Stryker Reviews

Updated 28 September, 2014
Updated 28 September, 2014
510 Reviews
3.9
510 Reviews
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Stryker President & CEO Kevin A. Lobo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • High energy environment provides for fun work days and natural work/life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • You get the opportunity to work with great people who challenge you everyday to be better (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is still very behind the times when it comes to work/life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • The long hours taking care of account (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lucky to work for such a great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hamilton, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON

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

    Pros

    The people here are amazing, and we are all part of a common cause! I feel valued every day, my manager gives me meaningful work to make sure I am engaged, and gives autonomy or guidance when needed. I get to come to work every day with people who are equally as passionate, performance oriented, and driven. I've worked for 3 different teams in my career here so far, and while all unique, they are all equally as focused and dedicated to what they do. It's cliche to say, but it is a work hard/play hard environment that fosters friendships while achieving great things for our customers, both internal and external.

    I continue to be impressed with the efforts our leaders make to increase engagement and create accountability around it with the Q12 survey, and other tools throughout the year. Stryker puts development in your court and you need to partner with your manager to figure out your personal development plan - I love this flexibility and openness. You own your career path, and our Global Mobility program has helped even more with sharing talent around the world.

    I'm a social person who likes to volunteer, which we get to do through Stryker as well - there are always events and activities, often with a charitable cause, for us to take part in!

    Cons

    More something to be aware of: Stryker is full of achievers which is what makes it a great place to be, but every person has to find their own definition of work life integration. Make sure you take the time to figure out what works best for you. Every person, manager, and team has a different approach. Depending on your role there will be busy times throughout the year where we have to push through to deliver on the results we promise to our customers, so plan for that, and plan for time with your friends and family :) We all have them and are all human, which my manager recognizes and encourages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overrated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dundas, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundas, ON

    I worked at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    -Very interesting line of products.
    -Training is great
    -Benefits package is top notch.

    Cons

    It's not how hard you work, it's who you cuddle up to. At times, it can be very childish and manipulative. Their "Culture" needs tweaking, especially in Canada.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work Hard, great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON

    I worked at Stryker full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, Challenging positions, competative in many markets

    Cons

    No concept of work life balence, most positions are extremly overworked, weak leadership, high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more staff, reduce the work load on everyone, and maybe they would stay for more than 18 months. Pay good people more instead of the occasional Blizzard Day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, great management, high achievers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    Management has open door policy. Employee recognition and employee engagement is excellent. Great benefits and compensation package. Hiring process is in depth and challenging but it ensures best possible employees within the organization.

    Cons

    Inconsistent with promotions, not always is the right person for the right job promoted, clear favouritism is evident.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tough to get in. Company really focuses on helping you grow once full time employee

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

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

    Pros

    A very high paced competitive environment that pushes everyone to work really hard. There is a sense of pride and community at Stryker. A few more great things Stryker offers are Tuition Reimbursement, Good benefits, Free Gym, competitive salaries.

    Cons

    The interview process can be extremely long(4-6 interviewers) and the Gallup is weighted too much in selecting a candidate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the constant one on one meetings with managers can be counter productive and repetitive. Keep working with employees to establish communicated objectives and goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Work hard at something that is rewarding

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are really great aside from a few bad apples just like anywhere else. Compensation seems to be fair. Benefits such as health plan are okay but not unlike others. Overall the mission of the company is great.

    Cons

    Although change is the only constant at some companies, it seems to be a bit more constant here. There seems to be a lot of personal relationships in the hiring process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like any company, keep an eye on talent to make sure you don't lose the good ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Competitive workplace, with a focus on employee engagement and development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with like minded people, who share the same general work styles, thanks to the interview process.The focus on engagement and development is unlike most other companies. Your Manager actually wants to talk about what you do next, and will help you to connect to mentors and work on projects that will get you there. Outside of the highly motivated, competitive employees and day-to-day work style, Stryker takes the time to have fun. Basketball tournaments, volunteer events, massages at work, on-site fitness teams and consultants, Stryker cares about you.

    Cons

    People at Stryker believe in doing whatever it takes to follow through on promises, this means that there are times when long work days/weeks will come up. People who are willing to work for more than just money, but what the company believes in and a great motivation are a must. Stryker is also very decentralized, which can make cause for some inconsistency between divisions, luckily Corporate does a pretty good job of making sure this isn't destructive to the overall Stryker Culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on Remote Working / Work from Home options across the board. This is something that would further encourage people to engage in the long work days, in order to get the work done.

    Overall getting work done is more important than being at your desk from 8:00 - 5:00. Sometimes people get too worried in how things look, as opposed to what they really are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company & People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working as a contractor for Stryker and it has been a great opportunity to grow in my knowledge and career. They have great communication and consideration of your personal life events...example PTO.

    Cons

    Very hard to get in as direct hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rocking it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Driven people, driven company, great portfolio and lots of opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High achiever environment, plenty of opportunities, great people to work with and products that have market leadership in many fields which makes it more it interesting to work with

    Cons

    Not always easy to change a known and worn path, even when environment has changed. More experimentation with new approaches could be helpful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Experiment with new ideas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best of the Best Medical Device Companies

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Flower Mound, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Flower Mound, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive culture.
    Your opinion matters.
    The products we make help people live better lives.
    Work environment...fast paced and fun!

    Cons

    Flexibile work schedules.
    Cafeteria in all locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep buying companies and be sure you integrate them successfully.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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