Stryker Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Field Service

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Autonomous, great product, great boss

    Cons

    Weekend work. LONG DAYS Long travel times

  2. Great so far. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate

    I have been working at Stryker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment and culture at stryker

    Cons

    Very hard work but great compensation

  3. Different experience depending on your dept and not much diversity of perspective due to their hire screening process.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Invest in training their employees
    - Job security in a company that does well financially
    - Liked the opportunity to move into different fields on your career path at Stryker (but I've heard that may not be the case as much any more)

    Cons

    - Minimal diversity of personality perspectives in their professionals as their hiring process screens out anyone not built like their top-tier successful people in terms of strengths (missing a lot of "people" strengths)
    - Due to missing "people" strengths in part, they drive their people hard - a lot of burn-out
    - Some teams are great with work-life integration, but most have awful integration - again a lot of burn-out
    - So focused on beating the competition that there's minimal focus on purpose and the difference their products make in the world
    - Silo'd divisions rather than collaboration - competition with each other; although I hope this is changing

    Advice to Management

    Consider filling a manager-level+ position in teams with someone with "people" strengths and not bringing in only new hires with the same personality profiles - there would be a lot less burn-out if there was drive, strategy, AND empathy as part of the management team. Different profiles don't last at Stryker because they're so rarely brought on-board and then they are just 1 in a sea of competitive achievers (it's great to have competitive achievers, but not without those who will help prevent the burn-out and the "unhealthy" competition amongst peers and other teams within Stryker).

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  5. Great place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance
    Very Supportive management
    Too many fun activities and quarter outings
    Decent pay scale

    Cons

    Not too many Cons
    Should be little more flexible on work from home policy
    A little liberal in onsite travel oppertunities

    Advice to Management

    The top management is doing a really great job. Keep doing the good work.

  6. Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Stryker

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

    Pros

    The company is growing but there is no investment in employees

    Cons

    Tools to conduct job are not available. People are over worked. There is really no path to learn or grow. Most employee feel under appreciated by the management

    Advice to Management

    ?

  7. Great company amazing environment

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    Current Employee - Stryker ProCare Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Stryker ProCare Specialist in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Stryker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is so motivated and willing to learn and grow. The company offers a lot of help if needed

    Cons

    No cons. This has been the best company I've ever worked for

  8. Great Internship Experience

    Former Employee - R&D Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Interns selected for driven personalities, internship roles and projects well-defined

    Cons

    interview process is too long

  9. This is an excellent long term career opportunity with exceptional growth, development, and overall fulfillment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stryker has great culture, team spirit, resources, people, and portfolio of products. We care about society, our customers, and our team while being growth oriented. With performance over time, this can be a great financial opportunity as well.

    Cons

    I don't see this as a "con" but we require a tremendous amount of hard work, hustle, and serious commitment. Lazy people, job jumpers, get rich quick want to be's, and instant gratification types need not apply- this is not for the faint of heart.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what has made this organization so strong and keep looking for ways to create quality of life that is sustainable. Shareholder value is critical yet our team & customers should always come first- great results and shareholder value will follow this everytime. Let's remember where we came from, how we got here, our roots, and our heritage- we are about delivering world class financial results and that requires world class financial rewards to match (i.e., "salesman's paradise" as John Brown used to say...).

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    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mahwah, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive, A lot of opportunity, A decent amount of after work activities, A lot of driven people with good ideas

    Cons

    Th lack of IT support sometimes makes it difficult to get certain projects done. The IT infrastructure is in shambles

  11. A Contract to Hire Success Story

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had more than a year as a consultant to work for Stryker and decide that this is great place. After visiting a number of sites and working with so many bright driven people it was an easy decision to become an employee when the opportunity arose.

    Cons

    Much of Stryker's growth has come from acquisitions which has resulted in some fragmentation and silos of process which can be frustrating, especially when participating in projects that span multiple Divisions.

    Advice to Management

    In spite of Stryker's global presence, there is a US-centric and Michigan-centric bias in the structure that works against collaboration and efficiency. Some attention should be paid to giving other areas such as EU and Asia their voice and sensitizing the US employees to cultural diversity.

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