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Helpful (6)

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

I worked at Zimmer full-time (more than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

There are some people who really care about your success and career paths. Great place to work if you have the right manager.

Cons

Always eliminating positions and getting rid of people who are knowledgable.

Advice to Management

Learn to retain key people who have key knowledge and potential. It shouldn't be a popularity contest.

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    No Loyalty to their employees at all

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Warsaw, IN

    I worked at Zimmer full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and an inclusive atmosphere

    Cons

    Employees and entire project teams are cut with little or no advanced notice

    Advice to Management

    More loyalty to your employees.

  2. Helpful (8)

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

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    Current Employee - Field in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Field in Warsaw, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Zimmer 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.

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    1. 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.

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