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Stryker Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
555 Reviews
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555 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stryker takes fantastic care of their employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    The benefits are great and they are big on keeping talented people. Opportunity for advancement is high if you are doing well in the company.

    Cons

    Large territories are difficult. Expenses can become high and it is difficult to get reimbursed if even allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have enjoyed the management style. They hire motivated people and expect your to act that way. For the most part, let you run your territory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stryker is a great place to work

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

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Most employees are very focused and motivated to achieve their goals due to the great working environment.
    Expansion means that there is plenty of scope for career progression.
    Quite young and competitive work force.
    What we do helps people to live better lives.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lot of travel required due to Stryker being a global company with divisions spread across the world. This can also be a pro depending on your mindset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

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

    Competitive Family Environment for High Achievers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    I was an intern over the summer. The internship changed my life. It pushes you and helps you grow. They really care about the internship program and you can set up meetings with anyone in the building, including the president of the division. You are set up with a mentor and manager and given projects to be completed by the end of the internship and presented to a huge boardroom of people. They provide housing and some meal compensations for the summer and it was the best summer of my life.

    -Fast Paced, sink or swim
    -Competitive, but not in a backstabbing way
    -Team oriented
    -High achievers
    -work life balance
    -company values
    -office culture

    Cons

    -If you aren't self driven or high achieving and competitive, you won't like it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere. Transparent and flexible

    Cons

    Can be boring and dry work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great company with competent management and personnel.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Logistics Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Global Logistics Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    Every employee must pass a Gallup exam which gives the company a very strong culture and competencies. Employees are measured on performance and not seniority. With hard work, dedication, and responsibility you can make an impact and receive exposure quickly.

    Cons

    Salaries are not very competitive. Annual merit increases are low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain good development and recognition programs but increase average salary bases to ensure a well rounded employee satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for. Fantastics benefits and pays as well as any in the medical device industry.

    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, pay is above industry average and the products are true differentiators in the market. The people, from marketing, sales reps, managers to everyone in-house are extremely talented.

    Cons

    Expectations are through the roof. If you do not want to feel the stress to perform every month, every year, do not apply!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture! Environment of Achievers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Endoscopic Specialist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Endoscopic Specialist in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Part of one the best companies in the world! Highly professional, but very personable. Encourages a team-like atmosphere

    Cons

    Personal development opportunities could be increased

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generate a more competitive environment for salaried employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for; unfortunately was part of a large layoff.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Services Liaison in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Services Liaison in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    Fair pay, manageable work, great benefits and PTO.

    Cons

    Strictly cubicle work, repetitive workflow, limited advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you promise an employee opportunities out in the field, follow through.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Best Company!!

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    At Stryker, your career growth is driven by performance. It is a very rewarding and nurturing place to work. For such a large company, you get a family feel here. It is very work hard/play hard, but also very family orientated. There is no micro-managing, just a "get it done" attitude. Going to work is like hanging out and working hard with my closest friends.

    Cons

    Some companies offer more money, but the culture here and growth potential are worth staying for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    8+ years with the company and still loving it!

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

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

    Pros

    Positive culture, there is not a lot of negativity and dwelling on mistakes. Stryker wants you to learn and grow and provides a great environment to do so. There are no hang ups or negative perceptions to move into different roles/departments as long as you have the talent and are not trying to jump around too frequently. Compensation on par w/ the market as far as I'm concerned. Bonus incentives, commitment to work-life balance and wellness are active programs that are highly encouraged. The work is very rewarding- making healthcare better is something Stryker strives to do and when you are a part of this it is an awesome feeling. Nice work environment, Stryker has great facilities that are comfortable and conducive to helping me be productive. The people are the best, there are a lot of helpful co-workers that care about each other. HR seems to do a great job recruiting people, I really enjoy the diverse group of talented folks that I work with.

    Cons

    The quality system is disjointed from division to division despite trying to harmonize to being compliant to corporate requirements. The IT systems are disjointed within each division requiring multiple systems to log into that do not talk to each other... They are simply not integrated so there is redundancy w/ an inherent opportunity for inconsistency. Note that there is a large scale project right now to address this but the infrastructure is such that it will probably take years to fix. Health insurance seems expensive for the value, and this makes me question the weight of it compared to average salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rewarding achievement, and promoting from within. The program for internal mobility is excellent! Keep improving training system to be more efficient. Bolster the project to consolidate and integrate systems, it's the biggest opportunity for improvement. Health insurance should be reviewed and compared with others for value vs price.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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