St. Jude Medical

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Gain lots of experience, but must be willing to work hard. Company moral has suffered lately.

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Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Austin, TX
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX

Pros

Fortune 500 company with a stelar product line and great programs to help customers. It is easy to get excited about the products and the diversity of the growth drivers.

Cons

Current management does not foster employee relations and they burn people out, both in-house and in the field. With recent layoffs, those that are remaining are expected to "do more with less" which is not sustainable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't forget that people are your greatest asset. It costs a lot of money to train new employees and while some reduction is force is necessary in the current economy, make sure you really have a plan to sustain the business before cutting people. The latest rounds of layoff were cutting meat off the bone, not fat. And people who weren't laid off are quitting because they don't have a work/life balance. And finally, with MTR may be right most of the time, he isn't right all the time. Some of the policies he put in place are providing ammo to the competition.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for St. Jude Medical

  1.  

    Interesting research opportunities, but recent corporate hardships have limited project options and career advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    smart colleagues, not too political office environment, decent pay

    Cons

    limited career progression opportunity, budget constraints put a hamper on projects available

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treated well, but misleading job description

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Plano, TX

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Hired for R&D, but spent more than half my time at St. Jude performing other job functions (quality, sustaining efforts, not new product development). Process and paperwork are king. Management gets shuffled all too frequently, leading to a lack of consistency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think things are going in the right direction now. Try to get something done before changing the management team again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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