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Stryker Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.5 452 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

Stryker President & CEO Kevin A. Lobo

Kevin A. Lobo

(156 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance, You will find great flexibility to work with no micromanagement (in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits, nice coworkers, hr is involved with company events etc (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is still very behind the times when it comes to work/life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • The long hours taking care of account (in 20 reviews)

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    Great overall experience to learn and grow

    Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsEveryone who works there has a genuine passion for going above and beyond. They recruit some of the most talented individuals in the industry

    ConsNot the best paid in the industry and once you have reached a certain level is difficult to move up in the company as it's a fairly flat hierarchy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosone word... Culture! It's amazing to work for an organization that truly cares about its people!

    ConsLocation. Kalamazoo is just not a 'happening' place to be

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood food
    great work place
    work life balance

    ConsThere are not enough parking space in this building

    Advice to Senior Managementgood management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with growth opportunities

    Supply Chain (Current Employee) Mahwah, NJ (US)

    ProsThere are many opportunities for those who are ambitious.

    ConsSystems need to be upgraded

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in systems upgrades

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great Enviroment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe culture of the company has been the best out of any of my previous experiences. Everyone is willing to help an intern. There are many fun events and activities that the company provides for their employees; free Six Flag event, basketball tournaments, etc.

    ConsThe intern to full time employee is not as high as I would want it to be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to keep more talented interns.

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    Satisfying

    QA Manager (Current Employee) San Juan, PR (US)

    ProsFamily Culture Driven, Flexiblity, Challenges

    ConsBenefits
    Lack of structure within roles and responsibilites

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake those that are your key players and protect them, recognize consistency and what you want to be repeated

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Kalamazoo, MI (US)

    ProsWork life balance, day to day flexibility, friendly co-workes, and good benefits.

    ConsSalary is below industry standards, managers driven by Q-12, very political environment, and very political.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees do not feel comfortable with Q-12. Also, take a strong look at experienced engineers salaries, as they are even low for W Michigan.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hype

    Various Engineering (Former Employee) Mahwah, NJ (US)

    ProsVery good executive team that usually makes the right business decisions and tries implementing good policies. There is always that general sense of security and belief that the ship is heading in the right direction, so people don't question much and focus on getting their jobs done. It is a large growing global corporation so with that you will get good benefits, profit sharing, growth potential, development/training, and the opportunity to travel/relocate domestically and internationally. The turnover rate is extreme so opportunities always open up and the company encourages internal mobility. The hiring process is known to be very long and complicated and it has created a lot of hype. So just having the name on your resume gives you an advantage for the rest of your career. Making it a very good entry level company.

    ConsPoor middle management. Mostly due to the company's hiring process which mainly focuses on blindly hiring type A personalities with little regard to experience or core personal values. The only path to career growth is through people management. So what you get is a bunch of hyper people running around in a scavenger hunt of random/any accomplishments leading to the next promotion to a team leader/manager. You read any company notice of someone's promotion and you are guaranteed to see a list of "accomplishments" that had nothing to do with what this individual was supposed to to be doing! That encourages future "leaders" to try and find someone else to do their job so they can spend their time on real "accomplishments". What this creates is a high stress environment, back-stabbing, elbowing, credit-stealing, blame-throwing, and lots lots of lying. You cannot trust anyone at Stryker and their annual satisfaction survey unsurprisingly consistently shows low scores on "I have a best friend at work"!. There is an intentional huge information dam between upper management and anything downstream. So middle management has zero knowledge of objectives or business direction. Coupled with their lack of experience and poor understanding of what leadership is, they make a mess of whatever good values and policies the executive team puts in place. They mistake workaholics for achievers. They mistake lack of work-life balance for commitment. If you resist going with the herd and blindly rushing everything without thinking then you are not a Stryker "fit". If you focus on your job and resist distractions then you are not an overachiever. If you don't show up at a 7PM happy hour you are not a team player. And If you happen to be an introvert then be ready for some serious bullying. You will be labelled as disengaged, lacking drive/initiative, follower, and the list goes on. Cliches like "there for you" and "quality first" are always used without any real practical understanding. To summarize, unless you are going for an entry level position, upper management position, or really desperate for a job, do yourself a big favor and avoid this company. You will be abused and tossed around until you either get consumed or learn how to play a losing game. That very culture they prize is the worst I have seen in my professional career and is in fact all hype.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest into making sure your middle management is appropriately developed and mature. Admit that your candidate assessment system is broken and act to create a more tolerant and inclusive culture. Learn from your consistently high turnover rates and understand that growth is not just about profit and competition, it is about social responsibility and spreading the right values. The future of Stryker and this country depends on the quiet technically-gifted innovators as much is it depends on the outspoken competitive overachievers. So make sure you give everyone an equal and fair opportunity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Yet to ascertain

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDriven workforce and enthusiastic people.

    ConsPay, technical abilities, pompous maybe too forceful.

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    With Great Power Comes, Great Responsiblity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits, culture, Overall Mission...Just with any big company, you have resources available to do your job.

    ConsCorporate Politics prevents the accomplishment of most jobs or at least slows it down. Unless your above the line in social status, dont expect much..

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut the needs of the company before their own

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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