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Stryker Design Engineer Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Stryker is a very successful company with great work life balance (in 94 reviews)

  • Great company to work for with great people (in 74 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance was tough to manage (in 78 reviews)

  • And also expect you to study at home during your free time without pay which is difficult to do with the long hours (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Staff Design Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Portage, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with great people. Lot of learning opportunity. Management cares about your personal growth and development. Good life-work balance.

    Cons

    Located in Kalamazoo. Located in Kalamazoo.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Sometimes you throw you own employees in the fire just to get ahead yourself - Mechanical


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company! Stryker really takes care of their employees. Pay is a little under average for medical device companies but for the Kalamazoo area the salary is good. Great people, great work environement.

    Cons

    None None None None None

    Advice to Management

    None None None None None None


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good processes, strong culture and training

    Cons

    Similar style of people, not much variety


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  5. "Great Employer and environment for engineering"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great collaborative environment for innovative engineering

    Cons

    50 Mile commute to and from work

    Advice to Management

    Nothing particularly remarkable to say to management


  6. "Young dynamic team with good leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designation: Quality Engineer in Elkridge, MD
    Former Employee - Designation: Quality Engineer in Elkridge, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stryker (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good leadership. Young talented team.

    Cons

    Multiple level procedures between sites.

    Advice to Management

    Create job opportunities when personnel relocate


  7. "You have to fit in, otherwise you're out!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Endoscopy division likes to hire fresh out of school grad. Lots of happy hour, and team building; like camping, and team offsite.

    Cons

    You have to fit into the mold of their culture. You're pressure to participate in team function, very competitive between employees.

    Advice to Management

    Incompetence management


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Stryker is an exceptional growth company that provides strong opportunities for its employees and great products."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people at Stryker are all energized to work for the company. Although the workload is substantial, it is much more fun to work in this collaborative environment than at some of my previous companies. It is also refreshing that you are able to count on your peers to complete tasks and drive work on time.

    Cons

    The interviewing process is a bit over the top. In total, it took several weeks and 6 interviews (not number of people I interviewed with, I am talking total sessions!) for me to get my formal offer. Compensation packages are average, but the stability of the company is a huge plus!


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -They care about employees. Lots of movement within the company. They give lots of responsibilities to their employees and there is lots of opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    -Very political company. Sometimes profits seem to be put before quality.
    -Not a lot of experience in the company. Shows sometimes in the products and decisions we make.

    Advice to Management

    We need to focus more on sending quality products out the door instead of the numbers. It's very disheartening to see some of the decisions made by upper management against our suggestions.


  10. "Great work environment that encourages innovative solutions"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Design Engineer in Flower Mound, TX
    Current Intern - Design Engineer in Flower Mound, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stryker as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Amazing work environment
    Good leadership

    Cons

    Career path can be a little unclear


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to be from..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Portage, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Respected in their industry.
    "You can do what you want to do" if you know the right people
    Extra words

    Cons

    If you work in Research and Development then you will be stuck there forever.
    Don't expect to move up unless you can ace a gallup "interview"

    Advice to Management

    Closely analyze your use of Gallup.
    Reward technical proficiency.
    Get rid of the concept of "people managers" you cannot plug a non-technical person into a role where they supervise technical professionals.