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Company lacks strong leaders, innovation is missing on many fronts, high employee burnout, low morale.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

St. Jude has promising potential, a great product line and a friendly atmosphere.

Cons

"Leaders" are often times chosen based off of who they know rather than what they know; a flat out good 'ol boy system. Many managers don't understand what it takes to successfully run a business and if they do, their input is either overshadowed by political bureaucracy or apathy. Working for this company was like being on a constant chaotic roller coaster to hell each day I worked there; managers DO NOT understand the positions that they are managing forcing those with non-management titles to lead; very little training (if any), OBSOLETE systems; little value for employees; little communication from management on issues that matter and greatly affect all areas of operations; unrealistic demands; zero work life balance; pay is not good for the level of demand placed on a single person; little desire to improve upon historically "proven" procedures that are now outdated given the direction the company wants to head in; expectations are completely unrealistic forcing those that are left working for the company to do the work of four at any given time of the day. Applicant beware-this was the worst company I have ever worked for.

Advice to Management

WAKE UP! Your people are your most valued assets. STOP hiring additional layers to the costly executive foundation and START by re-building a team of competent, driven employees that can support the true needs of the business. Your employees drive the growth of the company, treat them like it! There are very FEW minorities and women within leadership positions; this is a BIG problem; hire from outside of the industry; stop taking your competitors' throw aways, bring on some new blood with differing perspectives of success. Take a risk and INVEST in top of the line programs and R&D opportunities; your customers will thank you and your earnings will soar. The bottom line is important, but should not dominate company interest. Pave the way for change... and fast...because soon you are going to be no better than your underperforming competitor.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Lack of leadership and guidance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

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

    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 Management

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


  2. Need direction moving forward

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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