Worked for Medtronic for over 20 years. Never had a manager that was helpful. Most managers were neglectful, unaware of awards that were achieved or business that was won. Every anniversary milestone was ignored (5, 10, 15, and 20 years). Managers will meet with you once or twice a year. There was little opportunity for growth and once Earl Bakken passed away, the company culture became non existent. I tell everyone I know about my time there. I know I gave it my all for the company and no one cared.
Severely underpaid. Lifeless culture. Lack of true innovation, just buying out innovative companies. Company claims quality is a top priority but doesn't put its funds there.
The people I work with make the job so much better though!
Company used to be good a few years ago, now has rot from the inside. Renal is a horrible division (and was a few years ago too) -- avoid like the plague -- go work at a gas station or Menards instead.