
Long hours sometimes
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Where dreams come to die
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Galway28 April 2017
Having worked there for more years than I care to remember,
I can honestly and accurately describe the culture there, management, prospects and simply what its like to be there.
In short, we were resonably well paid, with slowly decreasing benefits. Some highly educated, talented and dedicated staff work there, but doing something that doesn't come close to utilising their skills.

Chances for promotion depend on which section you work in, who your manager is and if you are willing to "play ball". On that note, if you need a job and you play rugby, football or hurling, your in, even if they aren't hiring. Really. Whats more, if you are willing to lick up to management, you'll be promoted fastest too.

The employees are simply numbers there, same as most large companies. At Medtronic however, your personal health and/or wellbeing, is of little or no concern to the company, regardless of what they say. Senior management were not impressed when the company disappeared off the "best places to work" list a few years back. So, what did they do..... threaten people to vote positively next time. This is also fact.

There is a lot of bullying there, at all levels. Management decided to do something about it, fair play. However, in our area, the man in charge, who headed the anti-bullying campaign, was the worst offender. Guess what happened there....

The company is far too top heavy. It is full to bursting with tremendous talent, but most aren't being given a chance to shine. Now that things are picking up, people are moving away. Thats what happens when your told "your lucky
  more... to have jobs" on a daily basis.

So many people have great ideas and can see what needs to change. The problem is those who can make the decisions don't get to hear from these people. I call it the management filter.

For a lot of people, work there is a blessing, as its mostly easy(as an operator) and can be a big improvement for many, eg those who had worked in construction. If you don't mind repetitive work, its not the worst place to work and is one of the better paid places in the industry in Ireland.

Question is, how many more years will they stay in Galway?
  less
Pros
Pay, hours, not difficult(for most employees)
Cons
Dead end, slim chance of progression, dodgy managers with an "old boys club" approach
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excellent work envoirment
Kitter (Former Employee) –  Galway25 April 2017
I really enjoyed my time at Medtronic ,i played an intricate role in the company as a kitter which was a very important and satisfying role,there is a great social aspect as well as they organize work trips and nights out ,there is also room to progress in the company
Pros
competitive pay rate
Cons
sometimes you are required to work over the weekend as well
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Quality Training and Opportunities for advancement
Production Operator (Former Employee) –  Parkmore, County Galway8 March 2017
Quality Training and Opportunities for advancement.
Flexible Shifts, suitable for Family needs
Great Team Works
Good Welfare packages and opportunties
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not really my cup of tea
Production Operator (Former Employee) –  galway14 February 2017
the day was standard as work days go.
Got to learn new systems/procedures and put them into practice on a daily basis.
The daily routine of gowning up and down was a bit of off putting.
A good company to work for.
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Very enjoyable workplace while also being very productive at the same time.
Product Builder (Current Employee) –  Galway Ireland4 February 2017
During my time working in Medtronic I have learned many new skills sets. I have found that my time management has improved due to the fact that targets must be meet every night from your station. From my dealing with management and supervisors, they have come across as very accommodating and will always follow up any issues in which you may bring to their attention. The fellow co-workers in Medtronic are all very approchable and will always try and help one another out in anyway possible so therefore making Medtronic a very enjoyable place to work.
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boring
Production operator (Former Employee) –  Galway18 January 2017
not a friendly environmemnt , the work life balance is next to impossible whilst on the night shift hours , money is the main reason many people seem to stay . however kelly take most of the wage
Pros
money
Cons
no life
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Excellent and Professional workplace
Lab Assisstant (Current Employee) –  Parkmore, County Galway5 January 2017
Medtronic is an excellent company with high standards that you are trained in order to achieve. They are very good at keeping staff morale high and achieving a friendly workplace.
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Very good
Intern undergraduate engineer (Former Employee) –  Galway2 November 2016
Medtronic in short, is a great company to work for. This is due to their great work ethic and also their teamworking skills. Good social events and a friendly workspace.
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Daily tasks and achievements
Account management and customer service (Former Employee) –  Dublin 18 Cherrywood business work24 October 2016
Efficiently handle customers enquiries such as purchase orders, quotations, via requests, complaints for lost or damaged goods, product returns or exchanges. Professionally answer incoming calls and emails, understand the customers’ needs and their environment to improve satisfaction at sales and service support levels. Accurately and timely process orders and requests in SAP. Work closely with other teams such as Sales, Finance, Credit Management, Distribution, QA, Regulatory and Contracts. Understand processes and make recommendations to improve overall team efficiency in alignment with local requirements, and ensure every patient is treated on time every time. The most enjoyable part of the job is in the end of the day you feel that you achieved your target, saved many patient life and helped many sick people waiting desperately for a help.
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Production Operator (Current Employee) –  Galway3 October 2016
Great Company, People, Salary.
Issue-Music. It is a noisy workplace and the music (loud radio) itself becomes the major source of noise exposure in the workplace. The speakers should be individually controllable- switched off. Some noise (eg music) may cause a particular nuisance and increase an individual’s stress. It is nor fair that all employees should listen to it. We are all with different moods, taste and requiring different amount of quietness and silence.
Pros
Nice work
Cons
music
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