St. Jude Medical

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  1.  

    I have learned many jobs.

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    • 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
  2. 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

  3.  

    Good learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Graphic Production Artist in Sylmar, CA
    Former Contractor - Graphic Production Artist in Sylmar, CA

    I worked at St. Jude Medical as a contractor (more than a 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
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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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
  6.  

    I've enjoyed my work here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer II
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer II

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time (more than a 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
  7.  

    not what it used to be

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    pay is above industry average

    Cons

    long hours on call 24 7

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    It was fun, until it wasn't.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    There were nice people to work with until they were either let go or left.

    Cons

    Tough workload when layoffs are high. The methods used to select who is let go...I would love some insight into that.

    Management walks the walk, then turns the corner and walks that walk...and it works, they move up. It is very unfortunate. I am ALL for internal promotion. Just for those who obviously deserve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is good, but living in fear is not. Things were cryptic and twisted; liken to the hunger games.

    Information for employees is key. Treat them in a manner so they feel appreciated, not so they feel treated like 3rd graders.

    Being overworked means no time for personal development or growth. How do you expect to promote from within when we are too busy to accomplish these items? In addition, how can we accomplish our own goals when we are doing 2+ positions? Ridiculous expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Difficult environment

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

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

    Pros

    Exciting technologies, and potential to improve healthcare

    Cons

    Highly political, with senior level very adept at playing games. Think "house of Cards". No homicide but certainly see managers attempting to "set each other up". Generally very fear based motivation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house -and take a long term view on what makes physicians loyal to your products,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves 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 a 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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