Stryker Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
500 Reviews
3.9
500 Reviews
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Stryker President & CEO Kevin A. Lobo
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182 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance, You will find great flexibility to work with no micromanagement (in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits, nice coworkers, hr is involved with company events etc (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is still very behind the times when it comes to work/life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • The long hours taking care of account (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.  

    Best of the Best Medical Device Companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3.  

    Was okay the first 2 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    I love working at Stryker!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7. 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

  8. 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
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    work/life balance
    challenged
    supported
    opportunity for growth
    great peopl

    Cons

    There are now cons about working at Stryker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Exceptional culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Excellence  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Excellence in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    A culture built on a foundation of trust. Awesome autonomy. Amazing sense of purpose to make healthcare better and improve people's lives all over the world.

    Cons

    Balance can be tough- but it's on the employee to own this. No cafeteria (with food) onsite but they are working on this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire great talent and give people the freedom to make a difference. A cafeteria that serves food will be a huge addition to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work if you want to learn new technology

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    management assigns jobs based on talent

    Cons

    too much politics at the higher level

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