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Stryker Kalamazoo Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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Pros
  • The company offers great benefits and recognizes the need for work life balance (in 91 reviews)

  • Great company- strong leadership (in 67 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not an option (in 70 reviews)

  • Long hours and very little in the way of motivation form management (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, matching contributions, care about engagement, people are accountable

    Cons

    It's a lot of work, but people are always there to help you out .

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Stryker Medical"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, MI

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

    Pros

    Health benefits were great. Decent work environment on the production floor with good people. Stryker was a great opportunity to learn many different aspects of the medical industry.

    Cons

    In the office/ management, people would prefer to step on your face and then ask why you were in their way versus work with you. Very little team cooperation. Very cut throat. The company speaks highly of employee engagement, but at the end of the day they will take your time, soul, and anything else you will give them. I found that I was putting in so many hours that my marriage and my health was being affected. Due to their upward mobility process you didn't often have the time to build any kind of relationship with your direct managers. And due to their unwavering belief in the Gallup profiling system you essentially would get management that saw every position as a stepping stone and not something that was worth their time and energy. Often times you would get a manager that was only in the position because they fit the personality profile Stryker has deemed acceptable for their management core and not necessarily someone who was a good fit. I knew many employees that would receive great reviews for many years and then everything would flip when a new manager would take over.

    Advice to Management

    When it comes to the advancement of people, look at the person and quit relying on the personality profiling so much. Not everyone can be a type A personality. Realistically, the company could use a little humility in its work force versus everyone thinking they are the best and their solution is always the right one.


  3. "Company review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am working in Stryker since last 4 years. Excellent company to work with.

    Cons

    competitive work culture, High workload

    Advice to Management

    Good going Guys.


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  5. "Love where you work -> Stryker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, engaging culture, challenging work, amazing employees, great benefits

    Cons

    It's very challenging, so be prepared to work hard and be pushed to your limits


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits and recognizes the need for work life balance.

    Cons

    This position requires a bit of overtime.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hardworking driven individuals with the goal to do great things in healthcare.

    Cons

    Has this vision of employee well being that appears to be great but is lacking in many areas. On site cafeteria has the feel and food quality of a public school. Poor vacation benefits. Poor work life balance and "flex" scheduling options. Very typical 8-5 company. Health/Dental insurance policy is the worst I ever had in my 20+ year career. Invest in your design team and create a better brand.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the culture and be more competitive with employee benefits. Relax the dress code.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Serious quality, ethical, and company culture concerns."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    - On-site cafeteria.
    - Campus and building are relatively new.

    Cons

    - Type-A, aggressive, cult-like atmosphere which is encouraged and rewarded. From the interview process through their everyday operations, this is the company culture. This type of 'group think' is severely detrimental to true ethics and an inclusive environment.
    - Throwing others under the bus in meetings whether they were present or not, encouraging public co-worker 'ratings' and rankings, and a strange environment that including ridiculing patients hurt by products.
    - Serious quality and ethical conflicts. When brought to the attention of several managers and supervisors, these concerns were treated as overblown. One such concern included a pregnant line worker inhaling lead solder fumes for 10 hours a day, every day, with no ventilation of any kind. (I put my resignation in the next day).
    - Weird insertions of religion into daily meetings and relationships.
    - Work-life balance was non-existent and salaries were not commensurate with experience, nor comparable to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to know where to start... But if you want to see what happens when a group is overrun by type-A's and where that type of culture is dominant, review the floor traders of Enron, or the bank leaders of Iceland pre and post recession. The gravy train for medical device companies won't last forever, and the moral price to pay to be an employee here is too high.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fast paced; however, not consistent with promotions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

    Pros

    challenging with fast paced environment. A lot of flexibility and independence.

    Cons

    Can be political and not always promoted based on performance. Job responsibilities do not necessary meet the pay/title and not consistent across divisions.


  10. "Sales Support specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Portage, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here are wonderful to work with

    Cons

    This is a great company to work for.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work if you're in the right circle"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, good benefits, depending on who you are and who you know lots of room to advance.

    Cons

    Skewed concept of diversity, very difficult for people of color to get hired into salary positions (even if referred they don't get interviewed) and even harder for them to advance. Has history of paying minorities (women included) less.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity in the workplace is not centered around people who think differently it's a combination of people of different ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, etc. Do better!



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