St. Jude Medical - Lack of leadership and guidance | Glassdoor
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"Lack of leadership and guidance"

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Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

Pros

Pay, location, and resources were pros.

Cons

There is so much potential for this company as the product and business model have so much opportunity! Unfortunately, there is a fundamental lack of leadership, performance management, and vision in this company that creates pockets of incompetence. A select few are then stuck carrying the load. Hopefully, recent changes will turn that around.

Advice to Management

Focus on people and career development instead of singular focus on bottom line. Results will come bigger and better when you do!

Other Employee Reviews for St. Jude Medical

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Gain lots of experience, but must be willing to work hard. Company moral has suffered lately."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company with a stelar product line and great programs to help customers. It is easy to get excited about the products and the diversity of the growth drivers.

    Cons

    Current management does not foster employee relations and they burn people out, both in-house and in the field. With recent layoffs, those that are remaining are expected to "do more with less" which is not sustainable.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that people are your greatest asset. It costs a lot of money to train new employees and while some reduction is force is necessary in the current economy, make sure you really have a plan to sustain the business before cutting people. The latest rounds of layoff were cutting meat off the bone, not fat. And people who weren't laid off are quitting because they don't have a work/life balance. And finally, with MTR may be right most of the time, he isn't right all the time. Some of the policies he put in place are providing ammo to the competition.


  2. "Interesting research opportunities, but recent corporate hardships have limited project options and career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart colleagues, not too political office environment, decent pay

    Cons

    limited career progression opportunity, budget constraints put a hamper on projects available

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