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Stryker Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
554 Reviews
3.9
554 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Region Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Region Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (more than an 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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (less than an 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RAQA in Sydney
    Current Employee - RAQA in Sydney

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (more than an 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stryker takes fantastic care of their employees.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    The benefits are great and they are big on keeping talented people. Opportunity for advancement is high if you are doing well in the company.

    Cons

    Large territories are difficult. Expenses can become high and it is difficult to get reimbursed if even allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have enjoyed the management style. They hire motivated people and expect your to act that way. For the most part, let you run your territory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stryker is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Mahwah, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Mahwah, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Most employees are very focused and motivated to achieve their goals due to the great working environment.
    Expansion means that there is plenty of scope for career progression.
    Quite young and competitive work force.
    What we do helps people to live better lives.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lot of travel required due to Stryker being a global company with divisions spread across the world. This can also be a pro depending on your mindset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Competitive Family Environment for High Achievers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    I was an intern over the summer. The internship changed my life. It pushes you and helps you grow. They really care about the internship program and you can set up meetings with anyone in the building, including the president of the division. You are set up with a mentor and manager and given projects to be completed by the end of the internship and presented to a huge boardroom of people. They provide housing and some meal compensations for the summer and it was the best summer of my life.

    -Fast Paced, sink or swim
    -Competitive, but not in a backstabbing way
    -Team oriented
    -High achievers
    -work life balance
    -company values
    -office culture

    Cons

    -If you aren't self driven or high achieving and competitive, you won't like it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere. Transparent and flexible

    Cons

    Can be boring and dry work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great company with competent management and personnel.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Logistics Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Global Logistics Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Every employee must pass a Gallup exam which gives the company a very strong culture and competencies. Employees are measured on performance and not seniority. With hard work, dedication, and responsibility you can make an impact and receive exposure quickly.

    Cons

    Salaries are not very competitive. Annual merit increases are low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain good development and recognition programs but increase average salary bases to ensure a well rounded employee satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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