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"European top management have no idea what they are dooing"

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Current Employee - Business Unit Director
Current Employee - Business Unit Director
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great people locally, real sense of team play, great products, bright future in sales.

Cons

Top management do things that are not easy to explain, strategy keeps moving from one direction to another without any reason.

Good people get laid off, people that challenge status quo and have a opinion, get put aside.

Only brown noses get promoted and continue the clueless strategy changes.

really hard to be middle management, great people down, horrible bosses up!

Advice to Management

review top management in Europe, get rid off brown noses, focus on the basics around countries.

Other Employee Reviews for Stryker

  1. "Stryker US has strong technical people."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Got to work with technically smart people.
    Company focus on an individual's strengths rather than weakness.
    Knows the value of a good team. Onsite Reporting Manager were quite understanding and reasonable.

    Cons

    A peer with same experience and expertise could be paid more depending on his bargaining skills. This leads to income disparity at the same level.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "A Good Place to Jumpstart Your Career - But Proceed with Caution!"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stryker is a good place to begin your career. It's full of young, dynamic people (with lots of attitude - thanks to Gallup). It will, however, teach you the basics of surviving in Corporate America - and these are, no doubt, useful skills to have.

    Cons

    Initially, people are thrilled by the opportunity and dazzle and everything seems wonderful. However, very quickly, things start becoming drab and politics is what you need to be good at in order to survive (unless you don't mind being a subdued minion) - especially if you are in a technical field. In some divisions, technology is very aged (read 'decades behind') and the employees that you work with are old-fashioned in their manner of thinking and essentially 'stuck in time' (especially those in the Midwest).

    Be wary about sticking it out for more than a couple of years (if you are in engineering). There is generally a large influx of young nationals and non-nationals that are here to work come hell or high water in order to quickly 'settle down/build a life' in the former case or to gain their permanent residency (in the US) in the latter. If you fall into one of these buckets and plan on giving it your all in smalltown America and at the first job you get out of school (without necessarily exploring your options or thinking about the future) by all means, stick around. However, if you plan on striking it out on your own and joining a top company to actually advance your career, you'll rudely and sadly realize that you've been 'stuck in a well' and have spent most your time politicking rather than building your engineering skills. With all due respect, the 'engineering' done in certain divisions is so far below industry-standard that it's impossible for you to bridge the gap once you're out in the 'real world'. Don't let all the hype that you're around 'super stars' fool you. It doesn't help that most managers are not technical and that they hardly understand - let alone appreciate good engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Get competent technical managers who are knowledgeable and passionate about technology. Don't appoint some young, gung-ho person who has a managerial degree and expect them to create magic in a day. Learn from the best companies in the world about how engineers should be managed. Get into real engineering! Realize that the technology in use is sometimes very dated and there is no long-term future in consistently patching together shoddy solutions. In the long-run, where is Stryker really headed? Band-aided products can only bring so much success.

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