Stryker Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Stryker President & CEO Kevin A. Lobo
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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. Great Company and Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Gallup organization, almost everyone focuses on results, not politics. The company really cares about you as an individual and focuses on building on your strengths, they do NOT focus on your "weaknesses." #19 on Fortune 100 Great Place to Work - that says a lot.

    Cons

    Very fast pace, you have to be able to produce results and get the job done.


  2. Corporate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, management will discuss career path

    Cons

    have a definite "type" they like to hire


  3. Stryker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Active job, great compensation and 401k. Stock options and matching up to 8% ate a huge plus.

    Cons

    Extremely hard industry to get into. You need to know someone currently our formerly working to help you get a referral


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  5. Great company, great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    - lot of type A personalities, great collaboration
    - open communication, people ready to help you at any time

    Cons

    - you have to manage your own career development which is not necessarily a bad thing but you might not get the support of your boss or HR without taking initiative

    Advice to Management

    - build on the strengths of your people, use the skills that they have acquired through education


  6. Great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    This company is awesome and it provides a lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    May need to relocate for a position.


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    Stryker Sales Culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stryker offers a strong sales culture with all internal teams aligned to create better products and services for not only it's customers but it's sales teams success.

    Cons

    Because the company is publicly traded it makes new product launches very timely. This makes it frustrating when waiting for new products to sell. Ultimately it's a good thing to know that Stryker runs thorough testing on it's product before launch to ensure product success and positive patient outcomes.

    Advice to Management

    Don't assume that all sales reps in the field know everything there is to know about sales. Provide more sales mentoring and coaching or offer regular sales courses.


  8. Competitive, overall good corporate culture.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great company culture, strong teams, excellent opportunity to advance career. Tremendous brand equity, reputation for high ethical standards, overall top caliber Fortune 500 company.

    Cons

    For some, the work environment can be overly competitive, though most thrive that enjoy the constant challenge to push and be pushed. Turnover a bit on the high side, though not bad for a company of this size.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing profound to add here, the overall corporate culture, mission, quality policy, etc. have all been well developed over many decades of successful leadership.


  9. Great Employer and environment for engineering

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great collaborative environment for innovative engineering

    Cons

    50 Mile commute to and from work

    Advice to Management

    Nothing particularly remarkable to say to management


  10. Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Stryker

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

    Pros

    Recognized for meeting or exceeding quota, good reputation in industry, uncapped commission, uncapped vacation, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Long hours, high expectations, you are only as good as the $ you bring in the rest doesn't matter

    Advice to Management

    more work/life balance needed


  11. Great organization but not for the feint of heart.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Sales driven organization with a focus on hiring the best talent and allowing them to deliver. If they do, they can do very well.

    Cons

    High stress level chasing the numbers - monthly, quarterly, annually. Some operational issues that distract the sales team.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to drive the culture. As challenging as the game is, hiring the best and brightest is the secret sauce.



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