Covidien Stories: Able to enjoy the balance...
Able to enjoy the balance
David, VP Strategy & Portfolio Management, Strategy and BDL
I believe everyone here wakes up, goes to work and remains committed to making a difference for patients, customers, colleagues and stakeholders. For me, I am always energized to work in an environment where we can make a difference every day. This is also a collaborative and collegial environment that makes it easy to seamlessly work with my many cross-functional colleagues. This is truly a unique company.
Covidien does a very nice job in helping to balance work and life. My team and I were finalizing some details for a major acquisition at the same time as my brother was getting married. It was incredible that Covidien was so respectful of my personal commitments – I was able to fully enjoy the wedding, weighing in at work where it mattered, even though this was the company’s biggest acquisition to date. I was grateful for this. I have been a part of many organizations that do not offer that kind of balance. It truly does enable people to make exceptional professional and personal commitments