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A truly great place to work

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  • Career Opportunities
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 for 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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    Great Company

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    Current Employee - R&D
    Current Employee - R&D

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Huge future in the medical device industry
    -A lot of great projects and new products coming out
    -Friendly environment
    -Cross-functional environment

    Cons

    As with any medical device company, sometimes the company fluctuates and has ups and downs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring fresh new talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A job, not a career

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

    I have been working at St. Jude Medical full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It's a job and not a bad paying one.
    Some freedom as microlevel; but macro environment has shown little vision

    Cons

    Some freedom as microlevel; but macro environment has shown little vision

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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