Stryker Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
527 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • High energy environment provides for fun work days and natural work/life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • You also work with great people who seem to truly care about the end product (in 24 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 22 reviews)

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  1. 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Stryker as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Assigned project with goals and objectives
    -In depth training is an opportunity to see all aspects of the business
    -The company makes sure that you know you are a valuable asset to them and that you can make a difference
    -Your performance, accomplishments, and things you do are in your hands.
    -Welcoming environment and teams. By the end of the summer you feel like you are one of the full time employees.
    -There are multiple interns

    Cons

    Still trying to decipher if there are any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to embrace the internship program!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to grow in

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. In the Top 10 places to work for in the Bay Area. Lots of room to grow and if the company sees potential in you, you can job to any position you want. I went from finance to support to engineering just because someone believed in me.

    Cons

    salary is lower than other companies in this area but the work environment makes up for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this company has a lot of you players that work hard. Invest in your employees and they will keep giving.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great company that has a great culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, you work with your "best friends", profitable company, etc.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A degree does not mean you should be a manager. Sometimes experience should compare to a degree.
    Also when someone is not recruited they can still be on the fast track to management if you give them the same opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stryker works you really hard, but for some, the work, environment, and people are addicting.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer

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

    Pros

    As an engineer, the best thing about Stryker is you can see your product from concept to implantation. You also work with great people who seem to truly care about the end product.

    Cons

    I have been told that the compensation is not as good as other places. You also tend to get caught up in work which is great sometimes, but my work/life balance isn't as good here. Part of the reason for this is bc I am challenged here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate compensation for engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great corporate atmosphere! Majority of employees were enthused to be "part of the Stryker team."

    Cons

    The initial training, dubbed "e3's," is tedious and can be overwhelming to a new employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    great company
    great people
    great pay and benefits

    Cons

    expected to generate revenue - period, which is clearly explained from the beginning.

    not really a negative, commission structure is solid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wish the order of importance was:
    1 customer
    2 employee
    3 shareholder

    instead of
    1 shareholder
    2 customer
    3 employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to start a career especially if you are in R&D or Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Mahwah, NJ

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

    Pros

    Culture of accountability and lot of opportunities for training, personal growth and internal mobility. Stryker is focused and committed to always improving the work place and promoting an open culture.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not good, certain "manager" roles are redundant which ultimately affects decision making and time to market. "Too many cooks" in every department and project. Resource allocation and project prioritization are done ad hoc without any due diligence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on mid-level managers and people with 5-15 years experience as much as entry level professionals. Focus on talent retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing people, exciting work, great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stryker Marketing Associate
    Current Employee - Stryker Marketing Associate

    I have been working at Stryker as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    amazing to see the work you do impact customer's lives, great benefits, amazing people. I was always busy - never dull moments at work, constantly had new and exciting projects

    Cons

    Large work load, not a 9-5 - very much outside work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better recruiters, the recruiting process was awful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun place to work, not enough pay for the Bay Area

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    The people and the culture are great. There is a "work hard, play hard attitude."

    Cons

    Company politics at the lower-level management positions, and being paid Midwest salaries in the Bay Area.

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