Oct 12, 2022

Medtronic named one of the world’s best workplaces

Rankings were released by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine

Medtronic is one of the 25 best workplaces in the world, ranking #12, according to Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine. The award is based on Great Place to Work’s analysis of confidential surveys that ask employees about the environment, trust, fairness and equity they experience in the workplace.

“This recognition is especially meaningful because it’s based on feedback from our employees around the globe,” said Carol Surface, Chief Human Resources Officer at Medtronic. “Our Mission compels us to provide a fulfilling experience for all employees, because we know innovation, creativity, and collaboration thrive when our people do too. This honor highlights that commitment and inspires us to continue to make Medtronic a great place to work ― for our current employees and those who will join in the future.”

The analysis assesses companies on their ability to create a positive employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status or any aspect of employee identity or job role.

“We all speak different native languages and work in different countries, but the Medtronic Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life brings us all together,” said Kunihiro Yamamoto, an operations training coordinator at Medtronic Japan. “We have a high level of understanding for each other because we’re so diverse. I think this is what makes Medtronic great.”

Medtronic’s reputation as a place that makes a difference in the world lured Nathalia Santos to a position at Medtronic Brazil in 2018. Today she works in suture sales and is a leader in the company’s African Descent Network Employee Resource Group. “Black people still face many obstacles in the world, but Medtronic has demonstrated a real commitment to inclusion and diversity and providing all employees with genuine opportunity to advance themselves,” she said.

Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in the world that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. The fifth tenet of the Medtronic Mission calls on the company to recognize the personal worth of all employees, “by providing an employment framework that allows personal satisfaction in work accomplished, security, advancement opportunity, and means to share in the company's success.”

“For companies with a global workforce, achieving a consistent experience for every employee is exponentially more difficult—and impressive,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Despite the many challenges facing global businesses in 2022, these companies have put the well-being of their people first. Their success is proof positive that when companies do right by their employees, no problem is too great to overcome.”

Kristina Swenson, a marketing specialist in the United States, has known Medtronic is a great place to work all of her life.

“My grandfather started working here in 1969, and both my grandparents cried with joy when I got a job at Medtronic,” she said. “So many things stand out. I’ve felt like part of a team from day one, and the company’s ongoing education programs and tuition reimbursement provide amazing opportunities to continually advance my career.”

The criteria to be named a best workplace is extensive.

The 25 “World’s Best Workplaces” are chosen from thousands of companies representing almost 15 million employees. Companies must employ at least 5,000 people worldwide, with at least 40 percent outside of its headquartered country. Read the full methodology.

Medtronic has been certified by Great Place to Work and the Top Employer Institute in more than 30 countries. Recent recognitions include Best Workplaces in Asia (#5); India’s Best Workplaces for Women; and Best Workplaces in Healthcare in both Canada and Brazil.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be named one of the world’s best workplaces,” concluded Geoff Martha, chairman and CEO of Medtronic. “The recognition reflects the contributions of our 95,000 employees around the globe. They work hard every day to fulfill the Medtronic Mission, and their dedication, honesty, integrity, and service allow us to impact the lives of more than 76 million patients each year.”