Stryker Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • True work-life balance is obtainable (in 40 reviews)

  • This is a great company to work for (in 26 reviews)

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

  • Long hours, high pressure, poor work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Best company for a competitor and athlete to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Des Moines, IA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fits my competitive personality. They give you the tools to succeed. Training is second to none in the field. Well respected name within the market.

    Cons

    Job security and sometimes you feel like you're on an island. Each division has a Corp office and usually you're not near it. Everyone works remotely so it can get lonely.

    Advice to Management

    Hands on enough to help, hands off enough to allow your own style.


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    ProCare

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stryker ProCare Specialist in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Stryker ProCare Specialist in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Stryker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work for! They support all employees that wish to achieve a higher level of education.

    Cons

    I do not think there are any cons to working for this company. They support you in many ways.


  3. Driven and willing to put in the hours. Its the place to be.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Once your foot is in the door with Stryker it is up to you how far you want to climb. Promote from within and are focused on cultivating talent.

    Cons

    Could be a positive, but very difficult to get your foot in the door long temp periods and intense screenings once the process of getting hired in is started.


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  5. Project Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Stryker as a contractor

    Pros

    There are great people to work with and people are willing to help you learn

    Cons

    Slow growth, not much room for negotiations, and you have to usually pay your dues before joining permanently on the team


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    Marketing Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stryker has a great work environment with a young and fun culture and strong emphasis on the team dynamic.

    Cons

    Watch out for the inefficiencies caused by the rapid turnover. The teams are always changing.


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    Sales Rep

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely competitive environment promotes quality sales people and leadership. Brand name recognition will help you get your foot in the door to new customers. Disposable income and cash reserves allow stability in acquisition market. Training program is top notch and you will never regret coming to work for Stryker because you will be able to get a gig nearly anywhere if you end up leaving

    Cons

    Small sales geographies with a "divide and conquer mentality". Stryker has a strong personality and can be detrimental depending on your market. Expectations are high and you are always on the clock for next month, quarter and year. National contracts negotiators are trying to hold price on new products which slows down ability to sell new tech. Very slow to market with same tech. Can seem like they believe each sales person is replaceable with a younger version that will come cheaper (not unique to SYK)

    Advice to Management

    I wish it didn't feel so much like everyone was trying to make their way up the corporate ladder. Upper management is a game of musical chairs and most reps are using Stryker as a stepping stone to a higher paid job.


  8. Great Opportunity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    All of the people are like-minded and driven.

    Cons

    Management doesn't give a lot of direction.


  9. Meaningful projects and great people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineering Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - R&D Engineering Intern in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Stryker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As an intern I was given meaningful projects that I was responsible for. Loved all the people I have met and worked with during my time there. I definitely felt valued and useful as an intern and was given plenty of opportunities for trainings and access to upper management as avenues for learning and growth.

    Cons

    Not the best paying compared to some other companies


  10. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Portage, MI

    I have been working at Stryker (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Good enviornment

    Cons

    no vision , no career growth


  11. Great Company and Great People

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Gallup organization, almost everyone focuses on results, not politics. The company really cares about you as an individual and focuses on building on your strengths, they do NOT focus on your "weaknesses." #19 on Fortune 100 Great Place to Work - that says a lot.

    Cons

    Very fast pace, you have to be able to produce results and get the job done.



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