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Stryker Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
585 Reviews
3.9
585 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 12 people found this helpful  

    Top Employees, Great Benefits, Quality Products, But Lousy Management

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

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    (1) Stryker hires highly motivated and talented employees using their Gallup interview process. The company has a young culture, with many employees in their 20's and 30's. The employees work hard, and always seem willing to help others.

    (2) The Mahwah office has a cafeteria offering a full breakfast and lunch, a gym for employees to use, and many department have frequent after-work activities. Salaries are very good, particularly for entry-level positions, everyone starts with three weeks vacation, and its possible to get up to an 11% annual match on 401k contributions.

    (3) The company makes good products, and compared to other medical device companies, Stryker doesn't have a lot of regulatory or quality issues. Employees are given a lot of opportunities, and in most departments work/life balance is pretty reasonable.

    Cons

    (1) Fitting in is very important. I like the atmosphere here, but many people won't. Stryker is a work hard, play hard environment with a lot of people from athletic or fraternity/sorority backgrounds. Employees often eat meals together, go to happy hours after work, and the company encourages workplace friendships. Bluntly speaking, if you don't like that culture, or if you don't like socializing with your coworkers, you will not like working at Stryker.

    (2) The upper management creates artificial conflicts and divisions. The company's obsession with internal competition and metrics (i.e., measuring performance) is highly corrosive. Instead of working together, there is often conflicts between departments. Furthermore, the politics of Stryker are much worse than I've seen elsewhere, and minor issues are often blown out of proportion. Despite having top employees, projects and other tasks take just as long here as other companies because of the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stryker could be an outstanding place to work if management practices were improved. Scale back on the internal metrics and instead promote cooperation between departments. Also develop a better process for hiring managers. The current interview process works very well for selecting rank and file employees, but often breaks down when it comes to selecting managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mahwah, NJ

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

    Pros

    Competitive, A lot of opportunity, A decent amount of after work activities, A lot of driven people with good ideas

    Cons

    Th lack of IT support sometimes makes it difficult to get certain projects done. The IT infrastructure is in shambles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    I sold to surgeons, nurses, hospital purchasing and C level with top 5% sales.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Stryker full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging position selling in the OR and you either make quota every month or fired.

    Cons

    Managers had to cover big areas leaving little time to help close business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make them adhere to working with Account Managers more frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    great company

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

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    driven culture, great products, work/life flexibility

    Cons

    lack of training, pay mediocre

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Stryker

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

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

    Pros

    CEO has vision and leadership. Stryker culture is to hire the best talent, then position them to utilize their natural strengths.

    Cons

    Age bias. There is an over-appreciation of young people with potential versus experienced people who have demonstrated capability. As a result, there are managers in positions they cannot perform, causing frustration with those who work for them and for their qualified peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a value proposition for a workforce that includes people older than 40.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Fabricator III

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Great place to work with great people

    Cons

    Managers need to learn there employees jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop listening to what other people say about somebody, look into the situation yourself. Stop promoting people that should have been fired for false filling documents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Love the people!

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

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Stryker is a top place to work. The people I work with are very friendly, competitive, team-oriented and high achievers. The benefits are competitive and it is a fun place to work!

    Cons

    The pay and location could be slightly better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    The best place to work hands down!

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

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    They have created a culture where a work/life balance is extremely important. It's a competitve environment that keeps things fresh and interesting.

    Cons

    This place can be a con only if you are afraid of a challenge, as well as competing with your co-workers. It's friendly competition, but some people cannot handle it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Exceptional place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Growth Company
    Commitment to growing talent internally
    Optimizes employee placement to maximize mutual benefit

    Cons

    High performance culture
    Big company in a small town

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on, Keeping on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Successful Company Great products

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

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Life Saving Products Good Retirement plan

    Cons

    Globally distributed divisions, Centralizing is tough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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