St. Jude Medical

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Skill goes unrecognized, focus is on making the right friends.

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Current Employee - IT Badly Mis-managed  in  Plano, TX
Current Employee - IT Badly Mis-managed in Plano, TX

Pros

Pay is good. Job is simple and work life balance is great. One of the most flexible and friendly to family jobs out there.

Cons

Job lacks technical challenge. Management is incompetent from the highest levels to the lowest. Don't expect to advance in IT because there is no where to go. Everybody works in a silo. Teamwork is discouraged at best.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire managers that have experience working not only as managers of IT, but on the front lines. People that have no technical skill have no place managing highly skilled professionals.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Absolutely not a division of the corporate for a long term career growth.

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    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are somewhat better than industrial average. That's about it!

    Cons

    Very immature group of upper level management personnel. Departmental vps and directors are non-expertise promotors since they were promoted in the same way. Trying figure out why/how? Politics is all that matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the subject matter professionals do the work, establish systematic and fair career growth and reward system, stop messing up with the management system of the commpanies acquired, and stop mixing small and not so marketable technologies to fool around the investors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent, but nothing special

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA

    Pros

    feels like making good products for patients; cool patient/employee appreciation week. Do a good job communicating between different levels of workforce.

    Cons

    Standard management struggles; normal tug of war between money and employee respect. Many very smart people lack management skills, and it'd be advisable to give them basic management training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality, Employees, Money, Respect, Good Management; by focusing on the first two and making them critical building blocks in the company will naturally lead to the latter three. All of these together lead to very happy shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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