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Drink the Koolaid!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
Current Employee - Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

I have been working at Stryker

Pros

You go home every day knowing that the products you make/sell/promote are designed to help people at the lowest points in their lives, while they are sick in a hosptial. These products make patients more comfortable and can assist in the healing process. There is a lot of pride working for a company that helps others in this way.

Cons

Drink the Koolaid or it will be a rough experience. Stryker prides itself in "talent management" and relies heavily upon The Gallup Organization for personality profile results to determine "strengths" for each employee. The company uses this process to justify some personnel actions. Employees who question the culture may find it difficult to enjoy success and may find themselves marginalized. The company moves so quickly in the R&D process that it often violates its own New Product Development processes in favor of performance metrics. End result is poor quality and no fewer than 4 product recalls in 2008.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Slow down. The customers and, more importantly, the end users deserve higher quality in all product lines. First to market is not as good as best in market. Follow procedures and do not forsake them to meet metrics.

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  1.  

    Its all about the people!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    The people are by far the organizations biggest asset
    Feel good products that really to help people

    Cons

    Occasional lack of direction given from senior management
    Politics that come with a large company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees informed as much as possible of the companies future to ensure high morale
    Promote more interaction between Stryker divisions to leverage resources... theres too much reinventing of the wheel

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    very secure overall with good atmosphere. incredible product.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician III
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician III

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    there is great job security. they're very careful not to over hire and try to use resources wisely. Very open with coorporate and divisional information and communication in general is very highly valued. in general it's a pretty postive work environment and optimism is encouraged for the most part. there's a lot of very intelligent people in one place and you can almost always find an answer to any questions you may have. there is always something new to learn if you seek it out.

    Cons

    success is very differentiated depending on department. they seem to have a hard time getting rid of the "bad eggs" or those holding back the rest of high achieving group members. choose your position wisely. opportunities for advancement can vary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep comunication lines open and honest both in what you hear and what you say. follow through on your word. reward those who work hard and want to move up. get rid of those holding the rest back.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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