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"Challenging"

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Former Employee - Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
Former Employee - Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Stryker full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great like minded, goal oriented, hard working people. Environment of excellence. You will learn a ton. Great benefits. Very diverse work force. The new employees are typically the cream of the crop and eager to get to work.

Cons

The work load is tremendous and pressure to succeed exceptionally high. Once in management it's more about who you know than what you know that gets you advanced. Someone has to take the blame for not achieving excellence and it is often assigned to the middle manager associated with a project rather than the entrenched leader.

Advice to Management

Spend a little less time focused on the numbers for corporate and a little more time on the processes.

Other Employee Reviews for Stryker

  1. Helpful (6)

    "A fast paced ever changing environment that is unorganized and focused on sales."

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    Current Employee - Internal Audit Staff in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Staff in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some teams are great to work for. When you are apart of those teams they develop you and prepare you for the next step in your career.

    Cons

    Great teams are hard to come across. Communication is the single biggest weakness of the company. It is hard to get into management or to get changes made (unless you are a sales rep or management). There isn't very much formal training in any position, you are expected to hit the ground running and to figure it out as you go.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Not bad, but they could do better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stryker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work can be rewarding. Decent benefits. Good people. Focused on giving young folks a chance to learn and grow. New opportunities are abundant for young, lower paid employees. Participate in community outreach initiatives.

    Cons

    In my experience, they talk the talk, but struggle with walking the walk. Not for the faint of heart. Much is expected but appropriate resources are lacking to support the demands. Not willing to pay for experience. Gallup screening is heavily weighted, but the results are mediocre in many cases. Diversity exists only at the mid to lower salary levels. Office environment is noisy and crowded.

    Advice to Management

    I suspect a lot of money could be saved on things like the Q12 survey. Many responses are not honest because work groups don't have the resources to pursue anything more than innocuous improvement projects. A survey every 3 years might be more beneficial.

    Talking about Quality First is a great thing, but when it comes to making the tough decisions on a daily basis, compromise is often the result.

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