St. Jude Medical

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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

This management team needs to be replaced.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Director Product Marketing

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    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great clinical team

    Cons

    only senior staff are privvy to important information

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employees, middle management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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