Zimmer
2.7 of 5 183 reviews
www.zimmer.com Warsaw, IN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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2.7 183 reviews

                             

33% Approve of the CEO

Zimmer President & CEO David Dvorak

David Dvorak

(89 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
183 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "We have great products and a lot of great people that work at Zimmer"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Fairly decent work/life balance"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management has created a toxic environment of backstabbing and cutting corners"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Micromanaging senior management who are more tactical than strategic"
    in 8 reviews
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    Great environment to work

    Senior Quality Engineer (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsZimmer is a great place to work and learn. Management is supportive and motives to perform to your best. Enjoying working with friendly colleagues.

    ConsNothing bad . . .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work with a very humble culture

    Human Resources (Current Employee)

    ProsEmployees have a great sense of purpose in working here.
    A competitive compensation & benefits package
    Strong recent financial performance - leading to great opportunities in near-term

    ConsWe need to have a stronger sense of urgency
    We need stronger leaders who are actual leaders - being able to provide candid feedback, while still treating people like humans.
    Need to hold employees/managers accountable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    High Quality Orthopedics

    Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Warsaw, IN

    ProsStructured Work Environment, Knowledgeable senior team members, International/domestic Expansion opportunities, Years of Proven expertise, Contract Pay is excellent for introductory, wonderful learning experience

    ConsWarsaw Living can be difficult for the hub of Orthopedics,
    Most of the Cons stem from the contracting situation (Pay (Not bad), Job Security, Contract Length)

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice would be for management to regulate the contact employees to ensure they are busy at all times (Some can be easily distracted) and make sure all management is on the same page (having the same goals in mind)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Contract development Engineer

    Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Warsaw, IN

    ProsI work as a contract develoment engineer. Contractors have decent pay.

    ConsContractors aren't allowed to use Zimmer gyms or changing rooms, almost no benefits. "Suggested" 50 hour weeks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Action-oriented, Surgeon first culture!

    Field Inventory Analyst (Current Employee)
    Warsaw, IN

    ProsNever bored! I face new challenges every day with lots of areas to drive improvement in operations for the organization. My leaders are very receptive and open to suggestions!

    ConsData is not easily accesible or user-friendly. I spend a lot of time validating whether data is accurate or not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in documenting process. Improve work-life balance by allowing opportunities to work remotely once in a while. I don't want to miss family events and kids' soccer games because I am commuting to get to the small town of Warsaw, IN!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hopeful that is will get better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Warsaw, IN

    ProsThe pay is good and some people in upper management do have a decent vision.

    ConsVery poor work ethic in some departments. There is a complete lack of integrity or attempting to do the right thing. Some people go out of their way to waste both money and time. Some departments have too much work and the right positions do not get filled. There is not a sense that everyone is working on the same team. There is a complete disregard for our sales people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of some of the empty suits that are just waiting to retire. Offer them a buyout.

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    Amazing team members

    Clinical Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Warsaw, IN

    ProsCoworkers are amazing
    Training is great
    Culture
    Opportunity for growth
    Benefits are amazing

    ConsCulture of the complany is changing in a postivie way

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good

    Qcinspector (Current Employee)
    Parsippany, NJ

    Prosgood company to work for

    Consthe job wasn't for me

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter training for new employies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Improving

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Warsaw, IN

    ProsSignificant dedication and focus on improving the culture.
    This company will be much stronger in a year.

    ConsBeing the biggest means you get held to a higher standard.
    Lots of fire drills.
    Salesforce does not sell new technology. Why would you if you make $400k a year?

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the culture change initiatives
    Eliminate forced rankings
    Reward all team members for great work
    Treat people with respect

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Outstanding company to work for! Highly recommend!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Warsaw, IN

    ProsZimmer cares about the people they hire. Benefits are outstanding, pay is among the very best, environment is open and honest. This company truly cares about the products they build and the people that will ultimately benefit from them. The culture is that if you are going to put something into another human being, it will be done right! Zimmer encourages employees to further their education with both time and money to help with tuition costs. They promote from within first.

    I left to go to another orthopaedic company and it did not measure up. I couldn't get back fast enough!

    ConsI do not see any negatives. Yes, we are worked hard but that is required of all jobs. The difference here vs other orthopaedic companies is that you work hard TOGETHER, in a team! It can sometimes be difficult to make local people understand that diversity makes the workplace better, not worse. This is not Zimmer's fault, it is working in the Midwest. Also, Warsaw is very cold in the winter. It is very difficult to adjust to the climate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage more sharing between groups so we can all see how our positions interact with others and how we are helping to make people's lives better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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