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Tread with Caution. Remember the old adage: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Field (Current Employee) Warsaw, IN

ProsZimmer is a company which makes products that help millions of people live without pain. Staff below the management level are genuinely great people who believe in the mission of the company. They share a great sense of Midwestern pride and Midwestern hospitality. The environment among peers is congenial.

ConsThe leadership and culture are from an era gone by - conservative and fear based. Executives rule from above with their assigned parking and peer down from locked Ivory Towers and corporate jets while expenses are continually cut from the company. Zimmer focuses its entire attention on VPs who run the company like the Wild West - disconnected and protecting 'their turf.' Chain and command is alive and well at Zimmer. Innovation is actively discouraged and those who fall in line are rewarded. Turnover is high and the best managers leave quickly. You most likely will work for a manager who is left behind and lacks coaching and people skills.

Advice to Senior Management1. Cost continues to be a concern because unhappy employees lead to reduced productivity.
2. Lack of communication is in itself a communication - it does not go unnoticed. Employees fill in the gaps and it kills every thread of connection to the mission
3. Good people will always have somewhere to go. Lose the attitude that everyone wants to work at Zimmer and court your employees each and every day.
4. Force rank your managers and remove those that are underperforming on people skills.
5. What worked at GE does not work at Zimmer. Hire people who bring creative and original ideas not recycled content from thought leaders at an outside firm.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Discombobulated but meaning well

    Sales Logistics Intern (Former Employee) Warsaw, IN

    I worked at Zimmer as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: Working in the position I did, there was great interest from upper management. We were working in a high-impact environment where… Cons: Work was disparate and never directed, our direction would change… Advice to Senior Management: In many cases, we need clear direction as to what we are aiming towards. Often, we… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    5 people found this helpful  

    If You're Used to and Embrace Cultures Other Than You're Own, This is NOT the Place for You

    Non-Technical Role (Former Employee) Warsaw, IN

    I worked at Zimmer full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Extremely competitive salary, especially for the Indiana area Nice Technology (iphones,… Cons: Too Warsaw-centric Not diverse (ethnic, thought or cultural) Top-heavy; most leadership invisible to employees in their ivory towers No real opportunity to influence change GE is king; don't… Advice to Senior Management: *Get over yourselves. The new guy they brought on board recently to lead US Sales is the prototype. Follow his lead and loosen up. *Encourage more… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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