Zimmer Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
196 Reviews

3.0
196 Reviews
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Zimmer President & CEO David Dvorak
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • We have great products and a lot of great people that work at Zimmer (in 16 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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  1.  

    Great company to work for, but slow career growth

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    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

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

    Pros

    Very good pay and compensation
    Good work life balance
    Talented and engaged team
    Long term market leadership position to be there

    Cons

    very slow career growth
    conservative and bureaucratic work culture

  2.  

    Good place to learn the healthcare industry

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    Former Employee - Regional Director  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    If you want to learn the orthopedic implant industry this is a good place to cut your teeth. Amount of information available to study and learn is substantial.

    Cons

    No strategic plan outside of sales growth. No career plan and advancement opportunities. The development plans changed on an annual basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask yourself why certain business units fail and then look to your leadership you have in place.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Leading medical device company.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Zimmer for less than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunities for growth within the company with the chance of gaining valuable experience. Haven't been here long enough but ZImmer has retained very talented and competent employees in the Industry.

    Cons

    Not been here long enough to make a very informed decision. Being a very document intensive industry can make it difficult to get things moving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Steady company, but lack of satisfaction.

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, trying to make good moves. They are a overall good, solid company.

    Cons

    Decisions take forever. My manager was way over his head. Either his boss was too and could't tell, or they just didn't care enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers to manage people, trust yet verify. When you move a good rep to a manager without training them or without specific training skills, all you do is lose a good rep and make a bad manager.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Little potential for advancement

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Design Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great 401K matching plan
    lots of training

    Cons

    Every year they reduced the medical benefits
    got rid of stock sharing
    extremely political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to stop letting regulatory run the show and respect the employees who do the work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zimmer

    Pros

    Great people. Management really cares about employees. Good if you are interested in the medical field.

    Cons

    Had a great experience working with this company. No cons

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience with Zimmer has been mediocre. For the medical device industry, I think they are a solid company.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well known company with great benefits. Most of the indirect distributors have now been taken over by corporate, cutting commissions significantly. Great products that I believe in.

    Cons

    Corporate takes forever to do anything. In the industry in general as a medical device rep, work-life balance can be very poor, this is not inclusive to Zimmer. A lot of inventory issues going on right now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great environment to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nothing bad . . .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great place to work with a very humble culture

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employees 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

    Cons

    We 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience at Zimmer was fantastic- I grew professionally, was given responsibility, and met many wonderful people.

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Warsaw, IN

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

    Pros

    Zimmer's work culture in Sales Logistics has a fast-paced but caring environment. I think this is true of the company as a whole, too, but I know my department best. You have the chance to work hard and learn a lot, if you're up to the task. Compensation is good and there are many experienced employees to learn from. Additionally, Zimmer is a world-class, global company which offers greater challenges and opportunities for learning at work. I can't imagine a better experience for a young person seeking to learn about corporate Amercia, healthcare, and supply chains.

    Cons

    The flip side of a fast-paced work culture is that you sometimes work more than the average 40 hour week, but this is not necessarily a con--it just depends on what you're looking for. Zimmer's corporate headquarters in Warsaw, IN is a wonderful town for having a family and enjoying the outdoors, but lacks some of the variety in amenities of larger cities (although Fort Wayne is only 45 minutes away).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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