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Stryker Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
605 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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  1.  

    Beware if you plan on starting as a Kelly Temp.

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    Former Employee - Production Team Leader in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Production Team Leader in Lakeland, FL

    I worked at Stryker full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A very little paycheck each week. Work experience, clocking out, lunch time, some coworkers, and that is about it.

    Cons

    If you start off as a temp. Be very prepared for low wages and no benefits for a very long time. Depending on what the "official headcount" is for your department. You can be a temp from 8 months to 5 years. That means no pay raises, paid vacation, no insurance, or any other benefits. Stryker does not value their temp employees nor their regular employees all that well. They only think that people with higher education are only ones with a brain. 90% of upper and mid management are very arrogant. They value a 4 to 6 year degree more with no experience than those with many years of work experience. They have a high turnover rate due to lower management pointing fingers. This is causing the many quality issues they are having. Another reason they have a high turnover rate is the low pay among the temp employees. It is a shame that a janitorial job with a different company pays $2.00 more than the 1st shift workers get at SSS in Lakeland, FL. There is also a lot of favoritism that goes around. Do yourself a favor. If you see Kelly Services with job postings for a medical company. Just ignore it unless you truly need a job at the time, until you find something better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother giving advice. Just look at yourself and attitude. Be prepared for a lot of lawsuits because of the quality issues you are having.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I wish I never worked there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive
    Good vacation policy - and you will need the break!

    Cons

    _ RIDICULOUS amount of office politics - lots of backstabbing in senior management
    - Extremely stressful work environment - be prepared to work and work and work, it's never enough
    -Lousy communication and lots of micromanaging
    -Human Resources is never on your side - this includes local HR as well as senior level HR in Corporate (which by the way is a joke). They never try to get both sides of any story, nothing remains confidential, and they don't inform you of any issues that are occurring
    -They allow too much to be swept under the rug and they don't investigate issues you're having unless you're a manager. If you tell them about a problem or inappropriate situation it falls on deaf ears
    -People play games to get to the top and they will throw you under any bus to get ahead
    -Tons of lying and talking behind backs
    -The environment here is very similar to junior high school, it's gossip gossip gossip - lots of infidelity going on too
    -Unprofessional - let managers get away with bad mouthing former employees or people who still work for Stryker but are now in a different department. What kind of company thinks that's okay?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great products, poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager Endoscopy
    Former Employee - Sales Manager Endoscopy

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

    Pros

    Great products, quality and innovation

    Cons

    Poor management, if you want growth you need someone to help you. If you are a regular employee you will stay in the same position for years...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your criteria to promote people, you only use Gallup and relationship and some times you promoted stupid people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Decent website, great employees, bad leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Employees, Culture, Hours, Salary, Paid Vacation

    Cons

    Leadership could not have been worse.
    No clear direction on how to make revenue.
    A lot of lies told to employees and suddenly shut off salaries but told everyone to keep working the money is coming. Which it never did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company and pay all the employees money that is owed to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    If I could go back in time I wouldn't work for Stryker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ

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

    Pros

    -Compensation ranges are good but you tend to hover on the low end
    -Health benefits are great and affordable
    -Good 401k as long as you can stick it out long enough to be vested

    Cons

    -The office politics are out of control
    -Poor communication and lots of micromanaging
    -HR is not on your side at all. They never try to get both sides of any story, nothing remains confidential, and they don't inform you of any issues that are occurring
    -They allow too much to be swept under the rug and they don't investigate issues you're having unless you're a manager. If you tell them about a problem or inappropriate situation it falls on deaf ears
    -People play games to get to the top and they will throw you under any bus to get ahead
    -Tons of lying and backstabbing
    -The environment here is very similar to junior high school, it's gossip gossip gossip
    -Unprofessional - let managers get away with bad mouthing former employees or people who still work for Stryker but are now in a different department. What kind of company thinks that's okay?
    -Career growth is difficult, as is applying internally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to the bad apples who are ruining certain departments. There are people who have been there for 10+ years who have gotten away with a lot of inappropriate behavior and no one says anything. HR needs a serious wake up call.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales representative.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great earning potential. Great 401k match.

    Cons

    Very few real opportunities for women. Frat house environment. Inexperienced HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure better communication. Need to hear from VP of sales other than the last 4 days of each month. Please invest in better sales technology. More real opportunities for women.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    No growth for career or Pay

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

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

    Pros

    Normal Benefits. Not much to say. Tries to compare with competitors and peers. No true incentive for employees to deliver more because of lack of incentives.

    Cons

    Exploits people by contracting work and not paying enough. Even though it is contracted, the compensation if not that good. Also contractors are treated like employees. Values are flexible because of the Crowd and hence can sway from one end of the spectrum to the other.

    No potential for growth. Pigeonholed! They just need robots who will produce reports and work for less pay. Compliant robots who conform to their operational guidance but cannot request any leeway or pay.

    Micromanagement and Less Pay. Need to bump up those salaries from 5 to 6 figures for some. 6 to 7 for the others. And not 7 to 8 figures for the Peak Hawks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be flexible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Stick with the Fremont, CA branch and you'll be fine

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are decent. The annual 401K contribution that the company drops into your account in one large chunk is a major plus.

    Cons

    The West Valley City, UT and Mahwah, NJ branches contain the most disorganized processes I have ever seen in my 20+ year career. There is constant scrambling and pressure to produce unnecessary reports, endless mind-numbing meetings which accomplish absolutely nothing other than stroking exec managements rampant egos, and it is such a toxic environment that they have recently lost many long-time employees. This company preaches Gallup but the negativity, thanklessness, and complete lack of appreciation for even large successes at the local level is staggering. No amount of pay is worth enduring the passive-aggressive leadership, abundant negativity, and completely demoralizing environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It doesn't matter. As long as all the numbers look good to the investors, they will continue to turn a blind eye to the issues at the local level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Don't walk, run away as fast as you can!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any.

    Cons

    HR has all the power. Their heavy reliance on the stupid Gallup and a 4 year degree, ANY 4 year degree, assures that the best, brightest and most capable candidates are weeded out at the hiring process. What's left are a those with no experience or ability who are willing to back stab their way to the top. Experience and skill are invaluable tools that take time to acquire but this company dismisses these qualities regularly. This company is more interested in promoting it's "culture" than in providing quality product or developing it's people. There is no communication between Division and GQO and no communication between management and staff. After witnessing such gross mismanagement I wouldn't want any Stryker product put in my body or the bodies of my loved ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being 22 and fresh out of college doesn't automatically make you a qualified supervisor, manager, engineer, coordinator or president. Get rid of the Gallup and start hiring experienced people who can actually contribute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many restructurings and high office politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    There is none at the moment.

    Cons

    Senior management in Singapore office is biased, show favouritism, and often does not walk the talk. There's no leadership in the Singapore (local) office; evidently the recent head (less than 2 years of his appointment) has been replaced due to non performance although retirement announcement is just an excuse. Too many reorganisation in 2013. HR is extremely weak and they can't do anything to make a difference in the office morale. Employee turn over is too high as most employees are new, and for those who are there more than 3 years are often the head of office-politics. The annual employee feedback on the company and management performance are just for 'show' and often more meetings with employees just before survey is launched, in order to obtain high scores from employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act right. Learn from past experience that restructuring for Singapore local office doesn't translate to any positivity in both sales numbers and employees morale. And placing a leader without much experience in sales and micromanaged the entire asean has been detrimental for all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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