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OK to just start your career.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

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

Pros

Work life balance, Good benefits, Friendly HR team, Good Immigration team, HR is always available, Top notch scientists to work with, Good place to start your career, Good benefits, Safe campus, Excellent Cafeteria, Free parking, Support for continuing education, Good infrastructure like latest PCs etc, Diverse culture.Excellent Senior leadership like CEO's and directors, Recognized institution so good for resume to jump other research organization.

Cons

Lot of politics especially withing department, dont expect appreciation for your work, person with 10% contribution will be awarded as best employee, person with 100% contrbution will not be recognized, my manager is concerened about his job safety and never invites me to any meetings becuase I have more knowledge than him, HR policies are not clear enough especially the benefits, need to hire more smart people, FEDEX offers much better package so usually people work here for a year and move to FEDEX, Non collobartaive environment, If you are too smart then more work on the table, Researchers/Principal Investigators dont have management skills, Not a good city for family because of no good schools and high crime, person with no relevant degree and experience will be hired for irrelevant job Ex: person with BS in Sociology/Communication will be hired as CRA, good people are not hired, people are hired becuase they were college mates, cousins, relatives etc, No career growth and promotion, You will mostly see people from local University of Memphis - a very local graded school, Not a friendly work place.Since lot of politics you cant really say things to HR as information may leak and you may lose job.No career ladder.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management training needed for Principal investigator and managers, people without people skills are hired for managerial positions, Hire person with qualification(degree) and experience for the right position, Get rid of interdepartmental politics.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Over six years of R&D experience in the CRM division in California.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Sylmar, CA

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience in how a large implantable and interventional medical device company is run. Meet a great variety of interesting, hard-working individuals focused on helping people.

    Cons

    Your job is always on the line when upper level management might wish to save money. Rewards are massed to the top level people. Very little loyalty by management towards the workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When wildly profitable, focus on innovation and not the competition.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sylmar, CA

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

    Pros

    Mose people are nice and you get involved with diverse set of projects.

    Cons

    Very political place, it could be stressful for no reason, CRM is no longer an innovative space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a major cultural problem. Most employess are unhappy with their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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