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Stryker Mahwah Reviews

Updated February 5, 2017
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Pros
  • The company offers great benefits and recognizes the need for work life balance (in 89 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. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    Excellent values, products, and work environment

    Cons

    Non-competitive salaries, no opportunities for growth in some business units, lots of politics.


  2. "Inflated View of Themselves"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Mahwah, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    --The office was Close to home
    --I worked with a lot of smart people

    Cons

    --The longtimers at Stryker seem to think Stryker is the best company in the world to work for...not!
    --It's the Stryker way or the highway. Dept not open to new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Take time and research other companies and take a realistic and hard look at Stryker. Take the rose-colored glasses off! Pay market rates and increase bonus levels.


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    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stryker is filled with a lot of hard working employees.

    Cons

    Stryker claims to "pay for performance". In reality, promotions are not awarded based on performance. Political ties determine promotions. If you are not part of the "old boys club", you will nto get recognized regardless of your performance.
    Training and on-boarding is very poor. New employees are expected to immediately be up to speed. If you are a talented recent college graduate, I would recommend not to choose Stryker


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Machine op"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Mahwah, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Still some good coworkers not much more to say about the pros

    Cons

    No respect for senior workers they take advantage of anyone and everyone.Ops managers have no knowledge / skill they use all their spies to watch everything you do unless your willing to say no problem to everything they want they shun you and make working their very difficult way to much political redirect very stressful and too much favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    You need to put people with knowledge in manager positions not a bunch of people who only listen to suck ups who don't have much skill and poor work ethic.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best companies I have worked for - was sorry to leave."

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Mahwah, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality of life and great healthcare plan I had to date. Terrific people involved throughout the company in all departments.

    Cons

    Work can ebb and flow. Some days are very quiet while others are quite overloaded. You need to flex with the work.


  7. "Poor Working Enviornment"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Mahwah, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Financially Strong organization and offers good 401K

    Cons

    Favoritism, Poor Management, Lack of respect for compliance. Most of all if you hate your life, you need to work for Production floor. At production floor, I saw first time in my life the way people disrespect compliance and hide issues under the rug. Management needs to evolve. Workload is overwhelmed on production floor and lacking engineering resources.

    Advice to Management

    Grow Up


  8. "Great experience, great people"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern in Mahwah, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As interns, we had access t o upper level management and completed meaningful work on a daily basis. We also had the opportunity to shadow other departments and really understand how Stryker operates.

    Cons

    Engagement really varies by team. Stryker's "together we will" mantra does not extend into the far reaches of the company


  9. "Senior Accountant"

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Mahwah, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stryker as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. The people are friendly and great team players. Management always makes themselves available.

    Cons

    They look to hire accounts mainly from big 4.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing an awesome job.


  10. "Consult me not"

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    Current Contractor - Consultant in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Mahwah, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Stryker as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As many others have stated, Contractors are typically senior staff, paid decently, and often have the flexibility to work overtime.

    Cons

    Everything else.
    This is my first time in many years as a consultant that I felt like I was deliberately being discriminated against by my employer.
    As a contractor you are constantly reminded of your place in the organization (at the bottom regardless of title). HR goes out of their way to make you feel unwanted such as ensuring contractors are left off of company-wide and department-wide announcements that could impact their work environment, leaving small trinkets on all desks EXCEPT contractors,
    This is not a "Contract to Hire" engagement - remember that. There are many contractors that were hired long ago, but it appears that time has passed. In my travels I've come across consultants that have been contracting for 3 to 5 years without an offer of employment.
    Salary is slightly below industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Be up-front with people if you're simply looking for staff augmentation. Consider hiring bright talent when you see it.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very driven to get things done.

    Cons

    Poor managemet. Management culture does care if they leave bodies behind to get where they want to get.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the people where you can celebrate success and reward employees



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