Zimmer – Why Work For Us?

undefined​​​​​​​​About Zimmer​​​​​​​​

Zimmer is a world leader in musculoskeletal health. We're creators of innovative and personalized joint replacement technologies. After nearly a century, we remain true to our purpose of restoring mobility, alleviating pain, and helping millions of people around the world find renewed vitality.

​​​​​​​​Our Purpose​​​​​​​​

Restore mobility, alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for patients around the world.

​​​​​​​​Our Mission​​​​​​​​

Lead the industry in delivering value to healthcare providers, their patients and stockholders, while embracing our social responsibilities.

​​​​​​​​​​Our Guiding Principles/Values​​​​​​​​​​

Customers First

We are committed to being responsive to our customers’ needs and earning their trust every day.

Do the Right Thing

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of quality and integrity in everything we do.

Innovate and Improve

We are driven to develop innovative products that make a difference and to continuously improve our performance.

Win through Results

We are accountable for delivering on our commitments and recognize that success requires a winning attitude, discipline and a sense of urgency.

Dedication to People

We are dedicated to attracting and retaining the best talent and enabling individuals to achieve their highest potential.

One Zimmer

We perform as a global company and value diversity of background, talent and style.


What Our Employees Like Best about Working at Zimmer ​​​​​​​ ​​​

​​​​​​​​Careers with Purpose​​​​​​​​

​At Zimmer, we never lose the ability to see patients as people. When we talk about mobility and functionality, we are really talking about people’s lives—whether it is their ability to work, play or simply unload the groceries. By working at Zimmer, you can make the difference in the lives of patients and their families around the world.

​​​​​​Zimmer has career opportunities in the following functional areas:​​​

  • Engineering
  • Sales
  • Research & Development
  • Quality
  • Administrative
  • Regulatory/Compliance
  • Corporate
  • Information Technology
  • Clinical/Medical Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Executive
  • Operations/Manufacturing
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Marketing

If you find pride and purpose in helping people renew their lives, check out our current openings at http://www.careers.zimmer.com.​​

​​A Spirit of Innovation​​​​​

One of our core values is Innovate and Improve. We're always on the lookout for remarkable people who can push the boundaries of innovation and be catalysts for change. With world-class research labs and cutting edge new technologies, we thrive to make a difference in everything we do.

Our company was founded on one man’s confidence in his vision, and we have never looked back. Zimmer continues to lead the way in the orthopaedic industry by addressing patient-specific needs with new and innovative technologies, many of which Zimmer pioneered.

​​​​​​​​A Culture of Collaboration​​​​​​​​

Whether you’re working with shoulder, spine, knee, hip, elbow, trauma, dental, or other surgical products, you’ll find an integrated team committed to making a difference. For example, our engineers and clinicians work together to develop new products and improve existing ones. Marketing and sales professionals work side-by-side with surgeons and other healthcare providers. Zimmer employees can expect to work closely with colleagues around the world working toward one purpose of improving the quality of life for patients.

​​​​​​​Grow with Us​​​​​

At Zimmer, employees can learn and grow through challenging assignments, continuing education, and opportunities to take on new roles throughout their careers. We provide our employees with the tools and resources they need to succeed in their current roles as well as prepare them for future career opportunities.

To help cultivate the potential of every employee, we emphasize continuous learning and leadership development in several ways. This is accomplished through providing tuition reimbursement programs for employees, internal training classes and materials, early career rotational programs, mentoring programs, and leadership development courses. Additionally, Zimmer supports employee participation at industry conferences, and memberships within professional societies.

​​​​​​​Your Total Rewards​​​​​

At Zimmer, your skills, ideas and dedication are recognized and rewarded as a vital part of the Company’s success. We call this Total Rewards, the basic principle of which is to provide employees with the opportunity to share in the rewards and successes that they help to create.

Zimmer is in the business of helping people maintain a better quality of life — and that includes our own employees. That is why we provide our employees with competitive and affordable health care options, as well as a generous retirement savings and investment program. Zimmer also offers competitive compensation including a bonus plan intended reward employees for their work-related contributions.

Zimmer Reviews

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Zimmer President & CEO David Dvorak
David Dvorak
98 Ratings

    Positive change is happening and the future looks brighter than it ever has

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN (US)

    I have been working at Zimmer full-time (more than 3 years)


    Great industry and our products are changing our patients lives in a positive way
    Highly competitive salary with the added bonus of living in a low cost of living area (NE Indiana)
    Personal development and growth opportunties are endless if you are willing to put in the hard work
    Surrounded by very bright and experienced co-workers that are dedicated to the company
    The culture is starting to change and the CEO appears to be dedicated to creating a healthier culture
    Willingness to provide the necessary resources to achieve our highest priorities (Quality Excellence, Trident, etc.)
    Bright future with the pending merger with Biomet


    Vacation and holiday time is not as competitive as it was in the past
    Our systems and processes make it challenging to do our job efficiently. (i.e. expense reports, travel, purchase orders)
    Lack of diversity in management positions and no real desire from leadership to change it
    Quick to make decisions at the top but we want to execute before we've taken the time to do thoughtful planning
    Lots of red tape to get through to accomplish anything
    Decisions are made at the top levels of the company only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be brave and willing to change the things that aren't working even if that means shaking up your leadership team. Stop being so conservative and try things we've never been wiling to try in the past. Changing the dress code recently despite an unwillingness in the past is a good first step. Talk to your employees - they have lots of ideas if you are willing to ask but more importantly to listen.

    Positive Outlook
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Zimmer Interviews

Updated 29 Sep 2014
Updated 29 Sep 2014

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    Manager badmouthed current reps during interview, years later the reps were still there and the badmouthing continued behind their back. This was a red flag I should not have ignored.

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Additional Info

Website www.zimmer.com
Headquarters Warsaw, IN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1927
Type Company - Public (ZMH)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (AUD) per year
Competitors Biomet, Stryker, DePuy

Zimmer can put the spring back in your step or the zing back in your swing. The company designs and markets orthopedic products, including reconstructive implants used in knee or hip replacement surgery, spinal stabilizers, shoulder implants that restore function in arthritic joints, and dental implant systems and bone and tissue grafting materials. It also makes spinal... More

Mission: Lead the industry in delivering value to healthcare providers, their patients and stockholders, while embracing our social responsibilities

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