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.
Restore mobility, alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for patients around the world.
Lead the industry in delivering value to healthcare providers, their patients and stockholders, while embracing our social responsibilities.
Our Guiding Principles/Values
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.
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:
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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.
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Zimmer as a contractor for more than a yearPros
Work-life balance, relaxed environment, friendly coworkers.Cons
Internal politics, location, talent acquisition process (very slow).RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Zimmer in July 2010.Interview Details
I was contacted by a recruiter who set up the phone screen with Zimmer. The phone screen was what you would expect. A little information about experience and aspirations. The 1X1 was also straight forward. I interviewed with multiple people including managers and potential coworkers and then HR. It took weeks to hear back on the job afterwards due to the intense background check that they perform.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsGreat company. Was willing to negotiate on both salary and vacation time.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- If you know the role of Quality Engineering then the questions are straight forward and easy to answer. HR pushes the use of interview questions that are harder to answer. Read a book or two on interviewing and you'll be ready for those questions too. Answer Question
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Mission: Lead the industry in delivering value to healthcare providers, their patients and stockholders, while embracing our social responsibilities