Stryker Reviews

Updated 14 October, 2014
Updated 14 October, 2014
523 Reviews
3.9
523 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • High energy environment provides for fun work days and natural work/life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • They have great benefits and provided everything I needed to do my job (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is still very behind the times when it comes to work/life balance (in 35 reviews)

  • The long hours taking care of account (in 22 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 (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 (more than an 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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    Former Employee - R&D Mechanical Engineering in Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Former Employee - R&D Mechanical Engineering in Kalamazoo, MI (US)

    I worked at Stryker as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stryker is an incredible place to work. People are highly motivated and interested in what they are working on. The culture is very unique. They are focused on overall wellness, and support a good work/life balance, while still expecting a lot from their employees.

    Cons

    I absolutely loved Stryker. Working for a large company, especially one regulated by the FDA can be a bit stressful at times, however everyone at Stryker handled things well, and it rarely felt like a huge corporation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Internship

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    Current Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Stryker as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Assigned project with goals and objectives
    -In depth training is an opportunity to see all aspects of the business
    -The company makes sure that you know you are a valuable asset to them and that you can make a difference
    -Your performance, accomplishments, and things you do are in your hands.
    -Welcoming environment and teams. By the end of the summer you feel like you are one of the full time employees.
    -There are multiple interns

    Cons

    Still trying to decipher if there are any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to embrace the internship program!

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

    great company

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    Current Employee - Field Service in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Field Service in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    great company
    great people
    great pay and benefits

    Cons

    expected to generate revenue - period, which is clearly explained from the beginning.

    not really a negative, commission structure is solid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wish the order of importance was:
    1 customer
    2 employee
    3 shareholder

    instead of
    1 shareholder
    2 customer
    3 employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ (US)

    I worked at Stryker as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great corporate atmosphere! Majority of employees were enthused to be "part of the Stryker team."

    Cons

    The initial training, dubbed "e3's," is tedious and can be overwhelming to a new employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to grow in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. In the Top 10 places to work for in the Bay Area. Lots of room to grow and if the company sees potential in you, you can job to any position you want. I went from finance to support to engineering just because someone believed in me.

    Cons

    salary is lower than other companies in this area but the work environment makes up for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this company has a lot of you players that work hard. Invest in your employees and they will keep giving.

    Recommends
  11. 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 (Australia)
    Current Employee - Region Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    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

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