St. Jude Medical Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sylmar, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, very knowledgeable and friendly employees

    Cons

    No upward mobility, very low employee morale, no company culture, upper management moves extremely slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Bizarre experience

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

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent benefits, excellent pay, opportunity to work with exciting medical technology that tangibly improves lives.

    Cons

    Truly odd management decisions. One example: hundreds of folks were hired as part of a new product launch, only to be laid off within months through a "management re-org", presumably because of lower than expected divisional sales. If you value job stability, look elsewhere.


  3. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Localization Coordinator in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Localization Coordinator in Sylmar, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have worked at SJM full time, and can say that this is the best company I have worked for so far. The company culture respects individuals and gives them flexible working hours, and routines. Compensation is fair in my opinion.

    Cons

    With the consolidation of different divisions, our workload has doubled if not tripled in volume. It can be stressful at times, and overtime has been somewhat regular recently.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the flexible hours, work from home options. Path for upwards mobility has been unclear to me. It would be nice if management made that path more clear to employees.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    Former great company now a shadow of itself....

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in Plano, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Previous leadership was strong, provided good direction, gave positive, constructive advice. Definitely a work hard, play hard, be smart company....

    Cons

    Then St. Jude Medical parent company stepped in and suddenly sneaky backstabbing behavior became the norm, loyal employees were fired with no notice, and for no reason. The wonderful exciting business atmosphere, and pro chronic pain patient guidance, was suddenly destroyed. Very tragic outcome for a previously great company. No wonder products are being recalled!

    Advice to Management

    Take a long hard look at the current crop of executives and clean house!


  6. Helpful (3)

    Assembler

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical

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

    Pros

    This place is a life drainer.

    Cons

    It was a good place to work at when you have nothing


  7. Helpful (4)

    Bad leadership and direction...lost the passion to be innovative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative/Cardiology Division in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative/Cardiology Division in Washington, DC

    I worked at St. Jude Medical

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

    Pros

    Older established products that are standards in cardiac environment. Pacing and Heart valves.

    Cons

    Negative work environment ... No upper mobility or advancement for African Americans or women. Upper management is a cookie cut image of corporate America. Caucasian, male and young. SJM buys technology then tries to sell products as opposed to developing through research and development.

    Advice to Management

    Remember how SJM was built.... Hard work, good leadership, direction and purpose.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Engineer 1

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Sylmar, CA

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time

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

    Pros

    quiet, good air quality around for walking during break and lunch!

    Cons

    there's no opportunity to grow (at my R&D dept)

    Advice to Management

    be fair!


  9. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sal in Pitts, PA
    Current Employee - Sal in Pitts, PA

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great CEO with open door access

    Cons

    Twenty-four hour call schedule and no profit sharing. Also, new product training is less than other industry standards especially for field personell and reps

    Advice to Management

    Better recognition for senior employees


  10. EP TSS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, outstanding training department. Innovative!

    Cons

    24/7 call but that is part of the job


  11. Helpful (2)

    Terrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smaller company you get to wear multiple hats and can learn a lot , get opportunities to travel and free company cell phones to all employees

    Cons

    No upward growth plan for women or Asians unless males who can speak very loud and scare people. Not great benefits. Always on call and email even on weekends.



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