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Review averages

  • 57 employees say

    Excellent (18)
    31.578947368421%
    Good (18)
    31.578947368421%
    Satisfactory (12)
    21.052631578947%
    Subpar (9)
    15.789473684211%
    3.29
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.80

Reviews for Stryker

Reviews - What employees say

3.29 Employees say
2.80 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • There isn't anything that I comes to mind

What I like about the company

When my dad passed, I was allowed to take paid time off. I found out there was an unwritten rule to allow as much time as needed.

What I dislike about the company

There isn't anything that comes to mind.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Stryker Medical
  • City
    Duluth
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 30.May 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

I have to give them the benefit of the doubt, it is a good company and they try to take care of their employees (to a certain extent).

Support from management

Getting a hold of management may be difficult at times, because management tends to have quite a few offsite meetings, and do not come back to the office.
Supervisors get put into departments they know nothing about, and start making unnecessary changes to the team dynamic because they think they know whats best. In order to move up within the company will all depend on who you know, not what you know.

Teamwork

The team that I worked with was awesome, and we were always there to help one another, but there's always that one that will throw you under the bus for their own personal gain.

Freedom to work independently

As long as you do your work they will not bother you, but if their metrix system states that you're not doing enough even though you're constantly work, you will be reprimanded.

Internal Communication

Communication within your team is great, but that all depends on the effort that each one makes to hep each other out.

Work-Life Balance

That all depends on your own personal take on balance. When I'm at work, I work, but when I'm at home I don't worry but the issues that are going on at work.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Diversity in management would be a great start, and promoting members within their own team would spark motivation, instead of promoting friends within your group who are not qualified to lead a department.

What I like about the company

Camaraderie that generates within your team, is something to look forward to if you ever get past they're hiring process

What I dislike about the company

Interview questions have nothing to do with how you will be working or will ever encounter a scenario from an interview question.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    STRYKER ENDOSCOPY
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 20.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Career Development

All employees are required to pass a psychological exam; if you don't pass, you are not asked to join regardless of your prior experience. As such this creates a 'Stepford WIves' phenomenon - very similar aggressive personalities but with little attachment to the duties at hand and very self serving. Almost no loyalty to others within the group - lots of ladder climbing. If you are 'Stryker' - typically athletic, younger, self aggrandizing, good presenter but very shallow - you may even be promoted to areas where you have no former training because you have the right 'mindset'...in positions where prior experience is quite needed, say accounting or human resources, this can lead to disaster. Scientology meets medical manufacturing.

Company Image

All employees are required to pass a psychological exam; if you don't pass, you are not asked to join regardless of your prior experience. As such this creates a 'Stepford WIves' phenomenon - very similar aggressive personalities but with little attachment to the duties at hand and very self serving. Almost no loyalty to others within the group - lots of ladder climbing. If you are 'Stryker' - typically athletic, younger, self aggrandizing, good presenter but very shallow - you may even be promoted to areas where you have no former training because you have the right 'mindset'...in positions where prior experience is quite needed, say accounting or human resources, this can lead to disaster. Scientology meets medical manufacturing.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get rid of the lockstep mentality. Hire people based upon their skill sets, not their locks or ability to give a good powerpoint presentation. Develop a true loyalty with employees rather following the current 'flavor of the day' from a management perspective. Be real, less fake.

What I like about the company

Their products can be quite innovative. Hats off to the engineering groups.

What I dislike about the company

The need to conform to their 'brand' in a lockstep manner. Would be comical if it wasn't so dangerous as well.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Stryker Corporation
  • City
    Portage
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 57 employees say

    Excellent (18)
    31.578947368421%
    Good (18)
    31.578947368421%
    Satisfactory (12)
    21.052631578947%
    Subpar (9)
    15.789473684211%
    3.29
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.80

kununu score comparisons

Stryker
3.28
58 reviews

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41,844 reviews

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