Zimmer Biomet - Tread with Caution. Remember the old adage: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. | Glassdoor
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"Tread with Caution. Remember the old adage: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

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Current Employee - Field in Warsaw, IN
Current Employee - Field in Warsaw, IN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Zimmer Biomet full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Zimmer is a company which makes products that help millions of people live without pain. Staff below the management level are genuinely great people who believe in the mission of the company. They share a great sense of Midwestern pride and Midwestern hospitality. The environment among peers is congenial.

Cons

The leadership and culture are from an era gone by - conservative and fear based. Executives rule from above with their assigned parking and peer down from locked Ivory Towers and corporate jets while expenses are continually cut from the company. Zimmer focuses its entire attention on VPs who run the company like the Wild West - disconnected and protecting 'their turf.' Chain and command is alive and well at Zimmer. Innovation is actively discouraged and those who fall in line are rewarded. Turnover is high and the best managers leave quickly. You most likely will work for a manager who is left behind and lacks coaching and people skills.

Advice to Management

1. Cost continues to be a concern because unhappy employees lead to reduced productivity.
2. Lack of communication is in itself a communication - it does not go unnoticed. Employees fill in the gaps and it kills every thread of connection to the mission
3. Good people will always have somewhere to go. Lose the attitude that everyone wants to work at Zimmer and court your employees each and every day.
4. Force rank your managers and remove those that are underperforming on people skills.
5. What worked at GE does not work at Zimmer. Hire people who bring creative and original ideas not recycled content from thought leaders at an outside firm.

Other Employee Reviews for Zimmer Biomet

  1. Helpful (6)

    "If You're Used to and Embrace Cultures Other Than You're Own, This is NOT the Place for You"

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    Former Employee - Non-Technical Role in Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - Non-Technical Role in Warsaw, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zimmer Biomet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely competitive salary, especially for the Indiana area
    Nice Technology (iphones, ipads, etc.)
    Great Benefits!
    'Pockets' of Caring People

    Cons

    Too Warsaw-centric
    Not diverse (ethnic, thought or cultural)
    Top-heavy; most leadership invisible to employees in their ivory towers
    No real opportunity to influence change
    GE is king; don't bring anything other than GE ideas
    Not all, but a lot of people in the town and the employees are just plain mean and rude. Period.

    Advice to Management

    *Get over yourselves. The new guy they brought on board recently to lead US Sales is the prototype. Follow his lead and loosen up.
    *Encourage more inclusion amongst employees.
    *Stop advertising you are a global employer when you are really just a Warsaw business that does business in other countries. There is a big difference. You are NOT global.
    *Diversify your leadership. It's the 'good ol boys club' right now.
    *Stop relocating people from outside of Indiana unless you change your infrastructure; it'll continue to be a waste of your time.
    *Get new HR leadership (SVP and VP). You're entire HR team will improve if you do; right now, most of them are dead weight and not effective at all.
    *Hold people accountable, from the top down.
    *Move your headquarters to a larger town. Leave Warsaw, it's killing your business.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Discombobulated but meaning well"

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    Former Intern - Sales Logistics Intern in Warsaw, IN
    Former Intern - Sales Logistics Intern in Warsaw, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in the position I did, there was great interest from upper management. We were working in a high-impact environment where one is quick to see results in some cases, but this is not the case from many other people, from what I hear.

    Cons

    Work was disparate and never directed, our direction would change daily according to the whims of management and the distributors.

    Advice to Management

    In many cases, we need clear direction as to what we are aiming towards. Often, we have to bend over backwards to accommodate distributors, yet we push them to do something completely different.

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