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St. Jude Medical Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance but now it is Abbott (in 34 reviews)

  • The company has placed great people in leadership to keep team members motivated (in 34 reviews)

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

  • upper management does not relay information down (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clinical department is very supportive and the people are great!

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility for those who want to go beyond senior roles

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for CRAs


  2. Helpful (2)

    "My Time at SJM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Sylmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great! I enjoyed all of my colleagues i interacted with daily and those I got to know through passing.

    Cons

    I didn't know at the time but the company was being acquired by Abbott. So, to get ready for the sale years prior SJM started to "lean" out company taking away profit sharing, Learning courses for individual contributors, not back filling key positions, not promoting well-deserve individuals or paying them fair market value, etc.

    Advice to Management

    I hope with the Abbott acquisition that the culture will be to better take care of ALL employees and not just Director levels and above. This will create a rich and vibrant atmosphere and increase productivity therefore increasing profit.

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company growth and technology development

    Cons

    Little upward mobility for current employees.


  4. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

    Pros

    Stable industry, competitive salaries, free coffee

    Cons

    Management/Schedule driven, Engineering teams sometimes seem to be more nuisance than necessity. Upper management disconnected from operations logistics. Questionable promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Find out what's really involved in the engineering world the company depends on. Less focus on stock price and meeting deliveries and more on enabling meaningful change.


  5. "Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good balance of work and life as long as the company is not going through a warning letter.

    Cons

    Late hours if something is needed for an audit.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Real Talent Overlooked!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pleasanton, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great science and technology. Loved serving the customers and patients.

    Cons

    Management was very insecure and practiced unfair tactics...ability for growth impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional and reward those who produce excellent work...not just your friends.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Look somewhere else"

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

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

    Pros

    As I stare at the screen, I am trying to come up with some. Products are decent

    Cons

    Extremely poor management, unethical in how they deal with product failures. Take way too long to get information to physicians about problems with a product. Do not care about the people in the field. Very top heavy. Upper management (everything above field reps) is more interested in their income than they are the workload on their reps, the success of the organization and the proper treatment of patients. How they handle the latest CRM battery issues is nothing short of disgusting. I left because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of the sand and you mind off your wallet. The well being of patients depends on it. Advice to job seekers...look to Medtronic. St Jude is not where you want to be

  8. "St Jude Employee"

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    Current Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, exciting technology, down to earth senior management

    Cons

    Compensation not competitive, no respect for junior level employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep the employees motivated and award bonuses at every level


  9. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best-in-class products, technologies and therapies - Only actual Heart Failure company worldwide - Acquired by Abbott!

    Cons

    Acquired by Abbott - Short term disruption while integration is complete - May lose key talent

    Advice to Management

    Retain key talent - Former St. Jude Medical employees


  10. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Engineering in Plymouth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products and great impact in the medical device industry due to the mix portafolio! It is nice knowing we are saving lives!

    Cons

    If you are not part of the inner circle might as well forget any fairness on having the same opportunities as others specially if you are a foreigner!

    Advice to Management

    I am hoping Abbott will do something about it!


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