Zimmer Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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  1. Delightful

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has wonderful compensation and benefits. The work is challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    It is a large company and you are just a number at the end of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more frequently according to skill and ability not just business need.

    Zimmer Response

    May 11, 2015Associate HR Director

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    More failed promises

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Medical devices is a stable industry with a positive outlook. Zimmer offers competitive pay and 401k matching. Decent medical benefits, but high deductibles.

    Cons

    Despite a "culture shaping" initiative, the overall culture at Zimmer is disempowering. The culture will not change unless a new CEO is hired. Employees are fearful of speaking up and this leads to a hierarchical structure. More of the same.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making promises you do not keep. By this point, employees are totally skeptical of any new "initiatives" you promise about improving employee engagement or culture. People are tired of being dismissed or punished for bringing new ideas or challenging status quo. The unrelentless focus on quality has backfired in a big way.


  3. Regional Inventory Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Inventory Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Regional Inventory Manager in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, and work remotely

    Cons

    Company culture could use improvement

    Zimmer Response

    May 11, 2015Associate HR Director

    Thank you for your perspectives. Our culture-shaping journey we started last year will help us shape a healthy, high-performance culture that respects the needs of our employees.


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  5. My experience with Zimmer was excellent.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Intern in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Zimmer

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Zimmer has the best product on the market. The people at Zimmer are extremely willing to help you succeed professionally.

    Cons

    Work long hours, 10-12 hour days. Pay was below average. Few other of the employees were lazy, and caused low productivity to others.


  6. I enjoy coming to work in the morning.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great purpose and products, competitive benefits, supportive team members, access to learning opportunities and growth, work-life balance, talented workforce.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic approval process to transform processes or make changes in many cases. Sometimes you just have to take a calculated risk.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate often and sometimes informally. Keep focusing on culture.

    Zimmer Response

    May 11, 2015Associate 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. Helpful (1)

    This place is no good.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory in Pleasanton, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The customer service ladies are nice and pleasant. I have no major pros.

    Cons

    People are two faced. No job security after merger. Too much favoritism and cattiness.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Value your employees. Provide better training.

    Zimmer Response

    Jun 10, 2015Associate HR Director

    We’re sorry that you didn’t have a positive experience with our Company. We do our best to create a dynamic environment that allows our employees to be catalysts for change, collaborate globally and ... More


  8. Zimmer

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A great group of people

    Cons

    has to manage within the public sector


  9. 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. They pay respect to internal employees for open positions.

    Cons

    It is a very aggressive, competitive, and political environment. There are not many opportunities for women, as it is a very male-dominated environment. There are not many women in management as well.

    Zimmer Response

    Apr 27, 2015Associate HR Director

    We monitor our Glassdoor reviews because we value feedback. We’re proud of the women who are currently in a wide range of management roles within our Company around the world. Their many ... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    WAS the best place I ever worked, now NOT so much

    • 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 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The pay at Zimmer is really good, and the employees below director level are great to work with and care about their work.

    Cons

    The company motto should be, "Do it fast & cheap, not right." The biggest problem is that the ethics of Zimmer are terrible. It used to be much better, but now instead of being ethical, they are much more focused on the stock price. This has led to poor decisions, especially concerning quality.

    On top of that, upper management has put policies in place that have decimated the culture. The worst part is that they blame the employees for the bad culture and have told us to "engage yourselves." It's hard to feel engaged when hard work goes unappreciated, and you are constantly in fear of losing your job.

    There is a GE performance review model, where managers are forced into ranking good employees lower to "make the numbers right." In this system, 60% of the employees are ranked as mediocre or lower, most of which is undeserved. Managers are not allowed to rate their employees based on performance but rather must fit them to a curve for budgetary reasons. They claim that the rankings are "suggested," but when push comes to shove, the VPs all force the rankings lower. All this does is cause those employees to not work as hard the next year because what's the point? Or it causes backstabbing because people are fighting to save their jobs.

    The pending merger has only made the culture worse. No one knows who their boss will be post-merger, and there is no communication on if your job will still be around. Everyone is sitting around and waiting. Many many good people have left because of these issues.

    As an employee, even if you are an expert in your area, be prepared to be treated like a cog on a crashing train. Management would rather listen/follow their own agenda than listen to experienced employees. There is no trust or empowerment in the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the GE performance review system! GE no longer uses this system for a reason...it doesn't work!! Start listening to and trusting your employees, instead of forcing them into unreasonable timelines that always end up getting pushed out. Be inspirational instead of contrived.

    Zimmer Response

    May 11, 2015Associate HR Director

    We’re sorry that you aren't having a positive experience with our Company during this time of change for all of us. We do our best to create a dynamic environment that allows our employees to be ... More


  11. Zimmer could be Great

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

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time

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

    Pros

    Great pay, decent benefits, and an environment where you can grow and develop. Plenty of opportunities in a growing company. The cost of living is very low too.

    Cons

    We have too many priorities and therefore we are doing a lot but not doing them all very well. Integration has been a distraction to managing the business.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what is most important for the organization to be successful and let's focus all of our efforts there. Stop focusing on the numbers and remember there are people behind your decisions.



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