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Drink the Koolaid!

Manager (Current Employee) Kalamazoo, MI

ProsYou 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.

ConsDrink 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 Senior ManagementSlow 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its all about the people!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    I worked at Stryker


    Pros: The people are by far the organizations biggest asset Feel good… Cons: Occasional lack of direction given from senior management Politics that come… Advice to Senior Management: Keep employees informed as much as possible of the companies future to ensure high morale Promote… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    very secure overall with good atmosphere. incredible product.

    Manufacturing Technician III (Current Employee)

    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… Cons: success is very differentiated depending on department. they seem to have a hard time getting rid of the "bad eggs"… Advice to Senior Management: keep comunication lines open and honest both in what you hear and what you say. follow through on your… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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