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Zimmer Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
218 Reviews
3.1
218 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great products, high standards for quality (in 15 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, relaxed environment, friendly coworkers (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has created a toxic environment of backstabbing and cutting corners (in 15 reviews)

  • Small and easy decisions take long time to confirm as many leaders need to be involved in decision making process (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Work and culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zimmer

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Laid back. Headquartered in a remote place.

  2.  

    The pay is good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zimmer

    Pros

    They seem to pay very well

    Cons

    They just brought another company so another round of layoffs will happen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and opportunities for growth without having to move all over the world.
    Competative compensation and benefits, especially in and around the Warsaw area.
    Renewed focus on culture. It has been refreshing to see a change in people as they have realized their role in changing the culture.

    Cons

    People are stretched, especially with all of the project and priorities within the company at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Zimmer Response

    Dec 9, 2014Associate HR Director

    Thank you for your perspectives. Our culture-shaping journey will help us shape a healthy, high-performance culture that respects the needs of our employees, in addition to driving Operational ... More

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  5.  

    Continuously growing company with a great product.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A continuously growing company with culture that is slowly changing to appreciate the employees once again.

    Cons

    Slow to make change. Salary level pay seems to be trending down compared to other medical device manufacturers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Zimmer

    Pros

    Pay, company, co workers, and work environment

    Cons

    Hours. Work - life ratio

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    ZImmer Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zimmer

    Pros

    Great people until the Sr Manager level, very passionate about the company and take pride in what they do

    Cons

    Leadership has no vision. No sound understanding of how a company should be run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the market and develop core competency. Sales alone will not help the company in the long run

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Money is good, but.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The salary and benefit package is superb. There is a lot of career opportunities if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    There is no work/life balance, and it is very apparent that there are a lot of people who are very disgruntle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Zimmer Response

    Dec 9, 2014Associate HR Director

    Thanks for your feedback regarding Zimmer. We agree, we have a number of very important priorities at Zimmer now and encourage employees to take advantage of the benefits and resources available such ... More

  9.  

    quality engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Warsaw, IN

    I worked at Zimmer full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mature QMS and procedures let you know what to do. OK benefits. Individual contributors know there stuff and have lots of experience.

    Cons

    Management can be slave drivers if they are behind on something. Overtime is expected but usually not weekends. It takes a long time for the company to finish an investigation or launch a product because there are lots of different managers approving the output.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great experience. The people and the opportunities are awesome for anyone interested in medical devices or engineering.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Zimmer as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overtime opportunities, flexible hours, challenging tasks.

    Cons

    Commute, training opportunities, sometimes assigned "busy work" (not too often).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the co-op system to add more learning opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Zimmer Response

    Nov 7, 2014Associate HR Director

    Thank you for feedback. We find value in what our current and former employees are sharing on Glassdoor about Zimmer and are glad to hear you are having a positive experience. We will continue to ... More

  11.  

    Positive change is happening and the future looks brighter than it ever has

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

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

    Pros

    Great industry and our products are changing our patients lives in a positive way
    Highly competitive salary with the added bonus of living in a low cost of living area (NE Indiana)
    Personal development and growth opportunties are endless if you are willing to put in the hard work
    Surrounded by very bright and experienced co-workers that are dedicated to the company
    The culture is starting to change and the CEO appears to be dedicated to creating a healthier culture
    Willingness to provide the necessary resources to achieve our highest priorities (Quality Excellence, Trident, etc.)
    Bright future with the pending merger with Biomet

    Cons

    Vacation and holiday time is not as competitive as it was in the past
    Our systems and processes make it challenging to do our job efficiently. (i.e. expense reports, travel, purchase orders)
    Lack of diversity in management positions and no real desire from leadership to change it
    Quick to make decisions at the top but we want to execute before we've taken the time to do thoughtful planning
    Lots of red tape to get through to accomplish anything
    Decisions are made at the top levels of the company only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be brave and willing to change the things that aren't working even if that means shaking up your leadership team. Stop being so conservative and try things we've never been wiling to try in the past. Changing the dress code recently despite an unwillingness in the past is a good first step. Talk to your employees - they have lots of ideas if you are willing to ask but more importantly to listen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Zimmer Response

    Nov 7, 2014Associate HR Director

    Thank you for your perspectives. Our culture-shaping journey will help us shape a healthy, high-performance culture that respects the needs of our employees, in addition to driving Operational ... More

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