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Stryker Product Manager Reviews

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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. Helpful (1)

    "Good for the masses but may be not for the innovative."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company with lots of benefits. There are tons of comforts and peace of mind as the company continues to do well. The sales force is rock solid and keeping growth positive in a fun new healthcare environment.

    Cons

    It's a huge company and there is a lot of red tape. Innovation is stifled by conservative legal, regulatory, and quality (all understandable and common in the industry).

    Advice to Management

    1. Don't try and fix middle management politics.
    2. Side with R&D. Acquiring has been successful but don't waste smart minds because of legal fears.
    3. Keep leading by example. Kevin Lobo is a great calm leader and perfect for where the company in this market.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Better Opportunities in Silicon Valley"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be asked to do an extraordinary amount of work and to travel frequently, so there's a great opportunity to learn if you have little experience.

    Cons

    You will be asked to do an extraordinary amount of work...but you won't be well-compensated for it. If you're going to make large personal sacrifices for mediocre compensation in one of the most expensive areas in the world, work for a smaller company that will provide some equity upside. Most senior managers do not live in California. That should speak volumes. No communication between upper management and even senior level functional areas. Dysfunctional, deep-seeded animosity between functional groups. Marketing is sales support, not product management. Very high turnover in marketing and engineering.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A company that recognizes performance but can lack in fostering long-term success through management excellence."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High paced and highly energized work place. Results oriented so you get what you put in. Exciting industry, get to work with products that can make a difference. People you work with are very similar in drive and passion mainly due to the profiling test you take, the Gallup, during the interview. An ideal place if you want to be recognized for your hard work and results. Working with health care professionals is also very exciting. Compensation is competitive and the annual profit sharing to your 401K is very nice as well. The corporation has a track record of having good financial, especially their balance book.

    Cons

    Stryker can be very cut throat because of its highly paced environment. If you don't perform, you are quickly identified. However, the opposite is true as well. So, if you are not the type who thrives on competition and recognition based on performance, this is not a place for you. Also, the Gallup test can be very restrictive during the hiring process. They have gotten better but in the past, they used one profile matrix to hire every position. Obviously the same profile matrix for a sales or marketing position will not apply properly for an engineer or a manufacturing technician. Many good people in my opinion weren't even considered for this reason. Lastly, the HR isn't the most supportive organization. Again, they rely too heavily on the boiler plate Gallup model and misses the opportunity for individual employee development. The high turnover rate is a good indication for this.

    Advice to Management

    Less emphasis on immediate financial returns and more focus on developing a corporate wide and divisionally unique operational protocol and management process in engineering, manufacturing and marketing.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Stryker Spine is a fast follower that always seems to be tripping on it's shoe laces."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Allendale, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Allendale, NJ

    Pros

    Nice salary and benefits. Interesting client base. Some interesting products that can make a real difference in the lives of patients.

    Cons

    The sales force drives everything. The marketing role is essentially sales support. Senior management is not built on talent but on longevity within the Stryker organization. The manufacturing is located in France which adds a great deal of complexity when it comes to getting things done on time.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some outsiders to break the politics as usual game. Allow marketing to do more than abide by all of the requests coming out of the sales force. Develop a manufacturing facility that is located in the U.S.


  6. "Stryker Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and opportunity

    Cons

    Travel is extensive and alot of weekends

    Advice to Management

    keep your eye on the future


  7. Helpful (2)

    "you must be the peg for their round hole"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stryker has great benefits and stability, great place to learn a lot and get exposed to many different things.

    Cons

    to make it, you have to be a white male, that plays golf. It's got nothing to do with performance, even though that is widely touted. top level people are motivated by stock options, which is managed like a secret society, and then used like hush money.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity does actual make you stronger.


  8. "This is truly a well run company and corporate integrity is beyond question-it's a great place for the right person."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Open and honest environment- products and mission of the company benefit people, it could be your mother or your son- doing a quality job is important because peoples' lives depend on the outcome

    Cons

    long, hard work hours-pay is probably 75th percentile of industry-you're asked to drink the company kool-aid too often

    Advice to Management

    You're doing ok-you don't have to try so hard to reassure us of that-there's such a thing as carrying the rhetoric too far