St. Jude Medical
2.9 of 5 274 reviews
www.sjm.com Saint Paul, MN 5000+ Employees

St. Jude Medical Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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2.9 274 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

St. Jude Medical Chairman, President, and CEO Daniel J. Starks

Daniel J. Starks

(160 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
274 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "I have a good work-life balance, coworkers, and benefits and compensation are fair"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Nice facilities and good benefits"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance can be a challenge yet the technology makes it worthwhile"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Eventually, the gravy train will end for a non-performing senior management"
    in 17 reviews
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    Competitive company with focus on quality and innovation

    Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sylmar, CA

    ProsContinual challenge to stay competitive keeps the creative juices flowing. Product development cycle is well-paced and delivers products that offer significant advances in technology and clinical efficacy. Lots of room for advancement, especially for those who take advantage of training opportunities. Great teamwork and camaraderie.

    ConsThe need to balance quality, schedule, cost, competitive pressure and regulatory oversight demands constant vigilance. It's difficult to step away for time off without disrupting the flow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more selective in choosing products to develop. Better focus can allow even more innovation and work-life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to work for!

    Senior GPO Contracts Analyst (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsEveryone is passionate about what they do. Great people to work with!

    ConsThe work-life balance leaves something to be desired.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place to work

    Hardware Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood people...flexible hours in RnD team

    ConsRelatively Lower pays, layoffs getting quite regular.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Self-Driven Sales opportunities, great introduction via intern program into cardiac rhythm industry

    Technical Support Specialist (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFlexible schedule based on client needs, self driven sales work, industry training that is second to none

    ConsWork life balance and opportunities for growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance struggle plays role in day to day activities - identification of priorities difficult

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Successful despite itself...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood compensation and benefits, nice facilities, company's products saves lives....

    ConsThis company is successful because of its products and sales force. Everyone else is just along for the ride. Management within the administrative/support functions is a complete joke. They flounder around on a daily basis providing no direction, no thought leadership, and certainly don't have the knowledge or the guts to make value adding decisions. Often seems the goal is to cost cut rather than provide innovative solutions to the company. Overall the morale within the back office departments is low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company has world class medical technology and is positioned well for top line growth. But so much is being left on the table due to poor back office management. Clean house on the administrative side of the company and bring in some people who can actually help take this company to the next level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice company to work for in past years

    Medical Assembler (Current Employee)
    Saint Paul, MN

    ProsPromotions were good, a lot of discussion team meetings so that you could voice your opinions and bring up suggestions on needed changes in different areas.

    ConsNew management took over in the past couple of years and now company is just going down and losing good, hard working people all because of the changes of the new management and the layoffs of people who have been with the company for years and being let go without a legit reason!!! Hate what the company is now!! It's not for the workers it's for management now!!! Sucks!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your workers and stop treating us like little kids!! No water, no earbuds anymore!! Come on!! Feels like a jail institution now instead of a workplace!!

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    great technology and product

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslocation, reputation, technology, product, salary

    Consmiddle management, diversity of culture

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    Excellent management led to a culture where every employee was empowered to make their job better and more efficient.

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sylmar, CA

    ProsEvery employee was empowered to learn lean and mistake proofing tools and to apply those tools to improving their day to day work. Feedback was regular so that you always felt like you had some idea of how well you were doing. Even though different groups advocated for different positions there was a feeling of mutual respect and of camaraderie between groups. The lay-offs didn't seem random.

    ConsSome of the groups are now in the process of being continually down sized, which has resulted in fewer opportunities in those areas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for starting a career in industry.

    Mfg (Former Employee)
    Arecibo, PR

    ProsThere's always work to be done. There's a lot of overtime for those who want to make more money, overall an easy going place if you work in an area with a decent supervisor.

    ConsManagement barely ever has an idea of what they are doing, could be a lot better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew management should look up to senior managers (10 years or more) and try to improve themselves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    St Jude an exciting fast paced company to work

    Production Support (Former Employee)
    Minnetonka, MN

    ProsPersonal growth, ability to expand your knowledge by using new technology

    ConsThere are times when having a work life balance was a challenge

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to have time to perform root cause analysis to permanently resolve issues

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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