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Need direction moving forward

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

Great Benefits
Good work ethics
Good company culture
Employees focus on safety and ensures that a great quality product is released to market
Employees care for patients and patients well being

Cons

Mired in company politics
If you know the right people, you will move up quickly

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out where to go from here. The golden era of ICD has ended. Need to ride the next wave

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of leadership and guidance

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

    Pros

    Pay, location, and resources were pros.

    Cons

    There is so much potential for this company as the product and business model have so much opportunity! Unfortunately, there is a fundamental lack of leadership, performance management, and vision in this company that creates pockets of incompetence. A select few are then stuck carrying the load. Hopefully, recent changes will turn that around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on people and career development instead of singular focus on bottom line. Results will come bigger and better when you do!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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
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