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Stryker Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  1. "An old company that is starting to act mature."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Talented people
    -Good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    HQ and divisions are not aligned in some ways. This causes confusion and wasted effort.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that Gallup testing is a tool and not a Panacea.


  2. "Easy going entry level job"

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    Current Employee - Onsite Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Onsite Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent and self sufficient work, no supervisors micro managing you everyday telling you what to do. Flexible work hours daily

    Cons

    Difficult upward mobility due to lack of management and annual reviews, not quarterly. Difficult getting time off due to lack of regional coverage and working independently.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with staff/employees more often.

  3. "Right hand doesn't know what the left is doing"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stryker as a contractor

    Pros

    Ultra - competitive and is good for folks who fit the 'typical Stryker' personality type

    Cons

    read title. The project was bereft of centralized communication with all impacted branches of the business!

    Advice to Management

    read title


  4. "Research Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Mahwah, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Fun Workplace, Rewarding Job

    Cons

    High Pressure, Teams are too lean, Resource Overallocation


  5. "ProCare Specialist"

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    Current Contractor - ProCare Specialist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Contractor - ProCare Specialist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 weeks vacation to start

    Cons

    Weekend call can overwork you.

    Advice to Management

    Review your hospital contracts


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company Just NOT for IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits package with good medical and 401k. Great culture IF ur in the right group (see cons) and in the right location (California is great, Kalamazoo and NJ are less great). You will meet great people there, no question.

    Cons

    The pecking order is VERY clear: Sales --> Marketing --> R&D --> Operations --> Everything Else. I was in IT (Everything Else) which is underfunded, under resourced, 55-60 hr weeks were normal, and despite all your efforts it's impossible to deliver. Lots of politics from HQ, and a CIO who is pretty useless, an empty suit who is great at layoffs but is terrible when it comes to grooming a successful, efficient, and operational IT org.

    Advice to Management

    Free yourself of a useless CIO - Hire a competent CIO not just someone who happened to work with you at your previous company.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Solid Company With Some Major Aeras of Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allendale, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allendale, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - solid company
    - consistent YOY growth
    - commitment to making healthcare better for their customers is unwavering

    Cons

    It is evident that Stryker cares about their external customer but their internal customer (a.k.a. employees) not so much. Doing what's right for the employee is usually not the first thing on their mind when instituting new policies. There are so many divisions that each division tends to operate in their own silo. Working there is a crap shoot. You could work for one division and leave at 5 everyday, have summer Fridays and wear jeans everyday but another you may not have summer Fridays, have to dress business professional and work 60-70 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what your mission and vision is as a company and work to ensure that vision is alive throughout the organization. Also identify that sometimes a reduction in headcount costs more in the long run as you will continuously burn your employees out and have to constantly invest in training new ones as you churn and burn through the old ones.

  8. "Jury Still Out - Hopefully things get better"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Accessibility to Upper Management.
    Good People.
    Challenging work
    Life-saving devices - brings satisfaction and sense that day-to-day job is making a difference.

    Cons

    Since Stryker bought Physio-Control moral has steadily gone down. Benefits took a huge hit. Health Care plan is now among the worst in the highly competitive Seattle Area.
    Management team had to fight last year not to have vacation benefits taken away. First they were taken away, then reinstated. R&D seems to be losing value within the company. "Sales Oriented Company", devaluing Engineering , guess who designs and creates the products you sell?

    Advice to Management

    You want to lose Engineers? Keep doing what you are doing.
    The Seattle area has tons of employers with more jobs than engineers. As a company Stryker is struggling to find people to fill open positions, especially senior people. Key people have been leaving. What does Stryker have to offer those potential and current employees? - Worst Health Care plan - Below industry expectations for Vacation for experienced Engineers. Modest bonus plan but not as good as other companies in the area. Take a look at the companies you are competing against in the Seattle area for employees!


  9. "Globasl Sourcing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities at various sites.

    Cons

    Long hours and very demanding of your time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking Ship (sustainability division)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stryker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible in work schedule and getting an opportunity to meet and work with great people

    Cons

    Little room for growth. Many of the executives are not listening to the end-users (even though they claim to do so), however the things I saw the company struggling with prior to the merge are the same things the company is struggling with now (6 years later) which could have been avoided if they would just listen. Many of the former employees that made the company what it is today have resigned (as I have) as the direction of the sustainability division is in a standstill and I do not see it changing for the better unfortunately. My reason for leaving was because I did not feel that my years of knowledge, hands-on experience and skills were being utilized at max. I needed more of a challenge and not to be someones secretary. I worked to hard to be where I am at.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and not to just those that you've found favor in but to the ones that have helped make changes for the better of the division.


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