At Medtronic, you’ll find a diverse team of innovators who bring their worldview, their unique backgrounds, and their individual life experiences to work every day. It’s no accident — we work hard to cultivate a workforce that reflects our patients and partners. We believe it’s the only way to drive healthcare forward and remain a global leader in medical technology and solutions.
Many organizations aspire to this kind of culture. We live it. That’s why The Great Place to Work Institute® listed us as one of the “World’s 25 Best Multinational Workplaces” published by Fortune magazine. As the highest ranked healthcare company on the list, we take this rating seriously. It comes from our employees who cited us for our culture of credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
Employee feedback also plays an important role in our continued placement on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the Human Rights Commission’s Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.
Join us, and bring the power of your point of view to our culture of collaboration and innovation. It is through strong diversity, inclusion and engagement that we can remain a leader in medical technology and solutions. And by embracing everything you have to offer — your unique perspectives, talents and contributions — we can live up to the promise of our Mission.
At Medtronic, diversity, inclusion, and engagement aren’t just buzzwords — they’re instruments of innovation. Instruments that power the kind thinking that leads to solutions that truly transform healthcare. It’s a fact — when people from different cultures, genders, walks of life, and points of view come together, the quality of work improves exponentially and companies succeed and grow.
We attract and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, driven and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences that our patients do. We invest in professional growth, and provide intentional development opportunities that help accelerate careers.
We seed our culture to foster inclusion, ignite confidence and build a sense of community so that all of our employees can grow and thrive. And to make sure the seeds we plant take root and grow, our managers are expected to ensure their team members are heard, their ideas cultivated and leveraged to make a difference.
We believe this is the best and only way to drive innovative solutions that deliver better care to more patients worldwide.
At the heart of our Mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life — is a commitment to improve the lives of people around the world. We know that to make a difference we must have a global perspective, and understand the geographies and cultures we serve. We ensure people of all backgrounds, cultures, and economic and generational mindsets work together to share their lens on how healthcare advances.
“We believe diversity is critical. It makes a difference in our capabilities, our thinking and ultimately the success of our company. We have set aggressive goals to better reflect the global population both in gender and diverse ethnic representation at all levels of the company. We do this because we know greater diversity will benefit our business, our customers and our entire team.”
Omar Ishrak, Medtronic Chairman and CEO
Our efforts extend far beyond creating a diverse community at Medtronic, because diversity makes little difference to our Mission without inclusion and engagement. So when you join Medtronic, you’ll not only find yourself surrounded by colleagues from all walks of life, you will also experience a culture where you will be a valued contributor to the team. Get comfortable speaking up because your ideas will be invited and respected.
Our Mission comprises six Tenets. The fifth Tenet articulates our commitment to you, to recognize your personal worth, and to foster a career that will allow for true personal satisfaction. This tenet recognizes more than your value as an employee — it acknowledges that our Mission to improve lives includes you, and that an engaging job where you are valued, respected, heard, and supported is a big part of living your best life.
One of the many ways we foster our inclusive environment is through our Diversity Networks and Employee Resource Groups.
Our Diversity Networks are teams of CEO - appointed leaders who champion programs and policies that advance more women and ethnically diverse employees into leadership roles.
In the U.S., we have an African Descent Network, Asian Descent Network and Hispanic Descent Network. The Medtronic Women’s Network is a global community. These unique networks are critical to ensuring the voice of the community is heard. They work closely with senior leaders and HR to create programs to further the advancement of diverse employees.
Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are built on shared interests and affinities that create a fabric of support to retain, develop, and engage employees locally. ERGs focus on professional development and community building at a grassroots level.
We support employee resource groups focused in various areas such as gender, ethnicity, age, faith, sexual orientation, and other shared affinities.