St. Jude Medical

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Challenging job in terms of project shcedules

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

Pros

Company offers a good compensation, good people, and management

Cons

Very demanding projects with tight schedules
Not a lot of room for learning new technologies or innovation
Not a good work/life balance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better resource planning and allocation, improve project management

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for St. Jude Medical

  1.  

    Great work/life balance...if you want it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    If you chose to, you can have great work life balance. Of course, this may compromise a bit on your growth or promotion.
    Steady and reliable job.
    Work is interesting and products are cool
    Smart coworkers

    Cons

    Slow growth if you are not an attention grabber or a great talker but simply a quiet do-er
    Too many meetings!
    No bonuses or great perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to identify and give credit to people who are good performers but dont broadcast it well.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Strong medical device company, but with little flexibility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer  in  Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Maple Grove, MN

    Pros

    Smaller size company versus some other major players in the market, strong device portfolio.

    Cons

    Inability to deviate for project timelines when major issues arise that cause significant design changes, even when these design changes will improve effectiveness of product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for product design team to actually design the appropriate device, versus hitting a time to market deadline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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