Stryker Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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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. Great company and very rewarding to work with such amazingly driven people every single day I go to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Great company and very rewarding to work with such amazingly driven people every single day I go to work. The compensation is great.

    Cons

    Health insurance plan can be stronger. Health insurance plan can be stronger. Health insurance plan can be stronger. Health insurance plan can be stronger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up and make the health insurance plan stronger. Coverage does not compare to other companies within the medical technology space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Good company with excellent benefits

    Cons

    IT new leaders and the management style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of new IT leader and his own people.

  3. Great experience

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Training, pay and great people

    Cons

    overall a great place to start a career

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  5. Great and very stable company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Amazing teams and great work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great company, great people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture and values--the people are talented and great to work with. Growing company with great opportunity!

    Cons

    Communication can be challenging in such a large organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be innovative with communication channels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. sales and marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    wide product portfolio particularlly both at orthopedics and Endoscopy divisions

    Cons

    lack of leadership and long term strategy at International/singapore. No Project management capability at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not talk only but make sure that the values of the company is executed all over particularly at International, EMs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Hard company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    On site gym, cafeteria, employee events, great career development

    Cons

    Old boys club, very resistant to change, being different is looked down on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know it is hard to change, but in order to survive and to grow, you have to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Solid performing company with some limitations.

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    Current Employee - Director in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    Diversified business. Focus on career development and succession planning more so than two other comparable med device companies. Flexible work environment. Strong acquisition record. 7% total comp 401(k) match for the last 20+ years on top of the normal 3-4% match. CEO and next level leadership team are strong. Highly decentralized, put a lot of

    Cons

    Promote people into new roles every 1-2 years which isn't bad, but often times into disciplines where person has no experience. Very much a promote within with lesser experienced people than bringing talent in from the outside that has been there done that. Horrible IT systems. 20 years behind the times. Highly decentralized and not very coordinated business units especially in a consolidating healthcare market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great and getting BETTER!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Culture
    Benefits
    Career Growth and Opportunity
    Get to work with great people

    Cons

    Small corporate HQ
    Very decentralized on some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring all of your systems and processes together to better align all businesses with quality processes and outcomes.

    Revamp IT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Difficult to get promoted

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Endoscopic Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Endoscopic Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Stryker full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers.
    Pay is decent.
    Great benefits.
    Pay raises based on job performance on a yearly basis really adds up.

    Cons

    On many days, there could be long hours, especially when folks call out.

    Teleconference calls on a monthly basis are absolutely unnecessary.

    Don't even think about transferring to another territory. If they don't want you to go, you can't go until it's ok on their time line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loyalty is a hard thing to come by. Appreciate the workers who have put in the time not by casting them aside when they ask for a promotion or transfer, but by trying to do a better job of trying to accommodate well performing, loyal, and long haul employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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