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St. Jude Medical Reviews

Updated September 16, 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)

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  1. "SJM Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Matrix organization leads to upper management being easily misled as to what is actually happening in remote plants.

    Advice to Management

    Don't believe everything you are told by the local VP's and Directors.


  2. "Dynamic"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Large Capital
    -Fast paced environment

    Cons

    -Constant Re-orgs
    -Bureaucratic
    -Cross-functional teams don't work cohesively at times

  3. "St. Jude Medical Acquisition of Thoratec Corporation"

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

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

    Pros

    Successful company, chances for growth and career advancement

    Cons

    Management style, unorganized acquisition, unrealistic expectations


  4. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life balance but now it is Abbott

    Cons

    Had to leave the company. Now it is Abbott


  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

    Pros

    Hard working people, good work life balance, great benefits, lots to do so days or years will fly

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. "Needs better management process to actualize potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Clinical Engineer in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Field Clinical Engineer in Sylmar, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They hire talented people with great qualifications. They have great products, which are novel medical technology that treat some of the most common diseases on earth.

    Cons

    Top heavy management. Culture of favoritism and not challenging authority. Weak commitment to employee training and process development with continuous improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing by spreadsheets and realize if you hire good people, make good decisions, and invest in employee development, your stock price will soar.


  7. "it's a job"

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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

    direct managers seem to care about you; it's not difficult to switch groups; not a lot of overtime needed

    Cons

    it's very routine work, not particularly exciting

  8. "Sr Storage Administartor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Storage Administrator in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Storage Administrator in Sylmar, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for.

    Cons

    upper management does not relay information down.


  9. "Administrative Support"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to support great minds and cutting edge technology is not one to pass up. Good benefits, nice perks.

    Cons

    For the employee in satellite locations, one may like the autonomy. At times, one may begin to understand "orphaned employee syndrome".

    Advice to Management

    Bring this technology to the marketplace. The heart health of every human being will be better because of your efforts.


  10. "Not the worst place in the world to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products and new product development pipeline, great people in my local group, mid-level management is getting better, and the benefits are decent, particularly the medical insurance. Currently there is a decent opportunity for overtime, which makes up for the lower hourly wage rate.

    Cons

    Behind other similar companies in 401k match, training opportunities and career growth. No pension plan. No salary transparency. Poor annual raises, which don't keep pace with inflation + increased benefit costs. Their "merit increase" system guarantees that the wage increase difference between a high performer and a middling performer is about 1%, giving little to no incentive to work any harder than you have to and making the annual review process a giant waste of everyone's time.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt Abbott's pension plan for legacy SJM employees!


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