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Stryker Reviews in Kalamazoo, MI

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
556 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • High energy environment provides for fun work days and natural work/life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • It is a great company to work for if you are a full-time hire (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is still very behind the times when it comes to work/life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • The long hours taking care of account (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company with competent management and personnel.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Logistics Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Global Logistics Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    Every employee must pass a Gallup exam which gives the company a very strong culture and competencies. Employees are measured on performance and not seniority. With hard work, dedication, and responsibility you can make an impact and receive exposure quickly.

    Cons

    Salaries are not very competitive. Annual merit increases are low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain good development and recognition programs but increase average salary bases to ensure a well rounded employee satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best Company!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Stryker (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    At Stryker, your career growth is driven by performance. It is a very rewarding and nurturing place to work. For such a large company, you get a family feel here. It is very work hard/play hard, but also very family orientated. There is no micro-managing, just a "get it done" attitude. Going to work is like hanging out and working hard with my closest friends.

    Cons

    Some companies offer more money, but the culture here and growth potential are worth staying for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    8+ years with the company and still loving it!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Positive culture, there is not a lot of negativity and dwelling on mistakes. Stryker wants you to learn and grow and provides a great environment to do so. There are no hang ups or negative perceptions to move into different roles/departments as long as you have the talent and are not trying to jump around too frequently. Compensation on par w/ the market as far as I'm concerned. Bonus incentives, commitment to work-life balance and wellness are active programs that are highly encouraged. The work is very rewarding- making healthcare better is something Stryker strives to do and when you are a part of this it is an awesome feeling. Nice work environment, Stryker has great facilities that are comfortable and conducive to helping me be productive. The people are the best, there are a lot of helpful co-workers that care about each other. HR seems to do a great job recruiting people, I really enjoy the diverse group of talented folks that I work with.

    Cons

    The quality system is disjointed from division to division despite trying to harmonize to being compliant to corporate requirements. The IT systems are disjointed within each division requiring multiple systems to log into that do not talk to each other... They are simply not integrated so there is redundancy w/ an inherent opportunity for inconsistency. Note that there is a large scale project right now to address this but the infrastructure is such that it will probably take years to fix. Health insurance seems expensive for the value, and this makes me question the weight of it compared to average salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rewarding achievement, and promoting from within. The program for internal mobility is excellent! Keep improving training system to be more efficient. Bolster the project to consolidate and integrate systems, it's the biggest opportunity for improvement. Health insurance should be reviewed and compared with others for value vs price.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good benefits, poor environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Stryker full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great 401k match, tuition reimbursement, many holidays, holiday parties, picnics, decent raises, will provide whatever equipment you need to do your job (within reason)

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, management is allowed to bully/belittle people in a public setting with no accountability. When I say lack of diversity, there were hundreds of times where in meetings I was the only person of color. There are many minorities on the production floor but few seem to make it to upper management which is concerning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More diversity is needed. This country is becoming more diverse daily and Stryker should reflect that. Take action against managers that treat people poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Exceptional Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    Stryker does an exceptional job of recognizing the efforts of it's employees.
    Career growth prospects within the company are fantastic.
    Executive leadership is engaged and thought leaders in the medical device space.
    True work-life balance is obtainable.
    Benefits start day one.

    Cons

    A formal leadership development program for new or novice leaders would be a positive add.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, this is an exceptional organization to be a part of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    They have an engaged workforce and hire highly talented employees. (of course this also depends on the team you are a member of)

    Cons

    The silo divisional structure creates a challenging work environment. They are starting down the path of consolidation but every new employee's first question is how can I see XXX as a consolidated view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate reporting for advanced customer analytics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stryker gets people and their need for flexibility for work/life integration

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Representative in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Compliance Representative in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Stryker part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The managers are amazing. I am currently working for the best boss I have ever had! Everyone is extremely accommodating for personalized schedules. I work part-time and even remotely one day a week. I love being able to have a career job and spend more time with my son!

    Cons

    There are a lot of trainings/policies that come from the corporate level that seem repetitive to one's I have already received at the divisional level. Also, there are a lot of contractors employed by Stryker and that can negatively affect the culture because they do not get to be a part of all the extra perks for being a Stryker employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to think flexible about employee roles and work schedules. The more employees are allowed to set their own work hours, the more motivated they will be when they are working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    Good company and lots of advancement

    Cons

    All people are really good so no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Team and lots of good manangement system

    Recommends
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Mechanical Engineering in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - R&D Mechanical Engineering in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Stryker as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stryker is an incredible place to work. People are highly motivated and interested in what they are working on. The culture is very unique. They are focused on overall wellness, and support a good work/life balance, while still expecting a lot from their employees.

    Cons

    I absolutely loved Stryker. Working for a large company, especially one regulated by the FDA can be a bit stressful at times, however everyone at Stryker handled things well, and it rarely felt like a huge corporation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    started off great but if you don't thank like they do its all over. The thing the do best is pat there own back well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Op1 in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Op1 in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    they do train and have good benefits. They feed you a lot. They have lots of outings and feed you at the best places

    Cons

    they can and will stop you form training and getting a good raise. they talk down to you with big words and in there mind they are better then there employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to be trained on how to weed out the bad management.I have wasted 4 years here.The lies thats was told when they look you in the eyes. I'm to old to start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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