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An Organization in Chaos

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA (US)

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Big company. Lots of opportunity. Good salaries and benefits. Products are the best in the market.

Cons

Terrible leadership. Little or conflicting direction. Lots of in-fighting creating an oppressive work environment and an atmosphere of distrust and back stabbing. Project approval process is convoluted, requiring signatures from multiple departments and divisions. All of whom have their own agendas. Nobody plays well in this sandbox.

Advice to Management

This management team needs to be replaced.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Treated well, but misleading job description

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Hired for R&D, but spent more than half my time at St. Jude performing other job functions (quality, sustaining efforts, not new product development). Process and paperwork are king. Management gets shuffled all too frequently, leading to a lack of consistency.

    Advice to Management

    I think things are going in the right direction now. Try to get something done before changing the management team again.

  2. A truly great place to work

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    Former Employee - Internal Communications Manager in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Internal Communications Manager in Saint Paul, MN (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    St. Jude Medical is a place where you'll often hear, "Let's get 'er done." People pull together to do the right thing on a constant basis. There is an underlying sense of fierce employee pride. They know their work helps people live better lives. I would often hear people describe SJM as the "smallest large company in the world," when they described how the company thought and operated. It had kept the small company mentality intact, even as it expanded globally.

    Cons

    Like many companies, SJM is facing significant marketplace contraction. The former hub and spoke organizational structure that placed tremendous emphasis on the divisions, with little to no visible leadership from Corporate, is breaking down. Painfully. While this is a step in the right direction, it will take several years for the company to reshape its identity as a cohesive entity.

    Advice to Management

    This is a message to members of the C-suite. Please, step up. Start talking with your employees. Let them know what's important to you, what's important to the company. Your invisibility debilitates your employees, especially those who work at Corporate. They want to know that you care about them and the role they play on behalf of the company. Even though you might think you're invisible, you're never not leading. So lead. It's what you get paid for.

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