Stryker Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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  1. Best.Job - Best.Company.Ever!

    Current Employee - Marketing in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Stryker (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Sense of "belonging" - great people to work with/for
    Employees/Mgmt seem genuinely interested in employees' success
    Everyone is friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Like a lot of large companies, communication between business units could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for sharing the company's accomplishments with all employees. Keep up the good work!

  2. well...you know

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Operations in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work with

    Cons

    good company to work with

  3. Helpful (1)

    Hard company to work for

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    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    On site gym, cafeteria, employee events, great career development

    Cons

    Old boys club, very resistant to change, being different is looked down on.

    Advice to Management

    I know it is hard to change, but in order to survive and to grow, you have to change.

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  5. Solid performing company with some limitations.

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

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversified business. Focus on career development and succession planning more so than two other comparable med device companies. Flexible work environment. Strong acquisition record. 7% total comp 401(k) match for the last 20+ years on top of the normal 3-4% match. CEO and next level leadership team are strong. Highly decentralized, put a lot of

    Cons

    Promote people into new roles every 1-2 years which isn't bad, but often times into disciplines where person has no experience. Very much a promote within with lesser experienced people than bringing talent in from the outside that has been there done that. Horrible IT systems. 20 years behind the times. Highly decentralized and not very coordinated business units especially in a consolidating healthcare market.

  6. Great company. Treat their employees very well.

    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a great culture. Focus on growing and developing talent within organization.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about Stryker. Great company!

  7. Different experience depending on your dept and not much diversity of perspective due to their hire screening process.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Stryker full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Invest in training their employees
    - Job security in a company that does well financially
    - Liked the opportunity to move into different fields on your career path at Stryker (but I've heard that may not be the case as much any more)

    Cons

    - Minimal diversity of personality perspectives in their professionals as their hiring process screens out anyone not built like their top-tier successful people in terms of strengths (missing a lot of "people" strengths)
    - Due to missing "people" strengths in part, they drive their people hard - a lot of burn-out
    - Some teams are great with work-life integration, but most have awful integration - again a lot of burn-out
    - So focused on beating the competition that there's minimal focus on purpose and the difference their products make in the world
    - Silo'd divisions rather than collaboration - competition with each other; although I hope this is changing

    Advice to Management

    Consider filling a manager-level+ position in teams with someone with "people" strengths and not bringing in only new hires with the same personality profiles - there would be a lot less burn-out if there was drive, strategy, AND empathy as part of the management team. Different profiles don't last at Stryker because they're so rarely brought on-board and then they are just 1 in a sea of competitive achievers (it's great to have competitive achievers, but not without those who will help prevent the burn-out and the "unhealthy" competition amongst peers and other teams within Stryker).

  8. A Contract to Hire Success Story

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had more than a year as a consultant to work for Stryker and decide that this is great place. After visiting a number of sites and working with so many bright driven people it was an easy decision to become an employee when the opportunity arose.

    Cons

    Much of Stryker's growth has come from acquisitions which has resulted in some fragmentation and silos of process which can be frustrating, especially when participating in projects that span multiple Divisions.

    Advice to Management

    In spite of Stryker's global presence, there is a US-centric and Michigan-centric bias in the structure that works against collaboration and efficiency. Some attention should be paid to giving other areas such as EU and Asia their voice and sensitizing the US employees to cultural diversity.

  9. Quality Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Stryker (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company, fast pace environment

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work long hours, weekends, holidays

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company with competent management and personnel.

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep it up!

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