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St. Jude Medical Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Miles D. White
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Pros
  • Good work life balance but now it is Abbott (in 32 reviews)

  • The company has placed great people in leadership to keep team members motivated (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance, Management has no clue on how to sell (in 27 reviews)

  • upper management didn't value employees (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "HRBP"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HRBP in Franklin Square, NY
    Current Employee - HRBP in Franklin Square, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture and leadership! Company has potential to grow within the medical device industry

    Cons

    Too cost conscious and may overlook business opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Look at future potential instead of just managing cost


  2. "Wouldn't reccomend"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice building, 3 breaks, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    No work, or lack of, great if you are 18 and don't mind socializing all day and not having anything to do. When you do get work, they tell you to GO SLOW because there's nothing else after that one job. So a job that takes 2 hrs from start to finish has to be milked for 8 hrs. This makes for a long boring day, and sucks the life out of you. If you go to work to actually work for the 8 hrs, then this is not a job you'd want.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train, have less recertifications, don't take on so many employees without having the work to support them. (just because you "anticipate" there will be work coming up)

  3. "International Tax Manager"

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    Current Employee - International Tax Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - International Tax Manager in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, pretty solid group of people to work with

    Cons

    Acquired by Abbott Laboratories in January of this year, so a lot of uncertainty with job security.

    Advice to Management

    Not really sure


  4. "Sr Principal Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good environment to work, good technology

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities; great place for good talkers
    Always playing catchup

    Advice to Management

    Focus on key products and leapfrogging competitors


  5. "Institutional chaos"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding work, fantastic co-workers, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations, acquisition, and instability.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on products and people, not constant reshuffling and penny pinching.


  6. "Senior ATE Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not so many Pros actually. Mediocre pay and 3% match to the 401k.

    Cons

    Lots of politics within the group and inter-groups. The company initiated a inter-group reference for group member a few years back, ever since that, engineers were worried about how much information needed to be share between groups. All the good engineers were laid off in the past few years because they had been in the company for a few years and were paid at an "intolerable" salary level.

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader and lead the project development. Don't be a back seat driver and complain about the engineers not achieving unrealistic goals.


  7. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Woodbury, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice building and benefits. Always something to do. They give good opportunity to contract workers. You have the chance to get hired full time.

    Cons

    Too much restructure - restructure happens every 6 months. Abbott is coming in fast and has everything a little loopy.

  8. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

    Pros

    Company had pipeline of innovative products and loyal/dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Company had a difficult time managing quality and processes.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Decent company. Little management support"

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    Former Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Jude Medical (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great technology platform and cutting edge research and a fantastic technical service team. Pays very well, especially to young, out of college employees.

    Cons

    Now having experienced working with strong people leaders in other fields, my time with SJM proved to have weak professional development support from upper management, especially for females. Expressing desire to explore different avenues within the company frequently fell on deaf ears, or was met with resistance and chastising. There was also a serious lack of communication between HR and the employee, and certainly no confidentiality between those two parties. Not sure on whose behalf the HR team works... the employee or the employer?


  10. "Manufacturing Co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Sylmar, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to biomedical industry; hands-on experience

    Cons

    Large company, being a cog in the wheel is inevitable.


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