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Stryker Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
556 Reviews
3.9
556 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job until you find something else better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Unloader in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Truck Unloader in Lakeland, FL

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

    Pros

    You are working while looking for something else. You do not want any long gaps in your resume.

    Cons

    Company relies on to many temp employees or contract employees, and dose not want to hire them on after 90 days. You can work for this company through a temp agency for 1 - 2 years or longer before being hired on. Which means no benefits, or pay raises during this 2 year period. When management asks for any suggestions or ideas to improve productivity. You are shot down because you do not have a 4 year degree. Past experiences does not count for anything. When asking management any questions you get the run around. You have to do Compliance Wire to which is supposed to help your professional growth. What is the use if you are a temp for so long and quite because of low pay and no benefits. Little to no advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After 90 days hire the good workers on permanently. That will reduce your high turn over rate which drives your labor costs up. You would more than likely see more loyalty out of people. Listen to the people who actually does the work. They know what works better because they do that work everyday. Work experience should count more than a 4 year degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I have been working as a consultant at Stryker for over a year

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Mahwah, NJ

    I have been working at Stryker as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    great company, great people, exciting work culture and a good company to start your career with.

    Cons

    Expected to generate revenue only, Some Full Time employees (business) consider IT contractors as "hired help" and are not willing to cooperate fully during projects.

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

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Some of the people you work with are very good at what they do. Large base of knowledge but this is a very large company. This is a company that fuels strong turnover.

    Cons

    Level of Politics is very high
    No training is completed to better the employee.
    lack of Management proper communication.
    This was a terrible company to work for and wouldn't recommend to a friend to apply.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Meaningful work
    Making a difference
    Great benefits and perks
    Company values

    Cons

    Difficult to get in to
    Gallup tends to weed out those whose English is not their first language
    Hire, tire, and fire mentality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people 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 (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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Competitive workplace, with a focus on employee engagement and development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with like minded people, who share the same general work styles, thanks to the interview process.The focus on engagement and development is unlike most other companies. Your Manager actually wants to talk about what you do next, and will help you to connect to mentors and work on projects that will get you there. Outside of the highly motivated, competitive employees and day-to-day work style, Stryker takes the time to have fun. Basketball tournaments, volunteer events, massages at work, on-site fitness teams and consultants, Stryker cares about you.

    Cons

    People at Stryker believe in doing whatever it takes to follow through on promises, this means that there are times when long work days/weeks will come up. People who are willing to work for more than just money, but what the company believes in and a great motivation are a must. Stryker is also very decentralized, which can make cause for some inconsistency between divisions, luckily Corporate does a pretty good job of making sure this isn't destructive to the overall Stryker Culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on Remote Working / Work from Home options across the board. This is something that would further encourage people to engage in the long work days, in order to get the work done.

    Overall getting work done is more important than being at your desk from 8:00 - 5:00. Sometimes people get too worried in how things look, as opposed to what they really are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people 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 (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.  

    Work hard at something that is rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Mahwah, NJ

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

    Pros

    People are really great aside from a few bad apples just like anywhere else. Compensation seems to be fair. Benefits such as health plan are okay but not unlike others. Overall the mission of the company is great.

    Cons

    Although change is the only constant at some companies, it seems to be a bit more constant here. There seems to be a lot of personal relationships in the hiring process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like any company, keep an eye on talent to make sure you don't lose the good ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (more than an 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

  11.  

    Great Company & People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I have been working as a contractor for Stryker and it has been a great opportunity to grow in my knowledge and career. They have great communication and consideration of your personal life events...example PTO.

    Cons

    Very hard to get in as direct hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rocking it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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