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Stryker Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
495 Reviews

3.9
495 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.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    Stryker Instruments is the best place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Lab Team Supervisor  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Test Lab Team Supervisor in Kalamazoo, MI

    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
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    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
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  5.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Supervisor  in  Arroyo, PR
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Supervisor in Arroyo, PR

    Pros

    People friendly work environment; open to listen new ideas; opportunities for professional growth around the world. Focus on people's talent to perform their responsibilities.

    Cons

    Working on a FDA regulated manufacturer is always challenging because of all the documentation that is required to do a minimal change on manufacturing processes. If you don't like dealing with a lot of paperwork, I do not recommend you to work for this or any other manufacturer of medical devices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have being doing a great job; continue challenging people to improve the products and processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting but slow

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    Current Employee - Team Member
    Current Employee - Team Member

    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
  7.  

    Best Company for Interns

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    The interns are valued so highly at Stryker. They are given real, meaningful projects that make an impact on their division and the company as a whole. They are always encouraged and their opinions valued by the full time employees. They are given the opportunity to meet with people in upper management including a video chat with the CEO, Kevin Lobo. It is such an amazing opportunity to work with people who are so invested in your success. A personal manager and mentor work so hard for ever intern to keep them engaged, working hard, and learning. The culture at Stryker is also wonderful. It is a "work hard, play hard" attitude at most divisions. Personally, I don't know a single intern who doesn't love their job at Stryker, and after hearing from friends at other companies, this by far seems like the best internship.

    Cons

    It is a challenging position to get as the interview process is one of the most extensive of any company. The largest one is that the pay is decent, but not at the high end, particularly for full time engineering positions. As an intern though, the pay is competitive and a few divisions include housing. Also, I have heard experiences vary between the divisions, but in general, I have no big complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for valuing the interns. It makes a big difference, and I hope you continue to hire so many of us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great summer internship at a great company

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    Current Employee - Global Quality Engineering  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Global Quality Engineering in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Well known and respected company. Awesome culture with young, energetic, highly motivated individuals. People are more than willing to help you out. They really embrace the work hard, play hard mentality when it comes to work-life balance. Great internship program where I was given a project and the autonomy to take full responsibility for seeing the project through.

    Cons

    The interview process is very lengthy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing Internship Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Intern  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Fast paced environment working with extremely talented professionals. Interns are given projects that have a substantial impact on the business and are able to work autonomously with support from managers and coworkers when needed. Great work life balance as Stryker employees like to work hard and play hard. Amazing opportunities to meet with upper management including the president of a division as well as Kevin Lobo. Everything is very results driven and relationship based, which I see as a great balance. Overall a great company that cares about its employees.

    Cons

    The internship experience has been amazing so its hard to find any cons as an Intern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    The idea here is that you work with your best friends which makes coming to work fun. For the most part this is true. The environment is fast pace and embodies the "work hard, play hard" mentality. Many people are active and there are monetary incentives to stay fit and active. They also allow you to work from home for various reasons. Furthermore, the pay scale is based on performance which keeps out the stale non-working tenure employees out.

    Cons

    This is an extremely difficult company to get in to since they screen for certain personalities. What may be a con for some is that you don't get automatic raises just because you have worked for so many years. Positions and raises are based on performance only so don't expect to fly under the radar and still do well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    All-around great company with amazing culture and positive values

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Strategic Planning & Business Development  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Strategic Planning & Business Development in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    I absolutely loved my summer working for the Stryker Neurovascular division. The company is full of employees that truly care about making a difference in people's lives through cutting edge medical technology. They bolster amazing benefits, even for interns, such as covering their entire summer's housing expenses as well as rounding out the work experience with offsites to experience the Bay Area and learn more about the global mindset of the company.

    Cons

    One of the major challenges with working here is that Fremont, CA doesn't have too much going on. However, just make every effort to get out and explore the Bay Area and you will be fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope the management will focus on bringing in a younger generation of employees. Neurovascular's employees are considerably more traditional and there isn't too much of a youthful 'vibe' throughout the office, as compared with some other Stryker divisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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