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"Good employer for recent college graduates."

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Former Employee - Buyer in Kalamazoo, MI
Former Employee - Buyer in Kalamazoo, MI
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Many opportunities for career advancement for entry level employees. Management possesses good leadership abilities in helping employees manage their careers. Good opportunities to switch between different business units and functional roles. Fast paced environment where you learn a lot, which is good for young employees. Lots of opportunities to take valuable training, such as lean manufacturing or supply chain certifications. Early career employees who are driven can move up the ladder quickly and can easily have a "Team Lead" role within a few years.

Cons

Very low compensation, poor work life balance (expect 12 hour days as the norm). It's in Kalamazoo, MI, so job opportunities for spouses are limited, not to mention the social scene isn't great.

Advice to Management

Stress the importance of work-life balance. This has to come from the top-down.

Other Employee Reviews for Stryker

  1. "nice place to start out"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    experience with products and engineering

    Cons

    Expected to work 60 hrs per week and come in on weekends

    Advice to Management

    pay more


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Real pride in representing this company."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand Recognition is vital in the medical device field and you instantly get that with Stryker.

    Cons

    Being the powerhouse that they are, things are more politically charged then in most other companies in this industry.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that the dynamics have dramatically changed amongst the customers and the sales force. New expectations have come in the form of well-informed customers wanting THEIR voice to be heard regarding how they want to be serviced, who it is that services them, and what their services should include.

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