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Why Medtronic is a Top 3 Best Place to Work in 2019

Medtronic is no stranger when it comes to topping the Best Places to Work charts. This year marks the company’s fourth time in the top three in the last five years. MedReps’ community of medical sales talent continues naming Medtronic a winner due to their positive culture and powerful ability to impact the world around it.

Here’s what Kariann Hafner, Senior Program Manager of Global Talent Acquisition at Medtronic, had to say about working at the company:


Overall, why do you believe your employees have voted you as one of the top Best Places to Work for four years?

Medtronic focuses on improving lives and contributing to communities where we work. We are an industry leader in medical technology and healthcare solutions — and we are growing every day. We are well known for sales training and respected for our commitment to career advancement.

Medical sales survey respondents noted “a positive company culture” as the primary reason they voted for their company to win. What about your company culture allows employees to let their unique-selves shine and be successful?

An inclusive and diverse culture is key to our innovation and success. We foster a vibrant and diverse Medtronic community that reflects the world in which we live and work. We attract, retain, and develop exceptional, diverse, and collaboratively minded individuals who lend critical insights that contribute to global human welfare.

What do Medtronic’s company leaders do to empower team members to be supportive of one another?

Our leaders invest in our employees to help them grow professionally through learning, stretch assignments, and employee development groups resourced to provide mentoring and networking.  We have a speak-up culture that encourages listening to each other and respecting differences in experience, perspective, and opinion.

The majority of medical sales survey respondents say the best part of their jobs is making a difference or impact on the world. At Medtronic, how do you actively help sales reps do this for their customers and customers’ patients?

For over 60 years, we have been putting patients first. Our Mission serves as our ethical framework and inspirational goal for our employees around the world. Many companies state their mission; our sales reps live our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.

Check out the open positions at Medtronic here.