Stryker

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Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA (US)
Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA (US)

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

Pros

Powerful company, solid senior leadership, credit car, good benefits, good people.

Cons

Territory cuts every year, declining salary, little case coverage support, limited career advancement opportunities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to figure out a way to keep top talent and listen to the people who perform. Reps come and go but it is difficult to find top performers who over achieve year after year.

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No opinion of CEO

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    Solid company but quality takes a back seat

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stryker

    Pros

    Good exposure to formal design controls and quality system
    Lots of projects going on
    Young people get a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    It is often more important to meet deadlines than to focus on product quality
    Smaller divisions are stretched thin both geographically and resources
    Sometimes poor decisions are made due to inexperience, downside of giving young people a lot of responsibility
    High turnover since people are generally overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dedicate resources to just a few projects at a time, evaluate people more on quality rather than accomplishing tasks on time

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Plenty of room to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Mahwah, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Mahwah, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    - Large corp with plenty of ops to move around within and up
    - Many chances to shine and show your skills
    - Well admired in the industry

    Cons

    - Don't pay as well as they could for the amount of money they make
    - Careers can be held back if you butt heads with management
    - The company grows at a rate that they can't keep up with the changes procedurally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Ensure employee satisfaction is as high as you think it is, don't just read the Q12 results
    - Give employees ops to shine and ensure other managers know how well they are doing. This could be used to grow that employee and move them into a bigger role they deserve.
    - Stop telling Acc. Project Engineers that it will take 2 years to be promoted to Project, just tell them what skills they need to develop to reach it.
    - Start doing out reach effort to help the local community and ensure the employees can help directly. United way supports a "day of caring" where employees could take a day to go out in the community and help someone in need by building/painting/landscaping/etc. We can't just buy our way and hope people will admire us. We have to get our hands dirty and actually help.
    - Ensure procedures and metrics focus on the right things. Some groups goals try for the wrong thing and it actually creates more work for other groups and it doesn't actually help the company. Saving money should be a goal, but quality should always come first.

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