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Dissapointing

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Unclassified in Mahwah, NJ
Former Employee - Unclassified in Mahwah, NJ

I worked at Stryker

Pros

N/A. Other than benefits that are OK.

Cons

Generally underpaid in a high cost of living environment with a high level of responsibilities. Compensation does not compare to similar jobs in industry. Company is not as concerned with Quality and Ethics as they pretend to be. As long as an employee can "talk the talk" but can't "walk the walk" they will do well. Inconsistency with regard to job titles and responsibilites.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire new managers, team leaders, supervisors, clinical study managers and engineers etc. from outside the company that have management, supervisory, technical or job title experience. To many promotions from within result in a lack of qualified management or other technical employees with individuals who have no idea what is going on within industry, have no exposure to how other companies work, don't have the experience and are too involved in internal politics. Promotions are based on one persons decision instead of demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience. Employees are generally not required to develop skills or advance education and are not required to prove how they meet the requirements for a new role. No interview or qualification process exists for promotions. Available training is minimal.
Management needs to treat promotable employees as if they were new employees and challenge their experience and skills in an interview with their new peers. A potential new manager should be interviewed by other managers or higher positions. A potential new Chief or Senior Engineer should be interviewed by other Chief or Senior Engineers. A Team leader or Supervisor needs to be interviewed by other Team Leaders or Supervisors. A qualification program needs to be designed for all levels within the company. The individuals that generally make these promotion decisions are not always familiar with the daily responsibilities or technical skills required for the promotable position they are signing off on.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A gap between upper and lower levels

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Excellent benefits.
    Flex time
    Wonderful people
    Great Facility

    Cons

    Huge gap between ranks.
    Tons of mid management and very few workers to get the job done.
    Long hours.
    VERY politically driven
    Actions come before planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and think about the plan before executing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great Learning experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Stryker Biotech exudes a friendly atmosphere that entices learning. We are a fast paced company that promotes indivdual growth at every opportunity.

    Cons

    Stryker Biotech is a smaller company with fewer resources than are needed ergo, the employees have to do a lot of their own support work that bigger companies have departments for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to learn to communicate to their employees so that inappropriate rumors don't spread which can impact moral and ethics.

    Recommends
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