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Stryker Reviews

Updated 20 November, 2014
Updated 20 November, 2014
538 Reviews
3.9
538 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • High energy environment provides for fun work days and natural work/life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • You also work with great people who seem to truly care about the end product (in 25 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 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lucky to work for such a great company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Exceptional Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI (US)

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    Stryker does an exceptional job of recognizing the efforts of it's employees.
    Career growth prospects within the company are fantastic.
    Executive leadership is engaged and thought leaders in the medical device space.
    True work-life balance is obtainable.
    Benefits start day one.

    Cons

    A formal leadership development program for new or novice leaders would be a positive add.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, this is an exceptional organization to be a part of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Dedicated to Talent

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Dedicated to employees, clients, customers and sucess.

    Cons

    on-boarding of new employees can be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kalamazoo, MI (US)

    I have been working at Stryker full-time

    Pros

    They have an engaged workforce and hire highly talented employees. (of course this also depends on the team you are a member of)

    Cons

    The silo divisional structure creates a challenging work environment. They are starting down the path of consolidation but every new employee's first question is how can I see XXX as a consolidated view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate reporting for advanced customer analytics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stryker gets people and their need for flexibility for work/life integration

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Representative in Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Compliance Representative in Kalamazoo, MI (US)

    I have been working at Stryker part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The managers are amazing. I am currently working for the best boss I have ever had! Everyone is extremely accommodating for personalized schedules. I work part-time and even remotely one day a week. I love being able to have a career job and spend more time with my son!

    Cons

    There are a lot of trainings/policies that come from the corporate level that seem repetitive to one's I have already received at the divisional level. Also, there are a lot of contractors employed by Stryker and that can negatively affect the culture because they do not get to be a part of all the extra perks for being a Stryker employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to think flexible about employee roles and work schedules. The more employees are allowed to set their own work hours, the more motivated they will be when they are working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company and culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and overall collaborative
    Opportunities to interface with lots of different groups

    Cons

    As with any big company, lots of red tape involved with getting approvals and such

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunities for entry level grads.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stryker

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth and tons of autonomy. Trusts their people.
    Work hard and play hard culture.

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive based off medical devices industry and the Bay Area cost of living.

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