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Zimmer Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
230 Reviews
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230 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    High Quality Orthopedics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  2.  

    Steady company, but lack of satisfaction.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    My experience with Zimmer has been mediocre. For the medical device industry, I think they are a solid company.

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

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time (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
  6.  

    Action-oriented, Surgeon first culture!

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

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time (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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Contract development Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Qcinspector in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Qcinspector in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time (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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Improving

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

    I have been working at Zimmer (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

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

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding company to work for! Highly recommend!

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

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

    Pros

    Zimmer cares about the people they hire. Benefits are outstanding, pay is among the very best, environment is open and honest. This company truly cares about the products they build and the people that will ultimately benefit from them. The culture is that if you are going to put something into another human being, it will be done right! Zimmer encourages employees to further their education with both time and money to help with tuition costs. They promote from within first.

    I left to go to another orthopaedic company and it did not measure up. I couldn't get back fast enough!

    Cons

    I do not see any negatives. Yes, we are worked hard but that is required of all jobs. The difference here vs other orthopaedic companies is that you work hard TOGETHER, in a team! It can sometimes be difficult to make local people understand that diversity makes the workplace better, not worse. This is not Zimmer's fault, it is working in the Midwest. Also, Warsaw is very cold in the winter. It is very difficult to adjust to the climate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more sharing between groups so we can all see how our positions interact with others and how we are helping to make people's lives better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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