St. Jude Medical

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St. Jude Medical Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
335 Reviews
2.7
335 Reviews
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St. Jude Medical Chairman, President, and CEO Daniel J. Starks
Daniel J. Starks
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good, few good people to work for, good work-life balance for the most part (in 18 reviews)

  • Good industry, a lot of employees care (although they are quickly leaving or being let go), good benefits (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work/life balance especially for those in low to middle management (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper management and executives are too afraid to enact any real change (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere

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

    I worked at St. Jude Medical

    Pros

    Nice building, and free coffee

    Cons

    No growth potential, very little teamwork

  2.  

    Enjoyed working for St. Jude Medical

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at St. Jude Medical

    Pros

    Benefits and incentives were exceptional. Many training opportunities.

    Cons

    I did not experience any cons worth mentioning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sr. QA Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior QA Eng in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Eng in Westford, MA

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good. env is very good.

    Cons

    No negagative has found for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing good

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Access to many different engineering disciplines and opportunities. Larger company with room for advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very intelligent people who provide good career guidance and leadership. Opportunity to learn lots of skills.

    Cons

    As this is a large company it can be difficult to get noticed on a day to day basis. You need to find a way to make yourself stand out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good step in my career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical

    Pros

    Everyone is really helpful and I feel like I'm actually helping people.

    Cons

    Deadlines, but most of the time it's not too bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sylmar, CA

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

    Pros

    Every 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    St Jude an exciting fast paced company to work

    Former Employee - Production Support in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Production Support in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at St. Jude Medical as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have time to perform root cause analysis to permanently resolve issues

    Recommends
  9.  

    supply chain intern

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Plano, TX

    I worked at St. Jude Medical as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    good company to work for amazing work culture

    Cons

    Didnt get cover to a full time employee after interning for alomost 1 year

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I really working here,

    Current Employee - Finance in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Sylmar, CA

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great environment,
    Great benefit

    Cons

    A little stressful for me.
    Too many rounds of layoffs recently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

  11.  

    Great opportunity for those willing to put forth the effort.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong product pipeline for many years to come. A company that is invested in the future and has highly driven people at the top.

    Cons

    Middle management can have difficulties in communicating and dealing with the field employees based on restrictions put upon them by HR and upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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