Number of employees: 33,000
Big 100 ranking: 10
Glassdoor rating: 3.9/5
77% would recommend to a friend.
In order to be successful at Stryker, the company claims that results-driven people will make a difference. The company claims that making healthcare better is the core of what they do, and they do it by collaborating with customers to create products and services that are tailored to each customer. Stryker touts itself on giving employees the opportunity to develop their careers based on strengths and potential, including the possibility to move geographically, functionally, laterally and vertically.
Here’s what current and former employees have to say on Glassdoor:
“Pros: Lots of good people who work hard and know what they want to deliver the best products to the customer. Cons: Some of the presidents are not very people focused; they can do a better job of working with the sales teams.” —Former employee
“Pros: Working with new technology in orthopedic surgery; decent pay. Cons: Early hours; occasional long days; demanding job and knowledge base.” —Current Mako product specialist
“Pros: Stryker has one of the best working atmospheres I have ever been a part of. They know how to hire the right people and the people mesh together easily and well. They understand innovation and are great at identifying upcoming medical technology to help them continue to grow on a positive direction every year. Unlimited growth potential within any of its divisions once you are in. Cons: Competitive to get into and the entry level positions can be tough; attracts a lot of people who are competitive and sales oriented which is great to a point; due to the quick nature of the business, many people are trained “trial by fire” style which can be stressful; with the competitive nature comes a lot of people who work outside normal hours for better or for worse.” —Current employee
“Pros: Compensation and benefits; nice employees; opportunities for growth. Cons: A dysfunctional IT leadership that does not understand how to manage employees, projects or suppliers.” —Former employee
“Pros: Good training; coaching from others in business; good freedom to make decisions; forward thinking approach to lean, continuous improvement. Cons: Equipment/IT problems; old business processes need updating.” —Current employee
“Pros: Major player in healthcare that is continues to innovate and grow; generous vacation/PTO time; 401k with company match and voluntary contribution on top of that; stock purchase plan available; United Health insurance and Delta Dental. Cons: Lack of development opportunities if you’re not at HQ; poor human resources department; felt like an expendable cog in the wheel; poor salary for being located in one of the largest, most expensive cities in the country; have to jump through hoops to make any kind of change.” —Former employee