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Process Heavy Snail: Beware of the Bureaucratic Mess!

Sales, Marketing, Education, Regulatory, Legal (Current Employee)
Carlsbad, CA

I have been working at Zimmer full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThey have a strong P&L, but keep missing their unrealistic projections. Zimmer Dental is a small division that is forced to behave as if they are a large company. They have innovative products and a strong education program. So why are they in 5th place? WHy are they late to the game? Why the high employee turn over?

ConsPoor upper management. High turnover in marketing and in sales. Three directors in two years. They are more concerned with short gains versus long term investment. The processes at Zimmer are truly unbelievable, unlike anything I have seen at even a large company let alone a small division. Because of this they are slow to innovate and when they do introduce a new product the launch is "half baked" at best. Internally, they will say that they will do a "soft launch" but it is really more of a gradual launch which means new products have no momentum. If you take a job at Zimmer make sure you do your homework and investigate the corporate culture carefully. Long hours + limited resources + unrealistic expectations + 50% travel = burnt out workforce. There is a huge employee morale problem here. I know of four people in my department looking for other jobs myself being one of them.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on the corporate culture. Break free of the chains of bureaucracy and focus on being quick to market. The resources are spent sending people traveling to so many tradeshows. Even support staff and temp workers are sent traveling. Examine how you spend your resources and look for ways to become efficient and quick. Zimmer is known for being late to the party. Great products but not an innovator. Small company behaving as if they were a large company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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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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