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Helpful (2)

Things really changed with the current management

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

There were a lot of really good people there.

Cons

After the 2011 Q4 layoffs and management change everything went down. It was all about the $$$ and nothing else at that point.

Advice to Management

The employees make the company, treat them well, as you had previously, and it will pay for itself.

Other Employee Reviews for St. Jude Medical

  1. Helpful (1)

    OK to just start your career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time (More than a 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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Sylmar, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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