Zimmer Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
201 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Great environment to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    A great place to work with a very humble culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    High Quality Orthopedics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Engineer  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Warsaw, IN

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Warsaw 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 ManagementAdvice

    My 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Contract development Engineer

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Action-oriented, Surgeon first culture!

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    Current Employee - Field Inventory Analyst  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Field Inventory Analyst in Warsaw, IN

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

    Pros

    Never 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!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest 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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Improving

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Zimmer for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Being 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue the culture change initiatives
    Eliminate forced rankings
    Reward all team members for great work
    Treat people with respect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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 for 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
  11.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Qcinspector  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Qcinspector in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    the job wasn't for me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better training for new employies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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