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"Quality Engineer at Stryker Endoscopy"

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Current Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

1. Large company with the ability to move around to a lot of different positions
2. Very dedicated workforce that is committed and hard working - it is great to work with people like this
3. Excellent 401k (4%) / profit sharing (7%)
4. Pays for a lot of training to improve their employees
5. Prior to the recession, company was very generous in terms of finance to keep employees engaged. They paid for quarterly team off-site activities (white water rafting, wine tasting, et...), team happy hours, generous tuition reimbursement, quite a bit of travel to domestic and international vendors with very little attention paid to expenses (within reason), not taking vacation hours when you take time off
6. Yearly goals tied to a bonus (typical yearly amounts in the $2-$5k range)

Cons

1. Quick turnover or transition to different position creating lack of consistency. This makes it difficult to really make improvements in any position because by the time you are ready to make significant changes you are moving on to the next position and job.
2. Management acts like they want honest feedback from employees, but really only want to hear positive feedback. No significant changes come out of yearly engagement studies
3. Tend to promote bubbly "yes" people, not the most qualified
4. You will be worked quite hard with a lot expected of you. Their recruiting process does a tremendous job bringing in great talent, but there is always the pressure to perform.
5. No flexible work schedules despite the fact that most of the office has laptops and could work remotely if allowed.
6. General feeling within the company is that we are underpaid, but benefits help make up for it

Advice to Management

Management places an enormous amount of value in the Gallup hiring poll (which I have to say works quite well). However, they do not take employee feedback in the yearly Gallup survey on engagement seriously. Listen to your employees about how to make it better.

Other Employee Reviews for Stryker

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, very positive environment, good compensation- Stryker is a company that values its employees."

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive environment, generous compensation. Impact an individual can make on the company as a whole

    Cons

    Benefits are good, but not great. Inter-division communication is lacking, as is communication between departments within divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Foster greater communication and synergies between divisions. While it's admirable the freedom with which the individual divisions can function, there needs to be some factors that foster inter-divisional synergy.


  2. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Kalamazoo, MI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    energetic workforce, some really talented people.

    Cons

    If it's not the Stryker way, it's the wrong way. Very closed to new ideas. Promoting inexperienced people too fast. Not an effective way to integrate outside experience.

    Advice to Management

    Make the right decision, not just one based on someone who is unhappy at the moment. Lead for the long term, not by the month.

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