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Decent place to work for

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sylmar, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sylmar, CA

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

Pros

Decent place to work for, had very competitive benefits packages till 2010 such as profit sharing but all that got cut off because of the recession I guess. Being a medical devices company, it does provide better job security than some other sectors.

Cons

Sylmar location is not the best place to be in. The management structure is a bit over saturated I think.

Neutral Outlook

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    Organization in transition.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Minnetonka, MN

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

    Pros

    Talented staff (engineers, support staff, and production workers)
    Very good middle management
    Fantastic products

    Cons

    Organization is off balance - is overly concerned with short term views of Wall Street.
    Highly reactive to both financial markets and economy.
    Not particularly employee career friendly and quite unforgiving (very little tolerance for mistakes).
    Executive staff has the appearance of not working together, which affects the organization's culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to longer term view in governing the direction of the company.
    Executive staff visibly work together as a team.
    It would be nice if group presidents would be more active in forming divisional culture (many employees wouldn't know their division president if they saw him or her on the street).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Director

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, colleagues, challenging work

    Cons

    Short term business perspective, political gamesmanship to be promoted or retained during recent re-organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify portfolio, invest in short, medium & long term businesses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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