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"Truly a horrible, horrible experience and work environment."

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Former Employee - Material Control Specialist in Mahwah, NJ
Former Employee - Material Control Specialist in Mahwah, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Decent compensation - although not extraordinary, and certainly not per hour when you factor the workweek is WAY longer than comparable positions. Even a non-management position can easily average 55 hour workweeks.

Cons

Very negative work environment with arrogant, cocky people that often treat others with disrespect. Departments have such different goals, they work against each other. Lots of ex military are hired in roles that they have no experience in, because management likes their militaristic ways of viewing/solving problems, but they often have little/no experience to effectively do their jobs and they treat their subordinates horribly, while literally yelling at them red-faced, as if a boot camp sergeant. There is no care for employees having any form of a work/life balance, and advancement is moreso about being part of a particular clique than a truly earned position. This was by far my worst work experience ever, and based on the HUGE employee turnover rate, most others agree. Face time is required, and if you're not working huge amounts of overtime every day, you're thought of as not being Stryker material. Even non-managerial employees often get caught up in attending 4-5 hours/day on average of meetings/training, etc. making getting a busy day's work done that much more challenging. It's a dog-eat-dog environment and the Gallop poll, which tries to bring in worker clones, makes for a boring atmosphere with mainly Type-A personalities (to an arrogant extreme) that don't work well together. There is no interest in creating any type of a diverse atmosphere where people with different ways of approaching ideas/problems can work together. Unless you're one of those people that actually enjoys the type of atmosphere I just described, do not consider applying because you will be miserable working there.

Advice to Management

Show a true concern for employees having some semblance of a work/life balance, make sure lower managers aren't abusing their positions of power by treating their subordinates with complete disrespect. Make (and enforce) a statement that yelling/abusive language is not a tolerated form of discipline.

Other Employee Reviews for Stryker

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good products, poor management practices"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Arroyo, PR
    Former Employee - Engineer in Arroyo, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent products, challenging environment, lot of smart and committed people

    Cons

    Backstabbing is king. Management takes decisions based on hearsay, gossip and perceptions. You are expected to work any amount of hours at any given time. For them, company goes first, your life is second. The best employee in the world for them is a "yes man". Personal politics have more weight than any results - you can make any amount of mistakes if you are from the "selected" group, you cannot slip if you are out.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making decisions based on gossips, and start really listening to new ideas. Stop recycling your limited pool of solutions. The management needs fresh heads ASAP.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Stryker Inst. has been amazing to work off, though the most stressful"

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

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere makes it a pleasure to go to work each day. Everyone tries to help each other even if it is outside of their duties. The production floor is unlike any production floors I have ever been around, it is quiet clean and people are happy and friendly.

    Cons

    There is no balance between work and life. Fifty hours a week is the norm just to keep up on normal duties. The documentation system is by far the worst part of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making documentation that is created because you don't trust your workers. If you can't trust your employees then that looks bad on the company as a whole.

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