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St. Jude Medical Reviews

Updated 20 Jan 2020

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3.3
58%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
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St. Jude Medical Chairman and CEO Miles D. White (no image)
Miles D. White
26 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company has placed great people in leadership to keep team members motivated(in 39 reviews)

  • "Work life balance; Good benefits;(in 35 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, Reputable name, Good benefits, Lots of socials, Pay is competitive with industry

    Cons

    Culture is more pharma, management is relatively inexperienced, product training lacks depth, the IT department is difficult to contact for help and the email directory is a jungle of previous employees

    Advice to Management

    Improve product training as it is currently too reliant on home learning and ensure social events don't exclude team members as this has happened in the past.

    St. Jude Medical2016-02-25
  2. Helpful (1)

    "good for getting experience"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a positive environment with great co-workers, benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Hours tend to be a bit long. The organization is perpetually understaffed despite continual hiring of new talent.

    Advice to Management

    create opportunities for career progression.

    St. Jude Medical2016-08-11
  3. "Territory manager"

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good money, opportunity for bonuses is always available. Crossover between disciplines is also possible. American based company, American ethos, American culture

    Cons

    High staff turnover, tens to look at short term results and therefore plug holes rather than plan for long term stability

    Advice to Management

    Look towards 5 or ten year plan to create a stable workforce. Look at qualitative objectives rather than quantitative objectives. Reward long term employees

    St. Jude Medical2016-01-27
  4. "Good perks, and package, shame about the Salary."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable Company, Good perks

    Cons

    Salary based, you work 80 hours and get paid for 40 and the salary is average

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees for their time, not there involvement.

    St. Jude Medical2014-06-20
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Seemingly good once, shedding quality and established staff at a rate on Knots"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Heritage, Some passionate people, nice size (but getting smaller by the day), some opportunity in all the the changes if you can hang on and deal with the management. Interesting pipeline of products.

    Cons

    Terrible management - St Jude went from small to pretty big for a pacing firm in a few years,and it shows. No one there can operate a business of that size and complexity effectively. I have worked for some big players in the Healthcare market, and know what that should look and feel like. Not here. Amateur hour. There is a real sense of firefighting everything, and mortgaging business now and to hell with the future. This leads to short term thinking and poor customer and staff satisfaction. I think the attitude of the management was very macho BS. with a quote being 'well, if you don't pull the number in whatever, you won't be her to worry about it', hence the shoddy mortgaging practices. Morale was low when I left, worse now with long serving staff leaving. They have basically cannibalised what made them good. In my judgement they were living like a company from the early 2000's - all big conferences and ra ra team building, borderline illegal and certainly immoral employee relations. I bet that they wish they hadn't spent all that money now they are having to lay off staff. No prudence I could go on but to me it was a lesson on how not to run a business

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    Advice to Management

    Not that they would listen. Sort your IT. Sort your strategy - find your roots again. Keep unnecessary spending down (I suppose you do now by sacking key staff), think mid-long term and rebuild, and don't believe your own hype -A bit of humility goes a long way. keep the very good management from AGA and shelve the team that has grown with SJM - they cannot do the job properly.

    St. Jude Medical2013-04-12
  6. "nice company to work at"

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    Former Employee - MENAT Territory Manager 

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

    Pros

    market leader delivering best products and solutions for patients

    Cons

    fierce competition differing from one market to another

    St. Jude Medical2020-01-20
  7. "working at st judes"

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    Former Employee - BMET in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    treatment of employees very fair

    Cons

    work schedule too fluid , changes often

    Advice to Management

    stability of work schedule needs consistensy

    St. Jude Medical2020-01-15
  8. "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Engineering 

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Work life balance and exposure to cutting edge medical devices

    Cons

    Not enough effort is put into innovation

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within

    St. Jude Medical2019-09-07
  9. "My first step to medical device industry"

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    Former Employee - Field Clinical Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Jude Medical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Group of electrophysiology fans. Good learning environment.

    Cons

    Career development limited. Especially for clinical support team.

    Advice to Management

    Need to fight for more development opportunities for employees.

    St. Jude Medical2019-07-21
  10. "Salary Structure is Worst in industry"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products and the quality of the products. Which gives confidence is sales industry

    Cons

    The Salary structure in this company is Worst in the industry

    Advice to Management

    Instead of giving money or pramotion to those who are near and dear ones for you give it to some deserve candidate because they are the one who actually need it.

    St. Jude Medical2019-07-08
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