St. Jude Medical

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CEO too focused on the stock price so that he can continue selling it

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sylmar, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sylmar, CA

I have been working at St. Jude Medical

Pros

Technology that save lives and improves patient quality of life
Pretty good pay for relatively easy work
Somewhat flexible work hours

Cons

CEO and upper management mostly care about the stock price
Cost cutting all the time
Crappy benefits compared to many tech companies

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Replace the CEO
Focus on making high quality products, and stop rushing product deliveries
Focus on making employees happy
Focus on making patients happy
Stop focusing on the shareholders, and stock price
Happy employees will increase productivity and quality, and eventually the stock price will follow.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

324 Other Employee Reviews for St. Jude Medical (View Most Recent)

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    Was not so bad then but not sure about now?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at St. Jude Medical

    Pros

    Benefits are not bad yes they good be better and the people at St Jude are wonderful and so caring.

    Cons

    Changes to quick without uppermanagement thinking first. Very confusing now with Austin and Plano. It seems like things need to be defined still

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has been good, but at a tipping point now - will either be a great place to work in a year or far below average.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical

    Pros

    There are many great managers working here.

    Many smart, capable, friendly coworkers.

    Medical devices - a chance to create something to help someone.

    Very respected company, with a lot of growth.

    Most parts of the benefits package are great.

    Cons

    Upper management, at this location, handles anxiety with micromanaging and constant redirection of resources - trying to put out fires.

    Little acknowledgement, in practice, of the "Quality, Time, Cost - pick two" concept.

    Overburdening procedures (even for a Medical company)

    Outdated vacation policy - fewer days than most places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and communicate that direction to _everyone_.
    Trust that your team can complete if you give them direction and don't change the finish line.
    Every project can't be "number one priority."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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