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Zimmer Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
214 Reviews
3.1
214 Reviews
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Zimmer President & CEO David Dvorak
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Review Highlights

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.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    Little potential for advancement

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Design Engineer

    I worked at Zimmer full-time (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
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  5.  

    Good start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zimmer

    Pros

    Great people. Management really cares about employees. Good if you are interested in the medical field.

    Cons

    Had a great experience working with this company. No cons

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    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 an 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
  8.  

    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 an 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
  9.  

    High Quality Orthopedics

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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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    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 (more than an 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
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    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 (more than an 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

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