St. Jude Medical Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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St. Jude Medical Chairman, President, and CEO Daniel J. Starks
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Pros
  • Benefits are good, few good people to work for, good work-life balance for the most part (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits and decent time pay (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is also very difficult to achieve (in 20 reviews)

  • Too many unqualified upper management are running the show (in 20 reviews)

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  1. ELECTRO-MECHANICAL INSPECTOR, Hackecttstown, nj

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Electro Mechanical Inspector in Clifton, NJ
    Current Contractor - Electro Mechanical Inspector in Clifton, NJ

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    very good company. provides flexibility and opportunities to employees. environment is frrendly and good people

    Cons

    company closing out, moving to texas


  2. Remote Care Product Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Remote Care Product Engineer in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Remote Care Product Engineer in Sylmar, CA

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Work closely with customers and software development to support web application and remote transmitters - Very fast paced environment for a biomedical job - Lots of room for vertical advancement, it is a fairly new deparmtent in SJM - SJM has standard benefits

    Cons

    - Work culture is more formal and old style - No gym or free food like silicon valley - Some groups can be disorganized or lack leadership - Company is sustaining point, not growing yet


  3. Overall Good to Work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most people are really nice and good to work with. The pay isn't too bad. The benefits are good overall but some are being cut.

    Cons

    The yearly raises aren't very good, less than cost of living. cutting benefits even though the company is making huge profits.


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    Techinical Service Specialist, EP

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Nashville, TN

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stock price and company direction very positive.

    Cons

    Mass lay-off's every year. Benefits dwindled annually. Poor communication lines from sales force to corporate. Must move, to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers from within SJM that used to be in sales.


  6. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Solid group of people to work with, they care about the product. Fairly good cross-functional cooperation, especially for a big company.

    Cons

    Typical big company issues: bureaucracy, some of the tools are hard to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication across functions open.


  7. Learning a lot.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer II in Arecibo, PR
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer II in Arecibo, PR

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management, and support team. The plant is growing fast at this time.

    Cons

    No cons for the company at this time.


  8. Director, Program Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Program in Anoka, MN
    Former Employee - Director of Program in Anoka, MN

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products and great people.

    Cons

    Corporate politics can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their jobs.


  9. Overall Good Company to Work For

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Device Complaint Coordinator in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Medical Device Complaint Coordinator in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at St. Jude Medical (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good training program - Friendly employees and management - As long as you do your work, you will be fine

    Cons

    - Can be a little disorganized due to large company size - Difficult to advance, although that might just be due to the type of position

    Advice to Management

    - Keep doing what you are doing, you are doing a good job


  10. Great place to gain experience and grow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management in department want to see you excel. Study managers are easy to work with and have no problem explaining anything you don't understand. Multiple opportunities to learn and train in different areas.

    Cons

    Limited work-related travel and PTO.


  11. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Localization Coordinator in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Localization Coordinator in Sylmar, CA

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have worked at SJM full time, and can say that this is the best company I have worked for so far. The company culture respects individuals and gives them flexible working hours, and routines. Compensation is fair in my opinion.

    Cons

    With the consolidation of different divisions, our workload has doubled if not tripled in volume. It can be stressful at times, and overtime has been somewhat regular recently.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the flexible hours, work from home options. Path for upwards mobility has been unclear to me. It would be nice if management made that path more clear to employees.



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