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Stryker Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
538 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • You also work with great people who seem to truly care about the end product (in 25 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 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Exceptional Company

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

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    Stryker does an exceptional job of recognizing the efforts of it's employees.
    Career growth prospects within the company are fantastic.
    Executive leadership is engaged and thought leaders in the medical device space.
    True work-life balance is obtainable.
    Benefits start day one.

    Cons

    A formal leadership development program for new or novice leaders would be a positive add.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, this is an exceptional organization to be a part of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Dedicated to Talent

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Dedicated to employees, clients, customers and sucess.

    Cons

    on-boarding of new employees can be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stryker gets people and their need for flexibility for work/life integration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Representative in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Compliance Representative in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Stryker part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The managers are amazing. I am currently working for the best boss I have ever had! Everyone is extremely accommodating for personalized schedules. I work part-time and even remotely one day a week. I love being able to have a career job and spend more time with my son!

    Cons

    There are a lot of trainings/policies that come from the corporate level that seem repetitive to one's I have already received at the divisional level. Also, there are a lot of contractors employed by Stryker and that can negatively affect the culture because they do not get to be a part of all the extra perks for being a Stryker employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to think flexible about employee roles and work schedules. The more employees are allowed to set their own work hours, the more motivated they will be when they are working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company and culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Stryker as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly and overall collaborative
    Opportunities to interface with lots of different groups

    Cons

    As with any big company, lots of red tape involved with getting approvals and such

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunities for entry level grads.

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

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth and tons of autonomy. Trusts their people.
    Work hard and play hard culture.

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive based off medical devices industry and the Bay Area cost of living.

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Stryker as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Assigned project with goals and objectives
    -In depth training is an opportunity to see all aspects of the business
    -The company makes sure that you know you are a valuable asset to them and that you can make a difference
    -Your performance, accomplishments, and things you do are in your hands.
    -Welcoming environment and teams. By the end of the summer you feel like you are one of the full time employees.
    -There are multiple interns

    Cons

    Still trying to decipher if there are any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to embrace the internship program!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Mechanical Engineering in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - R&D Mechanical Engineering in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Stryker as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stryker is an incredible place to work. People are highly motivated and interested in what they are working on. The culture is very unique. They are focused on overall wellness, and support a good work/life balance, while still expecting a lot from their employees.

    Cons

    I absolutely loved Stryker. Working for a large company, especially one regulated by the FDA can be a bit stressful at times, however everyone at Stryker handled things well, and it rarely felt like a huge corporation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ

    I worked at Stryker as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great corporate atmosphere! Majority of employees were enthused to be "part of the Stryker team."

    Cons

    The initial training, dubbed "e3's," is tedious and can be overwhelming to a new employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Tough to get in. Company really focuses on helping you grow once full time employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Mahwah, NJ

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

    Pros

    A very high paced competitive environment that pushes everyone to work really hard. There is a sense of pride and community at Stryker. A few more great things Stryker offers are Tuition Reimbursement, Good benefits, Free Gym, competitive salaries.

    Cons

    The interview process can be extremely long(4-6 interviewers) and the Gallup is weighted too much in selecting a candidate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the constant one on one meetings with managers can be counter productive and repetitive. Keep working with employees to establish communicated objectives and goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Competitive workplace, with a focus on employee engagement and development

    • 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

    Pros

    Great place to work with like minded people, who share the same general work styles, thanks to the interview process.The focus on engagement and development is unlike most other companies. Your Manager actually wants to talk about what you do next, and will help you to connect to mentors and work on projects that will get you there. Outside of the highly motivated, competitive employees and day-to-day work style, Stryker takes the time to have fun. Basketball tournaments, volunteer events, massages at work, on-site fitness teams and consultants, Stryker cares about you.

    Cons

    People at Stryker believe in doing whatever it takes to follow through on promises, this means that there are times when long work days/weeks will come up. People who are willing to work for more than just money, but what the company believes in and a great motivation are a must. Stryker is also very decentralized, which can make cause for some inconsistency between divisions, luckily Corporate does a pretty good job of making sure this isn't destructive to the overall Stryker Culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on Remote Working / Work from Home options across the board. This is something that would further encourage people to engage in the long work days, in order to get the work done.

    Overall getting work done is more important than being at your desk from 8:00 - 5:00. Sometimes people get too worried in how things look, as opposed to what they really are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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