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Tons of work and responsibilities.

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Mahwah, NJ
Current Employee - Project Manager in Mahwah, NJ

I have been working at Stryker

Pros

Good benefits, including tuition assistance and a great 401(k) plan with a 7% discretionary contribution. The company is growing fast by acquiring mid-sized and small companies. Great product portfolio.

Cons

There is no diversity at the workplace. Recent hires in leadership roles lack of the fundamental people skills and education.

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  1. 8 people found this helpful

    Dissapointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    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
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Pay Communication Lacking

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Hopkinton, MA

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Work Life Balance if quite fair
    Vacation time is fair, holiday fair, benefits EXCELLENT, 401K bonus at the end of the year is more than any company I've worked for has offered.
    Pay Comparable to Boston Pharmaceutical Companies

    Cons

    Little to No recognition
    Advancement opportunities halted if Mgr is not willing to let you go
    Most of the people I encountered over my long career there were pigeon holed into jobs they did not like and never recognized for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees for a good job
    SIMPLE YET GOES A LONG WAY
    Realize low level employees know all the upper management drama and the communication that is shared is at an inappropriate level.

    Doesn't Recommend
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