Stryker

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Stryker Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
586 Reviews
3.9
586 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • High energy environment provides for fun work days and natural work/life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • It is a great company to work for if you are a full-time hire (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is still very behind the times when it comes to work/life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • The long hours taking care of account (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great overall experience to learn and grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in London, England

    I worked at Stryker full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    Top Employees, Great Benefits, Quality Products, But Lousy Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Mahwah, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Mahwah, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    (1) Stryker hires highly motivated and talented employees using their Gallup interview process. The company has a young culture, with many employees in their 20's and 30's. The employees work hard, and always seem willing to help others.

    (2) The Mahwah office has a cafeteria offering a full breakfast and lunch, a gym for employees to use, and many department have frequent after-work activities. Salaries are very good, particularly for entry-level positions, everyone starts with three weeks vacation, and its possible to get up to an 11% annual match on 401k contributions.

    (3) The company makes good products, and compared to other medical device companies, Stryker doesn't have a lot of regulatory or quality issues. Employees are given a lot of opportunities, and in most departments work/life balance is pretty reasonable.

    Cons

    (1) Fitting in is very important. I like the atmosphere here, but many people won't. Stryker is a work hard, play hard environment with a lot of people from athletic or fraternity/sorority backgrounds. Employees often eat meals together, go to happy hours after work, and the company encourages workplace friendships. Bluntly speaking, if you don't like that culture, or if you don't like socializing with your coworkers, you will not like working at Stryker.

    (2) The upper management creates artificial conflicts and divisions. The company's obsession with internal competition and metrics (i.e., measuring performance) is highly corrosive. Instead of working together, there is often conflicts between departments. Furthermore, the politics of Stryker are much worse than I've seen elsewhere, and minor issues are often blown out of proportion. Despite having top employees, projects and other tasks take just as long here as other companies because of the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stryker could be an outstanding place to work if management practices were improved. Scale back on the internal metrics and instead promote cooperation between departments. Also develop a better process for hiring managers. The current interview process works very well for selecting rank and file employees, but often breaks down when it comes to selecting managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Best Place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    I have worked many places in my career and Stryker is by far the best place I have ever worked. I have worked for 5 years and have been promoted to manager in a short time. Stryker is a global company and it is amazing to be able to work together with people with different cultures worldwide.

    Cons

    No downside to working for this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A Contract to Hire Success Story

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI (US)

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I had more than a year as a consultant to work for Stryker and decide that this is great place. After visiting a number of sites and working with so many bright driven people it was an easy decision to become an employee when the opportunity arose.

    Cons

    Much of Stryker's growth has come from acquisitions which has resulted in some fragmentation and silos of process which can be frustrating, especially when participating in projects that span multiple Divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In spite of Stryker's global presence, there is a US-centric and Michigan-centric bias in the structure that works against collaboration and efficiency. Some attention should be paid to giving other areas such as EU and Asia their voice and sensitizing the US employees to cultural diversity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mahwah, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mahwah, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive, A lot of opportunity, A decent amount of after work activities, A lot of driven people with good ideas

    Cons

    Th lack of IT support sometimes makes it difficult to get certain projects done. The IT infrastructure is in shambles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    I sold to surgeons, nurses, hospital purchasing and C level with top 5% sales.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I worked at Stryker full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging position selling in the OR and you either make quota every month or fired.

    Cons

    Managers had to cover big areas leaving little time to help close business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make them adhere to working with Account Managers more frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    driven culture, great products, work/life flexibility

    Cons

    lack of training, pay mediocre

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Stryker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    CEO has vision and leadership. Stryker culture is to hire the best talent, then position them to utilize their natural strengths.

    Cons

    Age bias. There is an over-appreciation of young people with potential versus experienced people who have demonstrated capability. As a result, there are managers in positions they cannot perform, causing frustration with those who work for them and for their qualified peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a value proposition for a workforce that includes people older than 40.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Fabricator III

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Great place to work with great people

    Cons

    Managers need to learn there employees jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop listening to what other people say about somebody, look into the situation yourself. Stop promoting people that should have been fired for false filling documents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Love the people!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Stryker is a top place to work. The people I work with are very friendly, competitive, team-oriented and high achievers. The benefits are competitive and it is a fun place to work!

    Cons

    The pay and location could be slightly better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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