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"A truly great place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Internal Communications Manager in Saint Paul, MN
Former Employee - Internal Communications Manager in Saint Paul, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

St. Jude Medical is a place where you'll often hear, "Let's get 'er done." People pull together to do the right thing on a constant basis. There is an underlying sense of fierce employee pride. They know their work helps people live better lives. I would often hear people describe SJM as the "smallest large company in the world," when they described how the company thought and operated. It had kept the small company mentality intact, even as it expanded globally.

Cons

Like many companies, SJM is facing significant marketplace contraction. The former hub and spoke organizational structure that placed tremendous emphasis on the divisions, with little to no visible leadership from Corporate, is breaking down. Painfully. While this is a step in the right direction, it will take several years for the company to reshape its identity as a cohesive entity.

Advice to Management

This is a message to members of the C-suite. Please, step up. Start talking with your employees. Let them know what's important to you, what's important to the company. Your invisibility debilitates your employees, especially those who work at Corporate. They want to know that you care about them and the role they play on behalf of the company. Even though you might think you're invisible, you're never not leading. So lead. It's what you get paid for.

Other Employee Reviews for St. Jude Medical

  1. "Director Product Marketing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great clinical team

    Cons

    only senior staff are privvy to important information

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees, middle management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "This company has potential."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Management in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Production Management in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical device industry is a steady business as a whole. Really nice facility compared to others worked for; location is great. If we stay focused, and stay on top of programs, work together, we can be successful.

    Cons

    Highly regulated, impossible to make small changes to the process. Engineers need train others on changes they wrote. Work week schedule needs adjusting.

    Advice to Management

    Lead us. We will follow.


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