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Stryker Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Stryker is a very successful company with great work life balance (in 98 reviews)

  • Great company to work for with great people (in 78 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (34)

    "Stryker is an amazing company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Training and Development Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Training and Development Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people!
    Health Benefits
    Value the company brings to its customers
    Spirit of innovation
    Focus on Engagement (but actual focus - not just talk about it)

    I've never felt so at home at a job before. The Strengths based approach to hiring and development makes for a fun results driven workplace. The teams that lead and drive this business forward are some of the best I've seen.

    Cons

    Not much to say about cons :-) I have been with the company for 3 years and have had amazing opportunities to learn and grow. At times the focus on results can be daunting but once you realize that you have a team around you that can and does help you get through it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Growth potential, solid financial statements, a culture of commitment, accountability and results."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many reasons why I enjoy working for Stryker, but here are my top five;

    It is a culture of delivering resluts, integrity and exceeding expectations.
    Solid financial record and stock growth despite average trends.
    The people accross every division are competent in their assigned roles and endeavors.
    Training programs allow for maximization of opportunities in the field as well as for career growth.
    It opens up a network of high profile professionals accross the world from different backgrounds, ethnicities and interests/specialization.

    Cons

    For me it is not a downside, but I would say that working for Stryker is a commitment. You must commit yourself 110% to obtaining your objectives and ensuring that they get done. No excuses. For some people, this may interfere on their need for a 9 to 5. This is not a 9-5 job. Its 24/7/365.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do and in a few years, train me how to do it.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stryker - Will it remain a salesman's paradise?"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stryker rewards performers. For those looking to be paid based upon your performance, this is the holy land. Especially in the salesforce. Your performance is very easy to see as numbers are out in the open for everyone to see. You will either be a success of failure in Sales at Stryker based upon your own performance.

    Cons

    Its a high performance organization. Stryker provides support, but this job requires you to be a self starter with the will to sometimes sacrifice work and life balance for financial reward. Not for the faint of heart. If you dont perform, you wont survive here.

    Advice to Management

    NEVER forget what got us where we are. As the company grows, the sales rep - senior mgmt relationship has become more advesarial. Stryker has always been a sales organization, but in the last few years the reps have begun to be treated more like numbers than individuals.


  4. "Stryker is Awesome!"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are the best reason to work for Stryker. Almost everyone I have interacted with in my two years has been a phenomenal person, and everyone seems to look out for one another. The benefits are also quite good, namely the tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. We are a company without debt that strives to put quality, customers and employees first, and I am confident that we will weather the financial mess in much better shape than most companies.


  5. "You get what you give."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you get what you put in, and are rewarded for working hard

    Cons

    The more you do, the more you are expected to do next week. There is never a break, and they'll take as much as you'll give.

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees at all levels. In some divisions this is happening, and in some it seems to be just an exercise.


  6. "a place hungry for great talent!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunities to do what your talents guide you

    Cons

    isolation, not talking to each other

    Advice to Management

    rethink what the company goal should be


  7. "Stryker is a Great Place to Be in Good Times and Bad Times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    tremendous experience and responsibility early in your career; lots of opportunity to move around the company, to travel globally and to have interesting leadership experiences. I have been at Stryker 20 years and hope to be here for many more. Also you sleep easier at night knowing you work for Stryker--they are financially conservative company and are growing even in this recessionary times. Well managed and also a fun, fast paced environment . Lots of great people to work with too

    Cons

    You have to love the pace but if you are an intense person its the right place for you Be responsible, own it and be accountable and you will be rewarded. Work life balance isn't as strong as some other companies but if you contribute you will be able to get the work life you need. My boss is respectful and cares about my engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing to prevent the impact of recessionary times like other companies. I am very glad you are watching expenses; prioritizing busines activities and ensuring we don't end up like other companies that are laying off 10% of their workforce, freezing salary increases and taking away profit sharing on 401k plans. Not Stryker!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great fit for the right type of person...don't bother if you're not a "type A" personality"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility
    managers care about your development
    very friendly and open environment
    plenty of opportunities to move/change roles within the company
    lots of talented people

    Cons

    Low starting pay, but comparatively speaking that's about it. Stryker doesn't have the greatest reputation for quality in the medical industry. There aren't that many "experts" because people change roles so often.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping the talent that is brought in; it shouldn't be a stepping stone type company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Stryker Endoscopy - Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - You get a lot of responsibility, so there is a lot of potential for personal and professional growth
    - It is very easy to move around in the company if you want to explore different areas of interest
    - The industry is always in need, so despite the state of the economy they will always have jobs
    - The culture is amazing...everyone there is very fun and have great personalities
    - The company really promotes community, there are a lot of great company events that usually sell out/fill up quick because everyone is so excited for them...usually your coworkers become your best friends

    Cons

    - Usually you get paid less than others in your field, especially for this industry
    - There are not as many 'tech company' spoiled-worker perks in office, and the San Jose branch doesn't even have a cafeteria that serves food
    - Pay increases are very seldom awarded
    - Like many corporate offices, there is a LOT of bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    You should have more feedback for workers so that they can work to the fullest of their abilities.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing would do it all over again."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Money, advancement, internal move options etc..

    Cons

    You work hard for your money only the strong survive.

    Advice to Management

    None


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