Zimmer Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
201 Reviews
3.0
201 Reviews
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Zimmer President & CEO David Dvorak
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Pros
  • We have great products and a lot of great people that work at Zimmer (in 16 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 14 reviews)

  • Micromanaging senior management who are more tactical than strategic (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Zimmer - Trauma

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Zimmer as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance, relaxed environment, friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Internal politics, location, talent acquisition process (very slow).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Strong Company, great industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation & Benefits are slightly above market. Company is making a concerted effort to improve employee engagement and culture.

    Cons

    promotions are hard to come by and expectation of long work hours. reorganizations and changes in leadership are frequent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent market data review with HR on comp

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for, but slow career growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

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

    Pros

    Very good pay and compensation
    Good work life balance
    Talented and engaged team
    Long term market leadership position to be there

    Cons

    very slow career growth
    conservative and bureaucratic work culture

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  5.  

    Leading medical device company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Zimmer for less than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunities for growth within the company with the chance of gaining valuable experience. Haven't been here long enough but ZImmer has retained very talented and competent employees in the Industry.

    Cons

    Not been here long enough to make a very informed decision. Being a very document intensive industry can make it difficult to get things moving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zimmer

    Pros

    Great people. Management really cares about employees. Good if you are interested in the medical field.

    Cons

    Had a great experience working with this company. No cons

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    High Quality Orthopedics

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

    I have been working at Zimmer as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Structured Work Environment, Knowledgeable senior team members, International/domestic Expansion opportunities, Years of Proven expertise, Contract Pay is excellent for introductory, wonderful learning experience

    Cons

    Warsaw Living can be difficult for the hub of Orthopedics,
    Most of the Cons stem from the contracting situation (Pay (Not bad), Job Security, Contract Length)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be for management to regulate the contact employees to ensure they are busy at all times (Some can be easily distracted) and make sure all management is on the same page (having the same goals in mind)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Action-oriented, Surgeon first culture!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Inventory Analyst  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Field Inventory Analyst in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Never bored! I face new challenges every day with lots of areas to drive improvement in operations for the organization. My leaders are very receptive and open to suggestions!

    Cons

    Data is not easily accesible or user-friendly. I spend a lot of time validating whether data is accurate or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in documenting process. Improve work-life balance by allowing opportunities to work remotely once in a while. I don't want to miss family events and kids' soccer games because I am commuting to get to the small town of Warsaw, IN!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Improving

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Zimmer for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Significant dedication and focus on improving the culture.
    This company will be much stronger in a year.

    Cons

    Being the biggest means you get held to a higher standard.
    Lots of fire drills.
    Salesforce does not sell new technology. Why would you if you make $400k a year?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the culture change initiatives
    Eliminate forced rankings
    Reward all team members for great work
    Treat people with respect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Opportunistic, yet challenging culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zimmer as an intern

    Pros

    Opportunities for movement and growth within the company. Received many chances to learn new aspects and had the chance to work in multiple areas and departments to gain more overall experience.

    Cons

    Extremely challenging environment due to the larger turnover within the company. Limited resources to complete projects make aspects of working there stressful.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, poor direction from upper management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zimmer

    Pros

    Great employees, it is clear that many truly care about the products they are making. Great products, high standards for quality.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to lack direction. Often times, your work will go to waste because upper management will change the parameters of a project drastically. Because of this, company morale is low. They will always meet their bottom line - even at the expense of valuable employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, create a solid plan before putting most of your workers on the project.

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