Medtronic is restoring health and extending life for people worldwide

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The Medtronic journey is a momentous one. The organization was founded in 1949 as a medical equipment repair shop by Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law, Palmer Hermundslie.

Did these two men set out to change medical technology and the lives of millions of people? No. But they did have a deep moral purpose and an inner drive to use their scientific knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to help others.

That spirit — combined with the two founders' personal integrity and passion — became a guiding philosophy and, ultimately, the Medtronic Mission.

Medtronic’s first life-changing therapy — a wearable, battery-powered cardiac pacemaker — was the foundation for many more therapies that use the organization’s electrical stimulation expertise to improve the lives of millions of people.

Over the years, Medtronic has developed additional core technologies, including implantable mechanical devices, drug and biologic delivery devices, and powered and advanced energy surgical instruments. Today, its technologies are used to treat nearly 40 medical conditions.  

And at Medtronic, the organization's corporate citizenship vision is twofold:

  • to leverage their resources, assets, and expertise to catalyze dramatic improvement in the lives of those affected by chronic disease
  • to operate responsibly in all facets where their business intersects with society.

To demonstrate the vision, Medtronic aligns its citizenship initiatives with five pillars that define its unique focus. 

Join a culture of collaboration and innovation

A career at Medtronic is like no other. The organization is on a mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for millions of people worldwide.

Medtronic knows that what got the organization where it is today isn’t enough to ensure its future success. That’s why the company is committed to expanding its role in healthcare, and collaborating with others across the industry. 

Much more to discover

Medtronic employs talent from across the globe, prizing their diverse expertise and perspectives because that’s what drives their success. 

The organization is expanding its role to transform the way care is delivered around the globe. If the promise of making a real difference in people’s lives excites you, join Medronic and help take healthcare further, together.


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