Stryker Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
506 Reviews
3.9
506 Reviews
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Stryker President & CEO Kevin A. Lobo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • High energy environment provides for fun work days and natural work/life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • You get the opportunity to work with great people who challenge you everyday to be better (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is still very behind the times when it comes to work/life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • The long hours taking care of account (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tough to get in. Company really focuses on helping you grow once full time employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Mahwah, NJ

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

    Pros

    A very high paced competitive environment that pushes everyone to work really hard. There is a sense of pride and community at Stryker. A few more great things Stryker offers are Tuition Reimbursement, Good benefits, Free Gym, competitive salaries.

    Cons

    The interview process can be extremely long(4-6 interviewers) and the Gallup is weighted too much in selecting a candidate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the constant one on one meetings with managers can be counter productive and repetitive. Keep working with employees to establish communicated objectives and goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard at something that is rewarding

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are really great aside from a few bad apples just like anywhere else. Compensation seems to be fair. Benefits such as health plan are okay but not unlike others. Overall the mission of the company is great.

    Cons

    Although change is the only constant at some companies, it seems to be a bit more constant here. There seems to be a lot of personal relationships in the hiring process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like any company, keep an eye on talent to make sure you don't lose the good ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Competitive workplace, with a focus on employee engagement and development

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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

    Pros

    Great place to work with like minded people, who share the same general work styles, thanks to the interview process.The focus on engagement and development is unlike most other companies. Your Manager actually wants to talk about what you do next, and will help you to connect to mentors and work on projects that will get you there. Outside of the highly motivated, competitive employees and day-to-day work style, Stryker takes the time to have fun. Basketball tournaments, volunteer events, massages at work, on-site fitness teams and consultants, Stryker cares about you.

    Cons

    People at Stryker believe in doing whatever it takes to follow through on promises, this means that there are times when long work days/weeks will come up. People who are willing to work for more than just money, but what the company believes in and a great motivation are a must. Stryker is also very decentralized, which can make cause for some inconsistency between divisions, luckily Corporate does a pretty good job of making sure this isn't destructive to the overall Stryker Culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on Remote Working / Work from Home options across the board. This is something that would further encourage people to engage in the long work days, in order to get the work done.

    Overall getting work done is more important than being at your desk from 8:00 - 5:00. Sometimes people get too worried in how things look, as opposed to what they really are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company & People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working as a contractor for Stryker and it has been a great opportunity to grow in my knowledge and career. They have great communication and consideration of your personal life events...example PTO.

    Cons

    Very hard to get in as direct hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rocking it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best of the Best Medical Device Companies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Flower Mound, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Flower Mound, TX

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

    Pros

    Competitive culture.
    Your opinion matters.
    The products we make help people live better lives.
    Work environment...fast paced and fun!

    Cons

    Flexibile work schedules.
    Cafeteria in all locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep buying companies and be sure you integrate them successfully.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Packaging Engineer  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Packaging Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work environment and opportunities for growth

    Cons

    none at this time since I have been with the company less than 2years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue promoting stryker culture

  8.  

    I love working at Stryker!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    Great inclusive and innovative culture.
    They care about the empolyees, listen to feedback, and implement change.
    Ability to work from home.
    24/7 Gym

    Cons

    Division silos can inhibit technology growth (i.e., "We can't implement this improvement because the Medical division uses a different Change Control system")

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Was okay the first 2 years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Project Engineer
    Current Employee - R&D Project Engineer

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

    Pros

    Motivated, engaged coworkers
    Received high levels of responsibility upfront and learned a lot the first 2 years

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, high work load, a lot of pressure
    Salaries below average, which leads to high turnover rate
    Very poor career/professional development. If you're not promoted within the first 2 years (and it's very difficult to "outshine" so many talented, motivated people), your best option is to move on to another company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, it a good experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Alot of over achievers means keep pushing yourself

    Cons

    improvement may be required for sustaining employees

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great home for "A Players" to develop their careers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    - Work hard - play hard culture.
    - Pay for performance.
    - Lots of opportunities for professionals to stretch themselves and grow.
    - Plenty of autonomy and responsibility early in your career . . . if you prove yourself.
    - The chance to work on products that have a significant positive impact on society.
    - Awesome people!

    Cons

    - This is an environment for A players who want to better their game. Anyone who doesn't have that intensity gets run over (this is only a con for sub-A players).
    - Stryker's talent management tools for hiring and development, while extremely effective, are intimidating to the uninitiated.
    - Interviewing and hiring process can be daunting and long.
    - Compensation is only industry average, even for high performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our people are everything!!! A players want to work with other A players! Stick to your guns on aggressive talent selecting and management, but streamline the hiring process. Hire great candidates strategically so we don't lose them, and then find the right home for them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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