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St. Jude Medical Reviews

Updated May 23, 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 32 reviews)

Cons
  • no work life balance, stressful (in 26 reviews)

  • Matrix organization leads to upper management being easily misled as to what is actually happening in remote plants (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Jude Medical (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work is very rewarding. Most people are easy to get along with. Saving lives is an easy thing to get up for every day.

    Cons

    A lot of micromanaging from leadership. The rating system for reviews and raises are underwhelming. Not much focus on developing employees beyond their daily tasks.


  2. "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.


  3. "Manager"

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    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.


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  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing products that help patients.

    Rating the CEO as positive because he's not legacy SJM. I am hopeful he will make the right changes to turn this company into a place people actually want to work.

    Cons

    Zero work life balance. Prepare to work at least 75 hours a week, more if you are competent.

    If you are looking to join this company, wait until the Abbott integration is completed. SJM culture is toxic and punitive. Abbott will make good changes, it will just take time.

    If you are interviewing, do NOT work for a legacy SJM manager. Their main concern is to protect each other throughout the integration and will not support you unless you fit into their agenda. Ask if they were legacy SJM and if yes, how long they worked there. If they are a lifer, avoid like the plague. If you are interviewing with an Abbott manager, you are in a better position.

    Advice to Management

    Get RID of legacy SJM management, especially in the Pleasanton office. They are driving an excellent company (legacy Thoratec) into the ground. Look closely at legacy SJM managers you put in charge there.


  6. "Field"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Product, Benifits, People, Work environment

    Cons

    Unorganized, No structure, Managment changes frequently


  7. "St. Jude (now Abbott)"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to wear scrubs all day

    Cons

    Always the last to the party, makes big mistakes with FDA. No work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  8. "Horrible ethics and Culture. No human capital management or career development"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits and compensation. Other than that nothing else

    Cons

    Has a good ol' boy network where upper management protect each other, ignore regulations and use clinical research to aid in sales (Scott Simon), horrible ethics and culture, breaks regulations and allows sales team to carry investigational product, expect work to consume your life, little professional development opportunities, no established or attractive culture

    Advice to Management

    Need new management rather than a network that protects each other and tolerates leaders to breach code of business conduct, industry regulations etc. Research is continually used to aid in sales. Sales should not run the company. Recognize true performers. This may help you with your struggles in getting FDA approval on devices (ie nanostim recall, lag in MRI approval and behind in industry device approvals


  9. "culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

    Pros

    Good technology, marketing support, and health economic messaging

    Cons

    not a female-friendly work environment

    Advice to Management

    need diversity and inclusion training for all employees


  10. "SJM is now Abbott"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Free coffee. Not as siloed as other IT shops. Culture growing in maturity.

    Cons

    Small IT shop mindset. Immature ITIL culture.


  11. "Fun Coworkers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Salary is not the greatest


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