Zimmer Reviews

Updated August 8, 2015
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Zimmer President and CEO David Dvorak
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Pros
  • Great products that I believe in (in 15 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Upper management seems to lack direction (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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  1. Helpful (2)

    A mess

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Warsaw, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zimmer (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    compensation is good, nice location

    Cons

    Quality is the last priority, a lot of quality issues, FDA observations not addressed


  2. Looks can be deceiving...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zimmer full-time

    Pros

    Met some nice people and made some friends for life. Zimmer has quality products and a solid reputation in the industry.

    Cons

    Management was terrible. QBR's were awful where they would rip you for missing quota by a couple of percentage points. The benefits weren't very good at all for such a large company.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully 3i takes over control of the day to day operations and teaches any remaining Zimmer managers how to properly treat their employees.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Working with Children

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Oceanside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are decent. The work is plentiful; but not overwhelming most of the time. Zimmer Dental Days are fun. Quarterly meeting are a nice break from the day to day activities.

    Cons

    No communication between the departments. Finding things out is trial and error. Training programs are non-existent. Training is from co-workers and tends not to be complete as they don't know what they are doing in the first place. Procedures are regularly not followed or are side stepped. Hard work and productivity results in no rewards nor even a "thank you". Don't ask for assistance if you are overwhelmed, because you won't get help. Initiative is not wanted; rather it's ignored and discouraged. Don't bother to work 80+ hours a week (salary) and expect anything in return. If you like to work with bitter children that management allows to run amuck, this is the place for you. Running to HR is a habit over the smallest little thing. HR will take one employee's word over another with no proof and punish the other employee. Employee conflicts are not even attempted to be resolved and they are allowed to fester creating a hostile work environment. Since the merger this has escalated tenfold. I feel like I lost at least 20 IQ points since working at Zimmer Dental as they hire uneducated employees with no drive to make things better, no sense of urgency and an intelligence level of a groundhog. If you have a degree, expect your "lower ranked" colleagues to resent you for having an education and to make your work life a living hell. Also, teamwork is nearly a curse word at Zimmer Dental.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are intelligent, hardworking, team playing PROFESSIONALS. I cannot wait to get another job elsewhere.


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  5. CNC Machinist

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Warsaw, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zimmer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work place, Many opportunities to advance your career when full time. safe and evolving work place.

    Cons

    working for a temp agency, not having insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Dont treat contract employees as if they are disposal.


  6. Sales Channel Manager

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Solid Product and good distribution

    Cons

    Management has poor vision n and are not trustworthy


  7. Helpful (2)

    Highly Fast paced environment, not enough pay...

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    Current Employee - Surgery Coordinator in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Surgery Coordinator in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. If you like a fast paced environment this is the place for you. Zimmer is an implant distributor. In the warehouse you prepare implants to go out for surgeries. You can feel good about the difference you make in people's lives. Possible $50-$100 Bonuses if the Customer Service gals are able to bill out enough to meet the company goal.

    Cons

    For the amount of work you done...the pay isn't enough. Reviews don't come regularly scheduled. I finally had my FIRST review after several request 4 months after my start date. No pay raise was mentioned at all. I met/exceeded expectations and no pay raise. I only got a .50 cost of living increase and it wasn't even retroactive to my 1 year anniversary. When I asked why no raise I was told "with the budget and merger all we can offer you is the cost of living increase". Not enough help so the work load is overwhelming. You are doing the work of at least 2 people.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth. They work so hard, get no recognition and then don't get reviews on time and no raises? Who wants to work for a company that does that?

    Zimmer Response

    Jun 10, 2015 – Associate HR Director

    Thank you for sharing your perspectives. We are always trying to improve our Company and we appreciate your response. We would encourage you to discuss your concerns with your local management team.


  8. Zimmer Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Zimmer full-time

    Pros

    Is a stable company that balances work-life well.

    Cons

    Company culture stinks. If you're not in corp. HQ, you're the red-headed stepchild.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Corporate Company

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    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great COworkers and interesting products

    Cons

    Just Business..shutting down building and interrupting peoples lives when business unit is make the most profit for the company.. No compassion

    Advice to Management

    Be more compassionate when you turn lives upside down

    Zimmer Response

    Jun 2, 2015 – Associate HR Director

    We recently made the difficult decision to discontinue operations in Austin in order to streamline and centralize administrative and research & development functions at our global headquarters. This ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    machinist

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    Current Contractor - CNC Machinist in Warsaw, IN
    Current Contractor - CNC Machinist in Warsaw, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Zimmer as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay is the only benefit.

    Cons

    Bad employer cultivated work environment. Abuse of temporary employees. Very bad management at the floor level. Lying is common place. No trust toward management by permenant employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring incompetent supervisors.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Zimmer is a joke

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    Current Employee - Inventory Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Inventory Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours good benefits vacation time paid holidays

    Cons

    The corporate office is ran by a bunch of morons. You deal with hundreds of back orders Low pay Promise bonus and always cancel them the week before the are expected screwed me over for three years, outstanding reviews and I only was given 2 measly raises

    Advice to Management

    Quit

    Zimmer Response

    Mar 25, 2015 – Associate HR Director

    We are continuously seeking to improve our Company and perspectives such as yours help us identify areas of opportunity. Zimmer’s commitment to patients shapes our day-to-day decisions. Relentless ... More



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