Zimmer Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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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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  1. Featured Review

    Production Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zimmer

    Pros

    I like the support I get from my staff team and functional support teams. My peers are knowledgeable and easy to work with. The operating teams are open and receptive to change. A tremendous amount of experience and skill makes the amount of technology we use appear simple to apply to our processes. The company is investing in technology everywhere.

    Cons

    Some teams are ahead of others related to continuous improvement. The teams are all aligned to the same goals and metrics yet somewhat autonomous in the way they are managed to achieve goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share a single vision of what the future of our business will be. Where are we going and how are we going to get there?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Excellent Excellent Excellent

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    Current Employee - Senior Mfg Engineer II in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Mfg Engineer II in Warsaw, IN

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

    Pros

    Amazing place with great people,

    Cons

    Take too long to change the process or anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Zimmer Response

    Mar 25, 2015Associate HR Director

    We appreciate your feedback and sharing your experience about Zimmer.

  3. Polisher review

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    Current Employee - Poliaher in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Poliaher in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Zimmer

    Pros

    Pay and hours benefits and people

    Cons

    Not really any to think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Zimmer Response

    Feb 10, 2015Associate HR Director

    We appreciate and value your input.

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  5. Great Med Device Company

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    Current Intern - Senior Leader in Warsaw, IN
    Current Intern - Senior Leader in Warsaw, IN

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

    Pros

    The company produces great industry leading products. The facilities are wonderful and the tools available to complete the job are fully available. There are many opportunities for advancement in the professional and lower level management roles. There is a tremendous focus on changing the culture and it's beginning to take root. Executive Management listens and acts appropriately. Culture shaping is creating an environment of collaboration which is positive and productive. Excellent pay and low cost of living. People at Zimmer and in Warsaw in general are exceptionally friendly. Love the small town atmosphere.

    Cons

    There is a lot of angst about job security since the intended purchase of Biomet was announced. This has created employee posturing that is counterproductive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate the naming of the remainder leaders in the new organization in order to eliminate the tension and posturing. Continue to drive the culture shaping.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Zimmer Response

    Jan 7, 2015Associate HR Director

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

  6. Great Company

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    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

  7. Very competitive.

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    Current Employee - Foundry Metal Operator in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Foundry Metal Operator in Warsaw, IN

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

    Pros

    In the production environment you have to stand out as a go getter. You have to be committed. If you have the drive to prove your worth and you stick out being a temp its worth it......... its VERY worth it.

    Cons

    Its very competitive. You might be a temp for a time. You cant just show up and expect that to be enough. Its also very Bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. My experience at Zimmer was fantastic- I grew professionally, was given responsibility, and met many wonderful people.

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

    I have been working at Zimmer as an intern (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
  9. 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 (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
  10. 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 (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Amazing team members

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Warsaw, IN

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Culture of the complany is changing in a postivie way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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