Stryker Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
501 Reviews
3.9
501 Reviews
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Stryker President & CEO Kevin A. Lobo
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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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  1.  

    Great opportunity to grow personally and professionally.

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    Current Employee - Materials Intern  in  Flower Mound, TX
    Current Employee - Materials Intern in Flower Mound, TX

    I have been working at Stryker as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to intern! Handed many projects from day one to cahmpion and lead but with individuals wanting to help. Good balance of high expectations with room to fail.

    Cons

    Expected to get up to speed asap. Medical industry has a lot of nuiances that can be challenging to understand. Everyone is very high performing, must be able to go at a very high speed from the get go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Culture, training, independence, flexibility, work- life balance

    Cons

    High employee mobility (internally) even in key roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Meaningful Internship: Engaging and Impactful Projects, Fun Environment, Great People

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Flower Mound, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Flower Mound, TX

    I have been working at Stryker as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are amazing and always willing and available to help or answer questions. Small-company feel with large organization perks (corporate housing, on-site gym, free coffee and sodas, happy hours at work). Amazing work/life balance. Engaging, exciting and competitive environment that provides incredible opportunities for growth and learning.

    Cons

    Working on mulitiple projects at once in such a fast-paced environment can be challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Hype

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    Former Employee - Various Engineering  in  Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Various Engineering in Mahwah, NJ

    I worked at Stryker full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good executive team that usually makes the right business decisions and tries implementing good policies. There is always that general sense of security and belief that the ship is heading in the right direction, so people don't question much and focus on getting their jobs done. It is a large growing global corporation so with that you will get good benefits, profit sharing, growth potential, development/training, and the opportunity to travel/relocate domestically and internationally. The turnover rate is extreme so opportunities always open up and the company encourages internal mobility. The hiring process is known to be very long and complicated and it has created a lot of hype. So just having the name on your resume gives you an advantage for the rest of your career. Making it a very good entry level company.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. Mostly due to the company's hiring process which mainly focuses on blindly hiring type A personalities with little regard to experience or core personal values. The only path to career growth is through people management. So what you get is a bunch of hyper people running around in a scavenger hunt of random/any accomplishments leading to the next promotion to a team leader/manager. You read any company notice of someone's promotion and you are guaranteed to see a list of "accomplishments" that had nothing to do with what this individual was supposed to to be doing! That encourages future "leaders" to try and find someone else to do their job so they can spend their time on real "accomplishments". What this creates is a high stress environment, back-stabbing, elbowing, credit-stealing, blame-throwing, and lots lots of lying. You cannot trust anyone at Stryker and their annual satisfaction survey unsurprisingly consistently shows low scores on "I have a best friend at work"!. There is an intentional huge information dam between upper management and anything downstream. So middle management has zero knowledge of objectives or business direction. Coupled with their lack of experience and poor understanding of what leadership is, they make a mess of whatever good values and policies the executive team puts in place. They mistake workaholics for achievers. They mistake lack of work-life balance for commitment. If you resist going with the herd and blindly rushing everything without thinking then you are not a Stryker "fit". If you focus on your job and resist distractions then you are not an overachiever. If you don't show up at a 7PM happy hour you are not a team player. And If you happen to be an introvert then be ready for some serious bullying. You will be labelled as disengaged, lacking drive/initiative, follower, and the list goes on. Cliches like "there for you" and "quality first" are always used without any real practical understanding. To summarize, unless you are going for an entry level position, upper management position, or really desperate for a job, do yourself a big favor and avoid this company. You will be abused and tossed around until you either get consumed or learn how to play a losing game. That very culture they prize is the worst I have seen in my professional career and is in fact all hype.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest into making sure your middle management is appropriately developed and mature. Admit that your candidate assessment system is broken and act to create a more tolerant and inclusive culture. Learn from your consistently high turnover rates and understand that growth is not just about profit and competition, it is about social responsibility and spreading the right values. The future of Stryker and this country depends on the quiet technically-gifted innovators as much is it depends on the outspoken competitive overachievers. So make sure you give everyone an equal and fair opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Yet to ascertain

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Driven workforce and enthusiastic people.

    Cons

    Pay, technical abilities, pompous maybe too forceful.

  7.  

    With Great Power Comes, Great Responsiblity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, Overall Mission...Just with any big company, you have resources available to do your job.

    Cons

    Corporate Politics prevents the accomplishment of most jobs or at least slows it down. Unless your above the line in social status, dont expect much..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the needs of the company before their own

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great CEO, has potential to be a strong player for years

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Good pay, ok benefits, opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Must be well connected to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    You have to fit in, otherwise you're out!

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Stryker full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Endoscopy division likes to hire fresh out of school grad. Lots of happy hour, and team building; like camping, and team offsite.

    Cons

    You have to fit into the mold of their culture. You're pressure to participate in team function, very competitive between employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incompetence management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Post Market/Customer Excellence investigator

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Failure Investigator  in  Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Failure Investigator in Portage, MI

    I worked at Stryker as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    See how things work in a successful company. Great exposure to the medical device industry. It is a great company to work for if you are a full-time hire. Got to work whenever I want, even from home.

    Cons

    Probably because I was a contractor, but rarely was I given the opportunity to take on important projects. Did not feel like an engineer position. Was hired because there was work to do, not because they saw potential in a contractor to convert to a full-time employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spread some responsibility, be honest, have some faith in contract workers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Its ok but not for me

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    Current Employee - Generalist  in  Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Generalist in Mahwah, NJ

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

    Pros

    Friends at work. Overtime.

    Cons

    I am under agency - Adecco USA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nada

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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