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"Research and development was department poorly run"

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Former Intern - Co-Op in Mahwah, NJ
Former Intern - Co-Op in Mahwah, NJ
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Stryker as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Good for resume
Tours available to get an over view of the industry
Extensive industry library

Cons

Managers do not understand other people's projects even if they are relevant to their own work.
Mechanical engineers running some of the labs do not understand the chemical and biological implications of certain aspects.

Advice to Management

Get consultants to re-organize all the research labs.

Other Employee Reviews for Stryker

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great products, Good driven people and vast benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stryker is a fast growing company where those who are driven can thrive. Great culture that cares about eachother and our customer. Employees are generally happy people and are always on board to support the community we live in. There is a great 401K matching and discretionary plan along with many other benefits offered. There are also lots of opportunity for training, team development and employee events. I have visited many suppliers where culture and respect for employees and their engagement are lacking so I can truly appreciate what we have here. There is also a current shift to encourage better balance in work and homelife coming from the top down.

    Cons

    Lots of changes for us in the past couple of years with leadership, structure and processes which causes confusion and uncertainty in the workforce. although in the past, it's normal to average 1-2 mgrs a year, I am now on my 5th mgr in 18 month period while I have been in the same position. It is hard to get process improvements through with so many layers to go through and projects go on hold or lost in the way waiting for these changes to settle and process through all of the layers - this is hard on folks who are driven. We also need to invest in updating some of our technology that is outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Let's let the dust settle for a minute and stick to the direction that is being communicated.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great organization finding its direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stryker (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated, engaged and talented employees
    Great products, sales organization and market
    Continued drive to be great
    Unlimited portential

    Cons

    Strugling with growing pains and direction

    Advice to Management

    Drive a singular direction

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