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Stryker Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
538 Reviews
3.9
538 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • High energy environment provides for fun work days and natural work/life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • You also work with great people who seem to truly care about the end product (in 25 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 22 reviews)

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  1. 1 person 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 an 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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3. 1 person 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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    not good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    can't think of any

    Cons

    young crowed who want to prove themselves!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work after-all....

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    -Good salary
    -Good work life balance
    -Free Food

    Cons

    -Absence of Top Management in India, means no one can take decisions here as most of the decisions come from US
    -Anyone can get fired anytime without any reason
    -No promotion policy
    -Bad onsite policy
    -No training of any kind
    -No culture of its own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Implement policies for all not tailor it as per the need
    -Have top management in India so that they can take decisions

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

    Employee anything below Engieering Level treated like crap

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    Current Employee - Quality Control in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Can not think of any. I am sad to say!

    Cons

    In the Phx area, Quality Control and the Production areas are treated like 2nd Class Citizens. How Stryker can be rated as one of the Top 100 best places to work in out Country, Completely blows my mind.
    Stryker's "point system", for the "bottom of the totem pole" employees. This point system really should be utilized on the engineer levels and HIGHER. These folks come and go as they please. Taking hour and a half lunches, then celebrate each other with Starbucks and "Shooting the breeze" then leave early for the day. Stryker has had already 2 re-calls on their products. Why? Because production is under extreme pressure to get product out, by making daily quotas. Everyone is on "pins and needles" on a daily basis. In FEAR of being fired for not making their quotas. This product should be quality NOT quantity!!! We should be working SMARTER NOT HARDER. CEO and Upper management needs to speak to the people that actually work, not listen to the supervisors and department managers, to get real insight on how business is going. Any boob can "candy-coat" a presentation on how things preceding and are looking up. Unless you are afraid to hear the truth...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See statement above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cutthroat

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    none, this place was hell

    Cons

    everyone tries to stab you in the back to get ahead

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