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Zimmer Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
218 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great products, high standards for quality (in 15 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, relaxed environment, friendly coworkers (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has created a toxic environment of backstabbing and cutting corners (in 15 reviews)

  • Small and easy decisions take long time to confirm as many leaders need to be involved in decision making process (in 9 reviews)

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    ZImmer Review

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

    I have been working at Zimmer

    Pros

    Great people until the Sr Manager level, very passionate about the company and take pride in what they do

    Cons

    Leadership has no vision. No sound understanding of how a company should be run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the market and develop core competency. Sales alone will not help the company in the long run

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at Zimmer

    Pros

    Good pay but not worth the hours worked. Coworkers were pleasant but scared to even talk. Social slow death.

    Cons

    Management needs to stop skipping out on Fridays. There is no monitoring of management spending. Have never seen such wastefulness. No wonder expense management ideas wee squelched. They are afraid what they will find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control spending in HR. Watch your spending on corporate cards. What is wrong with the invoicing department. They are lost. Why is a company the size if Zimmer paying late bills? Don't you know how much late fees are. Seems like a simple problem to fix. You can't pick and choose what bills to pay every month. Why aren't bills going to a central location ( all bills). Who is trying to hide what. Ask yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Easy work, but you won't get paid for all of the time you work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Riverside, MO
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Riverside, MO

    I worked at Zimmer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work is easy, the pay is decent for what the job entails, most employees are pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Management will force unpaid overtime and will change time cards after the fact to remove hours worked, inadequate training, poor communication between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees according to the law. Don't allow supervisors to force unpaid overtime or to change time clock punches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Zimmer Response

    Oct 22, 2014Associate HR Director

    Zimmer is committed to paying employees for all time worked. We encourage any employee who believes he or she has not been paid all amounts earned to report the problem through any of the channels ... More

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    IT Analyst

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Warsaw, IN

    I worked at Zimmer full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good IT processes learnings

    Cons

    Unqualified IT management, demotivating work environment and poor decision making and frequent decision alterations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Qualified IT Management with vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    not a place to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Warsaw, IN

    I worked at Zimmer as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    the pay is decent
    you get to know about the corporate world which school would never teach you

    Cons

    infrastructure is bad. people are under constant stress.
    the company follows a bad hiring policy. they hire a lot of contingent workforce. so the contract employees always feel insecure about their job and can't give their 100% on what they do
    many full time employees have left their job due to the management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect your employees. contractors are not your slaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Carlsbad, CA

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

    Pros

    New training facility, technology as strongest implant (tantalum). Parent company is a strong brand in the orthopedic world but they do not invest in this division. It's hard to come up with positives. This division is troubled.

    Cons

    Worst place I have ever worked in my career. Management team is constantly restructuring and has no decision making abilities to back fill vacancies. Poor treatment of employees. I am soon to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a serious morale problem. Hire an Management consultant and work on changing the culture to match your "Do The Right Thing" mission statement. Culture effects every area of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I would NOT recommend Zimmer...look somewhere else

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    -GREAT products
    -Respected in the industry

    Cons

    -the morale of the sales force is horrible
    -Reps are stretched way too thin, with an enormous bag of products (and little support or resources)
    -the distributor model is no longer effective, new reps are not given fair opportunities to grow or make money
    -transparency is poor (half the time customers know more about what's going on with Zimmer before you do)
    -I don't even know what Zimmer's mission is and I've worked for the company for 5 years.....I guess patient care and the purpose of our products don't matter to shareholders??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward sales reps, we thrive off of competitive compensation for hard work.
    Stop treating reps like we're invisible, when in fact WE are at the front line.
    National Sales Meeting even sucks...it's 1 time a year, stop cutting corners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    No Scope to Grow for right person. Very dominated by few in top management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Warsaw, IN

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

    Pros

    You get your pay check and vacations
    Only one company that has lot of job opportunities in the town

    Cons

    Very bad IT management team
    Not willing to work here for too long.
    Reviews are very much biased and single sided
    Layoffs every year based on nothing
    Lot of work, but nothing is achieved.
    No proper planning
    Red tape everywhere
    Process to implement a change is more complicated than the change itself. You will spend your life working on the process rather than the change itself. Horrible!!...change management team, who are gate keepers, but behave as CIO of company. Same as with some admin assistants.

    This place is dirty and the building does not seem to be like a IT building, have antique coffee maker and microwave. But microwave got replaced with some cheap version as the older one burnt out. The pantry supplies are always very very limited.

    only one urinals for the entire IT staff!!!...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt to change, keep people who can work not who can play politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Leadership

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

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time

    Pros

    Employees do their best despite poor leadership

    Cons

    Leaders blame employees and don't take accountability for change initiatives. Low level of trust, role confusion, toxic culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create enabling conditions and take care of your teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor poor management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zimmer

    Pros

    Benefits and salary are good. Working environment is acceptable. Not many pros to write about after you talk about benefits.

    Cons

    Run by poor management financial only. Management creates feuds between people to create enthusiasm which causes people to not be team members.

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