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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

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    smart colleagues, not too political office environment, decent pay

    Cons

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


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    An Organization in Chaos

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company. Lots of opportunity. Good salaries and benefits. Products are the best in the market.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. Little or conflicting direction. Lots of in-fighting creating an oppressive work environment and an atmosphere of distrust and back stabbing. Project approval process is convoluted, requiring signatures from multiple departments and divisions. All of whom have their own agendas. Nobody plays well in this sandbox.

    Advice to Management

    This management team needs to be replaced.


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