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"Was not so bad then but not sure about now?"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits are not bad yes they good be better and the people at St Jude are wonderful and so caring.

Cons

Changes to quick without uppermanagement thinking first. Very confusing now with Austin and Plano. It seems like things need to be defined still

Other Employee Reviews for St. Jude Medical

  1. Helpful (2)

    "CEO too focused on the stock price so that he can continue selling it"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sylmar, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology that save lives and improves patient quality of life
    Pretty good pay for relatively easy work
    Somewhat flexible work hours

    Cons

    CEO and upper management mostly care about the stock price
    Cost cutting all the time
    Crappy benefits compared to many tech companies

    Advice to Management

    Replace the CEO
    Focus on making high quality products, and stop rushing product deliveries
    Focus on making employees happy
    Focus on making patients happy
    Stop focusing on the shareholders, and stock price
    Happy employees will increase productivity and quality, and eventually the stock price will follow.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Has been good, but at a tipping point now - will either be a great place to work in a year or far below average."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many great managers working here.

    Many smart, capable, friendly coworkers.

    Medical devices - a chance to create something to help someone.

    Very respected company, with a lot of growth.

    Most parts of the benefits package are great.

    Cons

    Upper management, at this location, handles anxiety with micromanaging and constant redirection of resources - trying to put out fires.

    Little acknowledgement, in practice, of the "Quality, Time, Cost - pick two" concept.

    Overburdening procedures (even for a Medical company)

    Outdated vacation policy - fewer days than most places.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and communicate that direction to _everyone_.
    Trust that your team can complete if you give them direction and don't change the finish line.
    Every project can't be "number one priority."

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