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Stryker Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
42 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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  1.  

    Great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not Bad; but not Great

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

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Benefits aren't bad and most people are friendly. Many old timers that have been bought from other companies combined into current company

    Cons

    It's challenging being recognized. Upper management / HR / benefits are in a different state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't put the proper time into lower personnel. They can hide their mistakes and will focus on your errors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Atmosphere in the office is very friendly
    People are willing to listen to each other - very collaborative
    Atmosphere is reasonably competitive
    Goals are clear

    Cons

    none so far. although, they make us work on Fridays which is very brutal :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Competitive Family Environment for High Achievers

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

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    I was an intern over the summer. The internship changed my life. It pushes you and helps you grow. They really care about the internship program and you can set up meetings with anyone in the building, including the president of the division. You are set up with a mentor and manager and given projects to be completed by the end of the internship and presented to a huge boardroom of people. They provide housing and some meal compensations for the summer and it was the best summer of my life.

    -Fast Paced, sink or swim
    -Competitive, but not in a backstabbing way
    -Team oriented
    -High achievers
    -work life balance
    -company values
    -office culture

    Cons

    -If you aren't self driven or high achieving and competitive, you won't like it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great company with great people

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

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

    Pros

    Fosters and environment with healthy competition amongst coworkers but a place where you can also call those coworker friends. Great transparency from senior leadership. Amazing organization to experience a wide, diverse career path.

    Cons

    Some systems and processes still a bit antiquated - not the most modern company. Compensation could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company that has a great culture.

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, you work with your "best friends", profitable company, etc.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A degree does not mean you should be a manager. Sometimes experience should compare to a degree.
    Also when someone is not recruited they can still be on the fast track to management if you give them the same opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 (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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great way to gain experience quickly, but pay is 1/3 less than comparable positions

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

    I worked at Stryker (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    High emphasis on a fun work culture and team building. Innovation and new ideas to get things done are welcome and valued usually. There is a strong belief that talent trumps skills (ie that successful and driven individuals can take on new tasks and job roles) and the upside is that most roles will allow you learn widely what might take you years to gain experience in at other companies.

    Cons

    Overly competitive, numbers based work culture that often led to shortcuts and passing problems down stream in the work flow. The fun work culture sometimes made it difficult when you're one of the few team members that have a family. Certainly there's a feeling that certain individuals are "in" and rising stars and others ignored or frozen in their career path, leading to a very fierce competition to be on the inside. When I left the company I found out that I was able to make 40% more in a less demanding position at another company and others even more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Culture and Work-life balance.

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

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    Company's culture focuses on employees engagement and development. Managers have many tools and support from HR to develop and engage its employees. Company is currently growing through a transformation under new leadership, which is always refreshing and challenging.

    Cons

    Building and its amenities do require serious work. Employees salaries is way behind the market in the silicon valley, so company always risks losing talent!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue supporting employees engagement, and work on improving employees compensations!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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