Stryker Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
506 Reviews

3.9
506 Reviews
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Stryker President & CEO Kevin A. Lobo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance, You will find great flexibility to work with no micromanagement (in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits, nice coworkers, hr is involved with company events etc (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is still very behind the times when it comes to work/life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • The long hours taking care of account (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Exceptional culture

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    Current Employee - Customer Excellence  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Excellence in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    A culture built on a foundation of trust. Awesome autonomy. Amazing sense of purpose to make healthcare better and improve people's lives all over the world.

    Cons

    Balance can be tough- but it's on the employee to own this. No cafeteria (with food) onsite but they are working on this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire great talent and give people the freedom to make a difference. A cafeteria that serves food will be a huge addition to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work if you want to learn new technology

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    management assigns jobs based on talent

    Cons

    too much politics at the higher level

  3.  

    Good Environment for Sales Rep

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Stryker full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great management team, fair policies. Nice amount of independence and little to no micromanaging the sales force. Good pay and benefits. I felt like my opinions and suggestions were heard and valued.

    Cons

    My division was acquired by stryker in 2009. I was surprised at how long the transition took to become a more integrated part of the company. The R&D portion of my division was slow and inadequate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    High pressure, high rewards

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Great support, well laid-out goals and expectations

    Cons

    Hitting your "number" is the main priority

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stryker has a great culture

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    Former Employee - Technician
    Former Employee - Technician

    I worked at Stryker full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, strong work ethic and culture which translate to pride in company and products. Start right out with 3 weeks vacation, HR helps in life's necessities like they really care as do co-workers. Managers will know your name and encourage your development.

    Cons

    Easy to get personal life tied into work life as the two become the same working towards great and necessary products that really save or improve lives. Personal development is strongly encouraged, so not the best company for someone who just wants time to pass quietly by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact with other plants/divisions within corporate structure more. Purchasing/Materials, base procedures, IS, etc., many teams could share knowledge and procedures within the corporation for improved efficiency and audits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Culture and Work-life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    Company's culture focuses on employees engagement and development. Managers have many tools and support from HR to develop and engage its employees. Company is currently growing through a transformation under new leadership, which is always refreshing and challenging.

    Cons

    Building and its amenities do require serious work. Employees salaries is way behind the market in the silicon valley, so company always risks losing talent!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue supporting employees engagement, and work on improving employees compensations!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stryker Instruments is the best place to work.

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    Current Employee - Test Lab Team Supervisor  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Test Lab Team Supervisor in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    Winning attitudes and the satisfied employees who are happy to go to work everyday.

    Cons

    A lot if type A personalities to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing an outstanding job. HR can slow things to a crawl so if you can work out that detail Top 100 will easily move to Top 10!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience at Stryker was one of the most challenging, fast paced, yet rewarding, experiences I have ever had

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Stryker as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are incredibly helpful and all want you to succeed. The environment is fact paced and forces you to learn and do as much as you can in the shortest amount of time to optimize both your time and the companies. The company focus on each person's individual strengths and looks at helping you grow in the areas that you're good at and focuses little on the things that you struggle with. One of the most positive, exciting, uplifting places that I've ever worked at!

    Cons

    The pro's can also be considered con's. Since the environment is so fact paced it can be a struggle to learn so much in such a short amount of time. There is not that much the company prepares for you to integrate/transition you into the job, you're rather just thrown into the position which can be difficult but also helps you to grow professionally as well as personally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting but slow

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    Current Employee - Team Member
    Current Employee - Team Member

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

    Pros

    Great company, great people. I work in the spinal division and its obvious the company wants you to excel. They stay true to their mision and value statement for the most part

    Cons

    It seems like once your in a position, youre stuck there for a while. There doesnt seem to be a lot of education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time in training your employees. Keeps everything more interesting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great way to gain experience quickly, but pay is 1/3 less than comparable positions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Stryker for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High emphasis on a fun work culture and team building. Innovation and new ideas to get things done are welcome and valued usually. There is a strong belief that talent trumps skills (ie that successful and driven individuals can take on new tasks and job roles) and the upside is that most roles will allow you learn widely what might take you years to gain experience in at other companies.

    Cons

    Overly competitive, numbers based work culture that often led to shortcuts and passing problems down stream in the work flow. The fun work culture sometimes made it difficult when you're one of the few team members that have a family. Certainly there's a feeling that certain individuals are "in" and rising stars and others ignored or frozen in their career path, leading to a very fierce competition to be on the inside. When I left the company I found out that I was able to make 40% more in a less demanding position at another company and others even more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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