St. Jude Medical

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St. Jude Medical Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
334 Reviews
2.7
334 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.  

    The last few years there were a challenge due to poor leadership.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most people who work there care about doing a good job.
    Medical benefits were good.
    Stock option was a plus.

    Cons

    It became difficult to work with certain people. Too many people wanting revenge against others. Purchasing area was very insecure and played favorites. Each shift blames the other for not doing their amount of work. There is too much mandatory over time. There is no chance to move up even when you get the education and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More accountability needed for Managers/Supervisors. The people who work under Managers/Supervisors should be allowed to give them their reviews. Some salaried personnel do not even work 40 hours a week.
    Daycare and a workout facility would be nice options. Find out why people with 10+ years of working at SJM are leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Clinical Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Field Clinical Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not many at the moment.

    Cons

    Serial reorganization, cliquish under-experienced mid-management. Little to no career progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up, spend some time reconnecting with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to get into the field, crappy management.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Server Administrator
    Current Employee - Server Administrator

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, few good people to work for, good work-life balance for the most part.

    Cons

    They are Re-Active environment; it takes some type of event to make changes.
    Management is on a revolving door, upper management doesn't have a clear idea whats going on and lack clear vision.
    Seems like they give out Sr. Titles to anyone, however if your a good worker and don't have that title it takes time to move up.
    To much upper management to get a clear direction.
    To much politics involved, back stabbing in management as well.
    CIO keeps creating more and more silo's to match the business, however its all redundant and not needed and huge waste of money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers, stop treating them like numbers. start recognizing them for doing a good job on projects.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I have learned many jobs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler 11 in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Assembler 11 in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    I like working here because the benefits are really great and the people are friendly.

    Cons

    We start work to early 4:00 AM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check what's really going on in areas where in some areas people are being bullied and it's being covered up.
    Some people are taking smoke breaks when it' isn't break time. There is a lead that watches movies on her phone.
    a lot of timed wasted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Neurotherm was recently purchased by St. Jude Medical

    Current Employee - Territory Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company acts very professional and has a strong portfolio of products. With the recent acquisition of Neurotherm they now have a full bag of Pain management products. Long term pros To be determined.

    Cons

    To be determined, Neurotherm employees are still waiting to learn more about the company

  7.  

    Good learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Production Artist in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Production Artist in Sylmar, CA

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

    Pros

    I was fortunate enough to work under a manager who knew how to motivate and inspire me. She got me to do some really good work.

    Cons

    There seemed to be a lot of politics at the higher levels of management. Depending on who you work for or with you might or might not be impacted by it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I've enjoyed my work here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer II
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer II

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good pay. Managers do well in promoting and hiring from within.

    Cons

    Many older engineers are stuck in their ways. Executive management seems to have a direction, then they completely change or eliminate projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good organization - a little matrixed but good step in my career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Fast-growing company, extremely smart co-workers, good products, good benefits, nice location and campus

    Cons

    Very matrixed environment; constantly in a state of change; afraid of layoffs or restructuring; hard to sometimes work with other divisions - felt competitive and not like you were on the same team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work towards better collaboration among all within the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Good

    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Plano, TX

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very smart people and an amazing product

    Cons

    very political management does not know its people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many managers have only heir interests in mind. Get rid of them

  11.  

    St Jude Medical is a rewarding place to work. The fact that your job saves and sustains life is a great feeling

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company's benefits and the pay scale is great and highly competitive. Every day results in a challenge that will be valuable to your career.

    Cons

    The culture is highly political and requires adjustments on a daily basis to ensure consistency in projects and tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication and information are not freely distributed to all staff. Typically only select individuals are privy to important information. A company's health is dependent upon a continual flow of key information.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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