Number of employees: 40,000
Glassdoor rating: 4.3/5
84% would recommend to a friend.
In order to be successful at Stryker (NYSE:SYK), 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:
“Pros: The culture is fantastic, very fast-paced, ambitious, driven and the company is full of talented people; the focus is on talent over experience, understanding people’s individual strengths and finding ways to develop people so they are continuously challenged and can grow. Cons: The roles are busy and there are high expectations; however, if this motivates you it is a perfect place to be given there are so many opportunities for you if you put in the effort and perform well.” —Current employee
“Pros: Good overall package (benefits, pay and bonuses); they try to encourage work/life balance via wellbeing program; there are a number of long term employees with a wealth of experience. Cons: Few large company challenges like having team members in different time zones. Tons of meetings, etc.” —Current employee
“Pros: Competitive benefits (great 401(k) match); frequent communication from management at all levels; big focus on mission (making healthcare better for everyone) and doing what’s right; you feel proud to work there and be part of a company that’s trying to improve lives. Cons: Growing pains — they’ve purchased a lot of companies in the past few years and we haven’t all been able to figure out how to work as one company yet (and merging to one system is taking a long time); seeing some great strides in collaboration, but there’s still work to be done; I do appreciate the efforts, it’s just hard to remain a bit disjointed while we work through the process.” —Current employee
“Pros: Performance-based; growth opportunities; great market share across a lot of divisions. Cons: Culture is mostly great but can be blindly driven by a need to perform; sacrificing logic and reasoning.” —Former employee
“Pros: Lots of autonomy to run your own business within their business. Cons: One-dimensional company; sales-centric, which is important but can’t be the only motivation (for me); I also felt leadership was disconnected from the sales organization.” —Former employee
“Pros: Lots of smart, hard-working people that are often nice to work with. Cons: Super-intense work environment; workload nearly always beyond a normal workweek.” —Former employee