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Stryker Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
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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. 18 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 company. Treat their employees very well.

    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    They have a great culture. Focus on growing and developing talent within organization.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about Stryker. Great company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not Bad; but not Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Benefits aren't bad and most people are friendly. Many old timers that have been bought from other companies combined into current company

    Cons

    It's challenging being recognized. Upper management / HR / benefits are in a different state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't put the proper time into lower personnel. They can hide their mistakes and will focus on your errors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Manager

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Terrific employer from an opportunity ang growth perspective.

    Cons

    As in most companies work life for some can be a challenge but can be managed.

  6.  

    Four star employer!

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stryker is a medical device manufacturer whose products improve the lives of many. They have achieved rapid growth through acquisition. The pay and benefits are generous and Stryker frequently makes the list of 100 Best Places to work both locally and at a larger scale.

    Cons

    As with many large corporations, sometimes the HR paperwork is a bit much. Many of the managers have a full workload in addition to managing direct reports. It tends to be difficult to achieve work/life balance in an organization that crosses so many time zones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When Stryker identifies a strategy, they tend to be quite successful in implementing it. However, while parts of the organization are laser focused, the other parts that are outside of that strategy tend to flounder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • 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

    Great support of employees and appreciation for their positions. Above average salaries and great benefits. Constantly improving on current products and providing new devices to remain competitive in the market

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement which is attributed to employees who love their job and stick around. Company has so many different divisions it is difficult to communicate between divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Experience is often more valuable than a 4 year degree. Many potentially great employees are overlooked due to this requirement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great so far. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Great environment and culture at stryker

    Cons

    Very hard work but great compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance
    Very Supportive management
    Too many fun activities and quarter outings
    Decent pay scale

    Cons

    Not too many Cons
    Should be little more flexible on work from home policy
    A little liberal in onsite travel oppertunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The top management is doing a really great job. Keep doing the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company amazing environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stryker ProCare Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Stryker ProCare Specialist in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Everyone is so motivated and willing to learn and grow. The company offers a lot of help if needed

    Cons

    No cons. This has been the best company I've ever worked for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Simply put...the best medical device company on the planet!

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

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

    Pros

    Pay pay
    Benefits
    Culture
    Work/Life Balance
    Challenging work
    Upward moblity

    Cons

    A lot of acquisitions going on....might be time to slow down and ensure we are integrating these companies correctly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go all-in and buy Smith and Nephew....and then don't buy anything else!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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