Number of employees: 43,000
Glassdoor rating: 4.2/5
84% would recommend to a friend.
In order to be successful at Stryker (NYSE:SYK), be results-driven, according to the company. The ortho device giant 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 people are fantastic. The culture is one of the best I have encountered at any company. The company invests in its associates. Although Stryker is a large company, I do not feel like a number. I feel valued. One of the best benefits packages of any company I have ever worked for. Having an onsite cafeteria and first-rate free gym are fantastic perks. Cons: It is difficult to get an interview at Stryker. The interview process is longer than most and is very thorough; that being said, they want to make sure they hire the right people.” ––Current employee
“Pros: Benefits, development, opportunities to challenge yourself, people, mentorship, DE&I engagement. Cons: Hard to move up, personality testing, very metrics-driven.” ––Current employee
“Pros: Flexible schedule; decent pay; get to work independently; worked with some nice people; off on holidays. Cons: Management uses favoritism; forced overtime; poor work to life balance; cult-like environment; certain workers have more work.” ––Former employee
“Pros: The employees of Stryker show real empathy toward one another. It is a great culture in a fast-growing business. Working there also yields exposure to a wide variety of interests as the business is widely varying. Cons: Stryker is a fast-moving and hard-driving company. If someone is looking for a slow steady pace, it isn’t for you. That being said, if you’re like me, this could be a positive. My only complaint is that if you become invaluable in one area, it can be difficult to expand beyond. The company is very focused on using people to their strengths.” ––Former employee