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Stryker Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
493 Reviews

3.9
493 Reviews
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Stryker President & CEO Kevin A. Lobo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance, You will find great flexibility to work with no micromanagement (in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits, nice coworkers, hr is involved with company events etc (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is still very behind the times when it comes to work/life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • The long hours taking care of account (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at Stryker Sydney

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seniors need to go

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RAQA  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - RAQA in Sydney

    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
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  5.  

    Good work Life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Pros

    innovative product related to medical

    Cons

    too much hr related activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stryker Instruments is the best place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Lab Team Supervisor  in  Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Test Lab Team Supervisor in Kalamazoo, MI (US)

    Pros

    Winning attitudes and the satisfied employees who are happy to go to work everyday.

    Cons

    A lot if type A personalities to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing an outstanding job. HR can slow things to a crawl so if you can work out that detail Top 100 will easily move to Top 10!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience at Stryker was one of the most challenging, fast paced, yet rewarding, experiences I have ever had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    Pros

    The people are incredibly helpful and all want you to succeed. The environment is fact paced and forces you to learn and do as much as you can in the shortest amount of time to optimize both your time and the companies. The company focus on each person's individual strengths and looks at helping you grow in the areas that you're good at and focuses little on the things that you struggle with. One of the most positive, exciting, uplifting places that I've ever worked at!

    Cons

    The pro's can also be considered con's. Since the environment is so fact paced it can be a struggle to learn so much in such a short amount of time. There is not that much the company prepares for you to integrate/transition you into the job, you're rather just thrown into the position which can be difficult but also helps you to grow professionally as well as personally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NONE  in  None (Italy)
    Current Employee - NONE in None (Italy)

    Pros

    There are Good benefits, international locations, offers great opportunities, has got cool technologies, they have cool products, nice people, fast growth, "achiever" oriented

    Cons

    Really "achiever" oriented, hiring process difficult, very tight head count management. Focus put on numbers but that what you have to expect from any companies out there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Supervisor  in  Arroyo, PR (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Supervisor in Arroyo, PR (US)

    Pros

    People friendly work environment; open to listen new ideas; opportunities for professional growth around the world. Focus on people's talent to perform their responsibilities.

    Cons

    Working on a FDA regulated manufacturer is always challenging because of all the documentation that is required to do a minimal change on manufacturing processes. If you don't like dealing with a lot of paperwork, I do not recommend you to work for this or any other manufacturer of medical devices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have being doing a great job; continue challenging people to improve the products and processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting but slow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member
    Current Employee - Team Member

    Pros

    Great company, great people. I work in the spinal division and its obvious the company wants you to excel. They stay true to their mision and value statement for the most part

    Cons

    It seems like once your in a position, youre stuck there for a while. There doesnt seem to be a lot of education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time in training your employees. Keeps everything more interesting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best Company for Interns

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in San Jose, CA (US)

    Pros

    The interns are valued so highly at Stryker. They are given real, meaningful projects that make an impact on their division and the company as a whole. They are always encouraged and their opinions valued by the full time employees. They are given the opportunity to meet with people in upper management including a video chat with the CEO, Kevin Lobo. It is such an amazing opportunity to work with people who are so invested in your success. A personal manager and mentor work so hard for ever intern to keep them engaged, working hard, and learning. The culture at Stryker is also wonderful. It is a "work hard, play hard" attitude at most divisions. Personally, I don't know a single intern who doesn't love their job at Stryker, and after hearing from friends at other companies, this by far seems like the best internship.

    Cons

    It is a challenging position to get as the interview process is one of the most extensive of any company. The largest one is that the pay is decent, but not at the high end, particularly for full time engineering positions. As an intern though, the pay is competitive and a few divisions include housing. Also, I have heard experiences vary between the divisions, but in general, I have no big complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for valuing the interns. It makes a big difference, and I hope you continue to hire so many of us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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