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"Enjoyable"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

It is a great company to work for overall. I have a good work-life balance, coworkers, and benefits and compensation are fair. I plan on spending a while at St. Jude.

Cons

St. Jude, as with many large companies, isn't as efficient as it should. Mediocre performance is deemed as acceptable, which is frustrating when you are a high-performing person.

Other Employee Reviews for St. Jude Medical

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Organization in transition."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented staff (engineers, support staff, and production workers)
    Very good middle management
    Fantastic products

    Cons

    Organization is off balance - is overly concerned with short term views of Wall Street.
    Highly reactive to both financial markets and economy.
    Not particularly employee career friendly and quite unforgiving (very little tolerance for mistakes).
    Executive staff has the appearance of not working together, which affects the organization's culture.

    Advice to Management

    Return to longer term view in governing the direction of the company.
    Executive staff visibly work together as a team.
    It would be nice if group presidents would be more active in forming divisional culture (many employees wouldn't know their division president if they saw him or her on the street).


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Culture of fear"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Travel was not an issue. The entry level employees and manufacturing employees are very dedicated.

    Cons

    short term thinking, a "check it off" mentality more concerned with speed than quality. Frequent layoffs and many contractors make it impossible to maintain any continuity of corporate knowledge. I believe this is the cause of the product recall.

    Advice to Management

    Mr. Starks needs to come back to the office and take back control from the heir apparent. Forget about what Wall Street wants and concentrate on making a good product

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