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Good Company, Bad Distributor

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Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Stryker full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Stryker is a strong company with many divisions and products. Would have enjoyed being a direct employee instead of stuck in a distributor

Cons

Distributor RM Medical is a nightmare
-commissions always changing
-reps calling on surgeons behind each other back
-terrible reputation around town. everyone knows the owners and cannot trust them!!
Stryker Spine needs to be more innovative

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent, ethical company.

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    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are ethical and fair. They do a terrific job of hiring talent, and you'll be surrounded by intelligent, ambitious people.

    Cons

    Very high stress, difficult job. You really need to be committed and passionate to thrive in this environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in R&D!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    The kids don't know what they are doing.

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Portage, MI

    I worked at Stryker full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a company that wants to succeed. A good place to work if you don't want to do much technically. Comfortable office environment.

    Cons

    The company hires lots of young engineers who don't know anything other than Stryker. They make a very big deal over some very minor technical accomplishments - like making a computer controlled recliner chair or an air mattress. You are evaluated largely on how well you socialize into the company - very little leadership from the bosses (who are numerous). Almost every "difficult" technical challenge is outsourced - leaving the engineers with little to do but track what other people are doing in their place. They are very big on Gallup - the company that evaluates their employees satisfaction. They are anal about numbers - everything has to be perfect or they hold big meetings to find out why their Gallup numbers are not what they want. Lots of backstabbing - managers cannot go directly to employees to talk about issues, instead they have to write secret memos to the employee's boss critical of the employee. Employee reviews happen in secret - the boss is not open about concerns or issues and will lie about them until review time. Overall, not a nice place to work. Stay away and find a real job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your engineers do very little technically. Stop outsourcing everything and make them do their own work. Put real managers on the job not wonder kids. Stop hiring desperate foreign engineers. Get rid of Gallup.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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