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St. Jude Medical Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance but now it is Abbott (in 33 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. "Not quite there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    decent salary and average benefits. high margins on products.

    Cons

    deadwood does not get pruned. low performers are kept on based on who they know.

    Advice to Management

    decide what you want to do and do it.


  2. "Not what it used to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Surveillance Coordinator in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Product Surveillance Coordinator in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by like-minded individuals, paid time off, sometimes speaking with customers who make you feel like you actually made a difference

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid, upper management could care less

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees: you're driving your company into the ground

  3. "SQL Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxnard, CA

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

    Pros

    Steady contract and work environment.

    Cons

    Too far and micro management.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Start Your Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Op Intern in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Co-Op Intern in Sylmar, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Laid-back environment
    - No micromanagement, a lot of freedom to learn
    - This will depend on team, but people are willing to help you and answer questions
    - Provide housing and relocation reimbursement
    - Has a cafeteria with wide array of food from a salad and deli bar to grill station and soup
    - Good place to ease yourself into learning software development life cycle
    - Co-op program recruits tons of students so you won't be alone to network and have fun

    Cons

    - Housing is a bit of a commute (mine was ~ 30-40 min one way)
    - Management is very lax so you need to make initiative to get work if you haven't
    - Some technology is archaic, but they are transitioning to mobile platforms

    Advice to Management

    - Be more proactive in getting co-op/intern involved in projects.


  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Principal Database Architect in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Principal Database Architect in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, Good Salary, Good Bonus, Every year good employ appreciation

    Cons

    Heavy work pressure, After hours, work support


  6. "Big Company , Small Site"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineering Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineering Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This small site in CA has a good operating structure from leadership to the business and quality systems. Well established processes which allows staff to focus on continuous improvement activities.

    Cons

    The demands of a big company headquartered far away onto a small site can be difficult. The facility itself is in need of a refresh.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with improvement activities, transfer out costly processes and pilot new lines


  7. "Field Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Clinical Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Field Clinical Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team, hire and promote from within

    Cons

    Field personnel run very thin

  8. "Smartest People I Have Ever Worked With"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Sylmar, CA

    Pros

    Amazing minds work here. All the engineers are knowledgeable in more than one discipline.

    Cons

    Too many meetings and paperwork (mostly government-required)

    Advice to Management

    Less meetings.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Culture is un-friendly."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours is the only pro to the job. Nothing else, well they do serve free wine and beers during lunch or in the after work which is nice, but certainly not a safe or responsible thing to do just before driving home.

    Cons

    Company has favorites, if your not one don't expect to be rewarded for your extra efforts. Managers micro manage, Pay is not great, Unorganized training.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are managers not leaders, think about putting people in charge who grow the team.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Some pros, some cons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EP-TSS in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - EP-TSS in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety in every work day; you are challenged daily and continue to learn as medical technology is always advancing

    Cons

    Some travel required; a good deal of daily driving depending on the account you cover; flexibility in the work day leads to an inconsistent schedule which can be hard for planning

    Advice to Management

    With so many people in the field, management is, I'm sure, a challenge. Loyalty, teamwork, and hard work could be better recognized and rewarded.


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