Stryker Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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Pros
  • True work-life balance is obtainable (in 40 reviews)

  • This is a great company to work for (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Company is still very behind the times when it comes to work/life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Long hours, high pressure, poor work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Staff Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

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

    Pros

    Very Good culture. Ownership of the work.

    Cons

    Projects are in slow pace


  2. Fast paced Orthopaedics

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

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

    Pros

    The Ortho division is fast paced and presents good but fair challenges. Nice benefits and a few perks too.

    Cons

    A couple of the documentation systems are difficult to navigate but assistance is available. Non authority over project team members in other departments slows down approvals.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes 20% of the people do 80% of the "work". If a manager says they do not micro-manage, then have faith and trust in your employees and do not micromanage.


  3. Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

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

    Pros

    good benefits talent based company great on-site facilities

    Cons

    the building is cold parking lot fills up fast


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  5. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good People. Enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Very hard to get on full-time there!


  6. Best company for a competitor and athlete to work for!

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Des Moines, IA

    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

    Fits my competitive personality. They give you the tools to succeed. Training is second to none in the field. Well respected name within the market.

    Cons

    Job security and sometimes you feel like you're on an island. Each division has a Corp office and usually you're not near it. Everyone works remotely so it can get lonely.

    Advice to Management

    Hands on enough to help, hands off enough to allow your own style.


  7. Shape learning curve to learn and produce in a short amount of time but the rewards financially were worth the stress.

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    Former Employee - Nor Cal Territory Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Nor Cal Territory Sales Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Stryker full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Your own schedule, you are responsible for your business to run. Meet your numbers and have no issues and become rich.

    Cons

    Very political as far as who was chosen for management positions and upward mobility. Miss your numbers lose your job no room for mistakes so learn fast or be on down the road!

    Advice to Management

    More training from staff in real world senerios


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    ProCare

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    Current Employee - Stryker ProCare Specialist in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Stryker ProCare Specialist in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Stryker

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for! They support all employees that wish to achieve a higher level of education.

    Cons

    I do not think there are any cons to working for this company. They support you in many ways.


  9. Driven and willing to put in the hours. Its the place to be.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Once your foot is in the door with Stryker it is up to you how far you want to climb. Promote from within and are focused on cultivating talent.

    Cons

    Could be a positive, but very difficult to get your foot in the door long temp periods and intense screenings once the process of getting hired in is started.


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    Marketing Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

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

    Pros

    Stryker has a great work environment with a young and fun culture and strong emphasis on the team dynamic.

    Cons

    Watch out for the inefficiencies caused by the rapid turnover. The teams are always changing.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely competitive environment promotes quality sales people and leadership. Brand name recognition will help you get your foot in the door to new customers. Disposable income and cash reserves allow stability in acquisition market. Training program is top notch and you will never regret coming to work for Stryker because you will be able to get a gig nearly anywhere if you end up leaving

    Cons

    Small sales geographies with a "divide and conquer mentality". Stryker has a strong personality and can be detrimental depending on your market. Expectations are high and you are always on the clock for next month, quarter and year. National contracts negotiators are trying to hold price on new products which slows down ability to sell new tech. Very slow to market with same tech. Can seem like they believe each sales person is replaceable with a younger version that will come cheaper (not unique to SYK)

    Advice to Management

    I wish it didn't feel so much like everyone was trying to make their way up the corporate ladder. Upper management is a game of musical chairs and most reps are using Stryker as a stepping stone to a higher paid job.



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