Zimmer Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
201 Reviews
3.0
201 Reviews
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Zimmer President & CEO David Dvorak
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96 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Zimmer - Trauma

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

    I have been working at Zimmer as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance, relaxed environment, friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Internal politics, location, talent acquisition process (very slow).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Strong Company, great industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation & Benefits are slightly above market. Company is making a concerted effort to improve employee engagement and culture.

    Cons

    promotions are hard to come by and expectation of long work hours. reorganizations and changes in leadership are frequent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent market data review with HR on comp

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    upper management have no clue what their people need and could care less what they want. Big ships turn slowly.

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    Current Employee - Technical  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Technical in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They some of the most talented people I have had the joy to work with, but most now see the company as a training ground and then go on their way to different companies with less stress and better oppurtunity to advance.

    Cons

    The moral is as low as I have ever seen. Less benefits at a higher cost, taking easy things like vacation away and removing some of the floating holidays. They are slowing stripping away all the reasons people come to a big company like Zimmer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking surveys if you only plan on making it stick to my immediate manager. the problems arise 2 levels higher. Stop using the lowest 5% rule to get rid of people. After many years of this, people rules as valued contributors are being force ranked into lower classes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very motivated people, less development opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very motivated people , great team work

    Cons

    No development opportunities even when showing constant great achievements, maybe depending on business unit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your strategy right and align resources not only on short time view

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    IT Analyst

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Warsaw, IN

    I worked at Zimmer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and good IT processes learnings

    Cons

    Unqualified IT management, demotivating work environment and poor decision making and frequent decision alterations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Qualified IT Management with vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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