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Stryker Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
605 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • High energy environment provides for fun work days and natural work/life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • It is a great company to work for if you are a full-time hire (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is still very behind the times when it comes to work/life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • The long hours taking care of account (in 23 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love Stryker, the culture is fast paced and progressive, and they are very good at recognising and promoting talent.

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    Current Employee - Region Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Region Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    The culture, the products are best in market, the opportunities, the professional development. Working with very talented people.

    Cons

    It is very fast paced so won't suit everyone, the workload can be high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work and headed in the right direction

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    Current Employee - Business Services in Sydney
    Current Employee - Business Services in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Great culture and strong values. No matter what section of the business you work in, people at Stryker very motivated to achieve. You will be fully supported in making the most of your strengths and will learn a lot. A great place to develop your career.

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment. Not for slackers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing and investing in the business to support growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    - Great focus on development and growth
    - Always opportunities to be challenged
    - If you work hard you will be appreciated and rewarded
    - Culture very focused on relationships

    Cons

    - You will not last long unless you work hard and are committed to very high quality work
    - Can be an intense environment to work in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at Stryker Sydney

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    Conveniently placed office near restaurants
    Internal gym
    Clean offices

    Cons

    Sydney office is a boys club unfortunately where 'anything but' is often excluded. Unfortunately also heard many derogatory comments about others based on who they are - very unprofessional.
    Heard manager tell another staff member publicly that 'you dont fit in here at Stryker'
    Success often depends on how good you are on the football field...just ridiculous.
    Training is poor and my manager would take credit for others work and not waste any time apportioning blame.
    Behaviour is frequently unprofessional.
    A lot of favouratism is shown towards the people with the biggest biceps.
    Turnover is extremely high with extremely poor morale.
    Quite common to see people not work out because of poor guidance and communication - also a culture that allows managers to blame their new starters for 'not being right for Stryker when in fact the manager isnt doing the right thing.
    Unfortunately had something said by my manager (will not share as it is personal and will identify me) which was the most unprofessional - and insulting thing I have ever heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My team has extremely poor morale - rather than band aid solutions you should consider what is causing this from a human resources perspective and stop showing favouratism to people who are trouble makers - there is so much unhappiness because some people are getting away with very unprofessional behaviour that is not appropriate to a modern workforce. Remember that trouble makers cost you a lot of money and that poor reputation in local market follows.

    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seniors need to go

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    Current Employee - RAQA in Sydney
    Current Employee - RAQA in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Work felxibility
    Hours
    Some great people

    Cons

    work in silo
    Hardly any communication
    No career progression plan
    Senior management do not care about their employees
    Gentlemen club

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gallup need to go
    some leadership people been there too long and get all glory of others work. Company do not encourage internal promotion.
    Too much favourtism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 19 people found this helpful  

    Top Employees, Great Benefits, Quality Products, But Lousy Management

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    Current Employee - Manager in Mahwah, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Mahwah, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    (1) Stryker hires highly motivated and talented employees using their Gallup interview process. The company has a young culture, with many employees in their 20's and 30's. The employees work hard, and always seem willing to help others.

    (2) The Mahwah office has a cafeteria offering a full breakfast and lunch, a gym for employees to use, and many department have frequent after-work activities. Salaries are very good, particularly for entry-level positions, everyone starts with three weeks vacation, and its possible to get up to an 11% annual match on 401k contributions.

    (3) The company makes good products, and compared to other medical device companies, Stryker doesn't have a lot of regulatory or quality issues. Employees are given a lot of opportunities, and in most departments work/life balance is pretty reasonable.

    Cons

    (1) Fitting in is very important. I like the atmosphere here, but many people won't. Stryker is a work hard, play hard environment with a lot of people from athletic or fraternity/sorority backgrounds. Employees often eat meals together, go to happy hours after work, and the company encourages workplace friendships. Bluntly speaking, if you don't like that culture, or if you don't like socializing with your coworkers, you will not like working at Stryker.

    (2) The upper management creates artificial conflicts and divisions. The company's obsession with internal competition and metrics (i.e., measuring performance) is highly corrosive. Instead of working together, there is often conflicts between departments. Furthermore, the politics of Stryker are much worse than I've seen elsewhere, and minor issues are often blown out of proportion. Despite having top employees, projects and other tasks take just as long here as other companies because of the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stryker could be an outstanding place to work if management practices were improved. Scale back on the internal metrics and instead promote cooperation between departments. Also develop a better process for hiring managers. The current interview process works very well for selecting rank and file employees, but often breaks down when it comes to selecting managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great team focused on helping orthropods in need!

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Stryker full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Massive opportunity for growth with a great team dynamic. You will be in the operating room daily to coach physicians and their staff on how to use the best implants in the world

    Cons

    If you are someone who doesn't like to be up early, this job isn't for you. There is a lot of hurry up and wait; its the nature of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to feed reps and consultants the most relevant and up to date information regarding orthopedics. Nurture these relationships because young reps can get burnt out easily if they lose sight of the goal of helping people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great company. Treat their employees very well.

    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    They have a great culture. Focus on growing and developing talent within organization.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about Stryker. Great company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall Good company. Big company easy to get swallowed in the layers

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    Former Employee - Sales in Lakeland, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Lakeland, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, Good people, made a lot of friends here.

    Cons

    Big Company, increased cost of benefits and less perks year over year. Upper management out of touch with ground level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on ground level employees, make sure they have the tools they need to succeed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Not Bad; but not Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Benefits aren't bad and most people are friendly. Many old timers that have been bought from other companies combined into current company

    Cons

    It's challenging being recognized. Upper management / HR / benefits are in a different state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't put the proper time into lower personnel. They can hide their mistakes and will focus on your errors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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