Zimmer Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good career opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    work life balance could be better


  2. Engineering Support

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - More Than I Year in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - More Than I Year in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Zimmer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Zimmer has a fairly competetive compesation package including matching 401K up to 6% (5 yrs for company's part to fully vest at 20%/yr) and a year end bonus. Pretty low cost of living in Warsaw,IN. Relatively decent if diminishing health care benefits. Nice plant facilities in Warsaw. Somewhat casual dresscode. Depending on workflow, sometimes Zimmer is work/life balance friendly. Of course, that goes out the window if a project is behind.

    Cons

    There are not many people here with the hands on experience to be effective problem solvers from the engineering teams up to the senior execs. Many more who can talk a good game and use staistics to support their decisions (often the wrong decisions). The result is inaccurate forecasting in terms of product demand as well as poor execution of projects. Relying on these people with little hands on experience is like getting a cost/time estimate to rewire your house from a florist. Poor (clueless) deadline setting by these folks lead to long hours of chaos, bad results, and scapegoating. Cutting the bonus by a percentage is a bad idea. The best people will not be staying in Warsaw if the bonus is not reliable. Remember that technical resources are constantly recruited. I started updating my resume the day I learned that my bonus would be cut by 50%. I really like working at Zimmer but I will not be staying if that happens again. In fact, I am fairly well into the interview process now with another large company. This is mostly a "plan B" at this time but, like I said, it all began over that bonus slashing deal. I don't think anyone puts much faith in those bonus metrics either since those numbers can be fudged. The amount of paperwork involved with doing anything at this company is rediculous. Some of that is driven by the FDA but alot is self imposed.

    Advice to Management

    When you want to hire an expert, don't do the interview without an expert at your side. You don't know what you don't know.

    Zimmer Response

    Jun 10, 2015 – Associate HR Director

    Thank you for sharing your perspectives. We are always trying to improve our Company and we appreciate your response.


  3. too

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Clerk in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay benefits teamwork food management

    Cons

    none at this time no problems

    Advice to Management

    none

    Zimmer Response

    Jun 10, 2015 – Associate HR Director

    We appreciate and value your input.


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  5. Manufacturing at Zimmer Dental

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Zimmer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    No room for growth in manufacturing.

    Advice to Management

    Don't move from Carlsbad.


  6. CNC Machinist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Warsaw, IN

    I worked at Zimmer (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work place, Many opportunities to advance your career when full time. safe and evolving work place.

    Cons

    working for a temp agency, not having insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Dont treat contract employees as if they are disposal.


  7. Sales Channel Manager

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Zimmer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solid Product and good distribution

    Cons

    Management has poor vision n and are not trustworthy


  8. Helpful (1)

    Marketing

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People - I get to work with a group of engaging and supportive group of people both personally and professionally. Product - No company has higher standards for quality or performance. Purpose - The core of our business focuses on improving peoples' lives. Very rewarding work that provides a sense of purpose.

    Cons

    Uncertainty caused by impending merger with Biomet. Small town. Hour commute from nearest decent sized city. Average compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Know that your top talent is being courted daily. Make it a priority through this merger to hold onto your essential personnel. Otherwise, you could be on the wrong end of a talent gold rush. Continue to focus on company culture initiatives.

    Zimmer Response

    Jun 10, 2015 – Associate HR Director

    We appreciate your feedback and sharing your experience about Zimmer.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Highly Fast paced environment, not enough pay...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Surgery Coordinator in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Surgery Coordinator in Beaverton, OR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with. If you like a fast paced environment this is the place for you. Zimmer is an implant distributor. In the warehouse you prepare implants to go out for surgeries. You can feel good about the difference you make in people's lives. Possible $50-$100 Bonuses if the Customer Service gals are able to bill out enough to meet the company goal.

    Cons

    For the amount of work you done...the pay isn't enough. Reviews don't come regularly scheduled. I finally had my FIRST review after several request 4 months after my start date. No pay raise was mentioned at all. I met/exceeded expectations and no pay raise. I only got a .50 cost of living increase and it wasn't even retroactive to my 1 year anniversary. When I asked why no raise I was told "with the budget and merger all we can offer you is the cost of living increase". Not enough help so the work load is overwhelming. You are doing the work of at least 2 people.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth. They work so hard, get no recognition and then don't get reviews on time and no raises? Who wants to work for a company that does that?

    Zimmer Response

    Jun 10, 2015 – Associate HR Director

    Thank you for sharing your perspectives. We are always trying to improve our Company and we appreciate your response. We would encourage you to discuss your concerns with your local management team.


  10. Zimmer Review

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zimmer full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Is a stable company that balances work-life well.

    Cons

    Company culture stinks. If you're not in corp. HQ, you're the red-headed stepchild.


  11. Audit Senior

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    Management is only about top level people

    Advice to Management

    Take action of the Gallop results



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