Stryker Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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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. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -good hours
    -fair compensation
    -friendly professional environment
    -excellent growth opportunities

    Cons

    -very competitive
    -as an employee, you tend to feel more like a number and less like an individual
    -very conservative management style

  2. A good place for a start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Stryker full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to top industry professionals and overall competency of fellow colleagues is high. Smart, hard working people.
    Awesome benefits and above average compensation.
    Good company reputation.

    Cons

    Long hours (expected) and continuous pressure to hit numbers.
    Difficult to progress despite mutually agreed on KPIs

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on training for new grads would be appreciated.
    Follow through on your actions. Less talk, more doing.

  3. Overrated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundas, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundas, ON

    I worked at Stryker full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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  5. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  6. Work Hard, great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON

    I worked at Stryker full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Great people, great management, high achievers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  8. software engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Contractor in Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Software Contractor in Kalamazoo, MI (US)

    I have been working at Stryker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. They are a leader in the industry . They do emphasize work life balance which adds to the morale.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to report.

  9. IT Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Stryker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stryker focuses on Employee growth
    Stryker's culture is very unique

    Cons

    Global IT restructuring resulted in a couple hundred layoffs

  10. Desktop Technical analysis

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeland, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeland, FL (US)

    I worked at Stryker full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stryker, strives to be the fastest growing most admirable company in the market also wins annual awards and recognition for high standards and best place to work

    Cons

    Stryker is a Global company and at times communication with members from other countries can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to educated and invest in your employee's.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Human Resources

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best 401K plans I've encountered
    Company culture
    Work/Life Balance
    You are encouraged to have a friend at work

    Cons

    As with most companies...raises are not as high as they used to be
    Still working in silos....need to integrate and create more efficient processes and procedures

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and continue to progress with our systems and synergies.

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