Stryker Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Stryker President & CEO Kevin A. Lobo
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38 Ratings

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. Watch your Back and Don't Trust What Leadership Promises

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good leadership, great products

    Cons

    Cutthroat, hostile work environment. You belong to the company. Will eat your young.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so unavailable from staff. Leadership isn't just directing from a golden throne. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.


  2. Decent place to start...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Stryker full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good place to start a healthcare career and to put on resume. Offers GREAT products that are heads above competitors.

    Cons

    High stress sales environment. End of months/quarters come with a LOT of pressure from management. Zero expenses paid for reps.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a base salary/expense package for reps.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good Company, Poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company provides great vacation and personal time, among other incentives, bonuses. A very professional environment, lots of great talented, driven, like minded people.

    Cons

    Weak management. Company touts wanting to keep their employees, but do little to do so when times get tough. They want type A, driven individuals, but offer not much room for advancement. Very small raises for the 'little people'.

    Advice to Management

    Too much high school stuff in the department I worked in, and management did nothing. Keep things more professional between managers and employees, witnessed too many fine lines crossed...take more time to get to know the people who work for you instead of listening to what others have to say about a particular individual.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Operations

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

    I have been working at Stryker

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High Tempo Organization
    Great way to boost your independent thinking and initiative

    Cons

    -not the best organization if you are directly supporting sales
    -Sales Managers and Ops Managers - same level on the pyramid- treated VERY differently
    - Sales is King --Everyone else is just second tier- that is the mentality


  6. Helpful (4)

    Good place to be if you are young

    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Mahwah, NJ

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    Stryker is a good company for starting your career. The majority of employees are in their 20s and 30s. You will gain exposure to how a large manufacturing company works and experience in many different areas of engineering.

    Salary is average, benefits are good.

    Cons

    They do not value long-term employees. Once you have been there too long and start making too much money, you are let go. I have seen it happen to many valuable employees.

    They are constantly reorganizing/restructuring, which also diminishes job security.

    Promotions vary greatly by department. You will either move up quickly, or never move up.

    Senior leadership is poor. Middle management is not given much decision making authority.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and their experience. They are not easily replaced.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company!

    Former Employee - Account Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Birmingham, AL

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible flexible schedule! Wonderful exposure into the hospital setting at nearly every touch point!

    Cons

    No reimbursement for mileage, fuel or hotel stays. This would really help considering most drive nearly 40,000 miles per year.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good environment if they keep you

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Mahwah, NJ

    I worked at Stryker (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    effort to make you feel part of the family. Great smart people

    Cons

    if you move up too quick or make too much money you are the first target for layoff.

    Advice to Management

    instead of laying off loyal employees stop buying bad companies


  9. Helpful (1)

    Warehouse associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for temp employees

    Cons

    Very click environment and poor management for employees in the warehouse


  10. well...you know

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Operations in Kalamazoo, MI

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

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

    Pros

    good company to work with

    Cons

    good company to work with


  11. Difficult to get promoted

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Endoscopic Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Endoscopic Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good co-workers.
    Pay is decent.
    Great benefits.
    Pay raises based on job performance on a yearly basis really adds up.

    Cons

    On many days, there could be long hours, especially when folks call out.

    Teleconference calls on a monthly basis are absolutely unnecessary.

    Don't even think about transferring to another territory. If they don't want you to go, you can't go until it's ok on their time line.

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty is a hard thing to come by. Appreciate the workers who have put in the time not by casting them aside when they ask for a promotion or transfer, but by trying to do a better job of trying to accommodate well performing, loyal, and long haul employees.



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