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St. Jude Medical Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance but now it is Abbott (in 30 reviews)

  • The company has placed great people in leadership to keep team members motivated (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • no work life balance, stressful (in 24 reviews)

  • Matrix organization leads to upper management being easily misled as to what is actually happening in remote plants (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Culture is un-friendly."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  2. "Co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people to wrk wid
    Co-op housing

    Cons

    Noting that comes to my mind


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Some pros, some cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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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  5. "Senior Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    St Jude was a good place to work

    Cons

    The pace of projects could be too fast.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Anon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are good currently. Severance package is good.

    Cons

    Recently purchased by Abbott and expect a large amount of cost cutting and workforce reduction in the near future.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good product line very diverse.

    Cons

    Senior leadership very removed from what it takes to get things done in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Get your hands dirty from time to time and see what it really take to hit the numbers you expect.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "One SJM ....some positives....some work to be done."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sylmar, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products especially in Cardiac Rhythm Management. Under new leadership team there has been a renewed energy and focus. Able to utilize strengths across orgs and local leaders are not just supporting but driving change. But there are others who did not support change and now gone.

    Cons

    Centralization for the sake of it has only lead to "empire building" and this then causes some serious inefficiencies. Executive leaders - sec 16 level officers... not just are not aware of the details, to make it worse, they barely listen to anybody but their cronies.

    Advice to Management

    Executive management needs to Listen a lot more.
    Embrace the power of the appropriate and right local management.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Its...ok."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a paycheck, and a relatively stable industry.

    Cons

    Company lacks a culture that people can get behind. Mostly seems like drones executing to timelines. In general there is a lack of manufacturing technical innovation partly due to regulation, partly due to extremely tight timelines, and partly due to dysfunctional groups.

    Advice to Management

    Place more focus on DFM to ensure the business is positioned for long-term scalability. It will never reduce clinical effectiveness, but will greatly improve product/process development efficiency.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, Good pipeline of products

    Cons

    Company had a some bad quarters, laid off over 200 employees. Now hiring like crazy

    Advice to Management

    Show loyalty


  11. "customer service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work and great people

    Cons

    I do not have any cons about the current company



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