The atmosphere at work motivated me to do a one-year part-time course at NUIG; "Specialist Diploma in Automation & Control". There are various opportunities for ambitious people with engineering background.
Get the work done, no trouble and then go home...oh and a bit of craic with your work colleagues Thats what you will get there.
I left a few years ago, job security isn't what it used to be in Medtronic.
Learned a lot about the running and maintenance of the cleanrooms, communicated with people that were more experienced than myself and was paid fairly.
Overall valuable experience yet little room to advance.
not many opportunities to advance/do overtime etc, but great workplace culture - everyone was really friendly & supportive. Great health&safety too - manager ensured breaks were taken for stretches etc.
As a contract worker , you are made to feel like a second class citizen , with no rights . You can’t speak up about anything as it’s frowned upon. Or you are noted as a trouble maker . It’s head down & keep working . Say nothing . Do all the overtime, extra shifts & work hard. This is then not reflected if you apply for any job
Some staff are very nice & friendly , other Medtronic staff are very Vindictive. Reporting you for doing your job , checking your work even tho they are not trained in your area .
Plenty of over time, good if your full time staff
Contract staff are treated badly, wages could be a lot better
People in top positions too long t a culture of company second yourself first in managment a lot of little gangs with authority looking after each other in general the general workforce is great to work with its the culture of. management and their "FRIENDS" that is wrong This is nothing new it is well known and nothing is done
Medtronic is a great company to work for with many exciting opportunities!! Medtronic creates top quality and innovative medical products! Working hours were very manageable and provide an excellent work life balance
If you are a contract staff then you get treated differently than permanent staff. You have no rights, and very little privileges and your contract can be terminated at any time without warning. Some Supervisors take advantage of you because they know you can be let go at anytime. If they don't like you then you they will make you live in fear of them.
You get bullied as contract staff, supervisors and mangers really use their powers to gt rid of you.
I learned a lot about work culture and communicating with other people in a big organisation. The importance of meeting deadlines, business quarters and preparing for internal and external audits.
I learned how to co-ordinate with groups site wide in Manufacturing, Qulaity Control and Compliance in order to ensure product was released. A good example of this would be a new product launch.
Working with Medtronic made me realise the importance of the products they make and how they have a lasting, positive impact on people's lives. This highlighted the importance of my role as a QA Release worker. We were tasked with ensuring all our finished medical devices were made to the highest standards, that finished devices were tested thoroughly and passed appropriate specifications. We also Device history documentation was reviewed and compliant with Medtronic QMS.
All of this was carried out to ensure patient safety and that the Medtronic brand name would continue to be associated with high standards of Quality and Reliability.
Subsidized meals, Christmas Bonus
Shutdown during raceweek (You had to take holiday this time of year)