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Run, run run

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsStryker totes itself as being a great company and is a fortune 500. benefits aren't amazing but Ok. I don't care for the health insurance at all, but I suppose some places are worse. decent pay but not compared with what you do as a job.

ConsNo balance of home/work life. In any kind of management, you are expected to work 60-70hrs a week. Never given praise EVER and someone else above you will always take the kudos for your hard work done well, then push you to work harder. They hire loads of military who are trained to be treated badly and not care, but the average person WILL care! No recognition for accomplishments that would earn praise at other companies. They'll chew you up and spit you out.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company has all these Gallup and Q12 things in place yet none of these are really used they way they are meant. Instead, you "go through the motions" of completing these things- but id Stryker management and HR would turn and actually FOLLOW the cutting edge thinking- start PRAISING employees and building them up, they would have happy workers who produced better results and had company loyalty. Instead. this company does the opposite.
HR- start listening to employees and get policies in place for when a manager is not making it possible for others under him/her to succeed.
you WANT the good guys with integrity working for you. Not the jerks who smash their employees continually until they can't get up.
 Expect you to live for nothing else, have no other life. Got a family? Who cares! Bring them to the picnic once a year as that's about all you'll see them.
I've seen many a good manager/person be "chased" out by managers higher than themselves.

Managers need to work to develop the people under them-even if they manage differently- for THIS is what makes a company great. Different thinking/perspectives made a team strong! Wake up!

A company continuing like this is headed for disaster regardless of how much growth they show right now.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stryker US has strong technical people.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros: Got to work with technically smart people. Company focus on an individual's strengths rather than… Cons: A peer with same experience and expertise could be paid more depending… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    A Good Place to Jumpstart Your Career - But Proceed with Caution!

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    I worked at Stryker

    Pros: Stryker is a good place to begin your career. It's full of young, dynamic people (with lots of attitude - thanks to… Cons: Initially, people are thrilled by the opportunity and dazzle and everything seems wonderful. However, very quickly, things start becoming drab and politics is what you… Advice to Senior Management: Get competent technical managers who are knowledgeable and passionate about technology. Don't appoint some young, gung-ho person who has a managerial degree and expect them… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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