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4 days ago

Manager, Clinical Data Mangement

St. Jude Medical Sylmar, CA

Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand St. Jude Medical s marketplace success:Requires a Bachelors Degree in a science… Ivy Exec


14 days ago

Director, Post Market Surveillance

St. Jude Medical Sylmar, CA

Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand St. Jude Medical s marketplace success: Four-year degree, preferably in the… Ivy Exec


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St. Jude Medical Chairman, President, and CEO Daniel J. Starks
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    Great Place to Start a Career, but not to further one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Design Assurance Engineer in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Design Assurance Engineer in Sylmar, CA

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

    Pros

    St. Jude does a few things very well

    1) Hire engineers straight out of college. Pay higher than average starting wages. Train them well. Send them on their way.
    2) Poach engineers from companies that can't pay as well.

    Cons

    St. Jude does a few bad things VERY well

    1) Low retention rates. People will either stick around for 2-3 years and move on. Promotions are based on political connections, rather than competency. Everyone else leaves. Significant dearth of engineers at the 4-6 year level.
    2) Related to #1, always low on manpower and the constant feeling of being stretched thin/overtaxed.
    3) Constant squabbling with quality over minor things (documentation, following procedure, etc.) rather than focusing on the big picture
    4) Unrealistic goals and timelines set by middle management for projects
    5) Uncertain future: 2 big layoffs in 3 years, constant focus on offshoring production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to put a bandaid on everything/half-ass solutions. Figure out what's wrong and put in a meaningful fix. Figure out a way to scale systems (IT/backend/quality/procedures/documentation/etc.). This company is a big company that acts like a small company. Stop skimping on employees; as one operator said, "if we're implementing so many million dollar cost savings programs, why is the holiday party cancelled?"

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

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